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 2020-04-03 14:57 

Press TV

New York mayor begs for more US aid as jobs data confirms economic carnage...

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded with the US government for more help in expectation of a surge in COVID-19 cases next week....

 2020-04-03 14:56 

Saudi Press Agency

KSrelief Distributes 263 Food Baskets to Flood Affected People in Aden, Yemen...
 2020-04-03 14:56 

Saudi Press Agency

KSrelief Distributes 315 Food Baskets in Socotra Governorate, Yemen...
 2020-04-03 14:54 

Times of Israel

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

Monthly loss worst since depths of 2009 recession and just small indication of financial pain to come; nearly 10 million apply for unemployment benefits in final two weeks of MarchMonthly loss worst since depths of 2009 recession and just small indication...

 2020-04-03 14:41 

Ynetnews

Two more coronavirus deaths brings Israel toll to 39...
 2020-04-03 14:40 

Kuwait News Agency

Coronavirus cases in Norway crosses 5,000...

BRUSSELS, April 3 (KUNA) -- The Norwegian Institute of Public Health Friday announced that two more patients have died in the last 24-hours raising the toll to 44 people who have died in Norway from the Coronavirus. There were 273 new cases reported, rais...

 2020-04-03 14:39 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Europe stocks dip as virus infections top one million...

Europe's stock markets slid in early deals Friday as global novel coronavirus infections topped one million and the death toll surpassed 50,000....

 2020-04-03 14:38 

Oman Observer

Etihad, Emirates to restart outbound flights...

Muscat: Etihad Airways and Emirates Airlines will resume a limited schedule of flights from April 6. According to the UAE The post Etihad, Emirates to restart outbound flights appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-04-03 14:37 

Kuwait News Agency

Switzerland reports 52 COVID-19 deaths, 1,036...

KUWAIT, April 3 (KUNA) -- Up to 52 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths were reported in the last 24 hours by Swiss authorities, putting the tally at 484. The number of those infected in Switzerland now stands at 19,303 as 1,036 cases were reported. Since Februa...

 2020-04-03 14:33 

Al Jazeera

Online gamblers target amateur Swedish football team...

With so many professional leagues shut down around the world, mere practice matches in the region of Skane have attracted the insatiable appetites of the online gambling industry....

 2020-04-03 14:25 

Times of Israel

Bnei Brak deputy mayor says virus closure a 'death trap' for city's elderly...

Gedalyahu Ben Shimon asserts lockdown will boost infection's spread among residents; police continue crackdown on illegal prayer gathering in ultra-Orthodox communitiesGedalyahu Ben Shimon asserts lockdown will boost infection's spread among resid...

 2020-04-03 14:25 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

World Bank directs $40M loan to Lebanon coronavirus response...

The World Bank approved a loan of $40 million dollars to Lebanon to strengthen the Health Ministry's response against the coronavirus outbreak in the country....

 2020-04-03 14:25 

SANA

Suspension of cultural activities extended until further notice...

Damascus, SANA_ The Cabinet issued a decision to extend the suspension of cultural activities in cultural centers, the Opera House and all other activities that will draw large crowds until further notice, as part of the precautionary measures taken by th...

 2020-04-03 14:22 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Latest Iran officials to become infected or die...

Iran's Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani is the latest Iranian official to test positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of regime officials with...

 2020-04-03 14:22 

Press TV

Iran warns US against any provocation...

Top Iranian general says the country will show the most severe reaction to the United States if it does anything to undermine the security of the Islamic Republic....

 2020-04-03 14:22 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Israel arrests Palestinian official in east Jerusalem...

Israeli police arrested the Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs early Friday for allegedly violating an Israeli ban on Palestinian political activities in east Jerusalem....

 2020-04-03 14:20 

Press TV

Top Bahraini cleric demands release of prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak...

Bahrainis' top Shia cleric Sheikh Qassim demands the release of all prisoners in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-03 14:20 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

'Flatten the curve': How social distancing can slow coronavirus...

