Two wounded in Lebanese city of Tripoli after bomb explodes in residential building

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Updated 23 February 2020

Two wounded in Lebanese city of Tripoli after bomb explodes in residential building

BEIRUT: Two people were wounded after a bomb exploded in a residential building in the Lebanese city of Tripoli on Sunday, security sources said.
The man accused of setting off the bomb has been arrested, the security sources said.
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Israel to examine Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine, minister says

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Israel to examine Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine, minister says

  • Russian health minister dismissed allegations that the vaccine was unsafe on Wednesday
  • Israel is developing its own vaccine candidate and intends to begin human trials in October
JERUSALEM: Israel will examine Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine and enter negotiations to buy it if it is found to be a “serious product,” Israel’s health minister said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday his was the first country to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine, after less than two months of human testing. His health minister on Wednesday dismissed allegations that the vaccine was unsafe.
“We are following vigilantly every report, no matter what country,” Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein told reporters. “We have already discussed the reports from the research center in Russia about the vaccine development.
“If we are convinced it is a serious product, we will also try to enter negotiations. But I don’t want to delude anyone. The ministry’s professional staff is working on this all the time. The vaccine will not come tomorrow,” he said.
Israel is developing its own vaccine candidate and intends to begin human trials as early as October. It has also signed with Moderna and Arcturus Therapeutics for the option to buy their potential vaccines.