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Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin

Moscow/IBNS: Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has been diagnosed with Covid-19, he revealed in a video meeting with President Vladimir Putin aired on the state-run Rossiya 24 television channel Thursday.

30-Apr-2020
No new COVID-19 case reported in Hong Ko

Hong Kong/ Xinhua: China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) reported no new case of COVID-19 on Thursday, the fifth consecutive day of zero case.

30-Apr-2020
Coronavirus lockdown casts harsh light o

New York/IBNS: A third of all nations lack laws to protect their citizen’s online data and privacy, despite an 11 per cent uptick in the global adoption of data protection and privacy legislation since 2015, the United Nations’ trade, investment and development body (UNCTAD) said on Wednesday.

30-Apr-2020
Syria: As coronavirus threat intensifies

New York/IBNS: Syria desperately needs a nationwide ceasefire to enable its war-weary citizens to access the equipment and resources necessary to combat COVID-19, the UN’s top envoy for the country told the Security Council on Wednesday. 

30-Apr-2020
COVID-19: Act now to avert ‘hunger cat

With classrooms closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two UN agencies are urging governments to act now to shore up the futures of the 370 million children worldwide who depend on school meals.

30-Apr-2020
Canadian Parliament approves $ 6.5 Bln C

Toronto/Sputnik/UNI: Canada’s House of Commons has approved the Trudeau government’s proposed $6.5-billion Canada emergency student benefits (CESB) program in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Speaker of the House, Anthony Rota, said at the conclusion of the session.

30-Apr-2020
Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham Militants Shell Set

Moscow/Sputnik: Militants of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist organization (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra, banned in Russia) have attacked a settlement in the Syrian province of Idlib, the Russian Defense Ministry's center for Syrian reconciliation said in a bulletin on Wednesday.

30-Apr-2020
Extremists taking advantage of global CO

Geneva/IBNS:  UN chief Antonio Guterres alerted the world that extremist groups are taking advantage of the COVID-19 lockdowns and have intensified their efforts to recruit youths online by exploiting their anger and despair through social media.

29-Apr-2020
Sudan: Coronavirus could be tipping poin

New York/IBNS: In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government and people of Sudan could experience “untold suffering” unless donors act fast to shore up a country still in transition, the top UN human rights official warned on Tuesday.

29-Apr-2020
Parallel threats of COVID-19, climate ch

New York/IBNS: To combat the COVID-19 pandemic and the “looming existential threat of climate disruption”, the only credible response is “brave, visionary and collaborative leadership” anchored in mutilateralism, the UN Secretary General António Guterres, said on Tuesday, during an international discussion focused on climate change.

29-Apr-2020
Protect workers during and after lockdow

Marking the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has urged States to take action to prevent and control COVID-19 in the workplace.

29-Apr-2020
Israel's coronavirus cases rise to 15,72

Jerusalen/Xinhua/UNI: The total number of coronavirus cases in Israel rose on Tuesday by 173 to 15,728, the state's Ministry of Health said.

29-Apr-2020
Second bombing rocks Syria's Afrin after

Damascus/Xinhua/UNI: An explosive device tore through a vehicle in Syria's northern city of Afrin, after 40 died in the first explosion that rocked the city earlier in the day, a war monitor reported.

29-Apr-2020
US calls for nationwide ceasefire in Syr

Washington/Sputnik/UNI: The United States condemns the recent terror attack in Syria and calls for a countrywide cessation in hostilities, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.

29-Apr-2020
Nigerian troops free 15 hostages from pi

Abuja/Xinhua/UNI:  A total of 15 hostages held by pirates in Nigeria's delta region were rescued by troops operating in the oil-producing state of Bayelsa, said a military spokesman.

29-Apr-2020
COVID-19 Outbreak: US registers more tha

Washington/UNI: The global epidemic coronavirus on Wednesday caused more than 10,00,000 cases of infection in the United States and more than 58,000 have died due to its infection so far.

