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‘Unprecedented’ mail volume delays Christmas gifts
World

‘Unprecedented’ mail volume delays Christmas gifts

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Some who mailed holiday presents weeks early this year found they didn’t act early enough…
Virus magnifies the solitude for the elderly at Christmas
World

Virus magnifies the solitude for the elderly at Christmas

Rosa Otero prepares her dinner for another nightly meal in solitude. This pandemic Christmas Eve has turned what should be…
Photo: Mo Salah celebrates Christmas with his family
Egypt

Photo: Mo Salah celebrates Christmas with his family

Egyptian football player and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah on Friday posted photos with his family celebrating Christmas, CNN reported. Salah…
Israel imposing third national COVID-19 lockdown
Middle East

Israel imposing third national COVID-19 lockdown

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will impose a third national lockdown to fight surging COVID-19 infections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said…
Pope promises to visit Lebanon, South Sudan, as soon as possible
Middle East

Pope promises to visit Lebanon, South Sudan, as soon as possible

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis promised in his Christmas messages on Thursday to visit Lebanon and South Sudan as…
Worried Morocco bans parties to stem holiday virus spread
Middle East

Worried Morocco bans parties to stem holiday virus spread

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco has imposed a curfew, closed restaurants in major cities and banned public and private gatherings…
A season of fear, not cheer, as virus changes Christmas
World

A season of fear, not cheer, as virus changes Christmas

Montserrat Parello lost her husband eight years ago, and Christmas gatherings with children and grandchildren had helped her deal with…
‘Glimmer of hope’: Beirut seeks Christmas cheer after devastating year
Middle East

‘Glimmer of hope’: Beirut seeks Christmas cheer after devastating year

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Near the wreckage of Beirut’s port, a charity is bringing Christmas cheer to a city hammered by…
The Nutcracker ballet comes to Cairo Opera House starting December 23
Culture

The Nutcracker ballet comes to Cairo Opera House starting December 23

The Cairo Opera Ballet Company, accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra, will present starting Wednesday Russian composer Tchaikovsky’s beloved masterpiece…
Toughest COVID-19 rules extended to much of south England
World

Toughest COVID-19 rules extended to much of south England

LONDON (AP) — Large parts of southern England will be placed under the country’s strictest coronavirus restrictions from this weekend,…
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