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Kuwaiti general held over MP Shahid scandal

Kuwaiti general held over MP Shahid scandal

-- 2020-07-11 21:25:21

Kuwaiti authorities have detained Major General Mazen Sheikh Mazem Al Jarrah, assistant under-secretary of the interior ministry, over a scandal involving Bangladeshi MP Mohammad Shahid Islam, reports...

China to hit back against new US sanctions over Uighur rights

China to hit back against new US sanctions over Uighur rights

Reuters 2020-07-11 20:32:18

China said on Friday it would take “reciprocal measures” against the United States after Washington imposed sanctions on senior Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses against t...

Iran's president calls for ban on weddings

Iran's president calls for ban on weddings

Reuters 2020-07-11 19:34:58

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for big gatherings such as weddings and wakes to be banned to stem a rise in coronavirus infections, but insisted the country's economy had to...

Singapore ruling party wins elections, but support falls

Singapore ruling party wins elections, but support falls

-- 2020-07-11 18:49:54

Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) has retained power in Friday's general election but with a reduced majority, final results show. The PAP, in power since 1965, won 83 of 93 parliamentar...

Philippines confirms 12 new coronavirus deaths, 1,387 more cases

Philippines confirms 12 new coronavirus deaths, 1,387 more cases

-- 2020-07-11 15:51:53

The Philippines’ health ministry on Saturday reported 12 new coronavirus deaths and 1,387 additional infections. In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have increased to 1,372 while conf...

Floods, landslides kill 23 in Nepal, dozens missing

Floods, landslides kill 23 in Nepal, dozens missing

-- 2020-07-11 11:43:26

Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 23 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday. Nine people were killed and more than 30 were mi...

India sees more local lockdowns as virus cases near 800,000

India sees more local lockdowns as virus cases near 800,000

-- 2020-07-10 16:54:55

India reported a record 26,506 new coronavirus cases on Friday as authorities re-imposed lockdowns in its most populous state and in an industrial hub, home to automakers, drug factories and brewers,...

Missing South Korean mayor found dead

Missing South Korean mayor found dead

-- 2020-07-10 12:55:46

Park Won-soon, mayor of South Korea's capital Seoul, was found dead around midnight in Bugaksan mountain in northern Seoul, hours after his daughter filed a missing report to police on Thursday evenin...

Indian gangster Vikas Dubey dies in encounter

Indian gangster Vikas Dubey dies in encounter

-- 2020-07-10 12:44:28

Vikas Dubey, the gangster who organised the massacre of eight policemen, has been killed in a purported encounter with law enforcers in Kanpur. The encounter between Dubey and the Uttar Pradesh Speci...

Al Jazeera defends report on migrant arrests in Malaysia

Al Jazeera defends report on migrant arrests in Malaysia

REUTERS 2020-07-10 11:28:49

News broadcaster Al Jazeera has rejected allegations by Malaysian authorities that a documentary it aired last week about the arrest of undocumented migrants during the coronavirus pandemic was inaccu...

ADB to assist BD, nine other countries for out-of-school children

ADB to assist BD, nine other countries for out-of-school children

FE Online Report 2020-07-09 18:20:53

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help Bangladesh and nine other Asian countries to ensure quality education for the out-of-school and at-risk children in the primary level. In its preliminary ef...

China, Russia vow firm mutual support

China, Russia vow firm mutual support

Xinhua 2020-07-09 17:38:32

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, held a phone conversation on Wednesday, vowing that the two countries will firmly support each other in safeguarding sovereign...

Tokyo coronavirus cases hit record daily high of 224

Tokyo coronavirus cases hit record daily high of 224

Reuters 2020-07-09 16:07:47

Tokyo confirmed 224 new cases of coronavirus infection on Thursday, marking a record high for the Japanese capital in a single day as authorities focused testing on the city’s night-life distric...

China challenges US to cut nuclear arsenal to matching level

China challenges US to cut nuclear arsenal to matching level

-- 2020-07-08 17:04:41

China would "be happy to" participate in trilateral arms control negotiations with the United States and Russia, but only if the United States were willing to reduce its nuclear arsenal to China's lev...

Hong Kong bans protest anthem in schools as fears over freedoms intensify

Hong Kong bans protest anthem in schools as fears over freedoms intensify

-- 2020-07-08 13:12:38

Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday banned school students from singing of “Glory to Hong Kong”, the unofficial anthem of the pro-democracy protest movement, just hours after Beijing set up...

