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Omicron concerns boost vaccination efforts across the world

Russia has reported nearly 75-thousand deaths from COVID-19 in October alone. That's the highest one-month toll in any country so far. Vaccination rates there are low compared to Europe and the UK. But some officials in those countries say there hasn't been a significant uptake in booster shots since the emergence of the Omicron variant. South Africa, where Omicron was first identified, has declared a week-long vaccination campaign. Yasmine El-Sabawi reports.

South Africa records high recovery rates for Covid-19

South Africa records high recovery rates for Covid-19

UK PM Johnson postpones next stage of lockdown lifting

UK PM Johnson postpones next stage of lockdown lifting

China's Hubei province prepares to relax travel restrictions

China's Hubei province prepares to relax travel restrictions

New Zealand ends most of its lockdown restrictions

New Zealand ends most of its lockdown restrictions

Lebanon's Hezbollah, allies lose parliament majority

Lebanon's Hezbollah, allies lose parliament majority

Sri Lankan parliament reconvenes after former PM quit last week

Sri Lankan parliament reconvenes after former PM quit last week

No safe return in Kharkiv

No safe return in Kharkiv

UK moves to scrap Northern Ireland Protocols raises EU ire

UK moves to scrap Northern Ireland Protocols raises EU ire

North Korean military mobilises to ramp up response

North Korean military mobilises to ramp up response

Erdogan: Finland, Sweden support PKK/YPG terror group

Erdogan: Finland, Sweden support PKK/YPG terror group

Palestinians in Masafer Yatta face eviction

Palestinians in Masafer Yatta face eviction

Erdogan: Türkiye will not approve Sweden, Finland NATO bids

Erdogan: Türkiye will not approve Sweden, Finland NATO bids

The Buffalo suspect is a self-confessed white supremacist

The Buffalo suspect is a self-confessed white supremacist

Over 260 evacuated from besieged Azovstal steel plant

Over 260 evacuated from besieged Azovstal steel plant

Somalia elects Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as president

Somalia elects Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as president

Ukraine says its troops in Kharkiv have reached Russian border

Ukraine says its troops in Kharkiv have reached Russian border

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