Uzbekistan’s presidential election ends with high turnout

Members of an election commission listen to the national anthem at a polling station during the presidential election in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Oct 24, 2021. (AP PHOTO) TASHKENT – Voting in Uzbekistan's presidential election ended with over 80 percent turnout on Sunday that was described by the country's Central Election Commission as a historic achievement for […]

Erdogan says 10 Western ambassadors ‘persona non grata’

In this July 20, 2021 photo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a speech following a parade in the northern part of Cyprus' divided capital Nicosia, in the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. (Iakovos Hatzistavrou / AFP) ANKARA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he instructed the Turkish foreign minister to declare […]

Singapore to restrict workplace access for unvaccinated people

The Marina Bay Sands beyond Merlion Park in the central business district of Singapore. (BLOOMBERG) MELBOURNE – Singapore said only fully-vaccinated people and those who had recently recovered from the coronavirus will be allowed to enter workplaces from January, while those who haven’t taken the shots must test negative daily before they are granted access. […]