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 2020-04-04 23:59 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

World's virus toll tops 60,000 as advice on masks shifts...

The global death toll in the coronavirus crisis soared past 60,000 on Saturday, as US calls for the public to cover their faces reignited debate about whether masks can be effective in stemming the pandemic....

 2020-04-04 23:55 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Hunt for medical supplies creates marketplace of desperation...

Shady middlemen, phantom shipments, prices soaring by the hour, goods flown in on a private plane. What sounds like an organized-crime thriller is now the new reality for governors desperately trying to find the medical equipment their states need in the ...

 2020-04-04 23:10 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

New York state virus toll spikes by record 630 deaths in single day...

New York state's coronavirus toll rose at a devastating pace to 3,565 deaths Saturday, the governor said, up from 2,935 the previous day, the largest 24-hour jump recorded there....

 2020-04-04 22:26 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

LAUMC launches free national coronavirus campaign...

A national campaign to fight coronavirus in Lebanon was launced Saturday by the Lebanese American University Medical Center-Rizk Hospital...

 2020-04-04 22:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Iran escaped prisoners back in jail amid coronavirus epidemic...

Most of the 70 inmates who escaped from a prison in western Iran last month are now back in jail, Iranian authorities said Saturday, even though about 100,000 prisoners have been granted temporary release due to the coronavirus epidemic....

 2020-04-04 21:35 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Britain set for long lockdown as death toll rises to 4,313...

Britain is unlikely to lift its stringent lockdown rules until the end of May, once the spread of the coronavirus has started to slow, a leading government adviser said on Saturday as the death toll rose to 4,313....

 2020-04-04 21:25 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

UAE extends curfew, KSA locks down parts of Jeddah...

The United Arab Emirates has extended a de facto overnight curfew indefinitely to disinfect public areas to fight the spread of coronavirus and Saudi Arabia has locked down parts of the Red Sea city of Jeddah....

 2020-04-04 21:18 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Iran says virus contagion slows for fourth day...

Iran's new cases of coronavirus have dropped for the fourth consecutive day, official figures released Saturday showed, as a two-week holiday in the Islamic republic came to an end....

 2020-04-04 20:46 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Knifeman in southern France kills 2 in attack on passersby...

A man wielding a knife attacked residents venturing out to shop in a town under lockdown south of the French city of Lyon Saturday, killing two people and wounding others, prosecutors said....

 2020-04-04 20:31 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Turkey tightens controls in public places over virus threat...

Turkey stepped up controls Saturday on crowded public spaces including markets and ferries in Istanbul a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan imposed the use of face masks to curb the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-04-04 20:23 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Palestinian factions divided over camp lockdown...

Palestinian factions are divided over the decision to close entrances to Sidon's Ain al-Hilweh camp to prevent the spread of coronavirus...

 2020-04-04 19:28 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Americans told to wear masks as Spain sees signs of hope...

Americans Saturday came to grips with recommendations to wear masks against the coronavirus, while Spain added to hopes that Europe could be turning a corner in the pandemic with a second daily drop in deaths....

 2020-04-04 19:16 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Keir Starmer: From radical lawyer to leader of the British Labour party...

Britain's new opposition Labour leader, Keir Starmer, fought the state as a young human rights lawyer before battling Brexit as an MP, and must now bring together his divided party to challenge Boris Johnson....

 2020-04-04 18:45 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Indonesia coronavirus cases top 2,000 amid concerns over data...

Indonesia said Saturday that coronavirus cases had topped 2,000 and deaths risen to 191, but doubts have been raised over official figures by data showing a big jump in funerals last month in the capital Jakarta....

 2020-04-04 17:59 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Full text of Lebanon's repatriation plan...

Lebanon will start Sunday repatriating hundreds of expatriates and nathionals struck abroad....

 2020-04-04 17:58 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Kuwait reports first death from coronavirus outbreak...

Kuwait recorded on Saturday its first death from the coronavirus outbreak, state news agency KUNA reported, citing a health ministry spokesman....

