Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Trump cuts ties with WHO mid-pandemic, as Europe speeds reopening

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Donald Trump on Friday said he was severing ties with the World Health Organization, signalling the end of hundreds...

India coronavirus death toll passes China’s

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India’s coronavirus death toll passed neighbouring China’s on Friday, with 175 new fatalities in 24 hours taking the total to...

Last century’s epidemics far more deadly than 21st century’s

PARIS-- Before the emergence late last year of the novel coronavirus, which has now killed more than 100,000 people, the 21st century’s epidemics had...

Worldwide death toll from novel coronavirus crosses 60,000

PARIS (Web Desk / AFP) - The worldwide number of fatalities from the novel coronavirus has crossed 60,000 on Saturday, according to a tally...

Spain’s coronavirus deaths down for second straight day at 809

MADRID (AFP) - Spain recorded a second successive daily drop in coronavirus-related deaths with 809 fatalities, official figures showed Saturday. The total number of deaths...

Italy coronavirus toll tops 230, cases near 6,000

ROME - Italy’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose by 36 to 233 on Saturday while the number of infections shot up by...

Prisoner release needs ‘Transparent Mechanism’: Ghani

KABUL – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, addressing a ceremony, said there is a need for a "transparent mechanism" to release the Taliban prisoners –...

‘Coronavirus quarantine’ hotel collapse traps 70 in eastern China

BEIJING  - Around 70 people were trapped after a hotel collapsed in China’s eastern Fujian province on Saturday evening, officials said. Xinjia Hotel collapsed around...

Saudi Arabia detains three royal princes over ‘coup plot’

RIYADH - Saudi authorities have detained three royal family members including two senior princes, the US media reported Friday, signaling the powerful crown prince...

Iran reports 11 new coronavirus deaths, total now 77

TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran announced on Tuesday that 11 more people had died from the new coronavirus in the past day, bringing the Islamic...

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