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China mourns coronavirus ‘martyrs’

04-04-2020 BEIJING: China on Saturday observed a national day of mourning for the thousands of “martyrs” who have died in the new coronavirus outbreak, flying the national flag at half mast throughout the country and suspending all forms of entertainment. The country, where the virus first appeared in late December, …

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Confirmed global corona-cases pass one million

03 April, 2020 LONDON/ PARIS/ NEW YORK/ MADRID, ROME: More than a million cases of coronavirus have been registered globally, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University – another grim milestone as the world grapples with the spreading pandemic. Nearly 53,000 people have died and more than 210,000 …

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Spain coronavirus death toll passes 10,000

02 April, 2020 MADRID: Spain has passed another grim coronavirus milestone after the number of deaths exceeded 10,000. The country, the second-worst hit in terms fatalities, has also lost nearly 900,000 jobs. The US, too, has registered 6.6m new jobless benefit claims – a record. The unemployment figures are another …

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Iran warns against American military moves in Iraq

01 April, 2020 TEHRAN: Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman warned that the recent American military moves in Iraq could escalate the regional tensions. In a statement on Wednesday, Seyed Abbas Mousavi denounced the American military presence and moves in Iraq. “While the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the international community …

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Prince Harry & Meghan start their non-royal life

01 April, 2020 Bureau Report + Agencies LONDON: When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they would be giving up their senior royal roles to become “financially independent,” it sent shock waves through the British establishment and became the topic of intense debate across the country and beyond. Why are …

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