16.1.2021 06:26 pm
Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas’s decree followed renewed unity talks between his secular Fatah party and its longtime rivals, the militant Islamist organisation Hamas.
For the first time in more than 15 years, the Palestinians are to hold elections, setting legislative polls for May 22 and a presidential vote on July 31.
Ongoing investigations showed that ‘some of the unlawfully accessed documents related to Covid-19 medicines and vaccines have been leaked on the internet’.
A hard-hitting parliamentary investigation in December said civil servants cut off benefits to thousands of families wrongly accused of fraud between 2013 and 2019.
Many countries are doubling down on virus restrictions, with vaccination drives still in their infancy.
The 6.2-magnitude quake struck in the early hours, triggering panic among the terrified residents of the island, which was hit by a huge quake and tsunami two and a half years ago that killed thousands.
The recorder, which holds information about the speed, altitude and direction of the plane, could supply critical clues as to why the aircraft plunged about 10,000 feet (3,000 metres) in less than a minute before crashing into waters off Jakarta on Saturday.
A grinning Kim Jong Un oversaw the parade on Thursday evening, wearing a black leather coat and fur hat as he watched mounted cavalry, specialist infantry, artillery and tanks roll through Kim Il Sung Square.
Schools will remain open, but indoor sports activities have again been banned for now.
On Thursday, the country saw the daily average deaths over the last seven days hit 132.
2011-2020 had been the warmest decade recorded according to the World Meteorological Organization.
France is warily eyeing the spread across its territory of a new variant of the virus discovered in Britain, which is believed to be highly contagious.
The committee normally gathers every three months but the WHO brought the meeting forward to discuss the mutations.
The association has even spread beyond vehicles, and Afghans can be teased or shunned for having telephone numbers or addresses featuring the digits.
The Senate will not hold a trial before January 20, when Democrat Joe Biden assumes the presidency, meaning the real estate tycoon will escape the ignominy of being forced to leave early.
Although Trump did not participate in the unrest, he acted as an accomplice with his words.