 2020-04-04 17:53 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

UAE extends coronavirus night-time curfew to disinfect public areas...

The United Arab Emirates has extended a de-facto night-time curfew indefinitely to disinfect public areas to fight the spread of coronavirus, the state-run news agency WAM reported late on Friday....

 2020-04-04 17:33 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

As Spain battles virus, medics' unions hit out...

When Spain's first case of coronavirus was recorded on Jan. 31 - a German tourist in La Gomera, one of the remote Canary Islands - there seemed little cause for concern....

 2020-04-04 16:58 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

African elite who once sought treatment abroad are grounded...

The coronavirus pandemic could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where some heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their nations....

 2020-04-04 16:36 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon confirms 12 new coronavirus cases...

Lebanon confirmed 12 new cases of coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total number of infections to 520....

 2020-04-04 16:23 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Pandemic hurts ability of nations to face natural disasters...

Before New Zealand began its four-week lockdown to fight the coronavirus, a reporter asked Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern what would happen if an earthquake struck while everybody was sequestered in their homes. "Why on earth would your mind go there?&...

 2020-04-04 16:16 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Tokyo area sees daily coronavirus cases topping 100 for first time...

Some 118 people were newly infected with the novel coronavirus in the Japanese capital of Tokyo, NHK public broadcaster reported Saturday, citing metropolitan government officials....

 2020-04-04 15:51 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Halting Bisri Dam project waste of public money: Ghajar...

Energy Minister Raymond Ghajar Saturday said halting progress on the controversial Bisri Dam would be a waste of public money, defending Cabinet's decision to move forward with the World Bank-funded project....

 2020-04-04 15:25 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

'True friend' China helps Algeria battle coronavirus...

As adversity strikes in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, Algeria has found a helping hand in China, an old friend and the top exporter to Africa's largest country....

 2020-04-04 15:15 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Trump recommends face coverings, but won't wear one...

President Donald Trump announced new federal guidelines Friday recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus....

 2020-04-04 15:07 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

China honors virus victims with 3 minutes of reflection...

With air raid sirens wailing and flags at half-mast, China on Saturday held a three-minute nationwide moment of reflection to honor those who have died in the coronavirus outbreak, especially "martyrs" who fell while fighting what has become a glo...

 2020-04-04 15:03 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Medics at Egypt's main cancer center test positive for virus...

At least 15 medics in Egypt's main cancer hospital have been quarantined after testing positive for the coronavirus, officials said Saturday, raising fears the pandemic could prey on health facilities in the Arab world's most populous country....

 2020-04-04 02:30 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Mediterranean earthquake shakes Lebanon, Syria and Turkey...

Residents across Lebanon felt a tremor Friday evening resulting from a 4.3 magnitude earthquake that hit the Mediterranean Sea on the border between Turkey and Syria, the state-run National News Agency reported....

 2020-04-04 01:59 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Turkey imposes curfew on youth, shuts borders of 31 cities...

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 2020-04-04 01:03 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

U.S and European deaths mount as virus threatens war zones...

Deaths from the global coronavirus epidemic accelerated again Friday as the US, Spain and Britain grappled with their highest tolls yet and the world economy took a massive hit....

 2020-04-04 01:01 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Diab's Cabinet suffers three setbacks in less than two weeks...

In less than two weeks, Prime Minister Hassan Diab's Cabinet appears to have suffered three major setbacks that could affect its credibility when it bowed to pressure from two main parties inside the government that threatened to withdraw their minist...

 2020-04-04 00:33 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

German virus data offers 'hope' but curbs must stay, says Merkel...

Latest figures which show the spread of the coronavirus is slowing in Germany are a cause for "hope", Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday, but warned that it was too early to relax restrictions on public life....

 2020-04-03 23:06 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

New York reports deadliest day from coronavirus, makes plea for help...

