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Four arrested after gun and ammunition seized in police-military operation

Four persons were arrested in connection with the seizure of a handgun and several rounds of ammunition on King Weston Road, Lawrence Tavern in St Andrew on Sunday. The police report that about 6:45 a.m., a joint police-military team conducted a...

Activists turn HRDC political, Kapesa resigns as treasurer

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC)  is being used by activists to promote interests of opposition political parties and as a vehicle to launch individual political careers, a former member told a news conference in Lilongwe on Friday. HRDC treasure for
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Activists turn HRDC political, Kapesa resigns as treasurer

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC)  is being used by activists to promote interests of opposition political parties and as a vehicle to launch individual political careers, a former member told a news conference in Lilongwe on Friday. HRDC treasure for Karonga chapter Chifundo Kapesa said when he joined the coalition, he was told that the […] The post Activists turn HRDC political, Kapesa resigns as treasurer appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Another spike of Malawi Covid-19 count:  New 70 cases,  South Africa returnee dies in Karonga

Malawi on Friday reported a record 70 new coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic cases within 24 hours of recording another  102 infections bringing the total numbers to 273  as  one of the Malawian returnees from South Africa  has died few hours after arriving
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Another spike of Malawi Covid-19 count:  New 70 cases,  South Africa returnee dies in Karonga

Malawi on Friday reported a record 70 new coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic cases within 24 hours of recording another  102 infections bringing the total numbers to 273  as  one of the Malawian returnees from South Africa  has died few hours after arriving at his home village in Karonga. Briefing journalists in Lilongwe on Friday, the Presidential […] The post Another spike of Malawi Covid-19 count:  New 70 cases,  South Africa returnee dies in Karonga appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Chilima’s convoy stoned in Lhomwe belt: Violence ahead of Malawi fresh elections

The country’s estranged Vice President and UTM leader Saulos Chilima’s convoy was on Friday pelted with stones as he conducted a whistle-stop campaign tour in Phalombe and Mulanje districts of the Lhomwe belt which is considered the ruling Democratic Prog
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Chilima’s convoy stoned in Lhomwe belt: Violence ahead of Malawi fresh elections

The country’s estranged Vice President and UTM leader Saulos Chilima’s convoy was on Friday pelted with stones as he conducted a whistle-stop campaign tour in Phalombe and Mulanje districts of the Lhomwe belt which is considered the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) stronghold. Chilima is currently in a campaign trail as running mate of Lazarus […] The post Chilima’s convoy stoned in Lhomwe belt: Violence ahead of Malawi fresh elections appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Study - Strengthening the Fundamental Rights Agency - The Revision of the Fundamental Rights Agency Regulation - 15-05-2020

Since it was set up in 2007, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights has demonstrated its ability produce high-quality research, and to provide the EU institutions and the EU Member States implementing Union law with expert advice on fundamental rights issues.
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Study - Strengthening the Fundamental Rights Agency - The Revision of the Fundamental Rights Agency Regulation - 15-05-2020

Since it was set up in 2007, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights has demonstrated its ability produce high-quality research, and to provide the EU institutions and the EU Member States implementing Union law with expert advice on fundamental rights issues. The regulatory framework under which the Agency operates, however, is not fully appropriate to discharge its mandate effectively. This in-depth study commissioned by the European Parliament's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs identifies how it could be improved. Source : © European Union, 2020 - EP

Briefing - Credit Rating for Euro Area Member States and European supranational institutions - 29-05-2020

This document presents the latest credit ratings issued by the three major Credit Rating Agencies for the Euro Area Member States and three European institutions that issue “EU bonds”: the EU Commission, the European Investment Bank and the European Stabi
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Briefing - Credit Rating for Euro Area Member States and European supranational institutions - 29-05-2020

This document presents the latest credit ratings issued by the three major Credit Rating Agencies for the Euro Area Member States and three European institutions that issue “EU bonds”: the EU Commission, the European Investment Bank and the European Stabilisation Mechanism. It provides an overview of the framework of sovereign credit ratings and shows their relationship with the financing costs of Euro Area Member States. Source : © European Union, 2020 - EP

