South Africa’s health minister calls for lifting of ‘discriminatory’ travel bans imposed because of the Omicron variant.
Both sides have repeatedly questioned each other’s commitment heading into the highly consequential talks.
The Omicron variant
Moderna says Omicron vaccine could be ready by early 2022
Drugmaker said it had mobilised hundreds of workers on Thursday to start work on an Omicron jab.
Japan to bar all foreign visitors over Omicron variant
Prime minister says new rule, which goes beyond initial curbs on arrivals from southern Africa, will start on Tuesday.
FIFA to test semi-automated offside VAR at Arab Cup
Camera system to be set up on the roof of each stadium, information relayed to a video assistant who can alert referee.
Kyrgyzstan opposition cries foul after tense election
Irregularities reported in parliamentary vote after election commission’s website appeared to suffer technical issues.
‘Hunted’: How Indigenous women are disappearing in Canada
For decades, Indigenous women and girls have been being murdered in British Columbia. These are some of their stories.
Georgia’s ex-leader Saakashvili goes on trial after hunger strike
The trial of former President Mikheil Saakashvili resumes amid a possible six-year jail term for abuse of office.