Tag : Asia Pacific

Israel holds up tourist entries as Delta variant spreads

Israel announced Wednesday a delay to the renewed entry of individual tourists and said it could take other steps to counter the spread of the Delta variant of coronavirus despite the country's high vaccination rate. "Due to concern over the potential spread of the Delta variant, the government has postponed the entry of individual tourists by one month to August 1," the tourism ministry said. Israel will however continue to allow in vaccinated...

ICoast ex-rebel chief Soro gets life for 'insurrection'

Ivory Coast's former rebel leader and ex-prime minister Guillaume Soro was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for plotting to overthrow his estranged ally and current president Alassane Ouattara in 2019. Soro had been Ouattara's prime minister in 2011 and was named National Assembly speaker in 2012 -- a post he held until 2019.