Global body of jurists file complaint against China

The petition filed against People’s Republic of China, the People’s Liberation Army and the Wuhan Institute of Virology, alleged that the novel coronavirus pandemic... Read more »

About 50 Qantas airline staff infected with COVID-19

April 4 (IANS) Some 50 staff members from Australian flag carrier Qantas and its subsidiary airline, Jetstar, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a... Read more »

China observes national day of mourning for COVID-19 victims

April 4 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping led the country on Saturday in observing a national day of mourning for those who lost their lives... Read more »

S.Korea extends social distancing drive for 2 more weeks

April 4 (IANS) South Korea on Saturday decided to extend its social distancing campaign for another two weeks amid a slowing but still continuing coronavirus... Read more »

Trump fires intel official who handled whistleblower complaint

April 4 (IANS) US President Donald Trump told Congress that he has fired Michael Atkinson, the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) who first notified lawmakers... Read more »

Afghan presidential guard killed in Kabul attack

April 4 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen attacked two Afghan Presidential Protective Service (PPS) members, killing one and injuring the other on the outskirts of capital Kabul,... Read more »

‘Over 300,000 paedophiles in UK will exploit lockdown’

Investigators have identified offenders discussing opportunities to abuse children during the COVID-19 crisis in chats online and the police were warning of a spike... Read more »

Global COVID-19 cases crosses 1 million mark

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases globally has crossed the 1 million mark, according to the new tally from Johns Hopkins University. A total... Read more »

US tracking security issues including possible civil unrest: Juster

As per media reports, Juster said in an internal email dates April 1 that however, for the time being, we do not see signs... Read more »

US economy to decline by 7% in Q2: Report

April 3 (IANS) The US Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that the country’s GDP will decline by more than 7 per cent in the... Read more »

Cathay Pacific to cut more flights

The airline told staff in a memo that it would make even more cuts to passenger flights by reducing its long-haul flights to two... Read more »

Wuhan continues communities management against outbreak rebound

April 3 (IANS) Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic originated last December, on Friday asked its residents to stay at... Read more »

University of Pittsburgh reports successful COVID-19 vaccine trial

April 3 (IANS) As governments the world over frantically look for a treatment for COVID-19, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine have... Read more »

Greek refugee camp quarantined after 20 test COVID-19 positive

Humanitarian organisations have warned about the risk of an uncontrolled outbreak in Greece’s refugee camps and have called for the immediate evacuation of shelters... Read more »

Spain sees record rise in unemployment amid lockdown

The data shows 898,822 people have now lost their jobs since the start of the lockdown, including about 550,000 temporary workers, the BBC reported... Read more »

Quarantine completed for Grand Princess passengers in US

The passengers arrived at Travis AFB on March 9 where they received daily screening for COVID-19 symptoms, basic medical care for other health conditions,... Read more »

Post-coronavirus world will be even more digital: Guterres

April 2 (IANS) The post-coronavirus world will be different and much more digital than before, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. “One thing that’s clear is... Read more »

Iraq’s oil income falls by 40% in March

April 2 (IANS) Iraq’s crude oil income fell by 40 per cent last month, the government announced, as demand plummets amid the global coronavirus pandemic... Read more »

Global coronavirus cases increase to 937,567

“As we enter the fourth month since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am deeply concerned about the rapid escalation and global spread... Read more »

Trudeau to recall Parliament for expanded emergency aid

 April 2 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recalled Parliament for an expanded emergency aid as the country was facing the greatest economic and... Read more »