Two French nationals confirmed dead in Beirut blast as France steps up probe

The death of one French victim, prominent Lebanon-based architect Jean-Marc Bonfils, had already been confirmed but the second victim has yet to be publicly identified.

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Now, Thailand targets superrich expats seeking refuge from virus

Thailand had reported the first case of the virus in January after a tourist from Wuhan was detected with the virus

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Why reopening schools can be disastrous during COVID-19 crisis

165 countries have shut their schools, leaving 87 per cent of our students without a definite academic calendar.

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Israel-UAE deal: What's in it for UAE, Arab countries and Netanyahu?

It a diplomatic win for Trump ahead of his re-election bid but for Turkey the deal means a paradise lost

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Why US-brokered West Asia peace deal is significant for Donald Trump

The chance to play global statesman was compelling for Trump, who trails in public opinion polls ahead of what is shaping up as a tough election battle against Democratic challenger Joe Biden and…

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Israel-UAE agreement: As both sides shake hands, Trump, Netanyahu take victory lap

Israel and the UAE have established diplomatic ties and a potential flare-up has been avoided with less than 90 days left for the US election

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Amid pandemic, China stares at food crisis

China relies on the world to feed its people. Now, China is reeling under a crisis of its own making.

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Donald Trump promotes false birther theory about Kamala Harris

At a White House news conference, Trump was asked about 'claims circulating on social media' that Harris was not eligible and whether he could say she met the legal requirements for vice president…

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Top 10 world news today: Turkey on Israel-UAE deal, Pompeo on Iran embargo and more

Here are the top stories that made rounds in the world arena today

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'Fever, ache, vomiting...': Researchers predict order of COVID-19 symptoms

Kuhn said that the new information will help doctors determine the steps to take to care for patients and prevent their condition from worsening.  

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US will do 'everything in its power' to extend Iran arms embargo, says Pompeo

The U.N. Security Council has started voting on a US bid to extend the embargo on Iran, which is opposed by veto-powers Russia and China, with results due on Friday.

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Virus-hit Poland in first recession since communist era: Official data

During the global financial crisis of 2008 and 2009, Poland was the only European Union member state enjoyed a healthy growth rate and avoided recession. 

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Israel-UAE peace deal: Turkey mulling closing embassy in Abu Dhabi, says Erdogan

Iran had earlier condemned the agreement calling it an act of "strategic stupidity". 

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Pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai denies violating national security law

Lai, a staunch supporter of the city's democracy movement, was arrested on Monday on suspicion of collusion with foreign forces as police raided the offices of his Apple Daily tabloid.

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Chinese warned to stay away from COVID-19 vaccine scams on social media

The warning came after a fake ad of a vaccine allegedly produced by Sinovac Biotech circulated on social media platform WeChat.

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