Two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca shots effective against Delta variant, study finds

  • LONDON: Two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant Alpha variant, a study published on Wednesday showed. Officials say vaccines are highly effective against...
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REVIEW: Tom Hiddleston returns for more mercurial Marvel mischief in ‘Loki’

  • AMSTERDAM: “Loki” has issues. That’s true of both the central character — a not-so-evil-really villain desperate for paternal approval and maternal affection — and the show itself. The main problem with the first couple of episodes (all that were available for review of the six in the se...
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Skills in maths and reading shared by same genes

  • PARIS: A common set of genes play a role in learning to read and do maths, with tiny variants influencing a child's skills in these tasks, according to a study.But this ability is not just gene-driven, as schooling and help from parents are also vital contributors, its authors cautioned...
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Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid Plug-in enters markets

  • The new Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid plug-in goes on sale in some markets this month. ...
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Vimto squash is no longer suitable for vegans

  • LONDON: The recipe for fruit juice drink Vimto has been changed to include vitamin D, making it no longer suitable for vegans. A supplement from animal products has been added to the recipe and the brand has faced backlash from vegans, British newspaper Metro reported. Most vitamin D3 in supp...
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Arab designers shine on the Oscars red carpet

  • DUBAI: Hollywood’s biggest stars strutted their stuff on the Oscars red carpet Sunday and the Middle East’s favorite designers were out in full force as leading ladies showed off their gowns. “Captain Marvel” star Brie Larson showed off a silver high-neck dress by Celine, designed by creative...
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New Chevrolet Aveo arrives in regional markets

  • • The 2017 Chevrolet Aveo is a more expressive, sporty take on the brand’s fun-to-drive small car. It offers big technologies such as a new MyLink system with segment-exclusive Apple CarPlay compatibility, and a fresh exterior. The updated styling complements new comfort and convenience features...
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Volkswagen showcases new models

  • SAMACO, the exclusive dealer of Volkswagen (VW) in Saudi Arabia, is to showcase its impressive 2013 model lineup at the 34th Saudi International Motor Show (SIMS) in Jeddah....
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Brits take to skies as COVID-19 travel rules scrapped

  • LONDON: Egypt and Dubai are among the top destinations for hundreds of thousands of holidaying Brits after COVID-19 testing rules were scrapped for fully vaccinated flyers.  As of 4 a.m. on Friday, Brits no longer need to take a test on their arrival back in the UK. ABTA, formerly known ...
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Mercedes-Benz to offer electric option for every car by 2022

  • FRANKFURT: Daimler’s Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche on Monday said Mercedes-Benz will offer electric versions of all its models by 2022, converting its Smart city car brand to become fully electric.Speaking at the company’s investor day in Sindelfingen, Germany, Daimler said it will offer at...
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