IS attack in Syria kills 18 regime forces: monitor

Beirut, Apr 9 (AFP): Islamic State group jihadists on Thursday killed at least 18 regime fighters in an attack in central Syria, a war...

Chad army says 52 troops, 1,000 jihadists killed in offensive

N'djamena, Apr 9 (AFP): The Chadian army said on Thursday it had wound up an offensive against Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad...

Lockdowns mean millions of women can’t reach birth control

JOHANNESBURG, Apr 9 (AFP): More than half of Africa’s 54 countries have closed their land, air and sea borders to fight the spread of...

China denies cover-up of COVID-19 info; defends WHO chief

Beijing, Apr 09 (PTI): China on Thursday denied any cover-up in reporting the initial information of the novel coronavirus outbreak in December last as...

16.8M Americans thrown out of work as economic toll rises

NEW YORK , Apr 9 (AP) — A staggering 16.8 million Americans have been thrown onto the unemployment rolls in just three weeks, underscoring...

German partial unemployment ‘to exceed 2009 crisis level’

Berlin, Apr 9 (AFP) Almost 650,000 businesses had applied for Germany's reduced-hours work scheme by April 6, official figures showed Thursday, with the government...

Spy chief named Iraq’s third PM-designate this year

Baghdad, Apr 9 (AFP) Iraqi President Barham Saleh nominated spy chief Mustafa Kadhemi on Thursday as the country's third prime minister-designate this year, moments...

Pakistan Army says it shot down small Indian surveillance drone

Islamabad, Apr 9 (PTI) Pakistan on Thursday claimed that it shot down a small Indian surveillance drone for allegedly violating airspace along the Line...

Iran COVID-19 Deaths Cross 4,000 But Figures Show Drop In New Cases

Tehran, Iran, Apr 9 (AFP): Iran's health ministry on Thursday said 117 new deaths from the novel coronavirus took the total to 4,110 in...

Three-Member Crew Blasts Off For Space Station Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Almaty, Kazakhstan, Apr 9 (AFP): A three-man crew blasted off to the International Space Station on Thursday, leaving behind a planet overwhelmed by the...