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World - International
12/20/2021 7:45:01 PM
The World Health Organization chief called Monday for the world to pull together and make the difficult decisions needed to end the Covid-19 pandemic within the next year.

World - Africa
12/20/2021 6:18:20 PM
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned to work following a week of isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, his office announced Monday.

Arts & Culture - Screens
12/20/2021 6:18:06 PM
Never underestimate your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, even with a mutating virus afoot. Despite rising concerns over the omicron variant, ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ not only shattered pandemic-era box office records; it became the third best opening of all time behind ‘Avengers: Endgame’ ($357.1 million) and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ ($257.7 million).

World - Region
12/20/2021 1:04:01 PM
Dubai airport, one of the world's busiest travel hubs, is fully operational for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic erupted in March 2020, officials said Monday.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
12/19/2021 7:18:26 PM
If this year marked the world’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, it marked a lot more for the Arabian Gulf countries, where it was the region’s settling-down year.

World - International
12/16/2021 9:36:37 AM
The UK recorded the highest number of confirmed new COVID-19 infections Wednesday since the pandemic began, and England's chief medical officer warned the situation is likely to get worse as the omicron variant drives a new wave of illness during the Christmas holidays.

Business - Economy
12/15/2021 6:10:58 PM
Global debt hiked by 28 percent in 2020 to reach $226 trillion (256 percent of world GDP) as a result of the coronavirus crisis, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated on Wednesday.

World - International
12/15/2021 1:49:17 PM
EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday warned the Omicron variant of Covid-19 could become dominant in Europe next month, but said her 27-nation bloc had ample vaccines to fight the pandemic.

Business - Economy
12/15/2021 1:15:47 PM
Foreign investments in Egypt’s local-currency debt instruments market have rebounded after experiencing a drop amid the pandemic, helping the country to finance its larger current account deficit resulting from continued strong domestic demand and a decline in tourism revenue, which has also begun to recover, Fitch Ratings said in a new report.

World - International
12/14/2021 11:30:11 PM
The new coronavirus variant Omicron is spreading at an unprecedented rate, the WHO said Tuesday, urging countries to act swiftly to rein in transmission and protect their health systems.

Business - Economy
12/14/2021 7:02:46 PM
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has approved an incentive package to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) against the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CBE announced on Tuesday.

World - International
12/13/2021 3:13:36 PM
The German government on Monday approved 60 billion euros ($68 billion) in funding to be used for combating climate change and modernizing the country, a move that the new finance minister described as a ``booster'' for Europe's biggest economy.

World - International
12/13/2021 11:02:44 AM
Australia and South Korea signed a $720 million defense deal Monday as South Korean President Moon Jae-in became the first foreign leader to visit Australia since the pandemic began.

World - International
12/12/2021 2:30:04 PM
Voters in the French island territory of New Caledonia chose overwhelmingly Sunday to stay part of France, in a referendum boycotted by pro-independence forces and closely watched around the South Pacific.

World - International
12/12/2021 2:08:50 PM
Austria ended lockdown restrictions for vaccinated people across most of the country on Sunday, three weeks after reimposing strict rules to combat a rising wave of coronavirus infections.

Egypt - Health
12/12/2021 10:56:08 AM
Egypt reported 879 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total infection tally officially to 368,335 since the outbreak began in February 2020.

World - International
12/11/2021 10:47:29 PM
The Pacific territory of New Caledonia voted Sunday in a third and final referendum on independence from France with campaigning marked by angry demands to call off the vote because of the Covid pandemic.

World - International
12/10/2021 7:11:55 PM
Police in northern Greece arrested 11 people Friday after a high school principal was handcuffed by alleged members of a self-styled vigilante group that opposes pandemic restrictions.

World - International
12/10/2021 12:30:20 PM
Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the origin of the virus tormenting the world remains shrouded in mystery.

Egypt - Health
12/9/2021 10:43:07 PM
Egypt has codified a host of COVID-19 restrictions, including those regulating facemasks and public gatherings, assigning jail penalties and fines for violators in accordance with the newly issued epidemics and pandemics law.

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