As world deals with virus pandemic, US and Iran exchange tit-for-tat

“This was the best, historic opportunity for the Americans to reverse their wrong path and for once, tell their nation they are not against the Iranian people,” President Hassan Rouhani told a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Pakistan court commutes death sentence of key accused in Pearl killing, acquits three

“The prosecution cannot stop their release in this case, unless they produce a Supreme Court interim order,” Muhammad Farooq, a lawyer at the Sindh High Court said, adding that the government could seek to keep them detained by using a law related to the maintenance of public order.

Pakistan court commutes death sentence of key accused in Pearl killing: lawyer

At least four people were convicted in connection with Pearl’s murder, including British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was sentenced to death in 2002 for masterminding the murder. He has been in jail for 18 years awaiting the outcome of an appeal.

British Airways in union talks to suspend around 32,000 staff: source

IAG, which owns 598 aircraft across its network which includes Aer Lingus, Iberia and Vueling, is cutting capacity by 75% in April and May. BA has already suspended flights from Britain’s second busiest airport, Gatwick, and London’s City Airport.

Iran Military Chief Warns That Any U.S. Provocation Will Be Met With ‘Fiercest’ Response

Bagheri said recent attacks on American interests in Iraq are a “normal reaction by the Iraqi people and resistance forces against U.S. ‘satanic measures,’” including the assassination of Soleimani. Bagheri claimed such attacks have “nothing to do with us.”

Developing countries brace for bigger blow than 2008 crisis

Coronavirus: Timeline of the global spread of COVID-19 Bad ending to a cruise Also on February 3, the cruise ship Diamond Princess is quarantined off Yokohama in Japan after cases of the new coronavirus were found on board. As of February 17, the number of people infected has grown to more than 450, the largest […]

Chinese flee HOME to escape coronavirus pandemic: Rich ‘pay £21K for a seat’ on charter planes as videos show Beijing airport mobbed by passengers arriving from abroad

It is believed to travel in the saliva and even through water in the eyes, therefore close contact, kissing, and sharing cutlery or utensils are all risky. It can also live on surfaces, such as plastic and steel, for up to 72 hours, meaning people can catch it by touching contaminated surfaces.

Coronavirus: Branson defers Virgin brand payments

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STILL Sweden bucks the trend: Public continue to mill about in groups as life goes on despite warnings their government’s coronavirus approach is recipe for disaster

Europe’s coronavirus death toll tops 30,000 as cases soar to more than 450,000 three weeks after continent was declared the new epicentre The coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 30,000 people in Europe, just three weeks after the continent was declared the new epicentre of the virus.

Coronavirus latest: Half of humanity confined by pandemic

07:00 The 2020 United Nations global climate summit, or COP, has been postponed due to coronavirus, host county Britain announced Wednesday. It had been scheduled to take place in Glasgow, Scotland, in November but will now take place at a yet to be determined time in 2021. ”In light of the ongoing, worldwide effects of COVID-19, holding an […]