23 October 2021

2 A worker sprays disinfectant as Iranians wearing masks gather at a mosque in the capital Tehran for Friday prayers, the first time after authorities relaxed some restrictions imposed for more than a year in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus, October 22, 2021. ( Photo: AFP)

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White House Promotes COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Program

The White House on Friday (22/10) encouraged everyone eligible for booster injections or booster shot COVID-19 to do so. This push comes a day after the health and medicine institutions expanded the list of recommended injections for vaccination programs booster. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for …

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Qatar World Cup New Stadium Inaugurated

Al Thumama Stadium was inaugurated on Friday (22/10) when Qatar hosted the final football match for the Amir Cup, which will also be the first official match at the stadium that will host the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup. The inauguration of the stadium with a capacity of 40,000 people …

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No Shift in American Policy Regarding Taiwan

Hours after US President Joe Biden said the United States was committed to defending Taiwan if it was attacked, the White House clarified that statement by saying “there is no change in our policy.” Biden made the remarks in a televised event CNN on Thursday (21/10) afternoon. The day before …

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16 Dead in Gunpowder Factory Explosion in Russia

At least 16 people were reported killed in an explosion and fire at a munitions factory in Russia on Friday (22/10). The explosion occurred at the Elastics factory in Ryazan, about 270 kilometers southeast of the Russian capital, Moscow. Acting head of the Russian Ministry of Civil Defence, Emergencies and …

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Clashes between two Rohingya groups, at least six refugees died

At least six refugees were killed and 10 others injured in clashes between two groups of Rohingya refugees at a camp in southern Bangladesh on Friday (22/10). Armed Police Force Commander Shihab Kaiser Khan, who oversees security at the camp, said the violence took place in Cox’s Bazar district when …

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