Israel’s R&D services exports down 17.5 pct in first 3 quarters: report Iraq reports 2,483 new COVID-19 cases, 544,670 in total England reveals new regional COVID tiers in fight against coronavirus Thai finance ministry forecasts 4 pct GDP growth in 2021 Sri Lanka to host national security adviser level trilateral meeting on maritime security cooperation Interview: China’s economic recovery has great importance for world, says OECD expert UNEP says Africa needs green stimulus to hasten recovery Namibian woodcarvers optimistic about recovery amid COVID-19 Floods submerge thousands of houses in Indonesia’s Jambi Multiple contracts signed on construction of initial section of Thai-Chinese high-speed railway Russia test-launches Tsirkon hypersonic missile China to further promote consumption upgrade Myanmar reports 1,639 new COVID-19 infections, 36 more deaths Russia opens new medicine production workshop Georgia reports 3,801 new COVID-19 cases Burkina Faso’s incumbent president wins election with 57.87 pct of votes Kenya’s COVID-19 patients in critical conditions on rise Undiagnosed cases of HIV climb in Europe: report Palestinian official says disagreement with Hamas over elections not to stop dialogue People around world mourn death of football legend Maradona Egyptian president, Iraqi defense minister discuss military cooperation Maltese company plans to produce medical cannabis in Uzbekistan Swedish royals test positive for COVID-19 Namibia loses 23 rhinos and 2 elephants to poaching since January 670,000 stimulants seized in central Myanmar Pope Francis remembers fellow Argentine Maradona Yemen’s Houthi rebels confirm approval for UN mission to evaluate, repair rusting oil tanker in Red Sea India’s capital sees spike in COVID-19 cases, gov’t mulls night curfew Iran releases British-Australian citizen in prisoner swap: report Farmer opens furrow in field with ox-drawn plough in Khartoum, Sudan Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 2.1 mln mark: Africa CDC Bangladesh COVID-19 cases rise to 456,438, death toll reaches 6,524 India’s COVID-19 tally surpasses 9.26 mln, Indonesia reports 4,917 new cases Second COVID-19 wave further weakens Germany’s consumer climate: GfK study 1st scheduled commercial flight from Dubai lands in Tel Aviv China’s Yunnan donates anti-pandemic supplies to Laos, Myanmar Kenya’s top lender to purchase Rwanda, Tanzania Banks Japan reports 2,502 new COVID-19 cases, 140,288 in total Vietnam records 10 new COVID-19 cases, 1,331 in total Blast kills police officer in S. Afghanistan Indian gov’t ready to address farmers’ issues through talks amid protests: minister Algeria seeks improved multilateral ties with ECOWAS Malaysia reports 935 new COVID-19 cases, total passes 60,000 mark Casualties feared as blast hits Tirin Kot city in S. Afghanistan Iran’s COVID-19 cases top 900,000 Uganda launches door-to-door investigation as COVID-19 cases surge Clash, bomb blast kill 15, wound 19 in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Uganda’s animal sanctuary strives to stay afloat amid pandemic Commentary: Australia should make independent, sensible choices on China ties Sudan declares 3-day mourning over death of former PM