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Study: Chinese COVID shot may offer elderly poor protection

Jul. 23, 2021 04:19 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company’s shots to their most vulnerable populations. A survey of blood...

2 airplanes collide at Dubai's main airport; no injuries

Jul. 22, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two passenger jets from low-cost carrier FlyDubai and Bahrain-based Gulf Air collided with each other on the taxiway at Dubai International Airport early Thursday morning, though authorities reported no injuries in the incident. ...

Police raid Bahrain Victorious team at Tour de France

Jul. 15, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

The Bahrain Victorious team competing at the Tour de France was raided by French police on the eve of Thursday's stage as part of a doping investigation, according to judicial and police officials. The team confirmed in a statement that riders' rooms were searched by...

Arab League backs calls for UN intervention in dam dispute

Jun. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Arab foreign ministers on Tuesday backed calls for the United Nations Security Council to intervene in a lingering dispute between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over a massive dam Addis Ababa is building on Nile River’s main tributary. The move, announced at...

Hundreds hold rare protest in Bahrain after prisoner's death

Jun. 10, 2021 07:05 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Hundreds have held a rare protest in Bahrain over the death of a prisoner from the coronavirus despite being vaccinated months earlier by the island kingdom. The demonstration Wednesday night saw protesters march in the streets of the...

On the road again: Romain Grosjean thriving in IndyCar

Jun. 09, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

Romain Grosjean turned in his key to Indianapolis Motor Speedway — yes, he had his own key to the place — packed up his motorhome and left for Detroit, the next step in his next American adventure. First, he rode his bike 10 laps around the historic speedway. He had...

Bahrain offers Pfizer booster for some who got Chinese shots

Jun. 03, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain has begun offering a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for some people, six months after they received two shots of China's Sinopharm vaccine. The mixing of vaccines comes as the Mideast island nation...

The Latest: W Virginia steps up prizes for vaccination

May. 27, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia will step up its prizes for vaccines, enrolling all residents who have received a coronavirus shot into a lottery for the chance to win a college scholarship, an F-150 pickup truck or cash rewards. Republican Gov. Jim Justice announced...

Study: Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines appear safe, effective

May. 27, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two vaccines made by China’s Sinopharm appear safe and effective against COVID-19, according to a study published in a medical journal. Scientists had been waiting for more details about the two vaccines, even though they already are being...

Qatar's top diplomat visits Egypt amid improving ties

May. 25, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president met Tuesday with Qatar’s chief diplomat amid improved relations since Egypt and three Gulf nations ended their dispute with the energy-rich country in January. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi and Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohammad bin...