In-Depth Analysis - Das Recht des Ausnahmezustands - Deutschland: Ungenutztes Notstandsrecht und Integration des Ausnahmefalls in das einfache Recht - 29-05-2020

Dieses Dokument ist Teil einer Reihe von Analysen, mit denen das Notstandsrecht verschiedener Staaten aus rechtsvergleichender Sicht dargestellt werden soll, und zwar mit besonderem Augenmerk auf jenen Rechtsgrundlagen, auf denen die Notstandsmaßnahmen anges
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In-Depth Analysis - Das Recht des Ausnahmezustands - Deutschland: Ungenutztes Notstandsrecht und Integration des Ausnahmefalls in das einfache Recht - 29-05-2020

Dieses Dokument ist Teil einer Reihe von Analysen, mit denen das Notstandsrecht verschiedener Staaten aus rechtsvergleichender Sicht dargestellt werden soll, und zwar mit besonderem Augenmerk auf jenen Rechtsgrundlagen, auf denen die Notstandsmaßnahmen angesichts von Krisen wie der durch die COVID-19-Pandemie verursachten Gesundheitskrise beruhen. Die vorliegende Analyse hat den Fall Deutschland zum Gegenstand. Source : © European Union, 2020 - EP

Study - Blockchain for supply chains and international trade - 29-05-2020

Blockchain could benefit supply chain management and international trade processes. See the new STOA study of potential use cases, their impacts, and potential policy responses. Blockchain technology could be valuable for supply chain management and internati
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Study - Blockchain for supply chains and international trade - 29-05-2020

Blockchain could benefit supply chain management and international trade processes. See the new STOA study of potential use cases, their impacts, and potential policy responses. Blockchain technology could be valuable for supply chain management and international trade processes which require cooperation and trust between several actors arranged in complex relationships across different regulatory frameworks. Blockchain could facilitate of trade through a combination of digitalisation, information exchange and automation, reducing costs and increasing transparency. Blockchain could facilitate SME’s access to trade and trade finance, as well as consumers’ access to product information with could enable more ethical and environmentally responsible choices. There are no major technical barriers to the use of some types of blockchain solution for some elements of trade. Many of the benefits of blockchain for trade derive from digitalisation, which could be achieved through other means. There remain substantial barriers to digitalisation of trade processes. Barriers to blockchain in supply chains and international trade include legal recognition, data localisation, identification of applicable laws, allocation of liability, and interoperability and standardisation across various economic operators and regulatory frameworks. 20 policy options for blockchain in supply chains and international trade including supporting customs facilitation, sustainable trade, SME involvement, leadership in standardisation, evidence-based policy and awareness raising. Source : © European Union, 2020 - EP

SPLM-N al-Hilu says its delegation is present in Juba despite talks deadlock

May 30, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The SPLM-N led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu reiterated its commitment to negotiate a peace agreement and asserted that its negotiating delegation did not withdraw from the venue of the peace talks in Juba. The negotiations between the gove
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SPLM-N al-Hilu says its delegation is present in Juba despite talks deadlock

May 30, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The SPLM-N led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu reiterated its commitment to negotiate a peace agreement and asserted that its negotiating delegation did not withdraw from the venue of the peace talks in Juba. The negotiations between the government and the SPLM-N al-Hilu are stalled as the two delegations failed to agree on a declaration of principles. The SPLM-N al-Hilu demands to include the talks its demand for a secular state and the right to self-determination. The (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY, Peace talks with SPLM-N, Darfur groups

Myanmar Lower House Passes Law Boosting Govt’s Powers to Fight Epidemics

The Lower House passed a draft law making it easier for the Health Ministry to introduce containment measures during epidemics and boosting punishments for violators.
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Myanmar Lower House Passes Law Boosting Govt’s Powers to Fight Epidemics

The Lower House passed a draft law making it easier for the Health Ministry to introduce containment measures during epidemics and boosting punishments for violators.

