Putin denies Russia causing gas crisis in Europe

MOSCOW: The Russian president Thursday denied that Russia is provoking a gas crisis in Europe. Speaking at an annual news conference in Moscow, Vladimir Putin said allegations against the Russian gas company Gazprom are “lies” […]


Arabic calligraphy added to UNESCO heritage list

DUBAI: UNESCO on Tuesday added Arabic calligraphy, a key tradition in the Arab and Islamic worlds, to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. A total of 16 Muslim-majority countries, led by Saudi Arabia, presented the nomination […]


Booster dose fight against Omicron says UK

LONDON: Booster Covid-19 vaccine shots give an estimated 70% to 75% protection against mild disease from the new Omicron variant, the UK Health Security Agency said on Friday, citing initial findings from a real-world study. […]