Category: World News

Indonesia to Skip This Year’s Hajj Over Coronavirus Fears

INDONESIA announced on Thursday that its pilgrims will not participate in this year’s Hajj due to coronavirus fears. www.247inquirer.com Every year, Indonesians are the largest group coming to Saudi Arabia during the pilgrimage season. Some…

Greek Police Plan High-decibel Message to Deter Migrants

GREEK police on Thursday said they plan to send out a high decibel message designed to deter would-be migrants after setting up two controversial “sound cannons” at the Evros border post with Turkey. www.247inquirer.com A…

Puerto Rico to Reopen Bars, Clubs For 1st Time Since Pandemic

PUERTO RICO will reopen bars and clubs for the first time since the pandemic began following a significant drop in COVID-19 cases and deaths, the U.S. territory’s governor announced Thursday. www.247inquirer.com Those and other places…

Dozens Killed as Israel, Hamas Conflict Escalate

HOSTILITIES between Israel and Hamas escalated on Tuesday, raising the death toll in two days to 32 Palestinians and three people in Israel, with Israel carrying out multiple air strikes in Gaza and the militant…

EU Countries Urged to Halt Non-Essential Travel From India

THE European Union’s executive on Wednesday called on countries of the bloc to temporarily halt non-essential travel from India, to limit the spread of a COVID-19 variant. www.247inquirer.com The European Commission said its proposal followed…