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 2020-04-04 01:51 

Haaretz Daily

Vendors return in Wuhan as China prepares virus memorial...

While the United States and other governments tighten controls and shut down businesses, Chinese leaders try to revive the world's second-largest economy...

 2020-04-04 01:50 

Kuwait News Agency

Record 1,094 coronavirus deaths reported in US...

WASHINGTON, April 3 (KUNA) -- The US recorded Friday its highest coronavirus deaths in one day with 1,094 new deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University tally. The coronavirus deaths reached 7,077, whereas the cases hiked to 273,880. There are 102,985 ...

 2020-04-04 01:35 

Press TV

Trump's demands of Iran show moral bankruptcy of US under him: Scholar...

Donald Trump's demand that Iran grovel before him and plead for aid shows the moral bankruptcy of the United States under his leadership, an American political analyst says....

 2020-04-04 01:31 

Kuwait News Agency

US stocks decline as jobs market collapse...

NEW YORK, April 3 (KUNA) -- US stocks declined on Friday, ending another volatile week of trading, under stress over the rise in deaths due to the coronavirus in New York and to the negative data on job rates in the country. The Dow Jones industrial avera...

 2020-04-04 01:29 

Press TV

Germany: Fire ravages residential buildings in Berlin's Lichtenberg...

A major fire consumed roofs of 11 residential buildings in Berlin's Neu-Hohenschnhausen district in Lichtenberg on Friday with a thick column of smoke visible from afar....

 2020-04-04 01:29 

Gulf Times

To wear a mask or not to wear a mask. It's no longer a question...

I wore a face mask outside for the first time on Tuesday morning. It wasn't a new one; I purchased it last summer to clean out a critter infestation....

 2020-04-04 01:28 

Gulf Times

The boredom pandemic...

As people around the world find themselves in confinement to control the Covid-19 pandemic, look out for another affliction with an even higher infection rate than any virus.Boredom is now a serious health risk....

 2020-04-04 01:28 

Gulf Times

EPL clubs lobby players to take 30 percent pay hit...

'Any return to play will only be with the full support of Government and when medical guidance allows'...

 2020-04-04 01:26 

Gulf Times

Federer and Williams running out of Grand Slam opportunities...

The cancellation of Wimbledon this week has not only fanned the possibility of a total tennis wipeout for the rest of the season but may also have put an end to the Grand Slam title chase for both Roger Federer and Serena Williams....

 2020-04-04 01:25 

Gulf Times

Race for vaccine tests limits of drug innovation...

From medical workers struggling to care for the rising tide of Covid-19 patients to the billions of people told to stay home to slow the pandemic, everyone is waiting for one thing: a vaccine....

 2020-04-04 01:24 

Times of Israel

As virus surges, field hospitals emerge across US; now they need staff...

Parking lots, convention centers, sports arenas converted to medical complexes, but authorities face dire shortage of staff as they brace for coming stormParking lots, convention centers, sports arenas converted to medical complexes, but authorities face ...

 2020-04-04 01:23 

Saudi Press Agency

Energy Minister Dismisses Remark of his Russian Counterpart Claiming Kingdom's Refusal of OPEC's Agreement Extension...
 2020-04-04 01:22 

Al Arabiya

US sets new global record with 1,480 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours...

The United States recorded nearly 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 between Thursday and Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, the worst 24-h...

 2020-04-04 01:21 

Gulf Times

Calm Ancelotti wants fair play on season restart date...

'Players nowadays are capable of being physically ready within a fortnight'...

 2020-04-04 01:20 

Press TV

Congress lawmakers request investigation of Navy's firing of captain...

Congress lawmakers demand an investigation over dismissal of ship's captain....

 2020-04-04 01:18 

Gulf Times

When will it end? The pandemic question on all our minds...

The stay-at-home orders issued in an increasing number of US states may be necessary, but the psychological effects that come with them are heavy all the same. It's no longer a suggestion to stay home, but a directive....

 2020-04-04 01:18 

Gulf Times

Rice exports suspended on supply chain disruption...

Rice traders have stopped signing new export contracts amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, as labour shortages and logistics disruptions have hampered the delivery of even existing contracts, industry officials said....

 2020-04-04 01:16 

Gulf Times

Lakers coach Vogel prepares for return of season, if there is one...

'I knew it was going to be a long haul I wanted to decompress a bit. But that lasted a day or two'...

 2020-04-04 01:16 

Gulf Times

Modi call to light lamps as virus crisis grows attacked...

All major political parties in Maharashtra, including the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for lighting candles, lamps or mobile torches tomorrow at 9pm....

 2020-04-04 01:14 

Al Jazeera

Remote Pacific islands prepare for worst as coronavirus looms...

People in the island nations' have some of world's highest rates of diabetes and obesity, and health systems are weak....

 2020-04-04 01:13 

Gulf Times

Jones' cricket dream on hold as he eyes fresh tilt at WC glory...

'If we're the greatest team then a World Cup medal is probably sitting in front of us'...

 2020-04-04 01:13 

Gulf Times

France relocates Calais migrants...

French police began yesterday moving some of the hundreds of migrants camped out near the northern coastal city of Calais to temporary housing, as part of nationwide confinement measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak, officials said....

 2020-04-04 01:11 

Gulf Times

Prime minister to continue self-isolation...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday said he would continue his self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19, following a week of staying at home and working remotely. Johnson, 55, became the most high-profile world leader to contract the virus wh...

 2020-04-04 01:10 

Gulf Times

Haircuts and horses players make most of coronavirus lockdown...

