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 2020-04-06 13:47 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Japan PM to declare state of emergency of up to 6 months...

Japan will declare a state of emergency as early as Tuesday in a bid to stop the coronavirus, media reported, with the government preparing a stimulus package to soften the blow on an economy already struggling to avoid a recession....

 2020-04-06 13:45 

Kuwait News Agency

German coronavirus deaths reach 1,584, infections at 100,132...

BERLIN, April 6 (KUNA) - Recent media data on the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Germany showed, Monday, that the numbers of deaths had reached 1,584, while infections hit an alarming 100,132. According to the Robert Koch Institute yesterday, deaths reached 1,...

 2020-04-06 13:43 

DEBKAfile

Five more coronavirus deaths on Monday. Total 55...

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Israel stood at 8,611 early Monday evening, unchanged from the morning. However, The post Five more coronavirus deaths on Monday. Total 55 appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-04-06 13:41 

Saudi Press Agency

Muscat Securities Market rises...
 2020-04-06 13:38 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

British PM Johnson still in hospital with persistent coronavirus symptoms...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was still in hospital Monday suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus, though Downing Street said he remained in charge of the government....

 2020-04-06 13:37 

Gulf Times

Testing times for India in race to head off coronavirus epidemic...

India, like a lot of countries plunged into crisis by the pandemic, is struggling to ramp up testing for the coronavirus, but in few places would the odds of containing the disease ......

 2020-04-06 13:35 

Ynetnews

Israel's coronavirus death toll rises to 55...
 2020-04-06 13:34 

Press TV

US intends to assassinate Iraqi PMU commanders: Iraqi MP...

An Iraqi lawmaker warns against US plans to assassinate Hashd al-Sha'abbi commanders....

 2020-04-06 13:32 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

US 'wasted' months before preparing for virus pandemic...

As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically ne...

 2020-04-06 13:31 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

2 coronavirus patients die at Shaarei Tzedek...

Death toll from coronavirus in Israel rises to 53....

 2020-04-06 13:25 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Iranian Spokesman: No Interruption to Social Distancing - Politics news...

TEHRAN (Tasnim) The spokesperson for the Iranian administration dismissed speculation about a halt to the social distancing measures to counter the coronavirus pandemic, saying the government cares about both the health and economic life of people....

 2020-04-06 13:22 

Al Arabiya

Germany to put all arrivals in 14-day quarantine to combat coronavirus...

Germany will put all arriving travelers in quarantine for 14 days, the interior ministry said on Monday, as Berlin ramps up entry curbs to fight the corona...

 2020-04-06 13:22 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

BDF announces live ammunition firing...
 2020-04-06 13:21 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Blue and White and Labor to become one party?...

Blue and White, Labor, begin working to unite factions. Ya'alon: 'It's not to late to regret navigational error.'...

 2020-04-06 13:20 

Times of Israel

The IDF's goal for Bnei Brak: 1,000 tons of food delivered by Passover...

Senior military officer says troops have not encountered violent opposition to their presence in the ultra-Orthodox city; rather, 'the opposite is true'Senior military officer says troops have not encountered violent opposition to their presence i...

 2020-04-06 13:19 

Ynetnews

Israel's coronavirus death toll rises to 53...
 2020-04-06 13:18 

Gulf Times

Boko Haram bombers kill seven in Cameroon...

Seven people were killed when two suicide bombers, suspected to be members of Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group, attacked a village in northern Cameroon on Sunday, police and a local official said....

 2020-04-06 13:16 

Saudi Press Agency

France facing worst recession since 1945 due to virus, minister says...
 2020-04-06 13:14 

ISNA

Iran has not asked from the US for medical assistance: FM spox...

Tehran (ISNA) Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed that Iran has not asked from the United States for medical assistance....

 2020-04-06 13:14 

ISNA

Iran has not asked and will never ask US for medical assistance: FM spox...

Tehran (ISNA) Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed that Iran has not asked and will never ask the United States to help Tehran in its fight against the new coronavirus....

 2020-04-06 13:13 

Al Jazeera

'World's first' coronavirus sitcom to launch in locked-down Spain...

Quarantine Diaries aims to uplift Spanish people, but producer insists show will not make fun of dark reality....

 2020-04-06 13:13 

Al Jazeera

Deadly attack on women's prison in Yemen a 'war crime': Analyst...

Officials accuse Houthis of attack on Taiz prison that killed five women and wounded two dozen others, as war rages on....

 2020-04-06 13:13 

Times of Israel

LISTEN: On this seder night, cook whatever you wish...

With smaller Passover seders this virus-battered year, chefs and food writers recommend making what you like, for once. Bonus: Hear Adeena Sussman share tips on the ToI podcastWith smaller Passover seders this virus-battered year, chefs and food writers r...

 2020-04-06 13:12 

Haaretz Daily

Israel's systematically sidelined, budget-slashed foreign ministry is doing heroic work on coronavirus...

Despite its diplomats' relentless dedication, Israel's foreign ministry was initially designated a 'non-essential' government agency for the coronavirus crisis. That skewed way of thinking undermines our national interests...

 2020-04-06 13:12 

Kuwait News Agency

Iran: 136 deaths due to coronavirus (COVID-19), tally at 3,739...

TEHRAN, April 6 (KUNA) -- Iranian authorities said Monday that deaths due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) reached 136, bringing the total succumbing to the global-spreading virus to 3,739. A media official said that the number of those contracting COVID-19 ...

