Singapore expands quarantine-free travel for vaccinated passengers
Singapore on Tuesday began quarantine-free entry for fully vaccinated passengers from eight countries, part of a plan to ease restrictions as the business hub gears up to live with the coronavirus. To enable families to travel, Singapore has allowed entry to unvaccinated children aged 12 years and under if they are accompanied by someone flying under the scheme.
Protest strike shuts down Haiti amid search for missionaries
FBI agents and other US officials are helping Haitian authorities hunt for the 12 adults and five children linked to the Christian Aid Ministries in Ohio who were kidnapped on Saturday during a trip to visit an orphanage.
Australia's Covid cases remain subdued as vaccinations rise
Sydney and the national capital Canberra exited a months-long lockdown last week after racing through its inoculation targets while Melbourne is on track to lift its strict stay-home orders later this week as double-dose rates in the adult population pass 70%, 80% and 90%.
Pak army chief visits ISI HQ amid tussle with Imran Khan govt
Amid the ongoing tussle between the Pakistan Army and Imran Khan govt over the appointment of the next spymaster, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday visited the Pakistan intelligence agency's headquarters to discuss "internal security and the ongoing situation in Afghanistan" with ISI chief Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid.
Australian government mounts legal challenge in Indian-origin teenager's climate change court case
The Australian government on Monday began its legal challenge to a Federal Court's landmark decision that it has a duty of care to protect children from future personal injury caused by climate change, according to media reports.
Ecuador's President decrees state of emergency over crime
This year there have been violent revolts in Ecuador's prisons due to drug violence, especially in Guayaquil, which have ended in bloody massacres by inmates of rival mafia gangs linked to Mexican drug cartels. About 230 people have been killed in those compounds.
Technology best way to achieve climate target: Australia PM Scott Morrison
International: “If you have a credible plan ... with the proper transparencies Australia’s well known for, then it can be a great positive for Australia,” Mr. Morrison told Parliament, referring to the net zero target.