Pakistan removes 28 pilots for holding fake licenses

Pakistan removes 28 pilots for holding fake licenses

-- 2020-07-08 13:01:44

The Pakistani government has fired 28 pilots serving in various airlines of the country after their licenses were proven fake during an inquiry initiated by the authorities. In a meeting of the feder...

India arrests S Korean CEO over gas leak at LG Polymers

India arrests S Korean CEO over gas leak at LG Polymers

-- 2020-07-08 12:53:06

Indian police have arrested 12 LG Polymers officials, including its South Korean chief executive, an officer said on Wednesday, two months after a gas leak at the company’s south India chemical...

Landslide in China’s Hubei buries nine after heaviest rain in years

Landslide in China’s Hubei buries nine after heaviest rain in years

-- 2020-07-08 10:59:51

A landslide buried nine people on Wednesday in China’s Hubei province, the People’s Daily newspaper reported, after some of the heaviest rain in decades brought floods that have killed mor...

Vietnam records no new COVID-19 cases

Vietnam records no new COVID-19 cases

Xinhua 2020-07-07 18:31:59

Vietnam reported no new cases of COVID-19 infection on Tuesday, with its total confirmed cases remaining at 369 with zero deaths so far, according to its Ministry of Health. A total of 342 COVID-19 p...

India's virus death toll passes 20,000

India's virus death toll passes 20,000

-- 2020-07-07 11:46:59

India’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 20,000 on Tuesday and case numbers surged as the south Asian nation pushed ahead with relaxations to its almost two-month lockdown am...

‘China begins pulling back troops following clash with India’

‘China begins pulling back troops following clash with India’

-- 2020-07-06 21:08:53

China began pulling back troops from along its contested border with India on Monday, Indian government sources said, following a clash between the two countries last month in which 20 Indian soldiers...

Touching Kaaba to be banned during this year’s Hajj

Touching Kaaba to be banned during this year’s Hajj

-- 2020-07-06 20:39:24

Touching the Kaaba, the holiest site in Islam, will be banned during the hajj of this year. A social distancing space of a meter and a half between each pilgrim during the rituals including mass pray...

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years

Reuters 2020-07-06 15:58:45

The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourn...

Indian soldiers unarmed and caught by surprise in China clash, families say

Indian soldiers unarmed and caught by surprise in China clash, families say

REUTERS 2020-07-06 15:54:01

Indian soldiers who died in close combat with Chinese troops last month were unarmed and surrounded by a larger force on a steep ridge, Indian government sources, two soldiers deployed in the area and...

Saudi Arabia orders extension of iqama, re-entry visas for expats

Saudi Arabia orders extension of iqama, re-entry visas for expats

-- 2020-07-06 15:07:38

Saudi Arabia has approved the extension of the validity of the expired iqama (residency permit) and exit and reentry visas of expatriates, who are outside the kingdom, for three months without any fee...

Israel launches spy satellite to keep a better eye on enemies

Israel launches spy satellite to keep a better eye on enemies

Reuters 2020-07-06 13:08:04

Israel on Monday launched a new spy satellite that it said would provide high-quality surveillance for its military intelligence. Israel has been building up its surveillance capabilities to monitor...

With nearly 700,000 virus cases, India is third worst-hit country

With nearly 700,000 virus cases, India is third worst-hit country

Reuters 2020-07-06 11:34:00

India has over-taken Russia with the world’s third-highest number of novel coronavirus cases, at nearly 700,000, according to the latest data, as the outbreak shows no sign of slowing. Health m...

India puts back Taj Mahal reopening citing Covid-19 risks

India puts back Taj Mahal reopening citing Covid-19 risks

Reuters 2020-07-06 10:26:08

India has withdrawn a planned reopening of the Taj Mahal, citing the risk of new coronavirus infections spreading in the northern city of Agra from visitors flocking to see the 17th century monument t...

Coronavirus cases rising in Saudi Arabia, UAE after curfews lifted

Coronavirus cases rising in Saudi Arabia, UAE after curfews lifted

REUTERS 2020-07-05 15:59:13

Saudi Arabia’s coronavirus infections have passed 200,000 and neighbouring United Arab Emirates 50,000, with the number of new cases climbing after the Arab world’s two largest economies f...

India to reopen Taj Mahal with social distancing, masks

India to reopen Taj Mahal with social distancing, masks

REUTERS 2020-07-05 13:36:22

Visitors to the Taj Mahal will have to wear masks at all times, keep their distance and not touch its glistening marble surfaces when India’s 17th-century monument to love reopens on Monday afte...