Day: June 6, 2020

‘India using COVID-19 to violate rights of Kashmiris’

June 6, 2020

India is exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to perpetrate human rights violations in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan said on Friday. Addressing a virtual conference hosted by Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, Khalil Hashmi, Pakistan’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva, said: “The COVID-19 is being used as a […]

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Rwanda introduces guidelines on mining amid COVID-19

June 6, 2020

Rwanda has released preventive guidelines for mining operators to take measures against the novel coronavirus, local media reported Friday. “We want to ensure that they are protected from infection in the workplace, and this will also help the community where they live,” The New Times daily quoted Francis Gatare, the head of the country’s Mines, […]

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Libya: Civilian administration takes over in Tarhuna

June 6, 2020

The Libyan army on Friday transferred the city of Tarhuna, recently cleared of forces loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar, to civilian administration. Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha on Twitter said the security mechanism in the city had been taken over from the military, adding that the government would now provide security there. The Tarhuna Security […]

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Galatasaray to compete in Basketball Champions League

June 6, 2020

Galatasaray will compete in the Basketball Champions League starting from the 2020/21 season, The Lions confirmed Friday on their website. “In FIBA’s meetings with our club, the values that the Galatasaray brand and Basketball Champions League brand can add to each other were discussed and as a result, our club accepted to be one of […]

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Turkish coast guard rescues 9 asylum seekers

June 6, 2020

Turkey rescued nine asylum seekers, including women and children, in a rubber boat who were pushed back by Greek forces into Turkish territorial waters, according to security sources on Friday. The asylum seekers of Afghan origin were rescued off the coast of the southwestern province of Antalya, the sources added. Turkey has been one of […]

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Trudeau pressured to decry West Bank annexation

June 6, 2020

Almost 60 Canadian politicians including four former federal cabinet ministers signed on to a letter, urging the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to resist the planned Israel annexation of the West Bank, news reports said Friday. If the lobbying succeeds, Canada would join others in the US, UK and Europe who are opposed to the […]

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Virus infections inch up in France, fatalities stable

June 6, 2020

As novel coronavirus-related fatalities remained stable in France on Friday, the country reported a slight rise in infections, with the latest statistics reported by the Ministry of Health. A total of 47 daily deaths in the hospital were registered, just one more than Thursday, while the total number of fatalities so far in hospitals was […]

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UPDATE – Turkey: 3 former opposition lawmakers sent to prison

June 6, 2020

Three former opposition party lawmakers were sent to prison early Friday, a day after parliament revoked their seats. One of the former lawmakers is from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and two others are from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). The final judgements of the judicial proceedings against CHP lawmaker Enis Berberoglu and […]

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