Coronavirus is China’s ‘biggest health emergency’: President Xi Jinping

The coronavirus epidemic that has killed over 2,400 people is communist China’s “largest public health emergency” since its founding in 1949, President Xi Jinping said Sunday. It is necessary to learn from “obvious shortcomings exposed” during China’s response, Xi added at an official meeting to coordinate the virus fight — a rare acknowledgement by a … Read more Coronavirus is China’s ‘biggest health emergency’: President Xi Jinping

Jordan bars travellers from China, Iran, SKorea over virus

Jordan said on Sunday it would bar entry to citizens of China, Iran and South Korea and other foreigners travelling from those countries in response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The minister of state for media affairs, Amjad Adayleh, said the decision was part of “preemptive measures… following the rise in cases of coronavirus in … Read more Jordan bars travellers from China, Iran, SKorea over virus

Questions hang over fate of Saudi crew in Yemen jet crash

The fate of the crew of a Saudi warplane that crashed in Yemen remained uncertain Sunday after Iran-linked Huthi rebels claimed to have shot down the aircraft. The Riyadh-led military coalition fighting the rebels said the two officers ejected from the plane before it crashed in northern Al-Jawf province Friday but that the rebels opened … Read more Questions hang over fate of Saudi crew in Yemen jet crash

British Man arrested in Egypt for ‘patting officer on the back’

A British man has been thrown into jail in Egypt for allegedly “sexually assaulting” a police officer at the airport; however, the family claims that he just patted the officer on the back. According to reports, the incident occurred while Tony Camoccio was at the Hurghada International Airport. He was undergoing routine security check ahead … Read more British Man arrested in Egypt for ‘patting officer on the back’

Portugal pitches for enhancing bilateral trade with India

Portugal on Saturday called for enhancing bilateral trade, saying the two countries have the potential to take it to the next level. The trade between India and Portugal stood at $876 million in 2019-20, according to industry estimates. “I would like to say that the prospects of our relation are very positive. We have historical … Read more Portugal pitches for enhancing bilateral trade with India

Amid criticism, Google mulls licensing deals with news media: Report

Google is in discussions on deals to pay media organizations for content, a move aimed at blunting criticism that it unfairly profits from copyrighted news, according to people familiar with the talks. Negotiations between the internet giant and news outlets were said to be in the early stages, with most of the publishers located in … Read more Amid criticism, Google mulls licensing deals with news media: Report

Iran foreign minister says Donald Trump misled by advisors

International efforts to mediate between Tehran and the US are being thwarted by President Donald Trump’s advisors misleading him into thinking the Iranian regime is collapsing, the country’s foreign minister said Saturday. France and Japan have both sought to foster dialogue between the two foes in recent months in a bid to calm spiralling tensions, … Read more Iran foreign minister says Donald Trump misled by advisors

China Quarantines Cash in Coronavirus-hit Areas to Prevent Spread of Deadly Disease

Stepping up efforts to contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, China has begun to quarantine a large number of banknotes in the affected areas and temporarily store some of it in warehouses to ensure that the disease does not spread through cash, a Chinese official said on Saturday. Fourteen-day quarantine has … Read more China Quarantines Cash in Coronavirus-hit Areas to Prevent Spread of Deadly Disease

Iran says US killing of its general was a ‘miscalculation’; claims ‘Martyr Soleimani’ more effective than General Soleimani

Munich: The US killing of a top Iranian general was a miscalculation that has had the effect of bolstering support in Iraq for the removal of American troops, a longtime goal of Tehran, Iran’s foreign minister said Friday. The US killed General Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike on 3 January as the commander of … Read more Iran says US killing of its general was a ‘miscalculation’; claims ‘Martyr Soleimani’ more effective than General Soleimani

Tayyip Erodgan says will oppose Pakistan blacklisting at FATF, Kashmir matter of concern to both New Delhi and Islamabad

Islamabad: Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he would help Pakistan stay off a terrorism financing blacklist at a meeting of a global finance watchdog, a move he suggested would counter “political pressure” from Islamabad’s critics. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which tackles money laundering, told Islamabad late last year that it could … Read more Tayyip Erodgan says will oppose Pakistan blacklisting at FATF, Kashmir matter of concern to both New Delhi and Islamabad

375 million dollars from foreign countries to Ivy League schools, US Department of Education investigates

Ivy League universities such as Harvard and Yale are now being investigated by the US Department of Education on suspicion that they received undisclosed funds from foreign countries. As per reports, elite schools are not fully reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign gifts and contracts. Responses are allegedly being prepared by both universities … Read more 375 million dollars from foreign countries to Ivy League schools, US Department of Education investigates

