Iraq's Shiite Muslim firebrand cleric Moqtada Sadr was confirmed Tuesday as the biggest winner of last month's parliamentary election, that had sparked charges of voter fraud from pro-Iranian factions
Divided Cyprus, island at frontline of migrant flow
The world economy woke up from its pandemic-induced coma in 2021, but soaring inflation, global supply chain bottlenecks and a resurgent coronavirus have taken the shine off the comeback.
Chinese warplanes made 159 incursions into Taiwan's air defence zone in November according to AFP's database, the second-highest month on record.
China aims to vaccinate 60% of Africa's population by 2022.
The most recent case was detected in Japan with a man in his 30s who traveled from Namibia, South Africa.
US removes Colombia's FARC from terrorism list
Omicron infections have now been confirmed in the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium long before South Africa warned the world about the variant.
French military facing growing protests in Sahel
US biotech firm Regeneron said Tuesday that its synthetic antibody treatment for Covid-19 may be less effective against the new variant, and it plans to conduct tests to determine by how much.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday urged Tigrayan rebels to surrender, claiming government forces were nearing victory just one week after he vowed to lead military operations at the front
New variants such as Omicron have prompted more calls from health officials to get people vaccinated.
Brazil's Bolsonaro joins Liberal Party ahead of 2022 vote
Fed chair admits US inflation could prove 'persistent'
Ugandan troops enter DR Congo in hunt for deadly militia