Biden welcomes Pope’s visit to Iraq
Washington: US President Joe Biden on Monday welcomed Pope Francis’ historic visit to Iraq, describing it as a “symbol of hope” for the entire world.
Syrian prez, wife test positive for covid-19
Damascus: Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife have tested positive for the Covid-19, the President’s office said on Monday, with both having only mild symptoms of the illness.
20 dead in Equatorial Guinea blasts
Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso): A series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 20 people and wounded more than 600 others on Sunday, authorities said.
Schools, colleges reopen in UK
London: Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the “national effort” as schools and colleges opened on Monday to mark the step one in the UK’s phased roadmap to lift strict lockdown restrictions in place for months to control the spread of Covid.