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Arts & Culture - Film
12/22/2021 4:06:12 PM
Documentaries about Julia Child, ‘Black Woodstock,’ the pandemic and The Velvet Underground and acclaimed international films like Japan's ‘Drive My Car,’ Iran's ‘A Hero’ and Norway's ‘The Worst Person in the World’ just got a little closer to scoring Oscar nominations.

Sports - Omni sports
12/22/2021 1:15:51 PM
Tokyo Olympics organisers revised the estimated cost of the Covid-postponed Games downwards on Wednesday, but the figure was still around double the budget proposed in the city's original 2013 bid.

Sports - World
12/22/2021 1:03:41 PM
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson fears player welfare is too low down the list of football's priorities as the English game continues to grapple with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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 - Film
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.

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