4,500-YEAR-OLD HIGHWAY NETWORK LINED WITH ANCIENT TOMBS FOUND IN SAUDI ARABIA

Thu 20 January 2022: Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have unearthed a 4,500-year-old highway network dotted with well-preserved ancient tombs. Researchers from the University of Western Australia uncovered the discovery after conducting a wide-ranging inquiry last year. In December, the findings were published in the Holocene journal. Excavation, ground survey, aerial surveys using a helicopter, and […]

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AFGHAN ACTING PREMIER CALLS FOR OFFICIAL GLOBAL RECOGNITION OF TALIBAN GOVERNMENT

Thu 20 January 2022: Mullah Hassan Akhund, Afghanistan’s acting prime minister, called for world nations to recognize the country’s Taliban administration on Wednesday, saying at a news conference in Kabul that all conditions had been met. “I ask all governments, especially Islamic countries, that they should start recognition,” Akhund said, in his first major public […]

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GERMANY OPPOSES SENDING ARMS TO UKRAINE AMID TENSIONS WITH RUSSIA

Wed 19 January 2022: In the midst of growing tensions with Russia, Germany restated its opposition to delivering arms to Ukraine on Wednesday. Steffen Hebestreit, a spokesman for the German government, said there had been no change in the administration’s position during a press conference in Berlin. “There will be no shipment of lethal weapons […]

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BORIS JOHNSON SAYS MOST COVID RESTRICTIONS IN UK WILL BE LIFTED NEXT WEEK

Wed 19 January 2022: The majority of Covid restrictions in the UK will be eased next week, according to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who made the statement on Wednesday (January 19). In addition, he stated that starting Monday, Covid’s isolation period would be reduced to 5 days (January 24). He did warn, however, that […]

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GERMANY BEGINS TRIAL OF SYRIAN DOCTOR FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

Wed 19 January 2022: The Fankfurt’s higher regional court began on Wednesday the trial of Syrian doctor, Alaa Mousa, 36, for crimes against humanity including torture and murder, while working at Syrian regime military hospitals in 2011 and 2012. According to federal prosecutors, Mousa faces 18 counts of torturing detainees in Homs and Damascus, including […]

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OMAN TO ALLOW FEMALE TAXI DRIVERS AND START WOMEN-ONLY TAXI SERVICE

Wed 19 January 2022: Women in Oman will soon be allowed to drive taxis in the capital, Muscat, and a women-only service will also be launched from 20 January. It is hoped the service will benefit female passengers, students and children, reported the Times of Oman last week. The move, seen as a significant step towards gender […]

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NEW VACCINE MANUFACTURING FACILITY TO ELEVATE HEALTHCARE IN AFRICA

SA President Cyril Ramaphosa at the official launch of the Nant-SA Vaccine Manufacturing Campus, Brackengate Business Park,            Brackenfel. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Wed 19 January 2022: President Cyril Ramaphosa says the newly launched vaccine manufacturing facility campus at Brackengate in Cape Town will usher in a new era in healthcare, medicines and vaccines […]

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