G20 health ministers acknowledge health systems’ vulnerability to pandemics: statement

Health ministers from the Group of 20 major economies discussed weaknesses in health systems that made the world vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak and other pandemics, a statement said after a virtual meeting on Sunday. The Saudi G20 secretariat said that the ministers shared their national experiences, addressed necessary actions to improve preparedness and discussed مزید پڑھیں

Prince Louis hanging up Prince William, Kate’s video calls amid interviews

The royal family is currently housebound like all other UK based families at the moment, and with the pandemic having forced people into self-isolation for over a month, all are turning to the internet as a means for keeping their professional lives afloat. During a rare interview with BBC last Friday, Prince William and Kate’s مزید پڑھیں

UNSC asks for nationwide cease-fire in Yemen

The United Nations Security Council has asked for a nationwide cease-fire in Yemen after recent positive developments in the country. In a press release after holding a special meeting on Yemen, the Council members appreciated the announcement of a unilateral cease-fire by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen. They welcomed the Yemeni government’s positive response مزید پڑھیں

Saudi princess Basmah jailed for more than a year without charge

Saudi princess jailed for more than a year without charge has made a public appeal to the king and crown prince for her release from a high-security prison. Citing deteriorating health,Princess Basmah says she was ‘abducted without explanation’ and imprisoned in March 2019. Saudi princess jailed for more than a year without charge has made مزید پڑھیں

China’s coronavirus death toll at 4,632 with 27 new cases after data revisions

China’s National Health Commission reported 27 new confirmed coronavirus cases on April 17, up from 26 the day earlier, according to data published on Saturday. Of that figure, 17 cases were imported via individuals arriving overseas, up from 15 the previous day. Newly discovered asymptomatic cases were at 54, down from 66 a day earlier. مزید پڑھیں

Nigerian president’s chief of staff dies from coronavirus: presidency spokesman

The Nigerian president’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, died on Friday after contracting the new coronavirus, two presidency spokesmen said on Twitter. Kyari, who was in his 70s and had underlying health problems including diabetes, was the top official aide to 77-year-old President Muhammadu Buhari and one of the most powerful men in the country. مزید پڑھیں

Taraweeh, Eid prayers to be offered at home if pandemic situation continues

Muslims will offer Taraweeh prayers during the month of Ramazan and Eid prayers at home if the coronavirus situation continues, said Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al El-Sheikh said on Friday. “Ramazan’s Taraweeh (evening) prayer can be performed at home if it cannot be performed at mosques due to the مزید پڑھیں

China denies cover-up in coronavirus outbreak

China on Friday denied Western suggestions it had covered up the extent of its coronavirus outbreak and rejected US allegations it has an overly cozy relationship with the World Health Organization. Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian acknowledged that the virus’s rapid spread had contributed to undercounting that resulted in China raising its death toll earlier مزید پڑھیں