Kohli has sent out a number of video messages telling people to stay indoors...

 2020-04-04 01:09 

Gulf Times

Charles opens massive new field hospital to fight virus...

Prince Charles opened a new hospital in London yesterday, erected to provide thousands of extra beds for patients with the coronavirus and built in just nine days in a huge conference centre....

 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 00:48 

Times of Israel

Health Ministry said to tighten criteria for virus testing due to lab shortages...

Officials reportedly decide that a person must have COVID-19 symptoms, and known exposure or risk, to qualify for test, as processing laboratories run out of needed chemicalsOfficials reportedly decide that a person must have COVID-19 symptoms, and known ...

 2020-04-04 00:41 

Gulf Times

India equities fall for seventh week; rupee weakens further...

India's stocks declined for the seventh week, and ahead of an extended weekend, after comments yesterday morning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi failed to offer any concrete measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the nation....

 2020-04-04 00:39 

Bahrain Mirror

Sheikh Al-Daihi Stresses Importance of Releasing Prisoners in Bahrain...

Al-Wefaq Deputy Secretary-General, Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi, stressed on the importance of the call launched by Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim to release the political prisoners, in order to protect their souls in the light of the Coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-04-04 00:36 

Gulf Times

Markets look to fiscal bazooka for support in second quarter...

The coronavirus outbreak has set three major macro impulses in motion. They will all have a major impact on commodities, especially the energy sector, over the coming months....

 2020-04-04 00:34 

Gulf Times

Fed's new repo measures followed a $100bn Treasury exodus...

The Federal Reserve is trying to call time on a fire sale of Treasuries by foreign governments and central banks....

 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....

 2020-04-04 00:32 

Saudi Press Agency

Foreign Minister: Statements Attributed to One of Russian President's Media Are Completely Devoid of Truth...
 2020-04-04 00:26 

Press TV

US economy sheds 701k jobs in March...

The US lost 701,000 jobs in March as the growing coronavirus pandemic devastated the American economy....

 2020-04-04 00:22 

JPost.com

Israel's coronavirus death toll reaches 42, number of infected 7,589...

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 2020-04-04 00:21 

Al Jazeera

'Major recession' seen amid coronavirus crisis: Live updates...

World Bank says economic crunch likely to hit poorest countries hardest as infections hit almost 1.1 million people....

 2020-04-04 00:14 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Arab News ]

UAE announces 12 COVID-19 recoveries, 240 new cases...
 2020-04-04 00:09 

Gulf Times

Airline industry braces for lengthy recovery from coronavirus crisis...

International seat capacity has dropped by almost 80% from a year ago and half the world's airplanes are in storage, new data shows, suggesting the aviation industry may take years to recover from the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-04 00:09 

Gulf Times

SA's detected virus cases rise to 1,505...

South Africa yesterday announced two more coronavirus deaths and 43 new confirmed cases, bringing to tally in Africa's worst-affected country up to 1,505 infections and seven deaths....

 2020-04-04 00:05 

Gulf Times

Police to assist social welfare dept to distribute cash and food...

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said it would distribute cash aid to millions of poor Filipino families under the government's social amelioration programme....

 2020-04-04 00:02 

Gulf Times

Govt prepares quarantine centres as virus cases and deaths surge...

The Philippine government has prepared mass quarantine facilities for patients with the coronavirus, officials said yesterday, as the number of infections surged to more than 3,000 and deaths jumped to 136....

 2020-04-03 23:59 

Gulf Times

China frees up $56bn by cutting RRR for banks...

China's central bank said yesterday it was cutting the amount of cash that small banks must hold as reserves, releasing around 400bn yuan ($56.38bn) in liquidity to shore up the economy, which has been badly jolted by the coronavirus crisis....

 2020-04-03 23:58 

Bahrain News Agency

Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus cases, death rate slows...
 2020-04-03 23:56 

Gulf Times

Indonesia beefs up BI's powers to handle coronavirus crisis...

Besieged by the worst turmoil since the Asian financial crisis more than two decades ago, Indonesia has given its central bank unprecedented powers to shield the economy from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-03 23:55 

Gulf Times

HNA's Swissport to hire Houlihan Lokey to advise on debt...

Swissport International AG, the airport ground services firm owned by beleaguered Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co, hired advisers to review its debt as passenger air traffic grinds to a halt because of coronavirus restrictions....

 2020-04-03 23:53 

Gulf Times

Luckin Coffee scandal deals new blow to corporate China...

The fallout from Luckin Coffee Inc's accounting scandal is spreading far beyond the high-flying Starbucks challenger, with renewed concerns about Chinese corporate governance dragging down stocks across industries and threatening to bring a halt to th...

 2020-04-03 23:51 

Haaretz Daily

Google data shines light on whether coronavirus lockdowns worldwide are working...

Italy and Spain, two of the hardest-hit countries, both saw visits to retail and recreation locations such as restaurants and movie theaters plunge 94%...

 2020-04-03 23:50 

Gulf Times

Coronavirus to cost Pakistan economy over $15bn: Report...

The federal government of Pakistan has worked out the impact of losses of pandemic Covid-19 virus on some sectors of the national economy and shared the initial assessment that total losses stood at the whopping figure of Rs2.5tn (around $15.6bn)....

 2020-04-03 23:50 

Gulf Times

Brazil turns to China for help in coronavirus fight...

Brazil faces a tense period in the coming weeks in its battle against the coronavirus, with supplies of medical and protective equipment running low and fresh shipments from China not expected to arrive in the country for another month....

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