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Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox, says CDC

Reuters | New York The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described the Delta variant of the coronavirus to be as contagious as chickenpox and could cause severe illness, th...

Floods make thousands homeless in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

AP| Dhaka The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com Days of heavy rainfall have pelted Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, destroying dwellings and sending thousands of people to live with extended families...

Kuwait bans unvaccinated citizens from travelling abroad

Reuters | Cairo The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com Kuwait on Tuesday said only citizens who have been vaccinated for the coronavirus will be allowed to travel abroad starting on August 1. A government statement said the rule excepted ...

US envoy back in Gulf to push Yemen truce as battles spread

Reuters | Dubai The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com Senior US diplomats are holding talks in the Gulf region in a renewed push for a ceasefire in Yemen as fierce ground battles spread and the Iran-aligned Houthi group resumed cross-bor...

India a leading global power, says Blinken

Agencies | New Delhi The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is on his first visit to India since joining US President Joe Biden’s administration, welcomed yesterday India’s em...

WHO sounds the alarm on ‘harmful’ e-cigarettes

Agencies The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com Electronic cigarettes and similar devices are dangerous to health and must be regulated to curb the tobacco industry’s tactics to get young people hooked on nicotine, the World Health ...

Biden, Kadhimi seal agreement to end US combat mission in Iraq

Reuters | Washington The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi sealed an agreement yesterday formally ending the US combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021, but US forces w...

Yusuffali Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Chamber

Agencies | Abu Dhabi The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces, announced naming prominent Indian businessman Yusuffali ...

China’s Xi visits Tibet for first time as president

AFP | Beijing The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com President Xi Jinping is on a rare trip to China’s politically sensitive region of Tibet, state media reported yesterday, the first such visit by the country’s top lead...

Great Barrier Reef avoids UNESCO ‘in danger’ listing

AFP | London The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com Australia yesterday avoided having the Great Barrier Reef listed as an endangered world heritage site by UNESCO, despite concerns about climate change-fuelled damage to the ecosystem&rsq...

6.7-magnitude earthquake hits Philippines

AFP | Luzon The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com A strong earthquake shook the Philippines on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported, but it was deep, and local authorities said they did not expect damage. ...

Lebanon water supply could collapse in a month: UN

TDT | Manama The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com The shortages and currency crunch in Lebanon could lead to a collapse of the mains water supply in Lebanon within a month, the UN’s Children Fund warned yesterday. “M...