Iran's Rouhani offers aid to Lebanon after Beirut blast By AFP | Last Updated: 5th August, 2020, 14:26

Rouhani also expressed hope the cause of the deadly blast would be uncovered and calm restored to Beirut as soon as possible

Iran's Rouhani offers aid to Lebanon after Beirut blast

UK talks tough on EU post-Brexit trade deal UK talks tough on EU post-Brexit trade deal

It set out hopes for a free trade deal with Brussels, but warned it could walk away without one if a "broad outline" of an agreement has not emerged by June


Canada to stop paying Harry and Meghan's security Canada to stop paying Harry and Meghan's security

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have been providing assistance to the couple since their arrival in Canada "intermittently since November 2019"


Tensions high in Delhi as death toll from riots rises to 38 Death toll from Delhi riots rises to 38

An uneasy calm has descended over the affected northeast fringes of the Indian capital, punctuated by sporadic outbreaks of violence overnight


Japan to close schools nationwide to control spread of virus Japan to close all schools to control spread of virus

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asks all elementary, middle and high schools to remain shut until spring holidays begin in late March


Bangladeshi militant among two convicted of terror financing in Burdwan blast case JMB militants convicted of Burdwan blast case

One Bangladeshi among two militants of Jamaat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) found guilty of money laundering to finance a terror module


India says US politicizing religious riots in which 34 died India says US politicizing religious riots in which 34 died

India accused a U.S. government commission of politicizing communal violence in New Delhi that killed at least 34


Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case

The UK government decision to give the go-ahead to Heathrow Airport's plans to build a third runway was unlawful


Delhi woman, 85, trapped as mob set her home on fire Delhi woman, 85, trapped as mob set her home on fire

An 85-year-old woman is among those who died in the violence that has engulfed northeast Delhi over citizenship law protests 


Malaysian king summons Mahathir Mohamad, who’s keen to become PM again Malaysian king summons Mahathir, who’s keen to become PM again

The meeting came after the king interviewed lawmakers to determine who they support as Prime Minister and if they want fresh elections


Clive Cussler, author and shipwreck-finder, dies aged 88 Clive Cussler, author and shipwreck-finder, dies aged 88

Cussler is the prolific writer of more than 80 books, mainly fast-paced action thrillers such as “Sahara” and “Raise the Titanic!”, which collectively sold tens of millions of copies


New virus has infected 82,000 globally, caused 2,800 deaths New virus has infected 82,000 globally, caused 2,800 deaths

A viral outbreak that began in China  infects more than 82,000 people globally


China reports 29 more virus deaths, lowest since January China reports 29 more virus deaths, lowest since January

The death toll now stands at 2,744 in mainland China, according to the National Health Commission


Trump mulls travel bans on Italy, S Korea over virus Trump mulls travel bans on Italy, S Korea over virus

The president's optimism about containing the pathogen contradicted a senior health official in his own administration and came as authorities said they had identified the first case of unknown origin in the United States


Indian Judge, who criticised cops over Delhi violence, transferred Indian Judge, who slams cops over Delhi violence, transferred

Justice S Muralidhar said, "We cannot let another 1984-like event happen in this country" and asked the government to work together to combat unrelenting violence


Iraq suspends schools for 10 days over coronavirus Iraq suspends schools for 10 days over coronavirus

In addition, travellers from Kuwait and Bahrain are banned from entering Iraq until further notice, the statement added


Romania confirms first case of novel coronavirus Romania confirms first case of novel coronavirus

Local epidemiological investigations are underway and 33 blood samples are waiting for test results


Hardest-hit China, South Korea count 767 new virus cases Hardest-hit China, South Korea count 767 new virus cases

South Korea reported 334 more cases, bringing its total to 1,595


Pakistan confirms first two cases of coronavirus Pakistan confirms first two cases of coronavirus

Pakistan faces a potentially devastating health crisis from the new coronavirus


Five killed at brewery in another US mass shooting Five killed at brewery in another US mass shooting

