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Kuwait to impose curfew to stem coronavirus

KUWAIT CITY Kuwait will impose a partial curfew on Sunday as part of the fight against the novel coronavirus, according to the official KUNA news agency. The curfew will last from...

Palestinians confirm first coronavirus cases in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestine The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed the first two cases of coronavirus in the Gaza Strip. Two people tested positive for the virus after returning from Pakistan, health...

Kuwait mosques amend call to prayer to curb coronavirus

ISTANBUL Kuwaiti authorities have temporarily closed mosques and amended the adhan (Muslim call to prayer) as part of its efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. Muezzins (the person...

11 killed in clashes in Yemen's Taiz

SANAA Six government forces and five Houthi rebels were killed in clashes in the southwestern Taiz province, the Yemeni military said on Saturday. A military statement said a senior rebel commander...

Lebanon's coronavirus cases rise to 93

BEIRUT  The total number of coronavirus cases in Lebanon has risen to 93, the Lebanese Health Ministry said on Saturday. In a statement, the ministry called on citizens to "adhere to...

Rockets hit Iraqi military base housing US forces

ISTANBUL An Iraqi military base, which houses U.S. forces, was targeted by rockets on Saturday for the second time this week. Al-Taji military airbase, located 85 kilometers (some 53 miles) north...

2 US troops killed in attack on Iraqi base: report

WASHINGTON  Two American service members and another unidentified individual were killed in a rocket attack on an Iraqi base Wednesday.  At least 10 others were wounded in the attack on Camp...

Turkey will heavily retaliate if its posts hit in Syria

ANKARA  Turkey will respond heavily if its observation posts in northwestern Syria’s Idlib province are targeted, said the nation’s president on Wednesday. “Turkey will do more than mere retaliation if its...

Saudi Arabia orders Aramco to up oil capacity by 1M bpd

ANKARA Saudi Arabia has ordered its national oil company Saudi Aramco to increase its crude oil production capacity by 1 million barrels per day (bpd), according to a statement on...

G20 used by Saudis 'to build legitimacy'

GENEVA The UN's special rapporteur on extra-judicial executions, speaking on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, said Tuesday that by holding the G20 meeting in Riyadh this year, the international community...

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COVID-19: Spain’s daily death toll climbs to nearly 400

OVIEDO, Spain Coronavirus continues to devastate Spain, with the official death toll surging by nearly 400 on Sunday, according to new figures. In total, 1,720 people...

Bangladesh: Road crash claims 15 lives

DHAKA, Bangladesh The death toll from a head-on collision late Saturday between a truck and van in southeastern Bangladesh rose to 15 when three more...

China: Belgian football player positive for coronavirus

ISTANBUL Belgium international Marouane Fellaini has become the first football player in China with coronavirus. The 32-year-old tested positive for the virus, his Chinese Super League...

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