Day: June 20, 2020

Pakistan to reopen Afghanistan border for trade

June 20, 2020

 Pakistan on Saturday announced reopening three key trade routes with neighboring Afghanistan from June 22. Abdul Razzak Dawood, prime minister’s adviser on trade, who acts as trade minister, announced the reopening of southwestern Chaman, northwestern Torkham and Ghulam Khan border crossings after months-long closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. All the three routes will remain […]

Read More

Israel in second wave of coronavirus: Report

June 20, 2020

 Israel has entered a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak, according to an official report on Saturday. The report by the National Center for Information and Knowledge in the Battle Against Coronavirus, said the average daily infections from the virus reached 200 a day, up from only 16 cases a day four weeks earlier. The […]

Read More

Iraq: PKK terrorists desecrate Turkmen Martyrs Cemetery

June 20, 2020

The PKK terror group in Iraq attacked Friday a martyr’s cemetery of Turkmen people in Kirkuk, north of the country’s capital Baghdad, according to a local official. “PKK terrorist group elements attacked the Turkmen Martyrs Cemetery in Kirkuk’s city center,” Muhammad Saman, a spokesman for the Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF), told Anadolu Agency on Saturday. […]

Read More

Turkish president marks World Refugee Day

June 20, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday marked the World Refugee Day. “Turkey will continue to protect all the oppressed and victims regardless of their faith, language and descent, and be their voice in the international arena,” Erdogan said on Twitter. “On behalf of my country and nation, I greet my refugee brothers who were […]

Read More

UPDATE – Turkey marks World Refugee Day

June 20, 2020

Turkey on Saturday marked the World Refugee Day by calling on the international community to show solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers during the coronavirus pandemic. “We hope that the World Refugee Day will lead to a period, where the number of refugees will decrease, durable solutions both in terms of quality and quantity will […]

Read More

COVID-19: Spain bids farewell to state of alarm

June 20, 2020

Spain on Saturday reported 363 new coronavirus cases, as the country prepares to drop its state of emergency at midnight. The number of new infections is up just slightly from Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 245,938. The death toll in Spain also increased by seven from yesterday to reach 28,322. When the […]

Read More

Bangladesh: Ex-cricket captain tests positive for virus

June 20, 2020

Bangladeshi cricketer-turned-lawmaker Mashrafe Bin Mortaza tested positive for COVID-19. The popular sportsman, regarded as one of the country’s most successful cricket captains, was feeling unwell and had a fever for the past few days, his personal assistant Mohammad Shakil told Anadolu Agency on Saturday. “His sample was sent for testing yesterday and we received the […]

Read More

UPDATE – Bangladesh to launch first COVID-19 ICU for Rohingya

June 20, 2020

Bangladesh is set to launch an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for Rohingya refugees and residents in the southeastern district of Cox’s Bazar for the first time, according to an official late Friday.  “My dream comes to true as the authorities will open a 10-bed ICU and 10-bed HDU [High Dependency Units] in Cox’s Bazar Sadar […]

Read More