Day: June 23, 2020

Indian ex-army chief sees no full-blown war with China

June 23, 2020

A full-scale war between India and China following a recent deadly clash along the border is unlikely, according to a retired Indian army officer. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, former chief of army staff of the Indian Army Gen. Ved Prakash Malik said New Delhi is capable of replying to China’s killing of 20 soldiers but […]

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G20 economies set for bigger hit from pandemic: Moody’s

June 23, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on G20 economies will be greater than previous estimates and is projected to cause contraction of 4.6%, rather than 4%, in 2020, according to global credit rating agency Moody’s. The agency revised its earlier projection in a statement late on Monday night, saying the world economy had revived, but had a […]

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‘Kashmir militants bent on stopping demographic change’

June 23, 2020

Militancy in Indian-administered Kashmir remains the same, by and large, but countering India’s demographic plans appears to be its primary focus now, experts say. On Aug. 5, 2019, Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrapped two pieces of legislation that guaranteed Kashmir an autonomous political status besides barring people outside Jammu and Kashmir […]

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Malawians vote in fresh presidential poll

June 23, 2020

Polling centers across Malawi opened Tuesday at 6.00 a.m. local time (0400GMT) for a court-sanctioned re-election of the country’s president. “All we want is change. The current president [Peter Mutharika] has failed to take Malawi out of poverty and it’s time to for him to leave office,” Abel Banda, one of the voters who cast […]

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Russia’s COVID-19 cases nearing 600,000

June 23, 2020

The number of novel coronavirus infections in Russia closed 600,000 on Tuesday while the country registered the highest daily recoveries from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. With 7,425 new cases registered over the last 24 hours, the total number of infections rose to 599,705, the country’s emergency task force said in a daily […]

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Bangladesh: One man takes charge of last rites for 87 virus victims

June 23, 2020

A small-time public official has become the only hope for many victims of coronavirus in Bangladesh where authorities are hard-pressed amid rising cases. Maqsoodul Alam Khondaker Khorshed has so far buried 87 bodies after bereaved families could not find any one to arrange a funeral. The fear surrounding COVID-19, the deadly disease caused by the […]

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Turkish police arrest 13 PKK/KCK terror suspects

June 23, 2020

Turkish police arrested 13 suspects in raids in the Aegean Izmir province for their alleged links to the PKK/KCK terror group, security sources said on Tuesday. Anti-terror police launched an investigation into the suspects, who are allegedly part of the terror group, and involved in terror propaganda on social media, the provincial security directorate said […]

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Indonesian Muslim scholars worried by Europe Islamophobia

June 23, 2020

Indonesian Muslim intellectuals have voiced their concerns following a recent report on mounting Islamophobia in western countries. A report published Sunday by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), a think tank based int eh Turkish capital Ankara, outlined the discrimination and xenophobia that many Muslims face in European countries. The European Islamophobia […]

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