Day: April 28, 2020

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

April 28, 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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Turkey: Suspect who drove bomb-rigged vehicle caught

April 28, 2020

 Security forces in southern Turkey caught a suspected terrorist YPG/PKK member who delivered a vehicle packed with bombs set to explode, the provincial governorship said Tuesday. The governorship of Hatay, a Turkish province with a long border with Syria, made the announcement. Earlier Tuesday, at least 40 civilians, including 11 children, were killed in the […]

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Top Turkish diplomat attends teleconference on COVID-19

April 28, 2020

Turkish foreign minister on Tuesday attended the 7th teleconference of the International Coordination Group on the coronavirus. In a Twitter post, Mevlut Cavusoglu said cooperation and coordination in multilateral organizations in the fight against coronavirus as well as support for vulnerable countries against the pandemic were discussed at the meeting. COVID-19 cases have been reported […]

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Ex-UN diplomat warns of ‘unmitigated disaster’ in Idlib

April 28, 2020

 Resumption of fighting in Idlib, northwestern Syria, amid coronavirus would be catastrophic, a former top UN diplomat, who heads the Norwegian Refugee Council, said on Tuesday. “Resumption of fighting now in Idlib on top of the spread of the pandemic — because the virus is already in Idlib — would be an unmitigated disaster for […]

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France to gradually ease lockdown measures

April 28, 2020

France next month will ease lockdown measures taken to stem the spread of coronavirus, the nation’s prime minister said Tuesday. Speaking to parliament, Edouard Philippe said the measures will be eased starting on May 11. He said restrictions on movement have been effective against the virus and called a decline in the number of ICU […]

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DR Congo: 18 policemen charged over torching of UN base

April 28, 2020

At least 18 policemen have been charged in the Democratic Republic Congo in connection with the torching of a UN military base and the town hall in the country’s northeast. According to Lt. Pius Mungere, a security officer in North Kivu, the incident took place on Nov. 25, 2019 in Beni city. “The 18 policemen […]

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US board wants India on religious freedom blacklist

April 28, 2020

The U.S. State Department should add India to a blacklist of countries that have failed to uphold religious rights for their citizens, an American commission recommended Tuesday. The congressionally-created US Commission on International Religious Freedom made the recommendation in its annual report, citing New Delhi’s “drastic turn downward” in religious freedoms in 2019, pointing in particular to […]

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US COVID-19 cases surpass 1M: Johns Hopkins University

April 28, 2020

Coronavirus infections in the US exceeded a sobering 1 million cases Tuesday, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University. The university found 1,002,498 confirmed infections nationwide, including 57,266 deaths and 112,315 recoveries, making the US the hardest-hit nation worldwide.   New York state continues to be the epicenter of the virus outbreak in the country, […]

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