Watch - Al Joumhouria “World and Arab News in 90 Seconds” for 28-02-2021
Watch - Al Joumhouria “World and Arab News in 90 Seconds” for 28-02-2021
Sunday, 28-Feb-2021 19:59

US Authorizes J&J Shot

The United States authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday. Following the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the Johson & Johnson shot is the third approved in the US. The vaccine can be stored in normal refrigerator temperatures and is the only one that requires a single shot. Shipments within the US are expected to begin next week.


Mexico: 11 Killed by Gunmen

Several unidentified gunmen riding in a truck opened fire with rifles in Mexico’s western state of Jalisco on Saturday, killing 11 people and causing injuries to a woman and a minor. In December, the former Jalisco Governor was shot dead in the beach town of Puerto Vallarta.


Nigerian Schoolboys Freed

Gunmen in Nigeria released 27 schoolboys who were abducted from a secondary school last week in the Kagara district of the north-central state of Niger. A boy was killed during the raid. Security forces continue searching for more than 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in a nearby state on Friday.


HK Democrats Charged

In the largest single crackdown on the democratic opposition under China-imposed national security law, forty-seven Hong Kong democrats and activists were charged with conspiracy to commit subversion on Sunday. Police said in a statement, those charged will appear in court tomorrow morning.