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Saudi Arabia to allow foreign Umrah pilgrims from Nov.1

Thinappuyal English September 24, 2020 Comments Off on Saudi Arabia to allow foreign Umrah pilgrims from Nov.1

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday that it would start allowing foreign and local pilgrims to perform Umrah in gradual stages, while taking the necessary precautions. According to a statement from the Saudi Ministry of

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Freed Taliban return to battlefield – Top Afghan negotiator

Thinappuyal English September 24, 2020 Comments Off on Freed Taliban return to battlefield – Top Afghan negotiator

Chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation and lead negotiator Abdullah Abdullah (L) speaking at the historic peace talks with the Taliban in the Qatari capital Doha recently. US: A number of Taliban

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US COVID-19 deaths pass 200,000 with record global virus spike

Thinappuyal English September 24, 2020 Comments Off on US COVID-19 deaths pass 200,000 with record global virus spike

US: The United States has passed 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, as a record-breaking wave of new infections forces authorities in Europe to reimpose lockdown restrictions. The world’s most powerful nation hit the

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UN Chief warns against ‘new Cold War’

Thinappuyal English September 24, 2020 Comments Off on UN Chief warns against ‘new Cold War’

President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping (on screen) addressing the general debate of the 75th United Nations General Assembly Session on Tuesday at the UN in New York. – AFP UN:

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If Arctic ice melt doesn’t boost sea levels, do we care?

Thinappuyal English September 23, 2020 Comments Off on If Arctic ice melt doesn’t boost sea levels, do we care?

PARIS: US government scientists reported Monday that the Arctic Ocean’s floating ice cover has shrivelled to its second lowest extent since satellite records began in 1979. Until this month, only once in the last

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New Zealand’s Ardern leads poll as first election debate held

Thinappuyal English September 23, 2020 Comments Off on New Zealand’s Ardern leads poll as first election debate held

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacintha Arden WELLINGTON: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urged New Zealanders to trust her Covid-19 response Tuesday, as an opinion poll showed her in a commanding position ahead of the October

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Covid: US death toll passes 200,000

Thinappuyal English September 23, 2020 Comments Off on Covid: US death toll passes 200,000

The US coronavirus death toll has passed 200,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU). More than 6.8 million people are known to have been infected in the US, more than in any

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India loans virus-hit Maldives $250m

Thinappuyal English September 22, 2020 Comments Off on India loans virus-hit Maldives $250m

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a earlier meeting with Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in New Delhi. THE MALDIVES: India on Sunday announced a $250 million loan to the Maldives to boost its

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Tourists travel secret tunnels of Albania’s communist-era paranoia

Thinappuyal English September 18, 2020 Comments Off on Tourists travel secret tunnels of Albania’s communist-era paranoia

GJIROKASTRA Albania thrusday: Snaking beneath a fortress in southern Albania, a covert tunnel network built during the communist era captures the secrecy and paranoia that defined the long rule of tyrant Enver Hoxha. Today communism

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More than 200 virus cases at Lebanon’s biggest prison: doctor

Thinappuyal English September 18, 2020 Comments Off on More than 200 virus cases at Lebanon’s biggest prison: doctor

BEIRUT thrusday: Lebanon’s largest prison has more than 200 coronavirus cases, the head of the country’s doctors’ union warned Thursday, calling for speedy trials to ease overcrowding. “There are more than 200 confirmed cases

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