Asia

Amphan: Cyclone wreaks deadly havoc in India and Bangladesh

 NEW DELHI/DHAKA, May 22 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Cyclone Amphan has made landfall in eastern India and Bangladesh, killing at least 15…

Venezuela’s military to escort Iranian tankers bringing petrol

Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino  CARACAS, May 22 (NNN-AGENCIES) —The Venezuelan military will escort Iranian tankers delivering much-needed petrol to the…

Update: China’s top political meetings open with minute’s silence for virus victims

BEIJING, May 22 (NNN-AGENCIES) — China’s annual high-level political meetings opened with a minute’s silence for the victims of the…

Covid-19: Infections top 5 million worldwide

PARIS, May 22 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Global infections from the novelcoronavirus passed five million as the pandemic played outunevenly across the…

China proposes law cracking down on Hong Kong opposition activity

Such a move has long been under consideration but was hastened by months of anti-government protests BEIJING, May 22 (NNN-AGENCIES)…

Covid-19: China rebuts US Pres Trump accusation of coronavirus ‘mass killing’

BEIJING, May 22 (NNN-AGENCIES) — China offered a low-key rebuttal to United States President Donald Trump’s accusation of mass killing,…

Covid-19: UK healthcare workers begin hydroxychloroquine trial

LONDON, May 22 (NNN-AGENCIES) — British healthcare workers on Thursday begin taking part in a University of Oxford-led international trial…

Thailand’s NSC proposing to extend COVID-19 emergency measure another month

BANGKOK, May 21 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Thailand’s National Security Council (NSC) today proposed to extend the state of emergency for another month,…

North Korea halting talks with US until election is over, Russia says

MOSCOW, May 20 (NNN-AGENCIES) — North Korea has halted talks with the United States until the results of the US…

UAE, Iranian Health Ministers Review COVID-19 Countermeasures

ABU DHABI, May, 21 (NNN-WAM) – Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, received…