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Global coronavirus caseload nears 174 million

The overall global COVID-19 caseload has topped 173.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.74 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current


India’s recoveries exceed new cases

India reported another 132,364 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, while deaths rose by 2,713. The tally of infections stood at 28.6 million and the death toll at 340,702, the health ministry said. The latest update from the Health Ministry on Friday shows the declining trend with recoveries


Lowest coronavirus cases in 50 days as deaths dip below 3,000

India reported on Tuesday its lowest daily rise in new coronavirus infections since April 8 at 127,510 cases over the past 24 hours, as 2,795 more succumbed to the pandemic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Tuesday. The South Asian nation's tally of infections now stands at 28


Worldwide coronavirus cases near 169 million

More than 168.73 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 3,653,063? have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. In


UK’s Conservatives urged to do more to stop Islamophobia

British-Muslim anti-hate organization Tell MAMA has told Arab News that the Conservatives need to do more to “stamp out” hate after publication on Tuesday of a report on Islamophobia in the party. The report, compiled by former equality and human rights commissioner Prof. Swaran Singh


Global Health: The death of at least 115,000 medical personnel due to Covid

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that at least 115,000 health care workers have died from Covid-19. At the opening of the seventy-fourth session of the World Health Assembly, Ghebreyesus added, "Although the numbers and data are incomplete, w


Egypt pursuing political negotiations between Israel and Palestine

 A spokesman for Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said the country was pursuing political negotiations between Israel and Palestine and cautioned that the ceasefire agreement did not represent an end to the conflict.Ahmed Hafez also said that Egypt’s “extensive effort” during


Egypt, UAE start 3 joint military exercise

The armed forces of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today launched a joint military exercise, said a military spokesman, Anadolu Agency reports. Units from the special forces of the two countries are taking part in the Zayed 3 exercise in the Gulf state, according to colonel Ta


Israeli security cabinet approves cease-fire with Hamas in Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Security Cabinet approved a unilateral cease-fire to halt an 11-day military operation in the Gaza Strip on Thursday. The decision came after heavy US pressure to halt the offensive, was formally proposed by Egypt and will be “mutua


Egyptian and Italian navies carry out training in the Mediterranean

Egyptian and Italian naval forces have recently carried out transient naval training in the Mediterranean. The Egyptian frigate Al-Galala and the Italian frigate ITS Carlo Margottini took part in the training exercises after their visit to the port of Alexandria. The training is the first of its


UK Girlguiding charity sorry over Islamophobia

Girlguiding, the UK’s largest girl-only youth organization, has issued an apology after an external audit revealed episodes of Islamophobia among both girl guides and staff. The probe, which took evidence from over 200 members, staff, parents and carers, revealed instances of discrimination


Japan, US and France hold military drill

Dozens of Japanese, American and French troops landed amid pouring rain from a CH-47 transport helicopter onto a grassy field at a training area in southern Japan, part of Saturday’s joint scenario of defending a remote island from an enemy invasion. The three nations’ first joint dri


Israel strikes house of Hamas political chief in Gaza Strip

Israeli air strikes hit the home of Yahya Sinwar, head of Hamas’ political wing in the Gaza Strip, the army said Sunday, but without saying if he was killed.“Among the targets struck are the residences of Yahya Sinwar, Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau in Gaza, as well as of his b


Large Chinese rocket segment disintegrates over Indian Ocean

 A large segment of a Chinese rocket re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean on Sunday, the Chinese space agency said, following fevered speculation over where the 18-ton object would come down. Officials in Beijing had said there was little risk from


Blinken reveals uncertainty clouding US-Iran nuclear talks

Negotiators in talks with Iran over curbs to its nuclear program do not yet know if Tehran is willing to make a deal, according to the White House’s top diplomat. “We’ve been engaged now in Vienna for some weeks with our European partners, with Russia, China, and indirectly &hel


The list of countries most affected by Corona is led by the United States

The Corona virus has so far claimed 3.2 million lives around the world, and the total number of infections since the start of the epidemic has exceeded 152 million. The United States, which tops the list of countries most affected by the outbreak, has recorded more than 577,000 deaths, while the


Global coronavirus cases near 150 million

More than 149.42 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 3,265,595 have died. India crossed a grim milestone Wednesday of 200,000 people lost to the coronavirus as a devastating surge of new infections tears through dense cities and rural areas alike


Iran seeks production of weapons of mass destruction: German Intel Agency

Iran has sought to produce and source weapons of mass destruction in 2020, misleading the world about the nature of its nuclear program, Washington Free Beacon said on Monday citing a new intelligence report issued by a German government security agency.Although Iran claims its nuclear p




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