At least 11 killed in Afghanistan bus bombing

At least 11 people have been killed and dozens injured after a roadside bomb struck a bus in Afghanistan’s southern Zabul province, the interior ministry said. The blast took place late on Sunday night, according to Zabul’s provincial governor’s spokesman Gul Islam Sial. He added that 25 people were injured including women and children who … Read more

Dr. Anthony Fauci: ‘Israel is close to herd immunity’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to US President Biden, described his work fighting the novel coronavirus, his time working alongside former President Trump and currently under President Biden in an interview with Channel 13 News on Wednesday night. “I would say consistently that my worst nightmare would be the appearance of a new virus that jumps … Read more

‘Monumental moment’: US backs COVID vaccine patent waivers

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed a decision by the United States to back intellectual property waivers for coronavirus vaccines, calling it “a monumental moment” in the fight against the virus. WHO Executive Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday commended the Biden administration’s support for temporarily waiving intellectual property rights as an example … Read more

Rivlin to meet Lapid, Bennett as consultations begin

President Reuven Rivlin will begin the process of facilitating the formation of a new government on Wednesday by meeting with Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid and Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett. Rivlin invited other party leaders to convey their position in writing by 2 p.m. “If further clarifications are required, the president will consider inviting representatives of … Read more

F.D.A. Set to Authorize Pfizer Vaccine for Adolescents by Early Next Week

The U.S. vaccination campaign will soon expand to millions more people, but public health experts say the move raises complicated questions about supply and access. WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to authorize use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in adolescents 12 to 15 years old by early next week, according to federal officials … Read more

US top diplomat: China acting more ‘repressively, aggressively’

An increasingly powerful China is challenging the world order, acting “more repressively” at home and “more aggressively” overseas as it tests its growing influence, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said, in an interview on US television. “What we’ve witnessed over the last several years is China acting more repressively at home and more … Read more

Biden tells Congress US ‘moving forward’ amid pandemic

United States President Joe Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night, telling Americans that the country is “moving forward” again, after the coronavirus pandemic claimed hundreds of thousands of American lives and crippled the country’s economy. “After just 100 days, I can report to the nation: America is … Read more