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 2020-04-07 23:10 

Gulf Times

Sensex posts its biggest one-day gain in over 10 years; rupee up...

Indian stocks soared as trading resumed after a holiday, outpacing gains in equities across Asia, on optimism that the deadly coronavirus pandemic may be waning in some key global hot spots....

 2020-04-07 23:06 

Gulf Times

RBA warns of 'very large' GDP slump, keeps record low rates...

Australia's central bank kept rates at record lows yesterday and pledged to keep three-year government bond yields at its 0.25% target as it predicted the coronavirus pandemic would trigger a massive economic decline....

 2020-04-07 23:01 

Gulf Times

Recession fears in Japan deepen with half of economy in emergency...

Half of Japan's economy is set to enter a state of emergency as the government strengthens its response to the coronavirus, deepening fears that output will plunge by as much as 20% in the current quarter....

 2020-04-07 23:01 

Gulf Times

Fee reduction would affect schools adversely, says Chamber's edu committee rep...

Since private schools are offering online classes to their students, there is no need to reduce the fees parents ought to pay, Sheikh Mansour bin Jassim al-Thani...

 2020-04-07 23:01 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Arab News ]

Kuwait confirms 78 coronavirus cases...
 2020-04-07 22:59 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Arab News ]

UAE confirms 283 COVID-19 cases...
 2020-04-07 22:57 

Gulf Times

EU struggles to bridge split on 'coronabonds'...

EU finance ministers struggled yesterday to bridge differences on how to relaunch their economies after the coronavirus, with Germany refusing Italy's call for unprecedented solidarity with hard hit countries....

 2020-04-07 22:56 

Gulf Times

Bukele warns tougher action against quarantine violations...

The president of El Salvador warned that security forces had been ordered to enforce quarantine orders more rigorously to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, confining offenders to "containment centres" and confiscating their cars....

 2020-04-07 22:53 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

New York's deadliest day as UK PM remains in hospital...

New York City's death toll from the coronavirus officially eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials said Tuesday while in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care with the virus....

 2020-04-07 22:52 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Arab News ]

GCC interior ministers hold 37th meeting remotely...
 2020-04-07 22:50 

Kuwait News Agency

US offers USD 225 mln in aid of global response to coronavirus...

WASHINGTON, April 7 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday his country was prepared to commit additional USD 225 million in health, humanitarian and economic assistance to boost response efforts against novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pa...

 2020-04-07 22:47 

Kuwait News Agency

UAE announces coronavirus death...

ABU DHABI, April 7 (KUNA) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said Tuesday one person died of coronavirus to increase fatalities to 12, while 283 people tested positive for the virus to raise number of patients to 2,359. Department of Health said in a state...

 2020-04-07 22:46 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

The coronavirus redemption: Harnessing the light of the Seder...

Why this will be a Passover our great grandchildren will remember....

 2020-04-07 22:44 

Times of Israel

Yaakov Perlow, leading ultra-Orthodox rabbi in US, dies of coronavirus at 89...

Religious leader based in New York headed the Novominsker Hasidic dynasty and Agudath Israel of America, warned his followers about danger posed by pandemicReligious leader based in New York headed the Novominsker Hasidic dynasty and Agudath Israel of Ame...

 2020-04-07 22:44 

Kuwait News Agency

Qatar to send medical aid to Italy - QNA...

DOHA, April 7 (KUNA) -- Qatar said Tuesday it was sending medical assistance to Italy to help the European country contain spread of coronavirus, which claimed lives of 17,127 people and affected over 94,000 others. Two military transport aircraft will, u...

 2020-04-07 22:41 

Times of Israel

Inner-city film teacher turns camera on himself and his award-winning students...

In a movie now streaming on Amazon Prime, Israeli-born Hanan Harchol portrays the joys and failures of his early days teaching at a rough-and-tumble urban public schoolIn a movie now streaming on Amazon Prime, Israeli-born Hanan Harchol portrays the joys ...

 2020-04-07 22:37 

Kuwait News Agency

Bahraini citizen dies of coronavirus - MoH...

MANAMA, April 7 (KUNA) -- A Bahraini citizen who had a history chronic diseases died of coronavirus on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health said as Crown Prince Salman Al-Khalifa reiterated importance people avoid gatherings and stay indoors. The ministry said...

