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Day: May 11, 2020

White House rhetoric ‘permits’ racist people: Mayor

May 11, 2020

Speaking on the high-profile shooting of an unarmed black man in her state, a Democratic US mayor accused Trump administration “rhetoric” of effectively encouraging would-be racists. Calling the death of Ahmaud Arbery the “lynching of an African American man,” Keisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Georgia’s state capital Atlanta, told CNN on Sunday: “With the […]

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UN sends truckloads of aid to Idlib, Syria

May 11, 2020

The United Nations on Monday sent 51 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Syria’s northwestern Idlib province where millions are desperately seeking assistance. The trucks loaded with the supplies entered Syria through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey’s southern Hatay province, which borders Idlib. The aid will be distributed to people in Idlib city and nearby […]

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Nepal, India in diplomatic row after border road launch

May 11, 2020

Nepal and India have been locked in a bitter diplomatic row after the latter inaugurated a new link road for Indian pilgrims that passes through a disputed mountain claimed by the two as their territory. Nepal’s Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Gyawali on Monday summoned Indian ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra to the ministry and handed a […]

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Turkish agency aids people in Switzerland amid pandemic

May 11, 2020

A Turkish state agency and Turkish civil society groups in Switzerland are distributing aid to needy people, including the elderly, as the world is grappling with the novel coronavirus. In a statement, Turkey’s Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) said that they are working together with the Switzerland branch of Union of International […]

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Turkish president, German chancellor talk over phone

May 11, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Turkish authorities said on Monday. Erdogan and Merkel discussed the opportunities for cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 and the steps to be taken in the post-pandemic period, as well as bilateral relations and regional issues, according to a statement by […]

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Sudan reports 6 deaths, 201 virus cases in one day

May 11, 2020

Sudan’s Health Ministry confirmed six more fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Monday, taking the nationwide death toll to 70. A ministry statement said 201 new infections were recorded in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,365. The ministry said 149 people have so far recovered from the disease. […]

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Afghanistan claims to arrest Daesh/ISIS regional chief

May 11, 2020

Afghan security forces on Monday claimed arresting Ziaul Haq, the head of Daesh/ISIS for South Asia and Far East along with other key terrorists of the group. The Afghan intelligence agency National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Interior Ministry said in a joint statement that Haq — also known as Abu Omar Khorasani — was […]

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COVID-19: Chinese experts depart for Zimbabwe

May 11, 2020

China has sent 12 medical experts to Zimbabwe to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic, Zimbabwean local media reported Monday. The medical experts who have left Changsha, the provincial capital of Hunan province, for Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, will also bring medical supplies including ventilators, face masks and PPEs, according to Pindola News website. The medical equipment […]

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