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Kuwait indicts two lawmakers in money laundering case linked to Bangladesh MP

Kuwait indicts two lawmakers in money laundering case linked to Bangladesh MP

-- 2020-06-27 22:14:10

Kuwait has indicted two of its lawmakers on charges of laundering money and aiding and abetting Bangladeshi MP Mohammad Shahid Islam, arrested for alleged human trafficking. The duo has been remanded...

Outrage mounts over India police custodial deaths

Outrage mounts over India police custodial deaths

-- 2020-06-27 14:49:27

Outrage is mounting over the custodial deaths of a father and son in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. P Jeyaraj, 58, and his son Fenix, 38, were arrested for allegedly keeping their stores op...

India's Covid-19 cases cross 500,000

India's Covid-19 cases cross 500,000

-- 2020-06-27 12:15:37

India reported over 17,000 new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases over the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s total above 500,000, federal health ministry data showed on Saturday, with infections su...

Pakistan grounds 262 airline pilots with 'dubious' credentials

Pakistan grounds 262 airline pilots with 'dubious' credentials

REUTERS 2020-06-27 11:52:31

Pakistan is grounding 262 airline pilots suspected of dodging their exams following inquiries into their qualifications, the aviation minister said on Friday in a move that has caused global concern....

Imran Khan under fire for bin Laden 'martyrdom' remark

Imran Khan under fire for bin Laden 'martyrdom' remark

-- 2020-06-26 20:27:59

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is facing criticism after he told parliament that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was “martyred” in 2011 by US forces. Bin Laden, who masterminded the...

Malaysia will not take any more Rohingyas

Malaysia will not take any more Rohingyas

-- 2020-06-26 17:38:02

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said his country will not take any more Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, citing a struggling economy and dwindling resources as a result of the nove...

Gulf Covid-19 cases surpass 400,000

Gulf Covid-19 cases surpass 400,000

Reuters 2020-06-25 17:25:49

The number of novel coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states has doubled in a month to over 400,000, as the region's two biggest economies this week fully lifted curfews imposed to combat the inf...

PIA to ground a third of pilots over ‘dubious’ licences

PIA to ground a third of pilots over ‘dubious’ licences

-- 2020-06-25 16:19:57

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will ground a third of its 434 pilots on suspicion they hold ‘dubious’ licences and flying certificates, a company spokesman said on Thursday, reports...

Satellite images show new Chinese structures near site of border clash with India

Satellite images show new Chinese structures near site of border clash with India

Reuters 2020-06-25 14:16:19

China appears to have added new structures near the site of a deadly border clash with India in the western Himalayas, fresh satellite pictures show, heightening concerns about further flare-ups betwe...

Divided Koreas mark 70 years since war began, but no treaty in sight

Divided Koreas mark 70 years since war began, but no treaty in sight

-- 2020-06-25 11:53:01

Seventy years after the Korean War began, prospects for a peace treaty to officially end the conflict appear as distant as ever, as the two Koreas held low-key commemorations on Thursday amid heighten...

India calls in army as virus cases surge

India calls in army as virus cases surge

-- 2020-06-24 18:52:42

India reported 16,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, its highest daily increase since the outbreak began, and the government called in the army to manage new treatment centres with thousands of a...

Mukesh Ambani joins club of world's 10 richest

Mukesh Ambani joins club of world's 10 richest

-- 2020-06-24 17:32:49

Asia's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, is now among the world's top 10 wealthiest people. Ambani is the chairman and chief executive of one of India's most valuable companies, Reliance Industries. His n...

India, Pakistan to expel embassy staff in tit-for-tat spy row

India, Pakistan to expel embassy staff in tit-for-tat spy row

Reuters 2020-06-24 16:41:20

India said on Tuesday it would expel half the staff in Pakistan's embassy in New Delhi over alleged spying by officials there, prompting Islamabad to say it would respond in kind. Relations between t...

Australia reports first Covid-19 death in more than a month

Australia reports first Covid-19 death in more than a month

Reuters 2020-06-24 13:19:54

Australia’s second most populous state on Wednesday said a man in his 80s died overnight from the coronavirus, the country’s first death from the virus in more than a month, as concerns ab...

North Korea suspends military action plans against South Korea

North Korea suspends military action plans against South Korea

-- 2020-06-24 13:14:00

North Korea has decided to suspend military action plans against South Korea, the official KCNA news agency reported on Wednesday, as a report suggested North Korean troops were taking down loudspeake...