COVID-19 Forces Ceremony for Depayin Massacre to Downsize

The commemoration of the Depayin massacre, in which junta thugs killed at least 70 people and attacked Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, will go on with just a few locals due to COVID-19.
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COVID-19 Forces Ceremony for Depayin Massacre to Downsize

The commemoration of the Depayin massacre, in which junta thugs killed at least 70 people and attacked Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, will go on with just a few locals due to COVID-19.

Ta’ang Armed Group Attacks Myanmar Military Convoy in Shan State

The Ta’ang National Liberation Army intercepted a military convoy in northern Shan State on Friday morning, damaging vehicles but apparently resulting in no casualties.
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Ta’ang Armed Group Attacks Myanmar Military Convoy in Shan State

The Ta’ang National Liberation Army intercepted a military convoy in northern Shan State on Friday morning, damaging vehicles but apparently resulting in no casualties.

NLD Vows to Veto USDP and Military’s Bid to Impeach Speaker

The National League for Democracy says it will stand by Union Parliament Speaker U T Khun Myat, despite claims the independent parliamentarian violated the Constitution.
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NLD Vows to Veto USDP and Military’s Bid to Impeach Speaker

The National League for Democracy says it will stand by Union Parliament Speaker U T Khun Myat, despite claims the independent parliamentarian violated the Constitution.

What Do We Want a Post-Pandemic Myanmar to Look Like?

Myanmar must look beyond short-term recovery from COVID-19 and set a new course based on respect for the environment, sustainable development and economic equality.
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What Do We Want a Post-Pandemic Myanmar to Look Like?

Myanmar must look beyond short-term recovery from COVID-19 and set a new course based on respect for the environment, sustainable development and economic equality.

Covid-19: Public healthcare worker among 611 new cases recorded on Friday; 9 community cases in total

[UPDATED, 11.20pm] The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 611 new coronavirus cases in Singapore today (May 29).  Out of these, there are nine community cases while the remaining cases come from Work Permit holders living in dormitories. Of the ni
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Covid-19: Public healthcare worker among 611 new cases recorded on Friday; 9 community cases in total

[UPDATED, 11.20pm] The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 611 new coronavirus cases in Singapore today (May 29).  Out of these, there are nine community cases while the remaining cases come from Work Permit holders living in dormitories. Of the nine community cases, three are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents while four are Work Permit holders, and two are Work Pass holders. Among the new community cases is a 25-year-old Singaporean who has no recent travel history to affected countries or regions. She is employed as a physiotherapist at Changi General Hospital, but had not gone to work since onset of symptoms on May 28.  Of the Work Permit holders and Work Pass holders, three were tested as part of the screening of migrant workers residing at shop-houses located at Balestier Road, due to their proximity to another cluster in the same area. Two were tested before they were due to start work on plumbing/ electrical projects at schools, as a precautionary measure to prepare for the safe re-opening of schools.

Alberta to distribute 20 million face masks at A&W, McDonald's and Tim Hortons drive-thrus

The Province of Alberta will begin distributing non-medical face masks at A&W, McDonald's and Tim Hortons drive-thrus across the province in early June, Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced Friday.
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Alberta to distribute 20 million face masks at A&W, McDonald's and Tim Hortons drive-thrus

The Province of Alberta will begin distributing non-medical face masks at A&W, McDonald's and Tim Hortons drive-thrus across the province in early June, Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced Friday.

Ontario records another day with more than 300 new COVID-19 cases

For a second straight day, Ontario has recorded more than 300 new cases of COVID-19 after reporting a dip in patients earlier this week.
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Ontario records another day with more than 300 new COVID-19 cases

For a second straight day, Ontario has recorded more than 300 new cases of COVID-19 after reporting a dip in patients earlier this week.

Affected communities excluded in aerial assessment want assistance

Communities in south Malekula affected by Tropical Cyclone Harold but excluded in the aerial assessment want to be part of the government’s relief assistance.
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Affected communities excluded in aerial assessment want assistance

Communities in south Malekula affected by Tropical Cyclone Harold but excluded in the aerial assessment want to be part of the government’s relief assistance.

