Day: April 27, 2020

SDRPY Launches Health and Education Sector Projects in Hadhramaut, Al-Mahra and Socotra Provinces

April 27, 2020

HADHRAMAUT, Yemen, April 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) launched a project Sunday to support the health sector in Hadhramaut Governorate, providing five ambulances to five hospitals: Hajr Directorate Hospital, Mukalla Directorate Hospital, Al Abr Directorate Hospital, Thamud Directorate Hospital and Seiyun Directorate Hospital. SDRPY also laid the […]

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UPDATE – Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul closes Monday on high note

April 27, 2020

Turkey’s benchmark stock index closed the day at 101,267.36 points on Monday, up 2.54% from the previous close. Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index started the day at 100,086.33 points. As of the daily close, it gained 2,508.40 points from Friday’s close of 98,449.46 points. During the day, the index hovered between 100,086.33 points and 101,147.15 […]

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Pakistan: Doctors on hunger strike over lack of PPE

April 27, 2020

More than 30 doctors are on hunger strike in northeastern Punjab province for two weeks, protesting lack of Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE), said an official on Monday. More than 150 doctors and health workers have tested positive for COVID-19 and five have died in Pakistan. “Almost half of nearly 13,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across Pakistan […]

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Russia urges mediators to push Libyan sides to talks

April 27, 2020

Russia on Monday urged international mediators to refocus from trying to solve the Libyan crisis to working to get warring sides into direct talks. Approaches to conflict settlement must be worked out by rival Libyan groups, while outside players should try to bring them to the negotiating table and find common ground, said Foreign Minister […]

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Turkey helps foreign nationals during virus lockdown

April 27, 2020

During the coronavirus lockdown period, Turkey does not only help its citizens but it also assists residing foreign nationals and tourists. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many foreigners either could not go back to their countries or they did not want to return. Turkish authorities and relief workers supply necessities and medical services of foreigners living […]

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Africa gets 3rd batch of COVID-19 support

April 27, 2020

The third batch of donation for Africa made by Chinese billionaire philanthropist Jack Ma arrived in Ethiopia on Monday. The World Food Program (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) assigned the Ethiopian Airlines Cargo and Logistics Service as a central supply hub to operate the international COVID-19 support supplies for Africa. Officials from the […]

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Turkey: Beating virus in late May could bring holiday cheer

April 27, 2020

If Turkey can defeat coronavirus, it will have two reasons to celebrate a month from now, Turkey’s president said on Monday.  “By overcoming COVID-19, Turkey hopes to have a double feast at the end of Ramadan,” Muslims’ holy month, with the traditional Eid al-Fitr holiday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a press conference after a Cabinet meeting by […]

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US Supreme Court sidesteps major gun rights ruling

April 27, 2020

The US Supreme Court decided Monday to toss a case that could have had sweeping implications for gun rights in America.  In a brief two-page unsigned opinion, the top court sidestepped issuing an opinion over a dispute on a largely-defunct New York City law banning the transportation of firearms outside city limits, saying it is moot since the […]

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