Social distancing is being encouraged as a way to slow the spread of the coronavirus. How we 'flattening the curve?'...

 2020-04-03 14:16 

Israel Today

Is the Coronavirus Just a Conspiracy?...

With a lot of time on our hands, and social media allowing ideas to spread like wildfire, coronavirus has birthed many a conspiracy....

 2020-04-03 14:15 

Haaretz Daily

Iran sees 134 coronavirus deaths in one day as death toll surges past 3,000, Health Ministry says...

The republic has reported a total of 53,183 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic...

 2020-04-03 14:11 

Oman Observer

Omanis in India to reach home tomorrow...

Muscat: Oman Air is bringing home over 100 Omanis stranded in Kochi, Chennai, and Bengaluru on a special flight on The post Omanis in India to reach home tomorrow appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-04-03 14:11 

Al Jazeera

Noam Chomsky: 'Coronavirus pandemic could have been prevented'...

Chomsky slams US's handling of virus as he warns nuclear war, global warming threats will remain after pandemic is over....

 2020-04-03 14:10 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Global cost of virus could top $4 trillion: ABD...

The coronavirus pandemic could cost the global economy $4.1 trillion as it ravages United States, Europe and other major economies, the Asian Development Bank warned Friday...

 2020-04-03 14:09 

MehrNews.com

New Year in Shiraz before and after coronavirus...

SHIRAZ, Apr. 03 (MNA) Every year during the Nowruz holidays, Shiraz and the mausoleum of Saadi in particular, was a hotspot for tourists from across the country and around the world. This year, however, the outbreak of coronavirus painted a vacant view of...

 2020-04-03 14:02 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Arab News ]

Saudi expands curfew in Dammam, Taif and Qatif...
 2020-04-03 14:01 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Arab News ]

Kuwait confirms 75 COVID-19 cases...
 2020-04-03 14:00 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

U.N. adopts resolution calling for 'cooperation' on virus...

The U.N. General Assembly approved Thursday a resolution calling for "international cooperation" and "multilateralism" in the fight against COVID-19, in the first text to come out of the international body since the outbreak began....

 2020-04-03 13:59 

Ynetnews

Foreign Ministry: 1,877 Israelis aboard have asked to return...
 2020-04-03 13:55 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Mexico stops brewing Corona beer, deemed non-essential in epidemic...

Mexico's Grupo Modelo said Thursday it will temporarily stop brewing Corona beer and other brands exported to 180 countries after its business activities were declared non-essential under a government order aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavir...

 2020-04-03 13:52 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Media watchdog says Algeria using virus to 'settle scores'...

Reporters Without Borders has accused Algeria's government of taking advantage of the coronavirus epidemic to "settle scores" with independent journalists, including those covering long-running anti-government protests....

 2020-04-03 13:49 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait Airways aircrafts fly expats back home...

KUWAIT, April 3 (KUNA) -- A plane of Kuwait Airways is flying from Kuwait to Istanbul, Turkey, with 342 passengers on board, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Friday. The DGCA said the flight would be part of a plan to facilitate return...

 2020-04-03 13:46 

Al Jazeera

Workers in Libya struggle under oil blockade...

Despite the dramatic fall in petroleum prices globally, oil revenues remain the backbone of Libya's economy as almost 30 percent of its six million people rely on state salaries....

 2020-04-03 13:46 

Al Jazeera

Coronavirus lockdowns hit flower farms in Kenya...

The flower producers say more than 30,000 casual workers have already been sent home, and tens of thousands more workers stand to lose their jobs in the weeks ahead....

 2020-04-03 13:46 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to virus...

Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, with officials warning that containing the disease among more than 1 million tightly packed Rohingya Muslims will be a daunti...

 2020-04-03 13:44 

Press TV

In first resolution on coronavirus, UN demands multilateralism...

The United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution calling for "international cooperation" in the fight against COVID-19....

 2020-04-03 13:44 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Trump touts 'great' Saudi-Russia oil deal to halt price rout, but details unclear...

