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 2020-04-02 13:45 

Kuwait News Agency

Spain's COVID-19 death toll ups 10,000, with 110,000 infections...

MADRID, April 2 (KUNA) -- Spain's Ministry of Health on Thursday recorded another 950 fatalities due to the novel coronavirus; a new death record in one day, raising the country's toll to 10,003. The number of confirmed infections with the COVID-1...

 2020-04-02 13:45 

Kuwait News Agency

Germany suffers over 6,000 new virus cases in single day...

BERLIN, April 2 (KUNA) -- German health authorities on Thursday announced 6,000 additional infections with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a single day. This brings the total number of confirmed infections in this European country up to 73,522, said R...

 2020-04-02 13:45 

Kuwait News Agency

Some 183 more deaths in Belgium from coronavirus, toll 1,011...

BRUSSELS, April 2 (KUNA) -- Some 183 more coronavirus patients died in Belgium during the last 24 hours, raising the toll to 1,011, Belgian health ministry officials announced Thursday. A total of 1,382 new infections were added. The total number of infec...

 2020-04-02 13:41 

Israel Today

Swords Into Plowshares: Israel Missile Factory Producing Ventilators...

Top secret missile production facility in Israel transforms into life-saving assembly line for ventilators amid corona crisis....

 2020-04-02 13:40 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

OFID approves $500,000 aid to Iran for fighting COVID-19...

Tehran, April 2, IRNA Iranian Ministry of Economy and Finance announced that OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved $500,000 aid to Iran for buying hospital equipment to fight coronavirus....

 2020-04-02 13:35 

Times of Israel

Government approves grants for self-employed hit by virus crisis...

People who have seen at least a 25% decline in income since onset of crisis eligible for up to NIS 6,000 in fundingPeople who have seen at least a 25% decline in income since onset of crisis eligible for up to NIS 6,000 in funding...

 2020-04-02 13:34 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Chinese Mongolia Muslims send anti-COVID-19 aid to Iran...

Beijing, April 2, IRNA - A number of Muslims in the Mongolia Province of northern China have given their donations to the Iranian embassy in China to help fight the coronavirus....

 2020-04-02 13:34 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Reports of death threats to America's 'Most Popular Doctor' - US & Canada...

Reports of death threats against Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the American Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases....

 2020-04-02 13:32 

Ynetnews

Spain's coronavirus deaths rise above 10,000, yet there's 'glimpse of hope'...
 2020-04-02 13:32 

Press TV

A UK consortium hopes to soon be making at least 1,500 ventilators a week...

A group of aerospace, Formula One and engineering companies, hopes soon to be making at least 1,500 ventilators a week as Britain races to boost the number of devices which can help save the lives of those with coronavirus....

 2020-04-02 13:28 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran closely watching US military movements in region...

Tehran, April 2, IRNA - Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri stated that Iran is watching the US military movements in the region closely....

 2020-04-02 13:27 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Philippines Ambassador to Lebanon Bernardita Catalla succumbs to coronavirus in Beirut...

Philippines Ambassador to Lebanon Bernardita Catalla succumbs to coronavirus in Beirut...

 2020-04-02 13:26 

Saudi Press Agency

Ministry of Interior: Curfew in All Makkah and Madinah for 24 Hours Effective from Today until Further Notice...
 2020-04-02 13:19 

Haaretz Daily

U.K. coronavirus death toll rises to 2,921, up 24% in a day...

More than half of Britons think PM Johnson's government was too slow to order a lockdown, an Ipsos MORI poll showed...

 2020-04-02 13:19 

Oman Observer

Oman Air operates cargo-only flights for MOH...

Muscat: Oman Air will operate a series of flights to China for the Ministry of Health, to bring medical supplies The post Oman Air operates cargo-only flights for MOH appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-04-02 13:18 

Times of Israel

Iran, US heat up war of words on Iraq despite virus pandemic...

Tehran's foreign minister Zarif reacts with fury to Trump warning of 'heavy price' if US troops targeted againTehran's foreign minister Zarif reacts with fury to Trump warning of 'heavy price' if US troops targeted again...

 2020-04-02 13:17 

Times of Israel

In rare move, Republican Jewish Coalition targets a GOP congressman in primary...

Group advocates for Kentucky rival after Thomas Massie tried to delay $2 trillion US House stimulus package to help economy fight pandemicGroup advocates for Kentucky rival after Thomas Massie tried to delay $2 trillion US House stimulus package to help e...

 2020-04-02 13:16 

Al Jazeera

Hillbilly: Beyond the stereotypes in the heart of US's Appalachia...

Appalachian filmmaker returns home to examine the media's stereotyping of hillbillies and the American cultural divide....

 2020-04-02 13:16 

MehrNews.com

Nearly 17k recovered from Covid-19 in Iran: health official...

TEHRAN, Apr. 02 (MNA) According to Iran's Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has reached 50,468 on Thur., with a total death toll of 3,160 and 16,711 recovered....

