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World 18 Jan 2021 | 5:31 AM

Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Jan. 17

KHARTOUM -- The death toll from the armed militias' attack in El Geneina, capital city of Sudan's West Darfur State, jumped to 83, and the injured to 160, at a time when the Sudanese authorities decided to send security reinforcements to the area.

World 18 Jan 2021 | 3:47 AM

Roundup: Iran buys 16.8 mln COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX; Lebanon signs deal to buy 2 mln Pfizer vaccines

CAIRO, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Iran said on Sunday that it has purchased 16.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX; Meanwhile, Lebanon signed a deal with Pfizer and BioNTech to buy over 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

Business 18 Jan 2021 | 7:00 AM

Game startup Nazara kicks off India’s tech IPO rush

MUMBAI: Nazara Technologies Ltd, the cricket games developer backed by billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, became the first Indian gaming technology company to seek a market debut as mobile entertainment takes off across the world’s No. 2 smartphone arena.

World 16 Jan 2021 | 7:07 AM

U.S. state of Illinois confirms first case of new COVID-19 variant

CHICAGO, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Midwest state of Illinois has confirmed its first case of new COVID-19 variant called B.1.1.7, Chicago Tribune reported on Friday, quoting state and Chicago public health officials.

Economy 15 Jan 2021 | 12:21 PM

Moody's Asian liquidity stress indicator improved in December

KUALA LUMPUR: The Asian Liquidity Stress Indicator (ALSI) decreased slightly to 32.6 per cent in December from 33.6 per cent in November, but remains well above the long-term average, Moody’s Investors Service said.