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 2020-04-02 12:53 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Over 16,700 Coronavirus Patients Recover in Iran - Society/Culture news...

TEHRAN (Tasnim) The total number of coronavirus cases in Iran rose to 50,468 on Thursday, of whom over 16,700 have recovered and dismissed from the hospital, the Health Ministry said....

 2020-04-02 12:52 

FX Empire

U.S. Stock Market Set To Digest The Record Initial Jobless Claims Data...

Investors will have to digest another record surge in the number of unemployment benefit applications....

 2020-04-02 12:50 

Kuwait Times

Kuwait announces 25 new COVID-19 cases, total at 342...

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health said yesterday that 25 people were infected by the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the last 24 hours. This brings the country's tally of confirmed virus cases up to 342, the ministry's spokesman...

 2020-04-02 12:49 

Kuwait Times

COVIS-19: When will it end?...

PARIS: As the world battles the (COVID-19) coronavirus pandemic, the main question for most is simply: "When will it end?" But other, troubling questions are starting to be asked of governments. Why did Western governments not predict the risk of ...

 2020-04-02 12:48 

Times of Israel

Health official says 75,000 Bnei Brak residents likely have coronavirus...

Head of Maccabi HMO tells Knesset panel 38% of ultra-Orthodox city is infected, amid worries residents are avoiding getting tested ahead of PassoverHead of Maccabi HMO tells Knesset panel 38% of ultra-Orthodox city is infected, amid worries residents are ...

 2020-04-02 12:46 

Times of Israel

Spain records 950 deaths in day as global toll approaches 50,000...

Number of confirmed cases worldwide expected to pass 1 million in coming day or two, head of WHO says, calling for increased readinessNumber of confirmed cases worldwide expected to pass 1 million in coming day or two, head of WHO says, calling for increa...

 2020-04-02 12:46 

Kuwait Times

Philippine's Duterte tells police to shoot dead troublemakers...

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told security forces they should shoot dead anyone causing "trouble" in areas locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic. About half the country's roughly 110 million people are currently under...

 2020-04-02 12:46 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Iran Medical Academy Urges UN Action on ‘Cruel’ US Sanctions - Politics news...

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Academy of Medical Sciences of Iran penned a letter to the UN, slamming the world body's inaction on "cruel" US sanctions amid the country's battle against the deadly coronavirus epidemic....

 2020-04-02 12:43 

Kuwait Times

Coronavirus worst crisis since WWII, death toll crosses 40,000...

WASHINGTON, DC: The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic continued to worsen yesterday despite unprecedented lockdowns, as the head of the United Nations sounded the alarm on what he said was humanity's worst crisis since World War II. The ...

 2020-04-02 12:42 

Bahrain News Agency

EasyJet founder calls for removal of non-executive director...
 2020-04-02 12:41 

Kuwait Times

Millions of Nigerians enter lockdown as Africa tries to contain coronavirus...

LAGOS: More than 20 million Nigerians went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa's biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus. President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a two-week "cessation of al...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 1536 total cases, 328 recoveries...

Saudi Arabia recorded 165 new coronavirus cases bringing the total to 1,536 with a death toll of 21, according to the health ministry. Of the total cases,...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Haaretz Daily

Amid global shortage, Israel races to develop ventilators...

Defense Ministry leads drive for relatively crude devices that help in extreme situations, can be produced quickly...

 2020-04-02 12:39 

Kuwait Times

Coronavirus to plunge 8 million into poverty in Arab world: UN...

BEIRUT: The coronavirus pandemic will plunge 8.3 million people in the Arab region into poverty, the United Nation's Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia said on Wednesday. ESCWA also warned that two million people could become undernourish...

 2020-04-02 12:39 

Bahrain News Agency

Top EU court says eastern states broke law by refusing to host refugees...
 2020-04-02 12:37 

SABA News

[ Yemen ]

Aggression warplanes launch 10 strikes on Jawf...

JAWF, April 2 (Saba) - The US-backed Saudi-led aggression warplanes launched on Thursday 10 strikes on Jawf province, a security official told Saba....

 2020-04-02 12:37 

Kuwait Times

Toaster-sized ventilator from India helps hospitals in coronavirus fight...

NEW DELHI: Originally created by a robot scientist and a neurosurgeon to help India's poor, a toaster-sized ventilator is offering hope in the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic and demand is booming. The virus at its most lethal att...

 2020-04-02 12:37 

Kuwait News Agency

CBK announces stimulus package to fight COVID-19...

KUWAIT, April 2 (KUNA) -- Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Dr. Mohammad Al-Hashel on Thursday announced a stimulus package in a bid to mitigate the fallout of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Al-Hashel, in a press statement, said that the fre...

 2020-04-02 12:36 

Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Ambassador to Jordan Meets Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff of Jordan...
 2020-04-02 12:36 

Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Stock Market index closes high at 6749.69 points...
 2020-04-02 12:35 

Kuwait Times

Social dis-dance: Clubbing goes online as virus shuts nightspots...

SINGAPORE: Strobe lights flash across a near-empty dance floor, as a DJ live-streams thumping electronic music from a Singapore nightclub to revelers confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak sweeping the globe has shuttered on...

 2020-04-02 12:34 

Oman Observer

Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in Mecca and Medina...

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia imposed a 24-hour curfew in Mecca and Medina on Thursday, the interior ministry said, extending measures taken The post Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in Mecca and Medina appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-04-02 12:29 

Kuwait News Agency

Commercial flights to, from Kuwait still suspended - DGCA...