Rohingyas tell Malaysia how dozens perished during four-month voyage

Rohingyas tell Malaysia how dozens perished during four-month voyage

Reuters 2020-06-24 12:31:49

Survivors from a boat crammed with over 300 Rohingya Muslim refugees told Malaysian authorities that dozens of their people perished and their bodies were thrown in the sea during a tortuous four-mont...

Global coronavirus death toll nears half a million

Global coronavirus death toll nears half a million

UNB 2020-06-24 11:22:36

The global death toll from Covid-19 reached 476,911 on Wednesday morning, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of Johns Hopkins University. Besides, the number of confirmed...

19 Indian sailors reach Kolkata by Novoair

19 Indian sailors reach Kolkata by Novoair

-- 2020-06-23 17:52:37

Nineteen Indian sailors returned home on a special flight of Novoair, bdnews.com reported quoting a statement sent by the airline. The sailors, who were stranded in Bangladesh by the coronavirus...

Singapore to hold general election amid pandemic

Singapore to hold general election amid pandemic

-- 2020-06-23 15:31:41

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday that he has advised President Halimah Yacob to dissolve the parliament and issue the Writ of Election. He made the remarks in a live address t...

Hong Kong records sixth coronavirus death: Cable TV

Hong Kong records sixth coronavirus death: Cable TV

Reuters 2020-06-23 13:48:12

A 72-year-old man died in Hong Kong from coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the death toll from Covid-19 in the city to six, local television Cable TV said. Hong Kong has avoided the large numbers of inf...

India and China agree to disengage in disputed Himalayan border

India and China agree to disengage in disputed Himalayan border

REUTERS 2020-06-23 13:40:28

Indian and Chinese military commanders have agreed to disengage troops from a heavily disputed stretch of their border where a clash last week left 20 Indian soldiers dead, an Indian government source...

Saudi Arabia bars international pilgrims for this year's Hajj

Saudi Arabia bars international pilgrims for this year's Hajj

-- 2020-06-23 09:33:49

Saudi Arabia says it will bar arrivals from abroad to attend the hajj this year due to the coronavirus, allowing only a limited number of Saudi citizens and residents to make the pilgrimage with socia...

Five Bangladeshi doctors died of coronavirus in KSA

Five Bangladeshi doctors died of coronavirus in KSA

-- 2020-06-22 16:59:13

At least five Bangladeshi physicians died of coronavirus while serving their duties at different hospitals and clinics across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The people of the Bangladeshi community and...

Fourth-worst-hit India sees surge in rural virus cases

Fourth-worst-hit India sees surge in rural virus cases

AP 2020-06-22 14:39:55

India’s coronavirus caseload has risen to 425,282 as infections keep soaring in rural areas to which migrant workers fleeing major cities have returned in recent weeks. India’s health min...

PepsiCo China food processing factory halted after Covid-19 infection found

PepsiCo China food processing factory halted after Covid-19 infection found

Reuters 2020-06-22 12:14:51

PepsiCo China said on Sunday that operations at one of its food processing plants in Beijing had been suspended after at least one employee tested positive for the coronavirus, in the latest outbreak...

Chinese researchers launch phase-2 human test for Covid-19 vaccine

Chinese researchers launch phase-2 human test for Covid-19 vaccine

-- 2020-06-21 16:20:43

Chinese researchers have started a second phase human trial of a possible coronavirus vaccine, the Institute of Medical Biology at Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (IMBCAMS) said on Sunday, in effo...

China likely lost 40 soldiers in border clash, Indian minister says

China likely lost 40 soldiers in border clash, Indian minister says

Reuters 2020-06-21 13:35:30

China lost at least 40 soldiers in a clash with India at their disputed border this week, a federal government minister of India has said, as the nuclear-armed countries remained locked in confrontati...

NFL Players Association advises against workouts in groups

NFL Players Association advises against workouts in groups

REUTERS 2020-06-21 11:25:11

NFL players should avoid engaging in group workouts as COVID-19 cases are rising again in the United States, the medical director of the sport’s players association said on Saturday. Major Leag...

KSA to resume economic activities from Sunday

KSA to resume economic activities from Sunday

Reuters 2020-06-20 21:21:17

Saudi Arabia will end a nationwide curfew and lift restrictions on businesses from Sunday morning after three months of lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, state news agency SPA quoted a sourc...

India reports record rise in Covid-19 cases; Delhi cancels medical staff leave

India reports record rise in Covid-19 cases; Delhi cancels medical staff leave

-- 2020-06-20 21:18:56

India reported a record jump in coronavirus infections on Saturday, a day after the government in the capital New Delhi ordered hospitals to cancel any leave and have workers return to duty immediatel...