World Health Organization says new coronavirus variant detected in 38 countries, up from 23 just two days ago.
Saturday’s vote will be closely watched as a test of the democratic transition in The Gambia.
The Omicron variant
From: Counting the Cost
A new coronavirus variant has forced governments to impose travel bans just as economies were starting to recover.
Entire Yorkshire coaching staff quit club amid racism scandal
England’s most successful cricket club is under fire after a racism allegations made by ex-player Azeem Rafiq.
Wall Street ends volatile week lower as investor jitters grow
Markets are digesting the US central bank’s possible wind-down of support and the many unknowns of the Omicron variant.
Oil drops for sixth straight week as Omicron jolts markets
Crude slid since October on emergence of a new variant, nations tapping oil reserves and OPEC+ continuing output hikes.
WHO chief scientist urges people not to panic over Omicron
No evidence yet to support a change in vaccines as they are ‘highly effective’, the World Health Organization says.
Biden signs stopgap funding bill, avoiding a government shutdown
Both chambers of Congress passed the legislation on Thursday to avert a short-term shutdown of the government.