Taiwan Covid-19 cases rise again, but not dramatically

TAIPEI: Taiwan reported 286 new domestic Covid-19 cases on Thursday, a slight increase on the previous day but giving the health minister cause for a sliver of optimism that the situation was not dramatically worsening. Having been held up as an example of how to successful stop the virus in its tracks, Taiwan has over … Read more

All eyes on Hezbollah as tensions rise on Israel border

A Palestinian walks by a building hit by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City. BEIRUT: Israel’s deadly Gaza offensive has many eyes trained on the Lebanese border for a Hezbollah reaction, but observers argue the Iran-backed movement is unlikely to risk an all-out conflict. Incidents at the border in recent days have raised the temperature … Read more

Bruno Fernandes: Remarkable rise of Man Utd star – by those who know him best

[ad_1] Bruno Fernandes has scored 34 goals in all competitions since joining Manchester United, three more than the next-highest scorer Mohamed Salah “Do you sleep with the ball or your wife?” former Sporting Lisbon coach Jose Peseiro used to ask Bruno Fernandes. An appropriate question to a man who has dedicated his life to football … Read more

Armenia’s political tensions rise amid rival rallies

[ad_1] YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Political tensions in Armenia heightened Monday, with supporters of the embattled prime minister and the opposition each holding massive rallies at separate sites in the capital. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has faced opposition demands to resign since he signed a peace deal in November that ended six weeks of intense … Read more

UN registers steep rise in murders of Colombian activists

[ad_1] BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Slayings of human rights leaders and mass killings of civilians are increasing at a worrying pace in Colombia, according to a United Nations report published on Tuesday. The annual U.N. report on the human rights situation in Colombia found that violence is “intensifying” in some rural areas where state presence … Read more

Tensions rise between Somalia and UAE over delayed elections

[ad_1] The Guardian Texans rally to help neighbors amid big freeze as officials are caught cold With huge gaps in the state and local response to the winter crisis, volunteers are stepping up to provide vital services What caused huge Texas blackouts – a visual explainer Volunteers stack cases of water during a water distribution … Read more