Tunisian President Sacks Premier, Freezes Parliament

TUNIS, TUNISIA – Tunisia’s president dismissed the government and froze parliament on Sunday, prompting crowds to fill major cities in support of a move that dramatically escalated a political crisis and that his opponents called a coup. President Kais Saied said he would assume executive authority with the assistance of a new prime minister, in the biggest challenge yet to […]

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COVID-19 in Indonesia: Switzerland sends 600 oxygen concentrators to Jakarta

Switzerland is helping Indonesia to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Swiss Humanitarian Aid sent 600 oxygen concentrators to Jakarta on Saturday, with a total value of nearly CHF 1 million. This is the sixth delivery of oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies that Switzerland has made to another country since May 2021, worth over CHF 15 million in total. In view […]

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Powerhouse US Swim Team Shines with 6 Medals, 1st US Gold

TOKYO – Chase Kalisz got things rolling, claiming the first U.S. gold at the Olympic pool. By the time the morning was done, the powerhouse team had a whole bunch of medals. Six of them in all, quite a start Sunday for the Americans in the post-Michael Phelps era. “I’m happy to be here and kick the U.S. off,” said […]

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Covid-19: Africa’s cases surpass 6.41 mln – Africa CDC

A sign points to a COVID-19 screening station at Kayelisha Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. /VCG   A sign points to a COVID-19 screening station at Kayelisha Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa   ADDIS ABABA, The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 6,415,413 as of Saturday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa […]

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Covid-19: Tunisia reports record daily deaths

TUNIS, Tunisia reported record daily COVID-19 deaths on Saturday with 317 new fatalities, bringing the death toll from the virus to 18,369.   The tally of infections in the North African country rose by 5,624 to 563,930, while the number of recoveries from the coronavirus reached 457,597, according to its health ministry.   A total of 2,154,063 lab tests have […]

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