29-Apr-2020
Woman stabbed in Israel in potential ter

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: A 62-year old woman was stabbed in the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba in what police are now investigating as a potential terrorist attack, media in Israel reported on Tuesday.

28-Apr-2020
Five Chinese nationals were arrested for

Beijing/IBNS: China allegedly detained five of its citizens over their private chats on a social media platform on  the technology giant Huawei's sales to Iran, media reports said.

28-Apr-2020
Two people injured in suicide blast in I

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Two people were injured when a terrorist blew himself up on Tuesday in front of the country’s intelligence service in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, the Alsumaria broadcaster reported, citing the information security office.

28-Apr-2020
North Korea's Kim continues work despite

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has been out of public view since April 12, keeps working, the head of the Russian lower house's group for relations with the North Korean parliament told Sputnik on Tuesday, citing a representative of the North Korean Embassy in Russia.

28-Apr-2020
Protect workers during and after lockdow

New York/IBNS: Marking the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has urged States to take action to prevent and control COVID-19 in the workplace.

28-Apr-2020
Yemen needs cooperation between parties

New York/IBNS: The needs of Yemen’s people should be put first, ahead of actions that risk escalating the already dire situation inside the war-shattered country, UN Special Envoy for the war-weary country, Martin Griffiths, said on Monday.

28-Apr-2020
COVID-19: New women-led UN initiative ai

New York/IBNS: Against the backdrop of the unprecedented global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deputy UN chief briefed journalists on Monday about a new women-led initiative that mobilizes support to save lives and protect livelihoods. 

28-Apr-2020
Tap youth talent to tackle COVID-19 cris

New York/IBNS: Even amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries must do more to harness the talents of young people to address the crisis and its aftermath, the UN Secretary-General told the Security Council on Monday during a videoconference meeting to review the five years since its adoption of a landmark resolution on youth, peace and security.

28-Apr-2020
‘Toxic lockdown culture’ of repressi

New York/IBNS: Disturbing details have emerged from dozens of countries that a “toxic lockdown culture” against the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted drastically on society’s most vulnerable members, the UN human rights Office (OHCHR) said on Monday. The development follows UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s call last week for States not to use the COVID crisis as a pretext for repressive measures, in which he urged Governments to recognize that the threat was the “virus, not people”.

28-Apr-2020
Pentagon unveils UFO videos

Washington/IBNS:  The Pentagon has surely left the world shocked by releasing three declassified videos which shows US navy pilots encountering what appear to be unidentified flying objects (UFOs).

28-Apr-2020
Guatemala extends coronavirus-related re

Buenos Aires/Sputnik/UNI: The Guatemalan authorities extended the disaster regime due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including curfew, until May 4, the country's government said.

28-Apr-2020
China sends medical team to Kuwait

Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: The Chinese government has decided to send a team of medical experts to Kuwait to help the country fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang announced Tuesday.

28-Apr-2020
Thousands rally in protest of dire livin

Beirut/Xinhua: Thousands of Lebanese people on Monday took to the streets across the country to protest against dire living conditions, TV channel MTV reported.

27-Apr-2020
France sees COVID-19 deaths up by 242 to

Paris/Xinhua/UNI: France saw COVID-19 deaths rose by 242 to 22,856 as of Sunday, the lowest daily increase this week, bringing relief to the health system of the country which is planning to lift the lockdown on May 11, data from the Health Ministry showed.

27-Apr-2020
Face masks to become mandatory in some p

Mexico City/Sputnik/UNI: The wearing of face masks will be made mandatory in some public places in Mexico starting from Monday, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced amid the spread of COVID-19.

27-Apr-2020
British PM Boris Johnson could modify CO

London/UNI: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson could ease the coronavirus restrictions in the country this week, before the May 7 lockdown deadline.