 2020-04-07 22:36 

Gulf Times

Health workers to receive special risk allowance...

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an administrative order authorising the grant of special risk allowance (SRA) to frontline public health workers during the enhanced community quarantine period....

 2020-04-07 22:35 

Press TV

Saudi expects virus cases to spike to up to 200,000: Minister...

Saudi Arabia's health minister warns of a huge spike in coronavirus cases of up to 200,000 in the Kingdom within the next few weeks....

 2020-04-07 22:34 

Gulf Times

Govt extends lockdown on main island until month-end...

The Philippine government yesterday extended a lockdown imposed on the country's most populous island for two more weeks, in a bid to delay a peak in coronavirus infections....

 2020-04-07 22:30 

Gulf Times

Japan declares state of emergency over virus...

Japan yesterday declared a month-long state of emergency over a spike in coronavirus cases, ramping up efforts to contain infections but stopping short of the strict lockdowns seen in other parts of the world....

 2020-04-07 22:27 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Taliban end 'fruitless' meetings with Afghan govt over prisoner swap...

Kabul, April 7, 2020 (AFP) - The Taliban will no longer participate in "fruitless" discussions with the Afghan government over a prisoner swap that had formed a key part of a deal with the US, the insurgents have said....

 2020-04-07 22:26 

Gulf Times

Thailand reports 38 new coronavirus cases...

Thailand reported 38 new coronavirus infections and the death of a 54-year-old man yesterday, a spokesman for a government agency said....

 2020-04-07 22:24 

Kuwait News Agency

Pompeo, Egypt's Shoukry discuss cooperation on Covid-19...

WASHINGTON, April 7 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed by phone on Tuesday bilateral and regional issues. They emphasized the importance of cooperation during the Covid-19 pandemic, according ...

 2020-04-07 22:23 

Kuwait News Agency

EU extends advisory mission to Iraq...

BRUSSELS, April 7 (KUNA) -- The European Union Tuesday extended the mandate of the EU Advisory Mission in support of Security Sector Reform in Iraq (EUAM Iraq) until 30 April 2022. The mandate, which was due to expire on 17 April 2020, was prolonged follo...

 2020-04-07 22:22 

Saudi Press Agency

Wall Street Closing...
 2020-04-07 22:22 

Saudi Press Agency

GCC Interior Ministers hold emergency meeting with participation of Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef...
 2020-04-07 22:22 

Kuwait News Agency

Arab League warns of Jewish settlement expansion amidst fight against COVID-19...

CAIRO, April 7 (KUNA) -- The Arab League Tuesday warned that the Israeli occupation was seizing the opportunity when the world was busy fighting coronavirus to expand Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinian territories. Secretary General Ahmad Abul Ghe...

 2020-04-07 22:20 

Haaretz Daily

Israel's online shoppers can wait two weeks for food deliveries...

Coronavirus finds supermarkets overwhelmed by a flood of web shopping. Mom-and-pop groceries pick up the slack...

 2020-04-07 22:18 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Cabinet to meet again on economic rescue plan...

The Cabinet Tuesday decided to meet again Wednesday to resume discussions on a promised reform plan to rescue the country's ailing economy....

 2020-04-07 22:16 

Al Arabiya

N.Korea testing, quarantining for coronavirus, still says no cases: WHO official...

North Korea, one of only a handful of countries not to have reported confirmed cases of COVID-19, has said that it continues testing and has more than 500...

 2020-04-07 22:15 

Gulf Times

Jakarta to close schools, offices to curb virus spread...

Authorities in the Indonesian capital Jakarta will impose large-scale social restrictions including closures of schools and workplaces to curb the spread of the new coronavirus in the hardest hit area of the country....

 2020-04-07 22:14 

Times of Israel

Amid crackdown on fake news, Netanyahu's own Facebook posts rapped as misleading...

The PM keeps citing a Hong Kong firm's chart showing Israel atop a 'safest countries' list. A little digging shows why experts urge more skepticism before we share such claimsThe PM keeps citing a Hong Kong firm's chart showing Israel atop...

