Day: April 21, 2020

More coronavirus cases confirmed in KSA, Algeria, Iraq

April 21, 2020

Health authorities in three Middle Eastern countries — Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Iraq — on Tuesday confirmed new coronavirus cases. Saudi Arabia said 1,147 more infections were confirmed over the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 11,631. Six coronavirus fatalities were also registered, taking the death toll in the Kingdom to 109. The total […]

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Congress, White House reach $450B small business deal

April 21, 2020

Congressional leaders and the White House have agreed to a multibillion dollar package in stimulus funding to help small businesses, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday. “There are still a few more i’s to dot and t’s to cross, but we have a deal,” he said during a CNN interview, adding he believes the […]

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Marseille club opens to victims of domestic violence

April 21, 2020

The deadly novel coronavirus has forced millions of people around the globe to isolate themselves for weeks to prevent the spread of the highly infectious disease COVID-19. But for those experiencing domestic violence at home, doing so could have its own set of dangerous consequences. Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak at the beginning […]

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Yemen declares Aden ‘disaster area’ amid floods

April 21, 2020

The Yemeni government on Tuesday declared the temporary capital, Aden, an “area of disaster” due to damages caused by flash floods. “Aden city is the area of disaster because of damages and massive losses,” Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik said on Twitter. He called on brotherly and friendly countries to provide support to the Yemeni government […]

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Netherlands: Sports events suspended till Sept. 1

April 21, 2020

There will be no sports events, including professional football matches, in the Netherlands until at least Sept. 1 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the decision in a news conference on Tuesday. The Dutch government also extended the suspension of its domestic football league. The decision signals the cancellation of Eredisivie […]

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Commonwealth meeting postponed due to COVID-19

April 21, 2020

The 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which was due to take place in Rwandan capital Kigali on June 22-27, has been postponed for an indefinite period due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Commonwealth Secretariat announced Tuesday. Patricia Scotland, the secretary-general of the Commonwealth, said the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the course of modern […]

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Turkey: PKK terrorist surrenders to security forces

April 21, 2020

A YPG/PKK terrorist surrendered to security forces in southeastern Turkey, the country’s Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. In a statement, the ministry said the terrorist, identified by the initials H.A., who joined the terror organization eight years ago, turned himself in Nusaybin district of Mardin province, after being persuaded by security forces. The terrorist said […]

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Turkey evacuates nearly 1,750 expats from Europe

April 21, 2020

Turkey on Tuesday evacuated 1,748 citizens from Europe amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the instruction of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and in coordination with the Foreign Ministry, Turkey decided to bring back nearly 25,000 citizens before the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. A specially arranged Turkish Airlines flight left London and arrived in Istanbul in […]

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