The emergence of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus has put the world on alert once again.
The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed lives of millions of people around the world and billions of people are still struggling for their lives from the deadliest virus. Although the world has successfully produced the anti-coronavirus vaccine, it doesn’t
As scientists race to understand the consequences of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, one of the most important questions is whether this new version of the coronavirus can outrun the globally dominant Delta variant. The World Health Organization
The prediction by the World Health Organisation’s Europe office that its 53-country region could face another 700,000 deaths in the coronavirus pandemic by next spring is alarming to say the least. The casualties could therefore top 2 million
To many of us living in the UAE, Tonga may be hundreds of miles away in the Pacific Ocean, an insignificant part of our lives for its utter remoteness. But a natural disaster, and not an ordinary one, can change things, even attitudes. The world is small, and it has become
On Wednesday 12 January, 23-year-old primary school teacher Ashling Murphy was violently killed while jogging along a canal at 4pm in County Offaly, Ireland. Her murderer has not yet been found. It’s a horrendous start to the year, one that serves as a brutal reminder
After Narendra Modi led it to a sensational victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party grew rapidly in several states by organising defections from the Congress and other opposition parties. Last week it had a taste of its own medicine in the key state