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World - International
12/1/2021 9:01:02 PM
A person in California became the first in the US to have an identified case of the COVID-19 omicron variant, US officials said Wednesday as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new strain of the virus.

World - International
12/1/2021 5:11:47 PM
Rich countries donating Covid vaccines must give "better quality" doses rather than ones that are about to expire, a Covax chief said Wednesday after the scheme notched a new delivery record.

World - International
12/1/2021 4:35:34 PM
France said Wednesday it would allow in flights from ten southern African countries from Saturday, but with "drastic" restrictions permitting only French and EU residents to disembark, along with diplomats and flight crews.

Life & Style - Health
12/1/2021 4:32:19 PM
Here’s what we know about how omicron ended up with its name

World - International
12/1/2021 3:43:11 PM
Austria's lockdown has officially been extended until Dec. 11 as planned amid signs that the measures are helping to bring down a sky-high corona virus infection rate.

Multimedia - In Pictures
12/1/2021 2:54:09 PM

Al-Ahram Weekly - Economy
12/1/2021 10:53:00 AM
While tourism has been picking up in Luxor in the wake of promotional events such as the inauguration of the Avenue of the Sphinxes, it remains to be seen how it will stand up to the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

World - Region
12/1/2021 10:51:30 AM
President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he would decide on a weekly basis whether to extend US travel bans on southern Africa, depending what happens with the worrying new Omicron variant of Covid-19.

World - Africa
12/1/2021 10:50:42 AM
Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, on Wednesday confirmed its first cases of the new Covid-19 variant, among three passengers who had arrived from South Africa.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
11/30/2021 10:57:40 PM
Egypt is on full alert after the emergence of Omicron, a COVID-19 variant, reports Reem Leila

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
11/30/2021 10:53:49 PM
The new president of the American University in Cairo discusses his vision for the future of the university at a media roundtable discussion attended by Reham El-Adawi

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
11/30/2021 10:45:18 PM

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
11/30/2021 10:29:01 PM
If the developing nations continue not to be allowed to produce vaccines against Covid-19, events such as the spread of the new Omicron variant may well occur more often, writes Mahmoud Mohieldin

Egypt - Health
11/30/2021 10:00:33 PM
Qatar's Ministry of Health mandated that all Incoming travellers that are non-residents of Qatar must register via a pre-registration website and upload all required documents at least three days before arrival, the Qatari Ministry of Public Health said on Monday.

World - Africa
11/30/2021 8:31:11 PM
South African pharma giant Aspen said Tuesday it has reached an agreement in principle with US-based Johnson & Johnson paving the way for an anti-Covid vaccine "made in Africa for Africa".

Egypt - Health
11/30/2021 8:22:05 PM
No cases of the coronavirus’ Omicron variant have been detected in Egypt so far, Egypt’s acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar affirmed on Tuesday.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
11/30/2021 8:21:07 PM
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted migration flows and labour mobility as well as remittances from expats to their home countries.

World - Region
11/30/2021 7:48:12 PM
The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said Tuesday it was unable to pay its 28,000 employees on time this month because of a major funding crisis, warning of potential cuts in vital services to millions of people amid a global pandemic.

World - International
11/30/2021 7:39:40 PM
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that only a "global vaccination plan" could end the Covid-19 pandemic and called the uneven roll-out of vaccines around the world "immoral."

World - International
11/30/2021 5:14:45 PM
The World Health Organization called Tuesday for countries to keep calm and take "rational" measures in response to the new, fast-spreading Covid variant Omicron, which has sparked global panic.

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