Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on track to meet his claim of inoculating Israel’s entire 9 million population by the end of March. CNN’s Sam Kiley reports the UN insists that Israel, and the “occupying power,” is responsible for ensuring that more than 4.5 million Palestinians also get the coronavirus vaccine.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday condemned violence at the Capitol as "completely unacceptable" and said he looked forward to continued work on the transition to the administration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Relatives separated for years by a dispute between Qatar and four Arab states reunited as the first flight from Doha landed in Saudi Arabia after a U.S-backed deal opened up travel routes once more. Emily Wither reports.
Serum Institute of India, CEO Adar Poonawalla on supply of vaccines to other countries said that people are looking up to India because it has one of the biggest vaccines supply. Poonawalla said, "We have signed contracts with Africa, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Bangladesh for the vaccine supply. All the countries are looking at India because India's vaccine supply is the biggest of all. Other production companies across the globe have low production capacity." The COVID vaccination drive will start in India from Jan 16.
Iran's Supreme Leader has banned its government from importing COVID-19 vaccines from the United States and Britain. Iran has been the worst hit coronavirus country in the Middle East. Adam Reed reports.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu was the first person to get a jab of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine as he launched an innoculation drive in his country. Netanyahu said he was being vaccinated first in order..