Palestinian president declares end to all agreements with Israel and US

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared on Tuesday an end to all agreements signed with Israel and the United States.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared on Tuesday an end to all agreements signed with Israel and the United States. The president made the announcement during an emergency meeting in Ramallah to discuss Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. He said the decision included security agreements with Israel, including those set out […]

Egypt registers 720 new coronavirus cases in one day

Egypt registered on Tuesday the highest daily toll of coronavirus cases

Egypt on Tuesday registered 720 new Coronavirus cases, the health ministry said in a statement, its the highest daily toll since detecting the first confirmed case in February. The new cases brought the total infections to 13,484 cases, the ministry added in a statement. The ministry also reported 14 deaths due to the novel virus, […]

Trump says US topping  world virus cases is ‘badge of honour’

US has the world's highest number of confirmed Covid-19 infections, Trump says it's "a badge of honour"

President Donald Trump has argued it is “a badge of honour” that the US has the world’s highest number of confirmed  COVID-19 infections. “I look at that as, in a certain respect, as being a good thing because it means our testing is much better,” he said at the White House. The US has 1.5 million Coronavirus […]

Daily News Briefing: Ministers under pressure over schools return date

Ministers under pressure over school return date

Wednesday 20 May coronavirus updates BRIEF – ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING Wednesday 20 May 2020 News Briefing – Today’s headlines are dominated by the global Coronavirus Pandemic. As of 6:30 am (GMT), these are the global active numbers. Global COVID-19 UPDATE Coronavirus Cases: 4,989,280 Deaths: 324,970 Recovered: 1,960,522 Japan to lift state of emergency WHO member […]

World Bank warns 60m at risk of ‘extreme poverty’

The world bank warns that Coronavirus crisis will push 60m into extreme poverty

Up to 60m people will be pushed into extreme poverty by the economic consequences of the Coronavirus crisis, and current recovery efforts are not enough, David Malpass, president of the World Bank, has warned. David Malpass said the bank expects global economic growth to shrink by 5% this year as nations deal with the pandemic. […]