Saturday, April 17, 2021



Greece lifts quarantine requirement for tourists

Greece plans to lift its one-week quarantine requirement for tourists from European Union countries from Monday.

Nuclear deal: Sanctions, sabotage will not help you, Iran tells U.S

U.S. officials should understand that neither sanctions nor acts of sabotage on Iran’s nuclear facility would work in their favour at the ongoing nuclear talks.

Israeli researchers develop method for predicting pest attacks on fields

Israeli researchers have developed a tool for predicting population development of harmful insects in agricultural fields, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, HUJI,m said on Monday.

Israeli govt faces deadlock after 4th election in 2years

Israel’s 4th election in two years has failed once again to produce a clear winner, due largely to what is attributed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s error, reports said on Monday.

US President Biden invites Buhari, 39 other leaders to climate summit

The United States President Joe Biden has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to a Leaders Summit on Climate holding between April 22 and 23. Mr Biden...

Israel strikes Gaza Strip after rocket attack

The Israeli army has struck targets in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for a rocket attack on the day of the country’s parliamentary elections.

Netanyahu in talks with Pfizer to establish vaccine plant in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that he is currently in talks with U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer on the establishment of a plant to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines in the country.

Netanyahu urges Biden to keep U.S. sanctions on ICC officials

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked U.S. President Joe Biden during a recent phone conversation to keep sanctions on the International Criminal Court, ICC, officials, imposed by the administration of former President Donald Trump, Axios reported, citing Israeli officials.

COVID-19: Gaza Strip’s vaccination campaign begins using Russia’s Sputnik V

The Gaza Strip’s vaccination campaign against COVID-19 began Monday using Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, the Hamas-run Health ministry said in a statement.

#EndSARS: Court orders CBN to unfreeze protesters bank accounts

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to unfreeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS protesters.

Palestine to receive 10,000 Russian Sputnik vaccine doses

The Palestinian Authority, PA, is set to receive 10,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik COVID-19 vaccine, Health Minister Mai Alkaila, said on Thursday.

Israel, Denmark to vaccinate all athletes for Tokyo Games

Several countries, including Israel and Denmark, said on Wednesday they would vaccinate their athletes and staff against COVID-19 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, amid global debate over whether athletes should be given priority access in the rollout.

Israel extradites Australian sex abuse suspect Malka Leifer  

Israel extradited alleged child sex abuser Malka Leifer to Australia early on Monday, following a lengthy legal battle, her lawyer Nick Kaufman told dpa.

Israeli missile strike kills 23 fighters in Syria

At least 23 pro-government fighters were killed by a fresh Israeli missile strike in eastern Syria after midnight, a war monitor reported on Wednesday.

Netanyahu removes joint photo with Trump from Twitter banner

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday changed his cover photo on Twitter, which was a joint picture with outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump.

10% of Israel’s population vaccinated in 2 weeks – Official

Israel has vaccinated more than 10.2 per cent of its population of about 9.3 million in less than two weeks, since the vaccination campaign began on December 20, 2020.

COVID-19: 495,000 Israelis vaccinated in 9 days, says Ministry

No fewer than 115,000 people had been administered the COVID-19 vaccines in Israel over the past 9 days.

Nigerian couple married for 72 years buried same day in Abeokuta

Israel Akojede and his wife, Mama Esther, who were married for 72 years and died few hours apart were buried on Friday at the Apostolic Faith Church Cemetery, Ijeja in Abeokuta, Ogun.

Netanyahu to be the first Israeli to receive COVID vaccine – Report

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to be the first person in Israel to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a translation posted on the Israeli government website.

COVID-19: Israel records over 1,500 new cases

For the first time in weeks, the number of daily new Coronavirus, COVID-19, infections in Israel has topped 1,500.

Gunmen abduct wife of Ondo governor’s Chief of Staff

Unknown Gunmen have kidnapped the wife of the Chief-of-Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, Olugbenga Ale along Ondo-Akure Expressway at the Owen area of Idanre Local Government Area of the state.

Ex-Sudan Prime Minister dies of COVID-19

Sudan’s former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi and head of the opposition National Umma Party has died from a coronavirus infection at the age of 84.

Netanyahu accepts crown prince invitation to travel to Bahrain

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had accepted an invitation from Crown Prince Shaikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalif  to travel to Bahrain, two months after the countries signed a normalisation agreement.

Israel carries out 35 strikes on Syria in 2020 – Group

A monitor group on Monday says Israel has carried out 35 strikes against different targets across Syria and killed 198 people loyal to the Syrian government so far in 2020.

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