Month: May 2020

US: ‘I can’t breathe’ protests continue for fifth day

May 31, 2020

Protests continued Saturday for a fifth straight day in parts of the US in response to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after being pinned down by a former white police officer. In the nation’s capital, the focal point was the vicinity of Lafayette Park across from the White House, […]

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China: 260+ Nigerians evacuated over virus, racism

May 31, 2020

Nigerian authorities have evacuated 268 nationals from China amid the coronavirus pandemic and alleged discrimination against African, authorities have said. Passengers arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in the capital Abuja late Saturday, the Nigerian foreign minister said in a series of tweets late Saturday. The Nigerian evacuees from China who endured a difficult […]

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Somalia: Bomb blast kills 10, wounds over 13 civilians

May 31, 2020

At least 10 people have been killed, and over 13 others were wounded in a bomb blast which targeted a civilian transport vehicle in the vicinity of Hawa Abdi, the lower Shabelle region of Somalia on Sunday morning, officials said. Hussein Abdi Ali, a police officer in the region, told Anadolu Agency over the phone […]

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Saudi mosques reopen for prayers after closure

May 31, 2020

Mosques across Saudi Arabia reopened for prayers on Sunday, for the first time in more than two months due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Worshipers were allowed to enter the mosques, except the mosques in the holy city of Makkah, for the dawn prayers with a limit of 40% capacity. The official SPA news agency […]

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Pandemic to hit poorest economies harder: WFP

May 31, 2020

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 outbreak, millions in the poorest countries have become more vulnerable to the economic downturn and food insecurity, UN experts warn. The World Food Program (WFP) said the economic outlook — and risks of food insecurity — continues to darken because of effects of the coronavirus pandemic, […]

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Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque reopens after lockdown

May 31, 2020

East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque was reopened on Sunday after more than two months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Jordan-run Islamic Waqf Department said the holy site is now open to worshippers. Worshippers chanted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) as they were let into the mosque for the dawn prayers, according to an […]

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‘Ibn Khaldun not only pioneer in social sciences, also an alternative’

May 31, 2020

Abd al-Rahman Ibn Khaldun, a 14th-century Muslim philosopher, is not only a pioneer in social sciences, but also an alternative, according to Recep Senturk, the president of the Ibn Haldun University in Istanbul. This week Turkey marks the 668th birthday of Ibn Khaldun, a pioneer in modern disciplines of historiography, sociology, economics and demography. But […]

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COVID-19 cases in Brazil near 500,000

May 31, 2020

Brazil’s total coronavirus cases on Sunday neared 500,000 as the country reported more than 33,000 new patients over the past 24 hours. According to the Health Ministry, 956 additional deaths were reported, bringing the total fatalities to 28,834 while 33,234 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the overall count […]

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