Turkey arrests 50 Greece-bound migrants off Aegean coast

ISTANBUL, March 31 (NNN-Xinhua) — The Turkish coast guard has apprehended a total of 50 illegal immigrants in two separate incidents off Turkey’s Aegean coast on their way to a Greek island, state-run Anadolu agency reported. The coast guard captured 26 migrants of different nationalities in an inflatable boat off…

Saudi Ministry Of Health: More Than 2,500 Persons Leave 14-Day Hospital Facilities With Negative Tests Of COVID-19

RIYADH, Mar 31 (NNN-SPA) – The Ministry of Health affirmed that more than 2,500 cases left health facilities after 14 days, adding that, their COVID-19 tests were negative. In a statement, the ministry disclosed that, the cases completed all required medical procedures and examinations, amid follow-up of integrated medical cadres,…

CAFU To Supply Dubai Ambulances With Free Fuel For Two Weeks

DUBAI, Mar 31 (NNN-WAM) – In further contributions from the private sector, to support the UAE’s efforts against COVID-19, CAFU, the region’s first on-demand fuel delivery app, said, it will provide all ambulances operated by the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, DCAS, with free fuel for a period of two…

Covid-19: More countries reject Chinese-made equipment

The Netherlands has been among the countries reporting faulty Chinese-made equipment PARIS, March 31 (NNN-AGENCIES) —A number of European governments have rejected Chinese-made equipment designed to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Thousands of testing kits and medical masks are below standard or defective, according to authorities in Spain, Turkey and the Netherlands. Europe…

UAE’s Mohamed Bin Zayed Receives Phone Call From Sri Lankan PM

ABU DHABI, Mar 31 (NNN-WAM) – Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces, today received a phone call from Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, to discuss ways to enhance fraternal relations in all domains, as…

Lebanon’s Health Minister Demands “Maximum Sentence” Against Those Who Neglected Syrian Patient

BEIRUT, Mar 31 (NNN-NNA) – Lebanon’s Minister of Public Health, Hamad Hassan, on Monday, referred to the Court of Cassation’s Prosecutor General’s office, the dossier of deceased Syrian patient, 40-year-old Majida Zoueir, who sought, on Mar 17, several hospitals in North Lebanon to receive treatment for serious illness, but was…

Update: Global lockdown tightens as Covid-19 deaths mount

PARIS, March 31 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Harsh lockdowns aimed at halting themarch of the coronavirus pandemic extended worldwide Monday as the death toll soared past 37,600 amid new waves of US outbreaks. Despite slivers of hope in stricken Italy and Spain, the tough measuresthat have confined some two-fifths of the globe’s…

UN Envoy Regrets Lack Of Progress In Mideast Peace Process

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 31 (NNN-AGENCIES) – UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, said, he regretted the lack of progress on the ground, expressing concern over Israeli settlements and its plans to annex Palestinian land. The expansion of Israeli settlements continues to pose a significant obstacle…

‘We’re Not Scared:’ Some Ultra-Orthodox Jews In Israel Are Ignoring Virus Rules

By Sam Sokol JERUSALEM, Mar 31, (NNN-JTA) – “Do you want trouble?” the Hasidic man asked, leaning towards me intimidatingly. “Are you threatening me?” I asked, turning to look at the lean man in a flat black hat and long caftan. “No. But if you stay here, everyone will come…

Israel Reports 448 More COVID-19 Cases, 4,695 In Total

JERUSALEM, Mar 31 (NNN-MA’AN) – A total of 448 people in Israel tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4,695, the Israeli Ministry of Health said. It said the death toll of the virus in the country has hit 16, adding, of the…
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