Trump’s exit: President leaves office with legacy of chaos

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump will walk out of the White House and board Marine One for the last time as president on Wednesday, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult…

Rouhani urges Biden to return to 2015 nuclear deal

DUBAI: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani urged U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday to return to the 2015 nuclear deal and lift crippling sanctions on the Islamic Republic. “The ball is…

Biden State nominee says to review Taliban deal

WASHINGTON: President-elect Joe Biden‘s pick for his top diplomat said Tuesday he would undertake a review of a deal with Afghanistan‘s Taliban and believed the United States needed means to…

Donald Trump pardons ex-aide Bannon but not himself or family

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump granted clemency to former White House aide Steve Bannon as part of a wave of pardons and commutations issued in his final hours in office,…

Vogue to release new Kamala Harris cover after controversy

NEW YORK: Vogue will publish a limited edition of its latest issue featuring a different photo of Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris after the original cover image sparked controversy, the magazine said…

China triumphant one year after Wuhan lockdown

WUHAN: “People Supremacy, Life Supremacy” reads the sign at a Wuhan exhibition, where visitors are greeted by a paean to China’s triumph over the pandemic and the agility of its…

Germany to extend Covid-related restrictions until Feb 14: Merkel

BERLIN: Germany will extend and strengthen the coronavirus-related restrictive measures until February 14, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “Today we held talks again and agreed to introduce new measures… We…

UK coronavirus strain detected in at least 60 countries: WHO

GENEVA: The UK coronavirus strain has been detected in at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, 10 more than a week ago. The South African variant, which…

@POTUS resets as Twitter juggles presidential accounts

WASHINGTON: It’s a Twitter user’s worst nightmare: Wake up to find most of your followers gone. But that’s exactly what will happen on Wednesday to the official presidential accounts on…

Covid-19: US passes 400,000 virus deaths as Europe battles surge

WASHINGTON: President-elect Joe Biden led a moving tribute Tuesday for US coronavirus victims — now more than 400,000 — as European nations battled record daily fatalities and fear spread of…

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