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Protests surge across Russia calling for the release of kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

The poisoning and arrest of the opposition leader set off nationwide protests, beginning in the Far East, where people braved temperatures of minus 60 degrees. Thousands gathered in central Moscow as riot officers detained scores of demonstrators.

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Joe Biden sworn in as 46th president of the United States

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been sworn in during a ceremony with no public in attendance amid security and pandemic concerns. Donald Trump is the first modern president to skip the event. 

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Outgoing President Trump pardons ex-aide Steve Bannon, dozens of others

US President Donald Trump has granted a pardon to his disgraced former aide Steve Bannon as part of a wave of pardons and commutations during his final hours in office. The statement issued by the White House on Wednesday included a list of the names of 73 pardoned individuals and 70 others whose sentences were […]

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‘My pillow’ CEO visits White House, suggests imposing martial law

Republican donor and pillow salesman Mike Lindell, an ally of outgoing US President Donald Trump who has pushed baseless accusations of fraud in the 2020 election, was photographed at the White House Friday with documents floating the possibility of declaring martial law in the final days of Trump’s presidency.

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Trump impeached for ‘inciting’ US Capitol riot in historic second charge

Donald Trump has become the first president in US history to be impeached twice after the US House of Representatives found him responsible for inciting last week’s deadly riot at the Capitol. The House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump on Thursday (AEDT) with just a week remaining until the end of his presidency and the […]

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Pro-Trump mob attack US capitol in washington d.c.

Chaos erupted in the nation’s capital Wednesday as supporters of President Donald Trump swarmed the Capitol building, prompting Vice President Mike Pence to be swept to a secure location and the Senate chamber to be evacuated.

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma missing weeks after criticising state financial system

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has not made any public appearance in the past several weeks since he criticised China’s state financial system and advocated reforms, leading to speculations about his whereabouts in the media. Mr Ma, who is the founder of e-commerce platform, Alibaba, has not tweeted anything for nearly three months now, since his last post on 10 […]

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Saudi Arabia resumes international flights,reopens its border

Saudi Arabia will resume international flights, opening land and sea ports as from 11am on Sunday, amid strict precautions against the new COVID-19 variant, an official source said.   The country had suspended international flights and closed overland and sea ports for a fortnight starting from December 20.

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China Approves Sinopharm Covid-19 Vaccine

The Chinese government said on Thursday that it had approved a homegrown coronavirus vaccine after an early analysis of clinical trial results showed that it was effective. The announcements sent a positive signal for the global rollout of Chinese vaccines but lacked crucial details. The manufacturer, a state-controlled firm called Sinopharm, said that they plan […]

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Canada reports first two coronavirus variant cases

Canada has confirmed two cases of the highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus first detected in Britain. The two confirmed cases are a couple from Durham Region in Ontario, the most populous province of Canada. The couple have no known travel history, exposure or high-risk contacts, Xinhua news agency reported.

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