 2020-04-06 13:11 

Times of Israel

Israel sends matzahs, Passover items to Jews in... Egypt...

Foreign Ministry says boxes of kosher for Passover food went to tiny Jewish communities in Cairo and AlexandriaForeign Ministry says boxes of kosher for Passover food went to tiny Jewish communities in Cairo and Alexandria...

 2020-04-06 13:10 

Ynetnews

Labor, Blue & White announce planned merger...
 2020-04-06 13:07 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Science and economics collide over how long a lockdown should last...

With more than a quarter of the world's population in lockdown for coronavirus, many people are asking how long the restrictions need to be in place before...

 2020-04-06 13:06 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Up to half a million Iranians could be infected says official...

Up to half a million Iranians could be infected with the coronavirus based on official estimates, a member of Iran's national coronavirus task force told t...

 2020-04-06 13:05 

MehrNews.com

Leader agrees with withdrawal of 1bn from NDFI for battling coronavirus...

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) In a letter to the Leader of the Islamic Republic on Monday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed gratitude for the issued permit by Ayatollah Khamenei, allowing withdrawal of one billion euros from National Development Fund Of...

 2020-04-06 13:03 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: UAE reports 277 new cases, total rises to 2,076...

The UAE reports 277 new coronavirus cases and one new virus-related death in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 2,076,...

 2020-04-06 13:02 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Chinese official hopes expansion of China and Iran ties after Coronavirus...

Tehran, April 6, IRNA Li Zhanshu, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, wished swift recovery for the Iranian Majlis (Parliament) speaker Ali Larijani, and said that he believes that after the Coronavirus (COVID- 19), I...

 2020-04-06 13:00 

Ynetnews

Germany draws up plans to relax lockdown after April 19...
 2020-04-06 12:58 

Ynetnews

Dutch confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 5.3% to 18,803...
 2020-04-06 12:58 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

PM Netanyahu meets with Blue & White head Gantz, no details released - Inside Israel...

Reports of progress conflict with reports of red lines both parties refuse to cross...

 2020-04-06 12:56 

Haaretz Daily

Israel Police begin setting up roadblocks to enforce coronavirus closure over Passover...

'The explaining is over' and police are using soldiers as reinforcements: 'The goal is for the roads to be completely empty' and people will not only be fined, they will be sent home...

 2020-04-06 12:55 

Haaretz Daily

Protective of religious beards, Israel to produce fitted face masks during coronavirus crisis...

Many of the country's Jews and Muslims, and some Christian clergymen, wear beards as a mark of faith...

 2020-04-06 12:52 

Kuwait News Agency

Thailand: 3 new deaths due to coronavirus (COVID-19)...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 (KUNA) -- Thai authorities announced, Monday, that three new deaths due to coronavirus, putting the tally at 26. Some 51 new cases were reported, bringing the total number of infections to 2,220, the authorities said, adding that 13 ...

 2020-04-06 12:51 

Bahrain News Agency

British PM Johnson in hospital for coronavirus tests, but says to be still in charge...
 2020-04-06 12:50 

Saudi Press Agency

KSrelief Distributes Shelter Bags to Displaced People in Marib...
 2020-04-06 12:50 

Saudi Press Agency

Bahrain Bourse falls...
 2020-04-06 12:50 

MehrNews.com

Shahriar St. housing Vahdat Hall paved with cobblestone...

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) Shahriar St. in downtown Tehran where landmark performing arts complex Vahdat Hall is located, has been paved with cobblestones. Vahdat Hall has been the main venue for many major and international performances and musical events....

 2020-04-06 12:50 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait reports 109 new coronavirus cases, tally at 665...

KUWAIT -- The ministry official spokesperson, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, said in his daily coronavirus briefing, eight of the cases were travelers, including five Kuwaiti citizens who returned home from the United Kingdom, a single national who came back from...

 2020-04-06 12:49 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran's education ministry determined to implement social distancing rules: Minister...

Tehran, April 6, IRNA The main strategy of Iran's Ministry of Education is to implement social distancing rules, Education Minister Mohsen Hajimirzaei said on Monday....

 2020-04-06 12:43 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Iranians Familiar with Art of Living in Crisis, Top Security Official Says - Society/Culture news...

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council said Iranians have mastered the art of living in crisis....

 2020-04-06 12:43 

Kuwait News Agency

Belgium 185 more deaths from coronavirus (covid-19)...

BRUSSELS, April 6 (KUNA) -- Up to 185 coronavirus patients died in Belgium during the last 24 hours, raising the toll to 1,632, Belgian health ministry officials announced Monday. Yesterday, 1,123 new cases were detected, bringing the number of people inf...

 2020-04-06 12:41 

Gulf Times

Bronx zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus...

A tiger at New York's Bronx Zoo has tested positive for COVID-19, the institution said Sunday, and is believed to have contracted the virus from a caretaker who was asymptomatic at the time....

 2020-04-06 12:40 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Hospital: Officer wounded from bullet in serious condition...

IDF officer wounded during shooting practice is in serious but stable condition, hospital says....

 2020-04-06 12:40 

FX Empire

U.S. Stocks Set To Open Higher On Hopes Of Virus Stabilization...

Cautious optimism on the success of virus containment efforts boosts stocks in premarket action....

 2020-04-06 12:40 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

US bullying shows more during coronavirus outbreak: Gov't spokesman...

Tehran, April 6, IRNA The spokesman of the Government of Iran said on Monday in his second video press conference that the bullying behavior of the United Stated was more clearly manifested during the time of the coronavirus outbreak....

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