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Quarantined passengers disembark from virus-hit ship

Reuters February 19, 2020 11:23:07

Hundreds of people began disembarking a quarantined cruise ship off Japan on Wednesday as the death toll from the new coronavirus in mainland China passed 2,000 and the number of new cases in the coun...

785 restaurants shut down in Lebanon amid economic crisis

Xinhua February 18, 2020 20:01:45

Some785 restaurants and cafes have been closed in the country since last September, reports MTV TV on Tuesday quoting Tony Ramy, head of Lebanon's syndicate of restaurants owners. The number of emplo...

Hospital director in Wuhan dies of coronavirus

Reuters February 18, 2020 14:10:03

The head of a leading hospital in China’s central city of Wuhan, the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday, state television said, becoming the second prominent Chi...

Coronavirus: Death toll in China nears 1900

REUTERS February 18, 2020 10:50:07

The number of new coronavirus infections in mainland China fell below 2,000 on Tuesday for the first time since January, although global experts warn it is still too early to say the outbreak is being...

India summons Turkish envoy over Erdogan's remarks

Reuters February 17, 2020 17:18:47

India summoned the Turkish ambassador on Monday to lodge a diplomatic protest over Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks on the disputed region of Kashmir and warned it would have a bearing...

Coronavirus cases rise again in China's Hubei province

REUTERS February 17, 2020 10:18:37

The number of reported new cases of coronavirus in China’s Hubei province rose on Monday after two days of falls, as authorities imposed tough new restrictions on movement to prevent the spread...

New coronavirus cases in China fall, intense efforts underway

Reuters February 16, 2020 16:50:29

The number of new coronavirus cases in China fell on Sunday and a health official said intense efforts to stop its spread were beginning to work, as another 70 people tested positive on a virus-strick...

Yemen’s air strikes ‘kill 31 civilians’ after Saudi jet crash

-- February 16, 2020 13:24:12

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement accused the Saudi-led coalition of carrying out retaliatory air strikes on Saturday that killed at least 30 people including civilians, in the latest flare-u...

No dialogue for now as Saudis, Iranians camp on positions

REUTERS February 16, 2020 12:39:51

Iran and Saudi Arabia appeared no closer to bridging their differences on Saturday with both sides sticking to their positions and regional facilitator Oman seeing no breakthrough before US elections...

New Chinese coronavirus cases show slight fall

REUTERS February 16, 2020 10:24:56

The number of new cases of a coronavirus in China fell slightly on Sunday, more than three weeks after the outbreak's epicentre was locked down, and a Chinese tourist died from the virus in France, th...

Turkey to oppose Pakistan blacklisting at anti-terrorism finance meet

REUTERS February 15, 2020 13:16:40

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he would help Pakistan stay off a terrorism financing blacklist at a meeting of a global finance watchdog, a move he suggested would counter “poli...

China struggles to slow coronavirus spread

REUTERS February 15, 2020 10:35:04

More than 2,600 new cases were confirmed from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China, the National Health Commission said on Saturday, a day after people returning to the capital from holidays were...

China says 1,716 health workers infected by coronavirus, six dead

REUTERS February 14, 2020 14:41:42

A senior Chinese health official said on Friday 1,716 health workers have been infected by the coronavirus and six of them have died. National Health Commission vice minister Zeng Yixin told a news c...

Will strike US and Israel if they make the slightest error, Iran says

-- February 14, 2020 12:17:08

Iran is ready to strike the United States and Israel if they give it any reason to do so, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said in a live speech on state television on Thursday. “If y...

China coronavirus deaths slow, cruise ship disembarks in Cambodia

REUTERS February 14, 2020 10:59:15

China’s coronavirus outbreak showed no sign of peaking with health authorities on Friday reporting more than 5,000 new cases, while passengers on a cruise ship blocked from five countries due to...

Coronavirus: 254 die on Wednesday alone

AP February 13, 2020 18:18:09

China has reported 254 new daily deaths and a spike in new daily virus cases of 15,152, after new methodology was applied in the hardest-hit province of Hubei as to how cases are categorised. The tot...

European diplomats check India's loosening of Kashmir clampdown

REUTERS February 13, 2020 13:57:29

More than two dozen diplomats are visiting Indian-administered Kashmir, New Delhi said on Wednesday, as the country tries to reassure foreign allies following several months of unrest in the contested...

Coronavirus death toll leaps in China's Hubei province

REUTERS February 13, 2020 10:17:30

The Chinese province at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in the death toll on Thursday under a new method for diagnosing cases, as health experts warned the epidemic co...

Iran woman dies of suspected coronavirus infection

Reuters February 12, 2020 13:00:35

An Iranian woman has died of a suspected coronavirus infection, the state daily newspaper IRAN reported on Wednesday, without citing any sources. The 63-year-old woman died in a Tehran hospital on Mo...

Chinese hospitals discharge 4,740 recovered coronavirus patients

-- February 12, 2020 11:41:52

A total of 4,740 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Tuesday, Chinese health authorities announced Wednesday. Tuesday saw 744 p...

New coronavirus cases fall

-- February 12, 2020 11:33:53

China on Wednesday reported its lowest number of new coronavirus cases since late January, lending credence to a prediction from the country’s senior medical adviser that the outbreak could be o...

WHO details protective tips against novel coronavirus

-- February 11, 2020 16:40:43

Amid global efforts to tackle the novel coronavirus epidemic, the World Health Organization has offered the following advice on basic protective measures. First, wash hands frequently with soap and w...

India readying $2.6 billion US naval helicopter deal ahead of Trump trip

REUTERS February 11, 2020 13:24:59

India is set to give final approval to a $2.6 billion deal for military helicopters from US defence firm Lockheed Martin ahead of a visit by US president Donald Trump this month, defence and industry...

Delhi polls: Kejriwal’s AAP surges ahead of Modi’s BJP

-- February 11, 2020 11:53:37

Early trends show Delhi's governing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) heading for a big win in the Indian capital. The party is leading in more than two-thirds of the state's 70 seats. Delhi voted on 8 February...

Death toll from coronavirus in China climbs to 1016

REUTERS February 11, 2020 10:27:19

The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in mainland China soared past 1,000 on Tuesday with a record daily rise in fatalities, although the number of new confirmed cases fell. Another 108 new co...

BD, Bhutan, India, Nepal agree to expedite MVA

-- February 10, 2020 16:47:19

Officials from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) agreed to expeditiously finalize the passenger and cargo protocols for implementation of the BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA). The agreemen...

Myanmar nationalists hold pro-military rally

REUTERS February 10, 2020 13:59:47

Hundreds of Myanmar nationalists rallied in the country's commercial capital on Sunday in a show of support for the military, amid tensions between the civilian government and the army ahead of electi...

Taiwan to bar entry of many Hong Kong, Macau residents to halt virus

-- February 10, 2020 13:54:07

Taiwan expanded its restrictions on visitors from Hong Kong and Macau on Monday to freeze the entry of many residents from the two Chinese-run cities to help control the spread of the new coronavirus....

Death toll from China virus rises past 900

REUTERS February 10, 2020 10:31:24

Workers began trickling back to offices and factories around China on Monday as the government eased some restrictions on working in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic that has now killed more than...

Thai soldier's killing spree left 26 dead, 57 wounded: PM

REUTERS February 09, 2020 13:34:28

A Thai soldier who went on a rampage in a northeastern city that ended in a standoff in a packed shopping mall killed 26 people and wounded at least 52, prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Sunday...