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Oman research project hopes to produce COVID-19 medicine from frankincense

Oman research project hopes to produce COVID-19 medicine from frankincense

MUSCAT, OMAN: Research studies to produce medicines capable of fighting COVID-19 from frankincense trees in Oman,  on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula  in Western Asia, are being undertaken jointly by the University of Nizwa and the University of Oxford. The Frankincense (boswellia saca) trees are most famed for their resin, a milky-white substance extracted by harvesters […]

Excellent effect on high-risk patients: Chong Kun Dang announcing COVID-19 treatment

Excellent effect on high-risk patients: Chong Kun Dang announcing COVID-19 treatment

SEOUL: Chong Kun Dang, a South Korean pharmaceutical company, has announced that the effectiveness of COVID-19 treatment “Nafabeltan” at clinical trials has been proven. Nafabeltan is effective in treating COVID-19 patients with more severe conditions. “Nafabeltan has excellent treatment effects for high-risk patients,” an official from Chong Kun Dang said on January 14. COVID-19 patients […]

Malaysia: Judiciary will continue to uphold law, justice throughout emergency, PM says

Malaysia: Judiciary will continue to uphold law, justice throughout emergency, PM says

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has given its assurance that the judiciary will continue to function to uphold the law and justice throughout the emergency period. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the Perikatan Nasional government will continue to defend the independence of the judiciary and would never interfere in matters of the courts. “The judiciary will […]

Free COVID-19 vaccines for all Koreans; inoculation to start next month

Free COVID-19 vaccines for all Koreans; inoculation to start next month

SEOUL: President Moon Jae-in said Monday that the government would provide all South Korean people with free-of-charge COVID-19 vaccines in phases starting next month. “[The government] will make sure that all of the people will be inoculated free of charge in accordance with priorities,” he said in his New Year’s address, assuring that inoculation will […]

UAE: Mandatory PCR testing every 14 days for government employees, except those who took COVID-19 vaccine

UAE: Mandatory PCR testing every 14 days for government employees, except those who took COVID-19 vaccine

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has announced that employees of all ministries and federal entities will be required to undergo mandatory COVID-19 PCR testing every 14 days starting January 17. In a circular issued, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources said the decision is part of the government’s efforts to limit the […]

Major manmade catastrophes in 2020

Major manmade catastrophes in 2020

  KUWAIT: A list of the major manmade catastrophes in 2020 compiled by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) shows that while the coronavirus (COVID-19) has killed and infected millions of people around the world, many others were the victims of tragedies caused intentionally or unintentionally by humans. Jan. 2: A military helicopter crash-lands on a Taiwanese […]

Yearender: Top 10 events in Kyrgyzstan in 2020

Yearender: Top 10 events in Kyrgyzstan in 2020

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva BISHKEK: The year was difficult in every sense and in all the spheres. The COVID-19 pandemic declared by WHO in March 2020, ruined all the plans planned for 2020 and exposed problems in health care in many countries. In general the current year has brought a lot of problems. First of all, these […]

Around 50,000 teenage scouts from 169 countries to attend 2023 World Scout Jamboree in Saemangeum, South Korea

Around 50,000 teenage scouts from 169 countries to attend 2023 World Scout Jamboree in Saemangeum, South Korea

SEOUL: Around 50,000 teenage scouts from 169 countries plan to take part in the 2023 World Scout Jamboree, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. The World Scout Jamboree, an international youth camp held every four years to facilitate cultural exchange among teenagers across the world, is set to take place in Saemangeum, a reclaimed […]

South Korea: Virus changes year-end holiday plans, but connection still possible

South Korea: Virus changes year-end holiday plans, but connection still possible

  SEOUL: Baek Soo-bin, 28, was all set to finally reunite with her friends for a year-end party after a series of canceled dinners and get-togethers amid toughened coronavirus social distancing rules. But instead of visiting a fancy bar or restaurant, Baek was at her home in Paju, north of Seoul, wearing pajamas with a […]

To be or not to be (vaccinated) – That is the question!

To be or not to be (vaccinated) – That is the question!

By Crispin Maslog MANILA: The double good news is that vaccine hesitancy is going down as the Covid-19 vaccines are being rolled out in the United States, Canada and Europe. A recent global survey shows that majority of the world’s population is now willing to take the vaccines. The survey involving 13,426 respondents in 19 […]

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