Airports Vanuatu Ltd updates stakeholders on governance and Board composition

Airports Vanuatu Ltd (AVL) has issued the following update to all stakeholders on its governance and Board composition, following the General Election and a strategic update by the new Board yesterday afternoon.
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Airports Vanuatu Ltd updates stakeholders on governance and Board composition

Airports Vanuatu Ltd (AVL) has issued the following update to all stakeholders on its governance and Board composition, following the General Election and a strategic update by the new Board yesterday afternoon.

Homeschooling decision initiated by Ministry of Education: Tarivonda

The Director of Health Services in Vanuatu, Dr Len Tarivonda, has clarified the decision for schools in Port Vila and Efate to return to homeschooling next week, is a decision by the Ministry of Education and Training.
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Homeschooling decision initiated by Ministry of Education: Tarivonda

The Director of Health Services in Vanuatu, Dr Len Tarivonda, has clarified the decision for schools in Port Vila and Efate to return to homeschooling next week, is a decision by the Ministry of Education and Training.

Saudi Arabia records more COVID-19 recoveries than infections in past 24 hours

Fri, 2020-05-29 16:13 LONDON: Saudi Arabia recorded more recoveries from the coronavirus (COVID-19) than new cases, the health ministry announced on Friday. With 1,581 new infections recorded since Thursday, the Kingdom’s daily case rate continues to fal
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Saudi Arabia records more COVID-19 recoveries than infections in past 24 hours

Fri, 2020-05-29 16:13 LONDON: Saudi Arabia recorded more recoveries from the coronavirus (COVID-19) than new cases, the health ministry announced on Friday. With 1,581 new infections recorded since Thursday, the Kingdom’s daily case rate continues to fall.  The ministry announced 2,460 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, which takes the total number of recoveries nationwide to 57,013. The death toll in the Kingdom rose by 17 to a total of 458 fatalities.  Saudi Arabia has just come out of a  24-hour curfew period for the Eid Al-Fitr holidays, and citizens and residents began heading out of their homes on Friday on the first day of the government’s three-phase plan to transition back to normality after the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE: Saudis head out as coronavirus lockdown eases Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaCoronavirus Saudis head out as coronavirus lockdown easesSaudi Arabia records 13 new COVID-19 deaths, 2,963 recoveries

Saudi Arabia to organize virtual donors conference for Yemen in partnership with UN

Author: Zaynab KhojjiID: 1590759569096957200Fri, 2020-05-29 16:56 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will organize, in partnership with the United Nations, the virtual donors’ conference for Yemen that is due to take place on Tuesday. The conference aims to i
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Saudi Arabia to organize virtual donors conference for Yemen in partnership with UN

Author: Zaynab KhojjiID: 1590759569096957200Fri, 2020-05-29 16:56 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will organize, in partnership with the United Nations, the virtual donors’ conference for Yemen that is due to take place on Tuesday. The conference aims to increase awareness of the humanitarian crisis in the country and to obtain financial pledges. The Kingdom called on donor countries to support efforts to make the conference a success and stand in solidarity with the people of Yemen. The UN on Thursday announced the conference in partnership with Riyadh, saying the aim is to raise some $2.4 billion to pay for the world’s biggest aid operation. Around 80 percent of Yemen's population of nearly 30 million people need aid. The conference will take place at 4 p.m. Saudi time and will be streamed live on https://ksrelief.org/live and http://webtv.un.org. The opening speech will be delivered by the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, while the Kingdom’s speech will be delivered by the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaYemenUN UN officials appeal for Yemen funding amid pandemicYemen begins repatriation of thousands of stranded citizens

Ajit Jogi strived to bring positive change in lives of the poor: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed anguish at the death of former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi on Friday, saying he strived to bring a positive change in the lives of the poor, especially the tribal communities.
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Ajit Jogi strived to bring positive change in lives of the poor: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed anguish at the death of former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi on Friday, saying he strived to bring a positive change in the lives of the poor, especially the tribal communities.