New York suffered its deadliest single day from the novel coronavirus, with 562 additional deaths in the last 24 hours for a total of 2,935 fatalities, by far the most of any U.S. state, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday....

 2020-04-03 23:02 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Solidarity? When it comes to masks, it's every nation for itself...

From government stock seizures to sales to the highest bidder on airport tarmacs, the hunt for face masks amid the coronavirus outbreak has become a global free-for-all where the rules of fair play no longer apply....

 2020-04-03 22:05 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Schools off to different starts in efforts to stay on track...

With over a month passed since the abrupt nationwide closure of schools across Lebanon, teachers and students are having to adjust to the new 'distant' reality and absorb the virus-related shocks threatening to derail the academic calendar....

 2020-04-03 21:57 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus cases, death rate slows...

Spain overtook Italy for the first time Friday for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, but the overnight death toll fell from the previous day, providing a small glimmer of hope....

 2020-04-03 21:31 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Oil and gas licensing deadline extended...

Ghajar extended the deadline for the submission of applications in the second round of licensing for oil and gas exploration due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-03 21:00 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

New central bank FX unit will work on banknotes at market rate, will buy and sell: Salameh to Reuters...

New central bank FX unit will work on banknotes at market rate, will buy and sell: Salameh to Reuters...

 2020-04-03 20:47 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Norway pleads for more aid to help Palestinians tackle coronavirus...

Norway called Friday for more money to help the Palestinian Territories get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Although there has only been one death and 161 reported cases of the coronavirus in the Palestinian Territories, the outbreak is expected to worsen ...

 2020-04-03 20:41 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

As Africa locks down, some deliveries of aid are threatened...

More than half of Africa's 54 countries have closed their land, air and sea borders to fight the spread of the coronavirus, authorities said Friday, but fears are growing that the restrictions are delaying deliveries of critical aid....

 2020-04-03 20:18 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

US sheds 701,000 jobs, ending a record-long hiring streak...

A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of the viral outbreak that's all but shut down the U.S. economy....

 2020-04-03 20:01 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon to celebrate Easter in lockdown...

Easter in Lebanon is set to look starkly different this year amid lockdown measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus....

 2020-04-03 19:56 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Europe's hospitals bow under the weight of coronavirus crush...

Setting up makeshift ICU wards in libraries and conference centers, embattled European medical workers strained Friday to save thousands of desperately ill coronavirus patients as stocks of medicine, protective equipment and breathing machines grew shorte...

 2020-04-03 19:34 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus...

Early this week, the streets of the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak were bustling with shoppers as ultra-Orthodox residents, obeying their religious leaders, ignored pleas to stay home in the face of the coronavirus threat....

 2020-04-03 19:21 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

MEA schedules four flights for expat returns...

Middle East Airlines announced Friday four flights to take off Sunday, in order to evacuate Lebanese expats abroad...

 2020-04-03 19:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon's Central Bank says deposits of $3000 or less can be paid out in Lebanese pounds at market rate...

Lebanon's Central Bank says deposits of $3000 or less can be paid out in Lebanese pounds at market rate...

 2020-04-03 18:01 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Mosques stay open in Pakistan even as virus death toll rises...

Mosques were allowed to remain open Friday in Pakistan, when Muslims gather for weekly prayers, even as the coronavirus pandemic spread and much of the country had shut down....

 2020-04-03 16:43 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

'Corona cake' selling fast in Gaza...

As he watched the world trying to raise awareness about the new coronavirus and convince people to stay at home, Palestinian baker Eyad Abu Rezqa cooked up an idea....

 2020-04-03 16:42 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

One more death from coronavirus in Lebanon, 14 new cases...

Lebanese authorities Friday morning recorded 14 new cases and one additional death from coronavirus in the country....

 2020-04-03 16:38 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Coronavirus has cost 2 million jobs in Turkey, opposition says...

More than two million workers in Turkey have lost their jobs due to measures taken to contain the coronavirus outbreak and the government needs to do more to support them, the main opposition party said Friday....

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