 2020-04-02 13:15 

Press TV

Saudi Arabia launches massive arrest campaign against activists amid coronavirus pandemic...

Saudi officials launch a new round of arrest campaign, taking advantage of the world's focus on COVID-19....

 2020-04-02 13:15 

Times of Israel

Challah-tinkering yeast scientist helps pandemic bread bakers get a good rise...

Hindu-raised Sudeep Agarwala has made the traditional braided loaves for his Jewish husband for 10 years. Now that there's a shortage of leaven, he knows just how to helpHindu-raised Sudeep Agarwala has made the traditional braided loaves for his Jewi...

 2020-04-02 13:14 

Kuwait Times

Iraq's oil earnings plunge in March...

BAGHDAD: Iraq's revenues from crude sales dropped by nearly half in March, its oil ministry said Wednesday, as a global price crash stokes fears of collapse for the petrol giant. The second-biggest crude producer in the OPEC oil cartel, Iraq sold 105 ...

 2020-04-02 13:13 

Haaretz Daily

Dutch 101-year-old coronavirus patient recovers...

'She is a tough lady, and it's great to see her following the medical advice, like sneezing in her elbow and even telling me to keep proper distance,' one of the patient's doctor said...

 2020-04-02 13:12 

Al Arabiya

Activists, journalist arrested in Lebanon after defying coronavirus lockdown...

Six activists and one journalist were arrested Thursday after the activists defied Lebanon's lockdown order to stage a protest in front of a bank in one of...

 2020-04-02 13:10 

Kuwait Times

Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since WWII...

LONDON: Roger Federer and Serena Williams were among the tennis stars left devastated on Wednesday as Wimbledon was cancelled for the first time since World War II due to the coronavirus. The cancellation of the oldest Grand Slam tournament at London'...

 2020-04-02 13:10 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Envoy: No one fooled by disinformation...

New York, April 2, IRNA - Iran's Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi in a message referred to the US Administration's limitless allegations against Iran, saying no one will be fooled by US' disinformation....

 2020-04-02 13:09 

Times of Israel

Jewish Canadians returning home from US cause spike in coronavirus rates...

Montreal suburb where a third of the population is over 65 declares emergency after returnees failed to adhere to quarantine rulesMontreal suburb where a third of the population is over 65 declares emergency after returnees failed to adhere to quarantine ...

 2020-04-02 13:09 

Times of Israel

Swiss museum agrees to pay restitution to heirs of Nazi-looted art...

Kunstmuseum in Basel reverses its previous stance that collector Curt Glaser had sold artworks in 1933 at market valueKunstmuseum in Basel reverses its previous stance that collector Curt Glaser had sold artworks in 1933 at market value...

 2020-04-02 13:09 

Bahrain News Agency

Philippine ambassador to Lebanon dies from coronavirus...
 2020-04-02 13:04 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Chinese Trial Vaccine May Be Tested Abroad - Other Media news...

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - China's first candidate vaccine for the novel coronavirus may be put into additional trials in other countries seriously hit by the pandemic if the ongoing initial trial proves it is safe and effective, the top researcher for the vac...

 2020-04-02 13:03 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

HM King issues law amending provisions in Criminal Procedures Law...
 2020-04-02 13:02 

Kuwait News Agency

China reports 6 new COVID-19 deaths, 35 cases...

KUWAIT, April 2 (KUNA) -- Chinese health authorities on Thursday announced six more fatalities and 35 infections; all abroad cases, in different Chinese cities. China's National Health Commission said in a daily report carried by Xinhua news agency th...

 2020-04-02 13:01 

Oman Observer

Shopping guidelines: Only one family member, no kids...

Muscat: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) has urged citizens and residents to follow safety procedures while shopping for groceries. The post Shopping guidelines: Only one family member, no kids appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-04-02 12:59 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Chinese city to ban eating cats and dogs...

City of Shenzhen will ban the eating of dogs and cats as part of clampdown on wildlife trade since the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis....

 2020-04-02 12:58 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Sattari: Three independent groups working to produce COVID-19 vaccine...

Tehran, April 2, IRNA - Iran's Vice-President for Science and Technology Sourena Sattari referred to the efforts made for making coronavirus vaccine in Iran, saying three independent groups are working to produce it....

 2020-04-02 12:55 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iraq defense against US adventurism inevitable...

Tehran, April 2, IRNA - Advisor to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Major-General Yahya Rahim-Safavi elaborated on developments in Iraq, saying the legitimate and legal defense of Iraqi people, government and army against US adventurism and si...

 2020-04-02 12:53 

Times of Israel

Spanish WWII liberator of Paris dies of coronavirus at 99...

Rafael Gomez Nieto was the last surviving member of a company of soldiers that fought with French forces against Nazi occupation in 1944Rafael Gomez Nieto was the last surviving member of a company of soldiers that fought with French forces against Nazi o...

 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...

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