 2020-04-07 22:13 

Times of Israel

Israel signs deal with Chinese firm to enable 10,000 virus tests a day...

New equipment, worth NIS 90 million, to be installed in labs in next several weeks; Health Ministry vows to step up testing in hard-hit nursing homesNew equipment, worth NIS 90 million, to be installed in labs in next several weeks; Health Ministry vows t...

 2020-04-07 22:11 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait Public Works Min.: expatriates' quarantine facilities ready in days...

KUWAIT, April 7 (KUNA) -- Minister of Public Works Dr. Rana Al-Fares said the ministry would complete preparations of quarantine facilities and housing centers for expatriates in the coming days, part of the government's action to curb spread of coron...

 2020-04-07 22:10 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Israel seeks immediate resumption of talks on citizens held in Gaza...

Israel called Tuesday for the immediate resumption of talks on the return of four Israelis held for years in the Gaza Strip after the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers said they might be willing to move forward on the issue....

 2020-04-07 22:07 

Gulf Times

970,000 residents register for National Address...

As many as 970,000 Qatar residents registered their national address as per the law since the start of the process, Lt Col Dr Abdallah Zayed al-Sahli, head of the National Address Section at the Public Security Department, announced....

 2020-04-07 22:04 

Kuwait News Agency

Fitch rating testifies to Kuwait's strong fiscal position - Min....

KUWAIT, April 7 (KUNA) -- Minister of Finance Barrak Al-Shaitan hailed Fitch Ratings affirmation earlier Tuesday of Kuwait's long-term foreign-currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'AA' with a stable outlook. The rating reflects the strength...

 2020-04-07 22:03 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

When leaders are stricken in office, how do nations act?...

The measure of a nation - its DNA, or sometimes its political system - becomes more visible when its leader is stricken in office. How to respond, and what to tell - or not tell - the populace?...

 2020-04-07 22:03 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Twitter CEO to donate $$1 billion to fight coronvirus outbreak...

Jack Dorsey's donation marks the largest pledged gift by a private individual yet during the pandemic....

 2020-04-07 22:02 

Al Jazeera

US appeals court allows Texas coronavirus abortion restrictions...

Abortion rights advocates immediately slam the ruling, call it 'bad for patients, families and communities'....

 2020-04-07 22:00 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Seek help, say Middle East women's groups as domestic violence surges...

Coronavirus lockdowns have brought a surge in reports of domestic violence in the Middle East, women's groups have said, warning hard-won gains in protection for victims are at risk....

 2020-04-07 22:00 

MehrNews.com

Volunteer groups produce 20,000 face masks in Shiraz...

SHIRAZ, Apr. 08 (MNA) Volunteer groups in the southern city of Shiraz have so far produced and delivered 20,000 face masks in line with the efforts to help the government supply the medical needs to overcome the new coronavirus pandemic in the country....

 2020-04-07 21:58 

Gulf Times

GCC insurers may see slowdown in investment portfolios: AM Best...

The domestic insurers in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) may see "considerable4; slowdown in their investment portfolios...

 2020-04-07 21:56 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Trump administration to keep critical medical supplies in US: Pompeo...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Tuesday said that the Trump administration will focus on keeping critical medical items in the United States given the domestic need for such materials....

 2020-04-07 21:53 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

'Why I didn't report it': Saudi women use social media to recount harassment...

Hundreds of women in Saudi Arabia are taking to social media to share their experiences of sexual harassment in a rare exploration of a taboo topic in the ultra-conservative kingdom....

 2020-04-07 21:39 

Haaretz Daily

Israeli soldiers are sure they're saving this ultra-Orthodox coronavirus hot spot...

'If the IDF hadn't arrived here, there would have been chaos,' says one paratrooper, but residents of Bnei Brak see it differently...

 2020-04-07 21:38 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

The Ministry of Health announces death of 70-year-old Bahraini national...
 2020-04-07 21:33 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Pentagon chief accepts acting Navy Secretary's resignation...

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that he had accepted Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly's resignation."This morning I accepted Secretary Mo...

 2020-04-07 21:32 

Saudi Press Agency

Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture: 27,827 livestock from Romania, Ethiopia and Djibouti arrive in Kingdom...

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