27-Apr-2020
RwandAir cuts salaries to reduce expendi

KigaliI/Xinhua/UNI: Rwanda's national flag carrier RwandAir on Sunday said it had resolved to reduce employees' salaries as part of measures to reduce expenditure, due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

27-Apr-2020
Gaza to reopen restaurants amid strict m

Gaza/Xinhua/UNI:  Restaurants in the Gaza Strip will reopen during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, while precautionary measures will be taken to protect people from the COVID-19 pandemic, said Gaza authorities on Sunday.

27-Apr-2020
Fresh Israeli missile strikes kill 3 civ

Damascus/Xinhua/UNI: Three civilians were killed and four others wounded on Monday during fresh Israeli missile strikes in the countryside of Syria's capital Damascus, state news agency SANA reported.

27-Apr-2020
Australia to "significantly expand" COVI

Canberra/Xinhua/UNI: Australia's Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy has flagged an expansion of the nation's COVID-19 testing regime.

27-Apr-2020
Kim Jong Un is 'alive and well': South K

Washington/IBNS: South Korea on Monday said North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is "alive and well."

27-Apr-2020
Chinese tourists urged to strengthen pro

Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism has urged the public to strengthen epidemic prevention measures when traveling during the upcoming five-day May Day holiday.

26-Apr-2020
Senegal reports 57 new confirmed cases o

Dakar/Xinhua/UNI: Senegalese ministry of Health and Social Action reported that the number of COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 671 on Sunday an increase of 57 in the past 24 hours.

26-Apr-2020
China rejects international investigatio

London/IBNS: China has rejected demands for an independent international investigation to trace the roots of novel coronavirus, which has claimed over two lakh (two hundred thousand) lives across the globe and forced the world to go under an unprecedented lockdown, a BBC report said.

26-Apr-2020
British PM to return to work at Downing

London/UNI: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be back at work at the Downing Street on Monday, about two weeks after leaving a London hospital in his fight against the novel coronavirus.

26-Apr-2020
Argentina extends coronavirus lockdown m

Buenos Aires/Sputnik: Argentina is extending its coronavirus restrictions until May 10, President Alberto Fernandez has announced.

26-Apr-2020
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un could

Amid rumours that he has died, a Japanese maganize has reported that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un could be in a “vegetative state” following his heart surgery earlier this month. However, nothing was officially confirmed yet. 

25-Apr-2020
Houthi offensive kills 5 pro-gov't force

Aden/Xinhua/UNI: Yemen's Houthi rebel fighters on Saturday launched an all-out military offensive against pro-government forces in several sites in the country's southern province of Dhalea, leaving 16 killed from both sides.

25-Apr-2020
Nissan China to recall 2,075 defective I

Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: Nissan (China) Investment Co., Ltd. will recall 2,075 vehicles over airbag system defects, China's top quality regulator has said.

25-Apr-2020
China steel sector slows growth due to c

Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: China's steel sector was badly hurt by the novel coronavirus outbreak, with production slowing and prices slumping in the first quarter of this year, but analysts expect recovery in Q2 as demand rebounds.

25-Apr-2020
COVID-19 cases in Philippines rise to 7,

Manila/Xinhua/UNI: COVID-19 infections in the Philippines continued its steady rise on Saturday, hitting 7,294 since the first confirmed COVID-19 case was reported on Jan. 30 in the country.

25-Apr-2020
UN ‘fully mobilized’ to support the

New York/IBNS: The “exceptional circumstances” of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the peace process in Sudan as well as the drawing down of the United Nations mission there, the head of UN peacekeeping updated the Security Council on Friday.

25-Apr-2020
Put aside political agendas ‘to save l

New York/IBNS: The senior UN official in Kosovo is stressing that strong leadership and political unity are needed now more than ever, as local leaders and their international partners wage war on the “enormous challenge” posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

25-Apr-2020
Cash help crucial for informal workers,

New York/IBNS: Informal workers who live day to day urgently need cash support from their governments to survive the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the UN labour agency said on Friday.

25-Apr-2020
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