Air pollution grips China’s capital despite reduced emissions from coronavirus economic slowdown

Beijing witness heavy pollution returning to shroud the skies even though polluting emissions from factories and vehicles were below normal due to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. United, Qantas, Virgin Atlantic extend flight ban to China Experts prompted by the subpar air quality stated that China needs to step up its war on pollution … Read more Air pollution grips China’s capital despite reduced emissions from coronavirus economic slowdown

Twitter trolls roast Buttigieg’s robotic ‘Raise the Roof’ dance move

On the campaign trail in New Hampshire, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was recorded cheering and dancing with supporters by Washington Post reporter Chelsea Janes. In a video posted on Twitter, Former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana can be seen performing the “Raise the Roof” dance move with New Hampshire congresswoman Annie Kuster. It’s all happening. … Read more Twitter trolls roast Buttigieg’s robotic ‘Raise the Roof’ dance move

Airbus and CAAS Collaborate to Enable Urban Air Mobility

THIRD PARTY CONTENT Airbus and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enable urban air mobility (UAM) in Singapore. The MOU was signed today at the Singapore Airshow 2020 between Jean-Brice Dumont, Executive Vice-President, Engineering, Airbus and Kevin Shum, Director-General of CAAS. The collaboration aims to bring … Read more Airbus and CAAS Collaborate to Enable Urban Air Mobility

Huawei hit with new US charges of trade secrets theft

Huawei was hit Thursday with new US criminal charges alleging the Chinese tech giant engaged in a “decades-long” effort to steal trade secrets from American companies. A US indictment unsealed in New York alleges Huawei conspired “to misappropriate intellectual property” from six US firms as part of a strategy to grow its global business, the … Read more Huawei hit with new US charges of trade secrets theft

Opening Ceremony Exercise AJEYA WARRIOR-2020

The fifth edition of Exercise AJEYA WARRIOR-2020 between India and United Kingdom Army commenced today at Salisbury Plains, United Kingdom. The aim of exercise is to conduct training of troops in counter insurgency and counter terrorist operations in both Urban and Semi Urban areas. Exercise AJEYA WARRIOR-2020 can be termed as the shining example of … Read more Opening Ceremony Exercise AJEYA WARRIOR-2020

China sacked senior officials over coronavirus outbreak

Several senior officials have been removed from office by China due to their improper handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Preceding was the death toll of people falling victim to the COVID-19, which passed 1,000 at a horrifyingly brisk pace. Head of the Hubei Health Commission and the Party Secretary are two of the most senior … Read more China sacked senior officials over coronavirus outbreak

Wuhan Coronavirus: Death Toll in Deadly Outbreak Touches 1,367; Confirmed Cases 52,526

Chinese authorities on Thursday said the overall toll due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak in the country has reached 1,367, with 52,526 confirmed cases, after Hubei province, the epicentre of the epidemic, registered the largest one-day increase in infections and deaths. The deaths and cases due to the COVID-19, the official name of the disease … Read more Wuhan Coronavirus: Death Toll in Deadly Outbreak Touches 1,367; Confirmed Cases 52,526

Italy’s ex-minister Salvini to face trial in migrant detention case

Italian far-right leader and former interior minister Matteo Salvini will face trial after Senators voted on Wednesday to strip him of the parliamentary protection. A court in Sicily had earlier said Salvini faces trial for illegally detaining migrants at sea last July. However, ministers cannot be tried in Italy while in office unless their parliamentary … Read more Italy’s ex-minister Salvini to face trial in migrant detention case

As Bernie Sanders rises, some Democrats are extremely jittery about possible consequences

Chattanooga, Tennessee: As Senator Bernie Sanders and his supporters reveled in his victory in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, Jimmy Tawater’s mood was less celebratory. “I love Bernie Sanders. Love Bernie, love his ideas. But he can’t win,” said Tawater, 72, of Ringgold, Georgia. Late on Tuesday, Lloyd Blankfein, the former Goldman Sachs chief … Read more As Bernie Sanders rises, some Democrats are extremely jittery about possible consequences

Tunisia’s Club Sportif Sfaxien Secures 3rd place in AWST 2020 Volleyball Competition

The concluding day of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) was marked by spirited matches in volleyball to determine 3-8 positions in the competition.In a game to secure the third place, Tunisia’s Club Sportif Sfaxien clinched a 3-set win against Sharjah Women’s Sports Club. The Tunisian athletes entered the first set with full force and … Read more Tunisia’s Club Sportif Sfaxien Secures 3rd place in AWST 2020 Volleyball Competition