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he had brokered a deal with top crude producers Russia and Saudi Arabia to cut output and arrest an oil price rout amid the global coronavirus pandemic, though details of how cuts would work were unclear....

 2020-04-03 13:39 

SABA Net

Up to 1.45 billion rial assigned to address damages caused by floods...

ADEN-SABAMinistry of Agriculture has allotted 1 billion and 450 million Yemeni Rials (YR) to provide necessary requirements to tackle the damages caused by the floods recently hit several Yemeni regions in the south and east of the country.This amount of ...

 2020-04-03 13:38 

Kuwait News Agency

Germany's coronavirus toll nears 80,000...

BERLIN, April 3 (KUNA) -- Number of people who contracted the novel coronavirus reached 79,696 and deaths 1,017, the medical institute Robert Koch said on Friday. The institute said in a statement number of contaminations continued to rise however precaut...

 2020-04-03 13:35 

Times of Israel

As cops enforce Bnei Brak lockdown, IDF tasked with operating inside the city...

Government makes military responsible for providing 'civil assistance' to ultra-Orthodox city near Tel Aviv; troops to help evacuate sick and elderly, but will not use forceGovernment makes military responsible for providing 'civil assistance&...

 2020-04-03 13:34 

Kuwait News Agency

Iran: 134 deaths due to coronavirus (COVID-19), tally at 3,294...

TEHRAN, April 3 (KUNA) -- Iranian authorities said Friday that deaths due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) reached 134, bringing the total succumbing to the global-spreading virus to 3,294. A media official said that the number of those contracting COVID-19 ...

 2020-04-03 13:34 

Bahrain News Agency

Despite pandemic, NASA prepares for human missions to Moon and Mars...
 2020-04-03 13:33 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

HRH Premier congratulates Senegalese President...
 2020-04-03 13:29 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Bahrain takes part in GCC virtual labour meeting...
 2020-04-03 13:26 

Oman Observer

Covid-19: MoH deploys mobile clinic in Muttrah...

Muscat: In view of containing the increasing number of COVID-19 cases arising out of Muttrah region, the Ministry of Health The post Covid-19: MoH deploys mobile clinic in Muttrah appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-04-03 13:26 

Times of Israel

Litzman's worst failure to explain the pandemic's horrors to his own community...

The principal reason ultra-Orthodox politicians exist is to safeguard the well-being of their insular constituents. When that became a life-or-death mission, they let us all downThe principal reason ultra-Orthodox politicians exist is to safeguard the wel...

 2020-04-03 13:26 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Worldwide, chief rabbis unite against coronavirus...

Watch: Chief Rabbi of South Africa speaks about special initiative to observe the upcoming Shabbat as a message of prayer and unity....

 2020-04-03 13:19 

SABA News

[ Yemen ]

Air defenses Intercept Hostile Warplane of aggression coalition in Jawf...

SANAA, April 3 (Saba) - The Yemeni army's air defenses today were able to intercept a combat formation of warplane belonging to Saudi-led aggression coalition in the airspace in Hzm district of Jawf province, the army's spokesman said....

 2020-04-03 13:18 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait municipality shutters auto stores...

KUWAIT, April 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Municipality Director General Mohammad Al-Manfouhi on Friday ordered closing all stores for selling and repairing and maintaining auto spare parts as part of precautions against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Al-Manfouh...

 2020-04-03 13:17 

Kuwait News Agency

Spain: 932 coronavirus deaths, 7,472 infections in last 24 hours...

MADRID, April 3 (KUNA) -- Spain announced, Friday, that 932 new deaths and 7,472 infections due to the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours. The deaths and infections tally now hit 10,953 and 117,710 infections respectively. Spain is enteri...

 2020-04-03 13:15 

Times of Israel

Author says Labour always had anti-Semitic seam, but new leader could reboot it...

Journalist Ian Hernon's 'Anti-Semitism and the Left' details the British party's history of bigotry well before Jeremy Corbyn's reign; his successor is to be announced on April 4Journalist Ian Hernon's 'Anti-Semitism and the Le...

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