WHO chief urges U.S. to reconsider funding, says ‘virus will be with us for a long time’

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that he hoped the Trump administration would reconsider its suspension of funding, but that his main focus was on ending the pandemic and saving lives. There were “worrying upward trends” in early epidemics in parts of Africa and central and South America, WHO director-general مزید پڑھیں

Regional countries should resolve region’s crises: Rouhani

During the phone conversation, President Rouhani commemorated late Sultan Qaboos and wished success for the new Sultan of the country, Haitham bin Tariq, and expressed hope that relations between the two countries would further develop during his tenure. Referring to the difficult situation in the region and the world due to the outbreak of coronavirus مزید پڑھیں

IRGC shoots Iran’s first military satellite into orbit

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has successfully launched and placed the country’s first military satellite into the orbit. The elite force fired the satellite — dubbed Nour (Light)-1 — aboard Qased (Carrier) satellite carrier during an operation that was staged in Dasht-e Kavir, Iran’s sprawling central desert, on Wednesday, the Corps’ Sepah News reported. مزید پڑھیں

UK PM Johnson under fire over handling of coronavirus crisis

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday faced a call for an inquiry into his government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis after failing to fully explain partial death data, limited testing or the lack of equipment for hospitals. The novel coronavirus outbreak, the worst health crisis since the 1918 influenza pandemic, has left governments across مزید پڑھیں

Trump immigration ban to last 60 days, target those seeking permanent residency

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his new U.S. immigration ban would last 60 days and apply to those seeking ‘green cards’ for permanent residency in an effort to protect Americans seeking to regain jobs lost because of the coronavirus. Trump plans to institute the ban through an executive order, which he said he was مزید پڑھیں

Ablution practice might have reduced corona risk

The Muslim practice of Wudhu five-times-a-day before the compulsory prayers may have played a major role in preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus in British Muslim communities. According to a recent report by Professor Richard Webber from Newcastle University and former Labour Party politician Trevor Phillips, Muslims in the UK might be at a مزید پڑھیں

Prince Harry and Meghan blacklist UK tabloids

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have blacklisted UK tabloids over ‘distorted’ stories including Sun, Daily Mail, Mirror and Express. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan blacklisted four major British tabloids on Sunday, accusing them of publishing stories that were “distorted,false and invasive beyond reason”, UK media reported. In a scathing letter to the editors of مزید پڑھیں

South Koreans return to work, crowd parks, malls as social distancing rules ease

South Koreans are returning to work and crowding shopping malls, parks, golf courses and some restaurants as South Korea relaxes social distancing rules amid a continued downward trend in coronavirus cases. A growing list of companies, including SK Innovation and Naver, has ended or eased their work from home policy in recent weeks, though many مزید پڑھیں