4.5 magnitude earthquake near Rohtak in Haryana, tremors felt in Delhi, NCR

A medium intensity earthquake of 4.5 magnitude hit near Rohtak in Haryana on Friday, tremors of which were felt in the national capital, the National Centre for Seismology said. According to the NCS, the quake occurred at a depth of 5 km at 9.08 pm. There wer
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4.5 magnitude earthquake near Rohtak in Haryana, tremors felt in Delhi, NCR

A medium intensity earthquake of 4.5 magnitude hit near Rohtak in Haryana on Friday, tremors of which were felt in the national capital, the National Centre for Seismology said. According to the NCS, the quake occurred at a depth of 5 km at 9.08 pm. There were no immediate reports of any loss of life or property.

Saudis head out as coronavirus lockdown eases

Fri, 2020-05-29 02:27 JEDDAH/RIYADH: As the 24-hour-curfew period ended, residents of Saudi Arabia headed back outside on the first day of the government’s three-phase plan to transition back to normality after the COVID-19 pandemic. But as people rushe
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Saudis head out as coronavirus lockdown eases

Fri, 2020-05-29 02:27 JEDDAH/RIYADH: As the 24-hour-curfew period ended, residents of Saudi Arabia headed back outside on the first day of the government’s three-phase plan to transition back to normality after the COVID-19 pandemic. But as people rushed to take advantage of the newly relaxed measures, streets quickly became crowded and several observers noticed that many were failing to observe social-distancing measures. Prince Abdulrahman bin Mosaad tweeted: “For there to be traffic in the streets is natural after canceling the 24-hour curfew, but what’s abnormal and unbelievable is the amount of people underestimating the necessity of putting on a face mask and a pair of gloves and keeping a two-meter space between people crowding at stores. This is only the first day. Unfortunately, I don’t think Shawwal 29 (June 21) will be the day we go back to normal.” In a follow-up tweet, Prince Abdulrahman reminded people that the pandemic does not have a cure or a vaccine yet, and wondered whether people would need to lose a loved one before they came to appreciate the severity of the situation. University lecturer, Abdulfattah Al-Qahtani (@fattah53), agreed, tweeting: “Sadly, not many understand the dangers of the virus, and what they could be doing to their loved ones. It’s very simple; don’t go out unless it’s necessary. If you absolutely have to, follow precautionary measures from wearing a mask to keeping an acceptable distance between you and others.” Abdulaziz Al-Omar (@11a_alomar) also replied with suggestions. “It’s important to monitor and penalize facilities and shops that do not follow precautionary regulations, as well as fines against those who don’t wear a mask and don’t keep their distance from others,” he tweeted. The hashtag #JeddahNow was quickly trending on Twitter in response to the number of people leaving their homes unnecessarily. A number of users suggested that individuals neglecting social distancing and going out in public without a mask and gloves would be “more afraid of a SR10,000 fine than they are of the pandemic.” However, many thought that people were overreacting to the traffic around the city’s corniche. Sa’ad Mughram (@saad_mghrm) tweeted: “Don’t blame people for traffic. There are families that have been pressed together for three months in small apartments and reef houses. It’s their right to go out and see the sky on a short car ride.” He added: “Overcrowding stores needs to be addressed, but things can be dealt with calmly, without overreacting and perfectionism from some.” Sadly, not many understand the dangers of the virus, and what they could be doing to their loved ones.  Abdulfattah Al-Qahtani , University lecturer Some hailed the efforts made by several popular stores around the Kingdom that are enforcing social distancing, such as Madinah’s Starbucks, where a photo circulating on social media showed people lined up with the recommended space between them, demonstrating what was described as “classy behavior.” Abdullah Al-Humaid, (@abn_humaid) commented: “It’s wonderful to see such awareness displayed in our society. These are people maintaining social distancing while wearing gloves and face masks.” Meanwhile, many headed onto the streets of Riyadh looking to regain a sense of normality. “Of course, I went out. I took my mom and sister and drove to the nearest mall to run some errands,” 26-year-old Sarah Al-Jasser told Arab News. However, Al-Jasser said she was unable to enter the shops inside the mall because of long queues. “I was surprised that people were out this early. We were at the mall by 9:30 a.m. and didn’t expect it to be this crowded,” she said. By 2:30 p.m. most shops and malls were already closed and empty of customers and shopkeepers, abiding by the 3 p.m. curfew. Rayed Mustafa, 33, told Arab News he believes the situation is still unsafe: “Just because the country is opening up doesn’t mean it’s safe to go out.”  However, that did not stop him from leaving  the house. “I pulled an all-nighter, put on my face mask and gloves and hit the streets at 6:30 a.m. to cruise the city.” He added that he stayed in his car and was merely hoping to get some fresh air for his mental well-being. “I’ve been confined in a very small apartment for over a month,” he said. “I needed that change of scenery.”  He said he made sure to abide by the safety and health measures put in place by the Ministry of Health, and refrained from mingling with people. Mustafa was taken aback by the number of people he saw on the streets.  “One of the main streets in Riyadh was filled to the brim — some celebrating, others going out for coffee,” he added. Billboards have been placed around the Kingdom reminding people to comply with the recommended precautions in order to ensure their safety. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaCOVID-19 Saudi Arabia announces 16 more deaths from COVID-19 as restrictions partially easedSaudis reveal their post-COVID-19 wish lists