Trump’s comments, at a press conference on the new coronavirus, are the first official word on the toll in the latest spasm of America’s gun violence epidemic


Death toll rises to 34 in Delhi violence Death toll rises to 34 in Delhi violence

The clashes, which also left more than 200 injured, were triggered by protests against a citizenship law


Saudi Arabia suspends entry for Umrah pilgrimage over coronavirus fears Coronavirus: Saudi suspends entry for Umrah pilgrims

The foreign ministry says it was also suspending visas for tourists visiting from countries where the new virus is a "danger"


24 dead in Delhi violence 24 dead in Delhi violence

After more than three days of unprecedented violence in northeast Delhi, in which 24 people have died 


Sonia Gandhi demands Amit Shah’s resignation Sonia Gandhi demands Amit Shah’s resignation

The Congress said it is gravely concerned over the unprecedented continuing violence and loss of lives in Delhi, and the deteriorating situation in the national capital


France reports first citizen to die from coronavirus as three new cases confirmed France reports first citizen to die from coronavirus as three new cases confirmed

The first victim is an 80-year-old Chinese tourist, who died in hospital in mid-February


Intelligence officer killed in mob attack in Delhi Intelligence officer killed in mob attack in Delhi, body dumped in drain

An Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer was killed in Northeast Delhi 


Mahathir proposes Malaysia unity govt after resignation Mahathir proposes Malaysia unity govt after resignation

Najib is now standing trial accused of plundering billions of dollars from state fund 1MDB


Xi says China makes positive contributions to global public health security Xi says China makes positive contributions to global public health security

China is ready to join hands with the UAE to continuously enhance political mutual trust


Bus mishap claims 25 lives in western India Bus mishap claims 25 lives in western India

The mishap occurred in the Lakheri area of the state's Bundi district


Gunmen kill journalist in northwestern Pakistan Gunmen kill journalist in northwestern Pakistan

"Javed was travelling with a police guard when two gunmen opened fire on his vehicle. He died on the spot," senior police official Muhammad Ijaz Khan says


India PM Modi calls for calm after deadly Delhi riots India PM Modi calls for calm after deadly Delhi riots

"I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest," Modi tweets


Five dead, three missing after Jakarta floods Five dead, three missing after Jakarta floods

Two teenagers were among the five people drowned or electrocuted in hard-hit parts of the city


Strong quake hits eastern Indonesia Strong quake hits eastern Indonesia

The 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit a remote part of eastern Indonesia Wednesday


Maldives appoints Amal Clooney to fight for Rohingya at UN court Maldives appoints Amal Clooney to fight for Rohingya at UN court

Thousands are suspected to have been killed in the Rohingya crackdown and refugees brought widespread reports of rape and arson by Myanmar's military and local Buddhist militias


While India seems to love Trump, the reality isn't so simple While India seems to love Trump, reality isn't so simple

For India, good relations with the U.S. are deeply important: They signal that India is a serious global player


South Korea's birth rate falls to all-time low South Korea's birth rate falls to all-time low

The country's fertility rate dropped to 0.92, the second consecutive year it was under one, and far below the 2.1 needed to keep a population stable


Coronavirus has infected 80,000 globally, caused 2,700 deaths Coronavirus has infected 80,000 globally, caused 2,700 deaths

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 80,000 people globally


UK court told Julian Assange tried to call White House, Hillary Clinton over data dump Julian Assange tried to call White House over data dump

Julian Assange tried to contact Hillary Clinton and the White House when he realised that unredacted US diplomatic cables


Tokyo organizers, IOC going ahead as planned with Olympics Tokyo organizers, IOC going ahead as planned with Olympics

Preparations for the Tokyo Olympics are "business as usual" despite the outbreak of coronavirus, according to International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound


US forces in South Korea report first coronavirus case US forces in South Korea report first coronavirus case

The soldier is stationed at Camp Carroll, 30 kilometres north of Daegu, the city that is the epicentre of the outbreak in the South

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