Libya's Haftar meets Macron in Paris, says ready for ceasefire

03/14/2020

Libyan military commander tells French president he will abide by a ceasefire if UN-recognised GNA also pledges to it. Eastern Libya-based military commander Khalifa Haftar has told French President Emmanuel Macron he will sign a ceasefire and stick to it if militias loyal to the UN-recognised government […]

Observers question Guyana vote, urge Granger not to claim victory

03/14/2020

Incumbent David Granger claims victory, as opposition alleges fraud and foreign diplomats question poll’s credibility. Diplomats and foreign observers have questioned preliminary results of Guyana’s presidential election and urged incumbent David Granger not to claim victory as the opposition alleged fraud, setting up a showdown […]

Italians defy coronavirus with mass singing, applause for doctors

03/14/2020

MILAN (Reuters) – Italians came out on Saturday to sing together from windows and balconies and applaud their hard-pressed doctors and nurses as the death toll from Europe’s worst coronavirus outbreak kept climbing. The government has imposed an unprecedented series of controls since the virus […]

Turkey threatens 'heavy' retaliation if Idlib ceasefire is broken

03/14/2020

Turkey and Russia, which back opposing sides in Syria’s war, agreed on a ceasefire to stop escalating clashes in Idlib. Turkey is expecting Russia to take measures over “small violations” of a week-long ceasefire by its allied Syrian government forces in Idlib province, President Recep Tayyip […]

Amid erratic response, EU eases fiscal policies to curb COVID-19

03/14/2020

European Commission announces measures to support members states in the fight against the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Geneva, Switzerland – The European Union has taken extraordinary measures to help member states address the COVID-19 emergency as the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Europe has become the […]

How European populists are using coronavirus as a political tool

03/14/2020

Refugees, aid workers placed under quarantine in Italy as far-right leaders across Europe call for tighter borders. As more European countries announce coronavirus cases, Europe’s populist politicians are attempting to use the health crisis to serve their own political goals. The COVID-19 virus affects about […]

How the coronavirus has deepened human rights abuses in China

03/14/2020

Rights groups concerned about arbitrary detention, crackdown on freedom of speech and lack of access to information. China is a country in lockdown. About 60 million people have been in forced quarantine in the central province of Hubei for nearly two months, as the government […]

All you need to know about coronavirus cases in India

03/14/2020

At least 31 people, including 16 Italian nationals, infected with COVID-19 as India scrambles to contain its spread. New Delhi, India – The number of coronavirus cases in India has increased sharply from six to 31 this week, as the epidemic that originated in China has […]

India restores internet in Kashmir after 7 months of blackout

03/14/2020

New Delhi revokes ban on social media sites and restores full but slow-speed internet access for two weeks in Kashmir. Authorities in India on Wednesday temporarily revoked a ban on social media sites and restored full internet access in Indian-administered Kashmir for two weeks, seven […]