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UAE confirms new coronavirus case in Chinese family

-- January 29, 2020 16:37:33

A family in the United Arab Emirates, arriving from China's central city of Wuhan, has been diagnosed with a case of the new coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday, reports Reuters. ...

Iran rejects US Mideast peace plan

-- January 29, 2020 13:48:16

Iranian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday strongly rejected the US Middle East peace plan as "disgraceful." In a statement released hours after US President Donald Trump's announcement of the so-called Dea...

Beijing drugstore fined $434,530 for hiking mask prices

Reuters January 29, 2020 13:44:17

A drugstore in the Chinese capital has been fined 3 million yuan ($434,530) for hiking the price of masks by almost six times the online rate amid a spreading virus outbreak, the Beijing municipal mar...

Indian ministries buy more air purifiers as Delhi battles toxic air

-- January 29, 2020 13:43:55

India’s government has stepped up the purchase of air purifiers over the last two years, taking the number of devices in ministries to protect against deteriorating air quality to nearly 300, go...

Malaysia in talks to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan: Mahathir

Reuters January 29, 2020 13:42:31

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday Kuala Lumpur was in talks with China to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the center of the outbreak of the new coronavi...

China coronavirus death toll passes 130

-- January 29, 2020 13:38:17

The death toll from a new coronavirus in China rose sharply to 132 on Wednesday with nearly 1,500 new cases, heaping pressure on Beijing to control the disease as US officials said the White House was...

‘Slap of the century’: Palestinians reject Trump Mideast plan

-- January 29, 2020 13:34:48

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan the “slap of the century” on Tuesday as thousands of Palestinians held protests in Gaza...

Xi Jinping vows to defeat 'devil' coronavirus

Reuters January 28, 2020 20:58:03

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said his country will surely defeat the 'devil' coronavirus that has killed 106 people, spread across the world and rattled financial markets. “The virus is a d...

Qatar gets new prime minister

Reuters January 28, 2020 19:38:03

Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah, and appointed Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdelaziz al-Thani as new premier. The...

11 die as factory catches fire in Pakistan

-- January 28, 2020 14:04:09

At least eleven people were killed after a factory caught fire late Monday night in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, an official said on Tuesday morning. Chief of the rescue operation team Rana Ija...

Countries evacuating nationals from China virus areas

Reuters January 28, 2020 13:41:39

Countries around the world are planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and private citizens from Chinese areas hit by the new coronavirus, which is spreading quickly. Wuhan, a city of 11 million in the...

Philippines halts visas on arrival for Chinese amid virus fears

Reuters January 28, 2020 12:13:03

The Philippines stopped issuing visas on arrival to Chinese nationals on Tuesday, in a bid to keep the southeast Asian nation free of a new virus that has killed 106 and infected more than 4,500 since...

Saudi FM says Israeli passport holders cannot visit kingdom

-- January 28, 2020 10:43:11

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said Israelis were not welcome to visit the kingdom after Israel decreed that Israeli citizens could visit Saudi Arabia under certain circumstances, according to...

China virus death toll crosses 100

REUTERS January 28, 2020 10:11:56

The United States warned against travel to China on Monday and Canada issued a more narrow travel warning as the death toll from the spreading coronavirus passed 100, with tens of millions stranded du...

Afghan passenger plane crashes in Taliban-held area

AP January 27, 2020 18:11:28

A passenger plane from Afghanistan's Ariana Airlines crashed on Monday in a Taliban-held area of Ghazni province, local officials said. Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the pla...

China's transport industry posts robust growth in 2019

Xinhua January 27, 2020 17:33:48

China's transport sector registered robust development in 2019, reporting expanded size and improved structure, data from the country's transport regulator showed. The country's fixed-asset investmen...

Rouhani calls for unity, accuses Trump of exploiting rift

-- January 27, 2020 14:56:15

Iranians should not allow US President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” approach to harm national unity ahead of parliamentary elections, President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech,...

Death toll from coronavirus in China rises to 81

REUTERS January 27, 2020 14:45:46

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 81 on Monday, as the government extended the Lunar New Year holiday and more big businesses shut down or told staff to work from home in an...

Coronavirus: Death toll climbs to 80 in China

REUTERS January 27, 2020 10:21:37

The coronavirus outbreak that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, in the province of Hubei, has killed 80 people in China so far and infected more than 2,750 globally, most of them in China....

16 militants killed in Afghan airstrikes

Xinhua January 26, 2020 17:13:55

At least 16 militants have been confirmed killed as fighting planes struck Taliban hideouts in Balkh district of the northern Balkh province on Saturday, army spokesman in the northern region Mohammad...

Grenade attack on Afghan wedding

-- January 26, 2020 14:08:38

A hand grenade attack on an Afghan wedding ceremony wounded at least 20 people, including several children, a provincial official said Sunday. At least one of the injured children was in critical con...

Coronavirus outbreak: Death toll mounts to 56

Reuters January 26, 2020 10:11:07

More than 2,000 people globally have been infected with a new coronavirus, the vast majority of them in China, where 56 people have died from the disease, according to figures released on Sunday. Pre...

China's natural gas output growth quickens in 2019

Xinhua January 25, 2020 19:39:22

China saw faster growth of natural gas production in 2019, official data showed. The country produced some 177.7 billion cubic meters of natural gas in 2019, up 11.5 per cent year on year, data from...

China reports 1,287 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia, 41 deaths

Xinhua January 25, 2020 17:44:22

Chinese health authorities announced Saturday that 1,287 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including 237 in critical conditions, had been reported in the countr...

Shanghai shuts down all cinemas amid Coronavirus outbreak

-- January 25, 2020 12:49:05

Shanghai has shut down all cinemas during the Lunar New Year holidays, which last until Jan 30, the Liberation Daily said on its online channel. A virus outbreak in China has prompted seven Chinese f...

China virus death toll jumps to 41, over 1300 infected worldwide

-- January 25, 2020 10:39:38

The official death toll from the coronavirus in China jumped on Saturday to 41 from 26 a day earlier, as local media reported a doctor on the frontline of the battle to contain the virus in Wuhan city...

China building 1,000-bed hospital over the weekend to treat coronavirus

Reuters January 24, 2020 14:05:08

The Chinese city of Wuhan is rapidly building a new 1,000-bed hospital to treat victims of a new coronavirus, mobilising machinery to get it ready by early next week, state media said. The virus has...

WHO declares coronavirus 'an emergency in China' as death toll hits 25

Reuters January 24, 2020 10:53:50

A new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organization declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the...

World court orders measures to prevent Rohingya genocide

-- January 23, 2020 16:19:12

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered measures to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, reports BBC. The decision comes despite de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi defendin...

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing three

AP January 23, 2020 12:46:15

Three Americans died Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in the Snowy Monaro region of Australia’s southern New South Wales state, officials said....