Saudi G20 presidency joins UN meeting on development financing amid COVID-19 pandemic

Author: Fri, 2020-05-29 08:01 DUBAI: Saudi G20 presidency, represented by the Kingdom’s minister of finance, joined the UN meeting titled “Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond,” state news agency SPA reported. Heads of stat
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Saudi G20 presidency joins UN meeting on development financing amid COVID-19 pandemic

Author: Fri, 2020-05-29 08:01 DUBAI: Saudi G20 presidency, represented by the Kingdom’s minister of finance, joined the UN meeting titled “Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond,” state news agency SPA reported. Heads of states and international organizations, representatives from NGOs and the private sector discussed six topics mainly, global liquidity and financial stability, debt vulnerability, private sector creditors engagement, external finance and remittances for inclusive growth, illicit financial flows and recovering better for sustainability and growth. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including in its capacity as the G20 President, remains committed to work with others to address what is, first and foremost, a human tragedy, and its global health, economic and social impacts, including on the most vulnerable,” Mohammed Al-Jadaan said during the meeting. The minister highlighted the G20’s response to the challenges in the health, economic and social sectors created by the coronavirus pandemic. “As the president of the G20 in 2020, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia immediately took concrete steps to drive and coordinate international response, with the aim of developing collective actions to address the global challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he added. The meeting was co-chaired by UN head Secretary-General António Guterres, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  It launched a collective effort to create proposals which will help overcome challenges in the six areas mentioned earlier, which will be presented during a political forum in July and at the General Assembly in September, SPA added. Meanwhile, the G20 International Financial Architecture (IFA) working group held an extraordinary meeting to assess the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI). The initiative, which could provide around $14 billion in immediate and critical liquidity relief through official bilateral creditors for the poorest nations, received 36 applications during the first month. The DSSI “would help vulnerable countries strengthen their fight against the pandemic. This amount could increase significantly if additional creditors, including multilateral development banks and private sector creditors, join the initiative” Saudi G20 Presidency Policy Lead of the IFA Bandr Alhomaly said. Experts from the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Institute of International Finance, Paris Club Secretariat and various regional development banks joined the meeting. The group will host another extraordinary meeting on June 23 to further examine the DSSI implementation efforts, ahead of the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in July. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaG20United Nations (UN) Saudis head out as coronavirus lockdown easesG20 task force meets to promote global infrastructure investment

Saudi aviation authority issues travel guidelines when domestic flights resume

Author: Fri, 2020-05-29 09:11 DUBAI: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has issued a travelers’ guide as Saudi domestic flights are set to resume on Sunday, state news agency SPA reported. The guide includes the precautionary measures at
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Saudi aviation authority issues travel guidelines when domestic flights resume

