Palestine no longer to abide by accords with Israel, US: Mahmoud Abbas

Palestine no longer to abide by accords with Israel, US: Mahmoud Abbas

RAMALLAH: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinian Authority will no longer be committed to any signed agreements with Israel or the United States, following Israel’s pledge to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank. It was not immediately clear how the announcement, which was made at a Palestinian leadership meeting late on Tuesday, […]

Coronavirus cases in Russia cross 300,000-mark

Coronavirus cases in Russia cross 300,000-mark

Moscow: The total number of coronavirus cases in Russia on Wednesday crossed the 300,000-mark with 8,764 fresh cases being reported in the last 24 hours, according to the authorities. The total number of cases in the country now stands at 308,705, the emergency task force said. Over the same period, 135 people died, raising the […]

10 killed, 14 injured in twin attacks in Afghanistan

Kabul: At least 10 villagers were killed and 14 others wounded in two separate gun shootings in Afghanistan, authorities said on Wednesday. In one incident on Tuesday, three people were killed and one child was wounded after the gunmen fired on people outside a mosque as Ramadan night prayers were underway around 9:00 p.m. (local […]

WHO a puppet of China, says Donald Trump

WHO a puppet of China, says Donald Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump attacked the United Nations health body as a Chinese “puppet” on Monday and confirmed he is considering slashing or canceling US support. “They’re a puppet of China, they’re China-centric to put it nicer,” he said at the White House. Trump said the United States pays around $450 million annually to the […]

Chinese health experts wave off concerns of second, deadlier wave of coronavirus

Chinese health experts wave off concerns of second, deadlier wave of coronavirus

BEIJING: Chinese health experts involved in the country’s fight against the coronavirus believe the worst is now over, downplaying warnings that the disease could become seasonal or that a deadlier “second wave” could hit later in the year. As the pandemic continues to spread overseas, a growing number of countries are bracing themselves for a […]

Taliban rejects as fake statement on India attributed to it

Taliban rejects as fake statement on India attributed to it

KABUL: The Taliban clarified on Monday that a statement circulated on social media regarding India and attributed to it does not belong to the Islamic emirate whose policy is very clear not to interfere in the internal affairs of others. “The statement that has been circulated in certain media regarding India does not belong to […]

Obama was a grossly incompetent president, says Trump

Obama was a grossly incompetent president, says Trump

Washington: US president Donald Trump on Sunday called his predecessor Barak Obama a ‘grossly incompetent president’. Trump’s reaction came after Obama on Saturday criticised the US authorities’ response to the coronavirus outbreak. “He (Obama) was an incompetent president. That’s all I can say. Grossly incompetent,”” Trump told reporters at the White House on his arrival […]

Americans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria: Khamenei

Americans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria: Khamenei

TEHRAN: Americans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, renewing Iran’s demand for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from the Middle East. Iran almost got into a full-blown conflict with the United States when a U.S. drone strike killed top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in […]

Spraying disinfectants can be ‘harmful’, says WHO

Spraying disinfectants can be ‘harmful’, says WHO

GENEVA: Spraying disinfectant on the streets, as practised in some countries, does not eliminate the new coronavirus and even poses a health risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday. In a document on cleaning and disinfecting surfaces as part of the response to the virus, the WHO says spraying can be ineffective. “Spraying […]

Pakistan coronavirus cases cross 40,000 with 1,352 new cases

Pakistan coronavirus cases cross 40,000 with 1,352 new cases

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s coronavirus cases crossed 40,000 on Sunday after 1,352 new infections were detected, while the death toll in the country has gone up to 873 with nearly 40 more people succumbing to COVID-19, heath authorities said on Sunday. The Ministry of National Health Services said that out of the total 40,151 cases, Sindh has […]