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Glimmer of hope in Europe as US braces for 'hardest week' (8)
World Glimmer of hope in Europe as US braces for 'hardest week' 06 Apr 2020 02:44AM (Updated: 06 Apr 2020 06:23AM) ROME: European nations most ravaged by the new coronavirus on Sunday (Apr 5) reported encouraging signs in their fight against the deadly pandemic, as the United States braced for what may be its "hardest" week in recent memory. While Queen Elizabeth II delivered a rare televised address in a bid to
COVID-19: Iraqis rally to help needy families as virus hits, economy falters (1)
In a society that deeply values abundance, some are too proud to admit they need help. Published: April 05, 2020 09:19 AFP A civil defense worker wearing a protective suit sprays disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus, in the main market, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
Afghan Special Forces arrest local Daesh leader (2)
Apr 05, 2020 07:42 UTC Afghan Special Forces have arrested the leader of the Daesh terrorist group's affiliate in Afghanistan. According to Press TV, National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement on Saturday Special Forces of the Afghan's NDS arrested Abdullah Orakzai, alias Aslam Farooqi, who led Daesh's so-called Khorasan Province affiliate, the Daesh-KP, during an operation on Friday.
Indian rice exports suspended as lockdown disrupts supply chain: Report (2)
About 400,000 tonnes of non-basmati rice and 100,000 tonnes of basmati rice, meant for March-April delivery, are either stuck at ports or in the pipeline due to the lockdown, exporters said. Reuters New Delhi April 6, 2020 UPDATED: April 6, 2020 09:24 IST India has been put on a 21-day lockdown.
US-led coalition airdrops military equipment to Syria's biggest oil field: Report (1)
Iran Press TV Sunday, 05 April 2020 1:52 PM The so-called US-led military coalition purportedly formed to fight the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has reportedly airdropped military and logistical equipment to oil-rich areas it has occupied in Syria's eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr, as Washington and some of its regional allies vie to seize oil reserves and plunder natural resources in the war-battered country.
Michael Moynihan: Letter on an anniversary (2)
Adam Gilsenan works up a sweat during round two of the Cycling Ireland Zwift League, a 12-race series that will run until the middle of June. With all normal race and outdoor training activity postponed due to Covid-19, the new eRacing series was launched on the online training platform Zwift. Picture: INPHO/Bryan K By Michael Moynihan Staff writer Follow @MikeMoynihanEx Monday, April 06, 2020 - 12:00 AM
Trump threatens tariffs if needed to protect US oil industry (1)
The American Petroleum Institute says s tariffs would inject more uncertainty Published: April 05, 2020 07:57 Reuters Trump said Saturday at a White House press briefing he'd use tariffs if needed to protect the domestic oil industry, a day after meeting with U.S. industry leaders.
Answering Ayatollah Sistani's call, Iraqis support those in need amid coronavirus outbreak (1)
Apr 05, 2020 06:45 UTC Thousands of people across Iraq have begun a full-fledged campaign to support those in need in the Arab country following a call by the country's most prominent Shia Cleric Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali al-Sistani to help the people, irrespective of their race or religion, amid the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic. According to Press TV, social media activists reported that volunteers have
PMU anti-terror forces vow to end US 'occupation' of Iraq (2)
Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), better known by their Arabic name Hashd al-Sha'abi, have blasted the US terrorist forces based in their country as occupiers, pledging to bring the occupation of the Arab country to an end. According to Press TV, in a joint statement on Saturday, Hashd al-Sha'abi groups said from now on the US troops in the Arab country will be dealt with as "occupation forces". The statement cited the US refusal to withdraw its terrorist forces from
Coronavirus: China's disinformation campaign costing lives and hindering global response, MPs warn (1)
Commons Foreign Affairs Committee report also attacks Russia and Iran and calls for 'G20 of public health' to unify response to future pandemics Joe Sommerlad @JoeSommerlad Monday 6 April 2020 00:57 {{ moreThanTen}} {{total}} comments {{/moreThanTen}} China's efforts to downplay the coronavirus pandemic in its earliest stages and subsequent disinformation campaign surrounding the disease has cost