Turkey starts rollout of Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine to health workers, inoculating more than 160,000 in a day

Turkey has started administering the Covid-19 jab produced by Chinese company Sinovac as the nation kicks off its inoculation program against the virus, which has killed more than 23,000 people in the country. … Read More >Turkey starts rollout of Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine to health workers, inoculating more than 160,000 in a day

Red Cross fears US adding Yemen’s Houthis to terrorist list will have ‘chilling effect’ on humanitarian aid

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said it is worried that the US designating Yemen’s Houthi rebels as a terrorist group will severely hurt much-needed humanitarian aid to the war-torn country. … Read More >Red Cross fears US adding Yemen’s Houthis to terrorist list will have ‘chilling effect’ on humanitarian aid

Home-built helicopter carrier & frigate join Iranian naval drill in Indian Ocean, amid tensions with US

Iran has launched a naval exercise in the Indian Ocean, to test out two of its newest domestically-built warships. The drill takes place amid tensions with the US, and days after Iran seized a South Korean tanker. … Read More >Home-built helicopter carrier & frigate join Iranian naval drill in Indian Ocean, amid tensions with US

Sputnik V: Moscow, Riyadh Working on Organising 3rd Stage Vaccine Trials, Production in Saudi Arabia

Russia was the first country to register a coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. Since then, several countries around the world have expressed interest in testing, buying, and even locally producing the medicine. … Read More >Sputnik V: Moscow, Riyadh Working on Organising 3rd Stage Vaccine Trials, Production in Saudi Arabia

Iranian Scientists Urge IRGC Aerospace Force to Shoot Down Any Intruding US B-52s

In late December, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif signalled the Islamic Republic’s readiness to defend its “security and vital interests” amid the US military buildup near the country’s borders. He accused Washington of wasting hefty sums to repeatedly send B-52 bombers to the region instead of focusing on the fight against COVID-19. … Read More >Iranian Scientists Urge IRGC Aerospace Force to Shoot Down Any Intruding US B-52s