KUWAIT, April 2 (KUNA) -- Commercial flights to and from Kuwait City International Airport are still suspended until further notice, said the country's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in a press release on Thursday. The reminder came on t...

 2020-04-02 12:28 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Director of health fund estimates 75,000 infected in Bnei Brak...

"According to our data and estimates, around 38% of the city's residents are already infected with coronavirus," says head of Maccabi....

 2020-04-02 12:27 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

March was warmer, less humid than normal...
 2020-04-02 12:22 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iranian singer holds online concert for his fans...

Tehran, April 2, IRNA Farzad Farrokh, A pop singer, held an online concert for making his fans enjoy in the time when the spread of coronavirus forced many Iranians to stay at home....

 2020-04-02 12:19 

Haaretz Daily

With the world pre-occupied with coronavirus, Israel pushes a West Bank land grab...

Pushing annexation right now is playing with fire. It would likely force Israelis and Palestinians into a two-front war: an armed conflict, while fighting, without coordination, COVID-19...

 2020-04-02 12:19 

Haaretz Daily

To find peace in the time of coronavirus, be very, very pessimistic, says philosopher Alain de Botton...

The only way to achieve inner peace at times like these is to focus on the worst-case scenario, claims British philosopher and author Alain de Botton...

 2020-04-02 12:18 

Kuwait News Agency

Photo Of The Day...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update...

 2020-04-02 12:18 

MehrNews.com

Iran monitoring US military moves in region...

TEHRAN, Apr. 02 (MNA) The Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri said on Thursday that Iran is fully monitoring the US military moves in the region....

 2020-04-02 12:14 

Al Jazeera

The problem with army enforced lockdowns in the time of COVID-19...

How do communities who feel targeted by state security believe that soldiers are now coming out to protect them?...

 2020-04-02 12:14 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait reports 25 new virus cases...

KUWAIT, April 2 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced Thursday that 25 people were infected by the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, in the last 24 hours. This brings the country's tally of confirmed virus cases up to 342, the ministr...

 2020-04-02 12:13 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia enforces 24-hour daily curfew in Mecca, Medina...

Saudi Arabia enforced a 24-hour daily curfew in Mecca and Medina, effective immediately on Thursday, until further notice, according to a statement by the...

 2020-04-02 12:13 

Al Jazeera

'Immoral, inhuman': China blasts US over coronavirus questions...

Beijing says comments by US politicians are 'shameless and morally repulsive' after scepticism over virus figures....

 2020-04-02 12:11 

Saudi Press Agency

Zambia records first coronavirus death...
 2020-04-02 12:10 

Haaretz Daily

Israel sells rare 'century bonds' to aid recovery from coronavirus outbreak...

The sale came a day after the government said it would spend 80 billion shekels ($22.3 billion) to help the economy cope with the coronavirus outbreak...

 2020-04-02 12:07 

Oman Observer

If threatened, Philippine leader orders military to shoot dead lockdown violators...

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures they could be shot for causing trouble and The post If threatened, Philippine leader orders military to shoot dead lockdown violators appeared first on Oman...

 2020-04-02 12:07 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Oman has enough food stocks, port operations running smoothly...

Oman's food stocks are sufficient, and its port operations are running smoothly, a trade ministry official said on Thursday.The government has also been in...

 2020-04-02 12:04 

Al Jazeera

Qatar Airways launches new measures to tackle COVID-19...

It comes as Qatar has increased restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-04-02 12:04 

Al Jazeera

Anti-malaria drug used to fight COVID-19 in Senegal...

The World Health Organization warns against the use of Chloroquine, but some Senegalese doctors say it is a cheaper solution....

 2020-04-02 12:00 

Al Jazeera

Public anger grows as Bosnian mother denied test dies of COVID-19...

Despite showing serious symptoms, attempts by Advija Kanlic's children to have her tested were repeatedly turned down....

 2020-04-02 11:58 

Ynetnews

A 90-year-old man has died from COVID-19 at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv bringing the tally of fatalities to 33...
 2020-04-02 11:58 

Times of Israel

Head of hardline Eda Haredit, initially defiant on virus rules, is infected...

Rabbi Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss's staunchly anti-Zionist ultra-Orthodox organization at first urged followers to ignore social distancing regulations before reversing course this weekRabbi Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss's staunchly anti-Zionist ultra-Orthodox or...

 2020-04-02 11:54 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Ministry of Health: 241 of travel-related COVID-19 cases came from Iran, 112 from other countries...
 2020-04-02 11:53 

Bahrain News Agency

Nearly 900,000 lost their jobs in Spain amid virus...
 2020-04-02 11:52 

Ynetnews

Palestinian Authority's coronavirus cases up to 143, in Gaza up to 12...
 2020-04-02 11:52 

Al Jazeera

Former Somali PM dies of coronavirus in London...

Somalia announces three-day mourning period after Nur Hassan Hussein, celebrated as an influential leader, dies at 83....

 2020-04-02 11:52 

Bahrain News Agency

Under pressure, British PM vows massive coronavirus tests increase...
 2020-04-02 11:50 

Bahrain News Agency

Nearly 3,000 sailors to leave carrier amid virus outbreak...
 2020-04-02 11:48 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Europe: Preparing for Passover in the shadow of Corona Crisis...

Alongside logistical challenges European Jews face anti-Semitic propaganda that attributes the Corona epidemic to a "Jewish conspiracy."...

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