AU, UNIDO, others urge African governments to harness AfCFTA’s economic opportunities Kenya’s tourism arrivals on the rise despite COVID-19 pandemic Chinese firms in UK play important role in post-COVID recovery: City of London mayor Nearly one in four New Yorkers says not to take COVID-19 vaccine: poll Car sales in Russia to fall 7-10 pct in 2020 Kyrgyzstan, China to boost pragmatic cooperation United States Thanksgiving dinner cost down 4 pct due to COVID-19 pandemic: survey RCEP “step in right direction,” multilateralism to be biggest winner: Swiss economist Iran says will compensate Ukrainian plane crash victims according to int’l standards Singapore reports 7 new COVID-19 cases Turkish police seize 658 historical artifacts in Istanbul Lebanon Beirut port’s activity falls by nearly half in Jan.-Oct. 2020 Two Zimbabwe air force officers die in plane crash Tanzania warns game rangers against conspiring with poachers COVID-19 death toll exceeds 1,800 in Myanmar ADB, Sri Lanka sign loan agreement to support SMEs affected by COVID-19 Calls to UK’s national domestic abuse helpline up 65 pct during COVID-19 pandemic German benchmark DAX to reform index rules Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers, members of border police in Yatta village Fourth NEXT Summit focuses on advantaged resources sharing Chinese FM reiterates stance on Diaoyu Islands Vietnam records 5 new COVID-19 cases, 1,321 in total Increasing attacks in Afghanistan aims to harm peace process: Pakistan Russia sets up lab to create quantum computer Indian gov’t issues fresh COVID-19 guidelines for surveillance, containment, caution Japanese PM Suga meets Chinese FM, agrees to enhance bilateral relations At least 7 dead as dinghy carrying migrants capsizes off Canary islands China Focus: BRICS ties spur business opportunities China refutes British moves to beef up ban on Huawei Key takeaways of HKSAR chief executive’s 2020 policy address Malaysia reports 970 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths Bangladesh reports 2,156 new COVID-19 cases, 39 more deaths Activists arrange shoes on street during campaign to stop sexual violence in Jakarta Car hits gate of German Chancellery Iran condemns deadly explosions in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan COVID-19 cases rise to 1,060,152 in Mexico Syrian women receive income through food preparation under funding project UN office in Kuwait launches 16 days of activism against gender-based violence S. African president condemns violence in freight industry Georgia reports 3,071 more COVID-19 cases Indonesia reports 5,534 new COVID-19 cases, 114 new deaths Los Angeles announces new measures to contain COVID-19 resurge Landslide kills 3, leaves 5 missing in western Uganda South Korea fines Facebook $6.1m for sharing user info Musk now world second-richest person Russian Federal Security Service thwarts Islamic State attacks in Moscow region World shares rally on Biden transition, COVID-19 vaccine UAE stops visa for 13 Muslim-majority countries COVID-19: Spain outlines plans to vaccinate citizens Elderly China residents to enjoy smart technologies use