IRAN: AHWAZIS PROTEST AT MONTHS-LONG WATER SHORTAGES IN SWELTERING SUMMER HEAT

Fri 05 June 2020: The water crisis is worsening in what should naturally be the water-rich Ahwaz region. In the city of Chobeideh, 30 years of acute water shortages have recently been exacerbated. Its residents have to travel 35 km to Abadan city – home to one of the largest oil refineries in the Middle […]

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CORONAVIRUS IS ‘NOT OVER UNTIL THERE IS NO VIRUS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD’: WHO

Fri 05 June 2020: (Reuters) Some countries have seen “upticks” in COVID-19 cases as lockdowns ease, and populations must continue to protect themselves against the coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. “On upticks, yes we have seen in countries around the world – I’m not talking specifically about Europe – when the […]

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CHECHNYA, ENTREPRENEURS HIT HARD AS CORONAVIRUS BITES

Fri 05 June 2020: The restrictions imposed in Chechnya because of the coronavirus pandemic led to a decline in sales volumes and provoked financial difficulties, entrepreneurs complain. The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that on May 26, Magomed Daudov, the speaker of the Chechen parliament, announced that the epidemiological situation in the republic was smoothing, but the regime […]

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CRISTIANO RONALDO BECOMES FOOTBALL’S FIRST EVER BILLIONAIRE

Fri 05 June 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo is officially football’s first-ever billionaire — pipping arch-rival Lionel Messi to the coveted position according to Forbes. Juventus and Portugal forward Ronaldo, 35, is only the third athlete to hit the mark while still playing, following Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather Jr. “Ronaldo, the first to reach the earnings […]

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WHO UPDATES GUIDELINES ON FACEMASKS, URGES USE WHERE DISTANCING TOUGH

Fri 05 June 2020: The World Health Organization on Friday updated guidance on wearing facemasks during the coronavirus pandemic, encouraging their use in crowded situations in places where the new coronavirus is widespread. As the deadly virus continues to spread, the WHO changed its stance on who should wear a mask, when it should be […]

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NIGERIAN CAMPAIGNERS STAGE PROTEST OVER SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Fri 05 June 2020: Nigerian rights campaigners took to the streets of the capital Abuja on Friday to raise awareness about sexual violence in the West African country after a series of high-profile rape cases. #JusticeforUwa has trended on social media in the last week after Vera Uwaila Omosuwa, a 22-year-old student, died two days […]

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JORDAN REOPENS MOSQUES FOR PRAYERS AFTER TWO MONTHS

Fri 05 June 2020: Mosques in Jordan opened for communal prayers for the first time in over two months on Friday, with thousands of police deployed to enforce strict social distancing rules at the usually packed places of worship. The kingdom is gradually easing restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus outbreak, which killed nine people […]

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RUSSIAN FRUSTRATION AFTER IRANIAN RETURN TO SYRIA SITES

Fri 05 June 2020: Tension surfaced between Moscow and Damascus on Wednesday on the backdrop of the Syrian government disregarding the decision on the return of Iranian forces to important sites. Earlier, Russia and Syria agreed on limiting the access of these forces to such zones. Sources stated that Moscow has once again found itself […]

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UNDIAGNOSED COVID-19 COULD MEAN ENGLISH TOLL IS HIGHER THAN THOUGHT: ONS

Fri 05 June 2020: An increase in the number of deaths in England and Wales in recent months that have not been linked to COVID-19 could indicate that undiagnosed cases are killing more people than previously thought, data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Friday. The United Kingdom has the second highest COVID-19 […]

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