Author: Fri, 2020-05-29 09:11 DUBAI: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has issued a travelers’ guide as Saudi domestic flights are set to resume on Sunday, state news agency SPA reported. The guide includes the precautionary measures at airports and the safety rules passengers will have to follow. Travelers are also required to disclose their medical information, especially if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, when booking flights and electronic payments are the preferred mode. Ticket outlets at airports will remain closed to limit contact between people, GACA said. Passengers also will need to arrive at airports two hours before departure, go through a thermal check, sterilize their hands before entrance and must wear masks and gloves at all times. Only one piece of carry-on luggage is allowed per person and everyone must maintain a safe distance at all times, guided by special stickers on the ground. Accompanying travelers to airports is limited to those helping senior citizens and people with disabilities, GACA added. GACA has provided all of the Kingdom’s 28 airports with sterilizers, installed glass shields at check-in points and required all staff and air crew to go through medical exams. Airline staff, like passengers, will be required to disinfect their hands, and wear masks and gloves. Meanwhile, airports will be cleaned every three hours and planes will be disinfected after each flight. Aboard flights, there will be an empty seat between passengers, who are also discouraged from using cash payments for services and goods purchased during the flight. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA)Saudi ArabiaAirportsCoronavirus Saudis head out as coronavirus lockdown easesSaudis adopt new hobbies to get through quarantine

Saudi Arabia sanitizes over 90,000 mosques for reopening on Sunday

Fri, 2020-05-29 09:52 DUBAI: The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs has sanitized over 90,000 mosques in the Kingdom ahead of their reopening on Sunday, state news agency SPA reported. However, mosques in Makkah will remain closed in accordance with orders f
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Saudi Arabia sanitizes over 90,000 mosques for reopening on Sunday

Fri, 2020-05-29 09:52 DUBAI: The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs has sanitized over 90,000 mosques in the Kingdom ahead of their reopening on Sunday, state news agency SPA reported. However, mosques in Makkah will remain closed in accordance with orders from the Minister of Islamic Affairs Abdullatif Al-Sheikh. The authority also carried out an extensive media campaign in several languages to educate worshippers on safety measures and procedures in mosques, such as performing ablution at home and sanitizing hands before entering the places of worship. Individuals were advised to read electronic copies of the Quran from their own phones, bring prayer mats from home and maintain a two-meter distance between each other. Elderly people, persons with chronic illnesses and children under 15 years were advised to perform prayers at home, the report added. The Kingdom has eased coronavirus restrictions after over two months of lockdowns, with domestic flights to resume on Sunday. The current toll of coronavirus in Saudi Arabia stands at 80,185 infected people, 54,553 recovered patients and 441 fatalities. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaCoronavirusMosques Saudi aviation authority issues travel guidelines when domestic flights resumeSaudis head out as coronavirus lockdown eases

Don’t involve children in business, Manzese residents told

Parents and guardians have been urged to ensure that their children remain at home during the schools closure and not involve them in their business activities, something that contrary to the child protection act.
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Don’t involve children in business, Manzese residents told

Parents and guardians have been urged to ensure that their children remain at home during the schools closure and not involve them in their business activities, something that contrary to the child protection act.

Mustafa Prize convenes experts to discuss coronavirus

TEHRAN - Prominent Muslim scientists and health experts from over ten countries worldwide met virtually on Thursday within the framework of the 7th Science and Technology Exchange Program (STEP) to address scientific and technological collaboration in dealin
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Mustafa Prize convenes experts to discuss coronavirus

TEHRAN - Prominent Muslim scientists and health experts from over ten countries worldwide met virtually on Thursday within the framework of the 7th Science and Technology Exchange Program (STEP) to address scientific and technological collaboration in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Over 18,000 multiple births occurred in Iran last year

TEHRAN – Some 1,196,135 infants have been born during the past Iranian calendar year (Mach 2019-March 2020), more than 18,000 of which were multiple births.
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Over 18,000 multiple births occurred in Iran last year

TEHRAN – Some 1,196,135 infants have been born during the past Iranian calendar year (Mach 2019-March 2020), more than 18,000 of which were multiple births.

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