Day: May 10, 2020

3 boats dragged into Venezuela ‘by current’: Colombia

May 10, 2020

Colombia has said that its three abandoned navy boats dragged into Venezuela due to “strong current” on Meta River, signaling no connection with failed May 3 raids. The statement came late Saturday after the Venezuelan army seized the boats. According to a preliminary investigation, “three boats of the Colombian Navy that were in a Fluvial […]

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Bangladesh sees highest one-day virus death toll

May 10, 2020

Bangladesh suffered its highest daily death toll from coronavirus on Sunday, with 14 people succumbing to the disease, according to the latest data from the government. The country has now recorded 228 deaths from the novel virus.   Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country with more than 165 million population, meanwhile, surpassed the 14,000 mark […]

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Turkey sends Mother’s Day aid to Kenyan moms

May 10, 2020

Over 150 mothers in a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, received food and hygiene kits on Sunday from Turkey’s state-run aid agency in celebration of Mother’s Day. “Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus restrictions, I’m no longer be able to work. I really thank the Turkish government. They’ve remembered us in these hard times with these […]

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Iraqi judiciary orders release of anti-gov’t protesters

May 10, 2020

Iraq’s judiciary ordered courts on Sunday to release anti-government protesters. In a statement, the Supreme Judiciary Council said the move came in line with a call by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to release the protesters. The council reiterated that the right to protest is guaranteed by the constitution provided that “it is not accompanied by […]

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Germany: Daesh suspect held for attacking Turk shops

May 10, 2020

A suspected Daesh/ISIS member has been arrested in Germany following a series of arson attacks on shops owned by Turkish immigrants, police announced on Sunday. Robert Kopp, police chief for the Upper Bavaria region, told a news conference that the suspect arrested late on Friday confessed that he carried out the attacks in recent weeks […]

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Lebanon extends curfew amid spike in coronavirus cases

May 10, 2020

Lebanon extended a night curfew on Sunday amid a rise in the number of coronavirus infections in the country. In a statement, Interior Minister Mohamed Fahmi said the curfew will start from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. local time (1600-0200 GMT). The move came as Lebanese health authorities confirmed 36 new virus infections in the […]

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Taliban blamed for extorting food aid in Afghanistan

May 10, 2020

Afghanistan’s human rights commission on Sunday blamed the Taliban for taking away truckloads of food aid sent by Turkmenistan for needy people amid the coronavirus pandemic. The insurgents extorted five trucks loaded with fresh food items in Faryab province’s restive Sheren Tagab district, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission said in a statement. “During Ramadan, […]

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Yemen appeals for int’l help to stem coronavirus

May 10, 2020

The Yemeni government on Sunday appealed for help from the international community to combat the spread of coronavirus. Yemeni authorities have confirmed seven fatalities and 34 infections from the virus in areas under the government’s control. “Medical reports refer to the death and infection of scores of civilians in the light of the crippling health […]

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