Monday 13th of July 2020
Sudan to permit non-Muslims to consume alcohol, ban FGM
Sudan will permit non-Muslims to consume alcohol and strengthen women’s rights, including banning female genital mutilation (FGM), its justice minister said late on Saturday, in a reversal of almost f...
Kuwait records 836 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths in 24 hours
Kuwait recorded 836 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 54,894, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday
Lebanon's top Christian cleric takes to criticizing Hezbollah during sermons
Lebanon’s top Christian cleric stepped up criticism of the Iran-backed Shia group Hezbollah and its allies without naming them on Sunday, saying Lebanese rejected being isolated from their allies and...
Turkish FM says Libya’s GNA will only agree to ceasefire after taking Sirte, Jufra
The Turkish-backed Government of National Accord in Libya will only agree to a ceasefire if the Libyan National Army withdraws from the strategic positions of Sirte and Jufra, Turkey’s Minister of For...
Palestinian Hamas official defects from Gaza to Israel: Reports
An official from the Palestinian militant group Hamas has defected from the organization and fled to Israel, according to Palestinian media reports
Iran’s Khamenei says all must help fight ‘tragic’ COVID-19 resurgence
Everyone must help fight the “tragic” resurgence of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said
Turkey signed secret agreements with countries to abduct dissidents from abroad: UN
Turkey signed secret agreements with multiple countries in order to conduct extraterritorial abductions of suspected state dissidents, according to a joint letter penned by four UN rapporteurs
Cutting access to aid in Syria will intensify suffering for 1.3 mln people: Agencies
A UN Security Council resolution that leaves only one of two border crossings open for aid deliveries from Turkey into opposition-held northwestern Syria will cost lives and intensify the suffering of...
Oman detects 1,318 new COVID-19 cases
Oman detected 1,318 new coronavirus cases and nine COVID-19 deaths, which brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 56,015 and the virus-related death toll to 257, the Ministry...
Iran says misaligned radar led to Ukrainian plane downing
Iran said that the misalignment of an air defence unit’s radar system was the key “human error” that led to the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January
India’s coronavirus cases near 850,000 as Bangalore goes into lockdown
India’s coronavirus caseload is nearing 850,000 with a record surge of 28,637 in the past 24 hours, prompting authorities to announce a weeklong lockdown in the key southern technology hub of Bangalor...
UAE’s first local mask manufacturer can produce 90,000 masks daily
The UAE’s first respirator manufacturing facility can produce 90,000 N95 masks daily to help keep frontline workers safe from the deadly coronavirus, Emirates News Agency reported on Saturday