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Malaysia's king rejects PM Muhyiddin's request for emergency rule

Malaysia's king rejects PM Muhyiddin's request for emergency rule

Malaysia's King Al-Sultan Abdullah rejected on Sunday a proposal by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for him to declare a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus crisis, saying that he did not see the need.

New fighting flares over Nagorno-Karabakh as Aliyev warns against Russian involvement

New fighting flares over Nagorno-Karabakh as Aliyev warns against Russian involvement

New fighting erupted between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces on Sunday over the mountainous enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh as both sides blamed each other for blocking a peaceful settlement to the conflict.

Widespread vaccination not likely until later in 2021: US expert Fauci

Widespread vaccination not likely until later in 2021: US expert Fauci

US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Sunday it would be clear whether a Covid-19 vaccine was safe and effective by early December, but that more widespread vaccination would not be likely until later in 2021.

Qatar provides medical aid to Bolivia

Qatar provides medical aid to Bolivia

HE Qatar's non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Peru and to Bolivia Ali bin Hamad Al Sulaiti delivered medical aid and materials provided by Qatar to Bolivia to support its efforts to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.

UK considers reducing quarantine period for Covid-19 contacts

UK considers reducing quarantine period for Covid-19 contacts

Britain's government is looking at how long those exposed to Covid-19 need to quarantine, Northern Ireland minister Brandon Lewis told Sky News on Sunday, commenting on reports that the self-isolation period could be reduced from 14 days.

Thai democracy movement vows fresh protests after PM snub

Thai democracy movement vows fresh protests after PM snub

Prominent leaders of Thailand's pro-democracy movement vowed to return to the streets Sunday to protest against Premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha, after their deadline for him to resign was ignored.

Man critical after shark attack at Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Man critical after shark attack at Australia's Great Barrier Reef

A 59-year-old man is in critical condition after a shark attacked him on Sunday at Australia's Great Barrier Reef, near the north Queensland city of Townsville, rescuers said.

Airlines suffering from business class blues in age of Covid

Airlines suffering from business class blues in age of Covid

The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the era of video meetings. But can Zoom really replace in-person meetings that require business executives to travel?

'Murder hornet' nest vacuumed out of tree in Washington

'Murder hornet' nest vacuumed out of tree in Washington

A team of entomologists in full-body protective gear vacuumed Asian giant hornets out of a tree in Washington state on Saturday, eradicating the first nest of the so-called murder hornets found in the United States.

Lee Kun-hee: 'Hermit king' of the Samsung empire

Lee Kun-hee: 'Hermit king' of the Samsung empire

South Korea's richest and most powerful industrialist, Lee Kun-hee, turned Samsung Electronics into one of the world's biggest tech companies but lived a reclusive existence.

As Covid-19 hits swing states, Biden and Trump show sharp contrast

As Covid-19 hits swing states, Biden and Trump show sharp contrast

President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden gave starkly contrasting messages on Saturday about the coronavirus pandemic, taking their campaigns for the White House on the road to swing states where Covid-19 cases are surging again.

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

Lee Kun-hee, who built Samsung Electronics into a global powerhouse in smartphones, semiconductors and televisions, died on Sunday after spending more than six years in hospital following a heart attack, the company said.

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