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Trump warns Iran against 'sneak attack'

Trump warns Iran against 'sneak attack'

02-04-2020 comments

Washington (IANS) US President Donald Trump has warned Iran against a "sneak attack" on American forces and assets in Iraq, threatening a "very heavy price" as a consequence.

"Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are planning a…

UNSC unanimously adopts resolution on peacekeepers' safety, security

UNSC unanimously adopts resolution on peacekeepers' safety, security

31-03-2020 comments

United Nations (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted Resolution 2518, a first of its kind, vowing to take all-dimensional measures to ensure the safety and security of peacekeepers.

"This is the first resolution on the…

Saudi Arabia attacks Yemeni capital amid escalating tensions

Saudi Arabia attacks Yemeni capital amid escalating tensions

31-03-2020 comments

Sanaa (IANS) A coalition led by Saudi Arabia launched at least 15 airstrikes on the Yemeni capital of Sanaa held by the Shia Houthi rebels amid escalating tensions despite the looming threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Houthis'…

China probes company that sold COVID-19 test kits to Spain

China probes company that sold COVID-19 test kits to Spain

31-03-2020 comments

Beijing (IANS) China has launched an investigation into Shenzhen Bioeasy Biotechnology, a Chinese company that sold a batch of coronavirus test kits to Spain which authorities said were faulty, an official source said on Tuesday.

Despite the…

Iran's Zarif slams US' refusal to lift sanctions

Iran's Zarif slams US' refusal to lift sanctions

30-03-2020 comments

Tehran (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has once again slammed the US for its refusal to lift sanctions on the country amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

In a tweet on Sunday, the Minister said that the US has gone from…

Netanyahu in quarantine after aide tests Covid-19 positive

Netanyahu in quarantine after aide tests Covid-19 positive

30-03-2020 comments

Tel Aviv (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is going into quarantine after a close aide tested positive for coronavirus, reports said on Monday.

Netanyahu will be in quarantine along with close advisers, Israeli media reported,…

Panama to allow COVID-19-hit cruiseliner through canal

Panama to allow COVID-19-hit cruiseliner through canal

29-03-2020 comments

Panama City (IANS) Panama's health authorities announced that they had authorized the Zaandam cruise liner, which reported four coronavirus deaths and two positive cases among the people on aboard, to pass through the Panama Canal.

On Friday,…

Thai prison set ablaze following riot

Thai prison set ablaze following riot

29-03-2020 comments

Bangkok (IANS) A prison in Thailand was set ablaze on Sunday following a riot between inmates over the coronavirus pandemic, police said.

About 100 inmates staged the riot in the prison and set it ablaze in downtown area of Buriram province,…

US enacts largest relief package in history

US enacts largest relief package in history

28-03-2020 comments

New York (IANS) US President Donald Trump has signed the largest economic stimulus package in history worth about $2 trillion to rescue the nation from the clutches of the coronavirus pandemic after Congress in a rare show of unity passed it.

Indian workers seek US visa extensions amid corona crisis

Indian workers seek US visa extensions amid corona crisis

28-03-2020 comments

Washington (IANS) Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Indian workers across America have sought extensions of their US visas over concerns of losing work status due to soon-to-expire visas or delayed extensions, a media report said.

Immigration…

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