Bounce, Vogo, Drivezy hardest hit by Covid-19 turn to layoffs, salary cuts

Companies, however, cited that such measures are mainly to keep businesses running as there is no certainty as to when things will return to normal. ET has reviewed the termination letters.Online insurance firm Acko has laid off around 50 employees, a majority of whom work in the customer service, operations, sales and marketing segments. Responding […]

The Latest: Filipino leader says US unrest hurts virus fight

The national statistics agency released figures on Thursday showing that while mortality rates eased in April, they were nonetheless more than double the previous 5-year average for that month in virus hot spots such as Bergamo and Pavia, and around double the in Milan.

ABB and Green.TV launch World EV Day ‘drive electric’ pledge campaign

Frank Muehlon, Head of ABB’s global business for E-mobility Infrastructure Solutions commented: “As part of ABB Electrification’s Mission to Zero, we are committed to enabling a cleaner and greener society for all. World EV Day shines a spotlight on the need for greater electric vehicle uptake, and we hope this campaign will help to catalyze […]

Netanyahu: ‘New era’ in Israel’s relations with Arab world

And for the Palestinians, who long have relied on Arab backing in their struggle for independence, the announcement marked both a win and setback. While Thursday’s deal halts Israeli annexation plans, the Palestinians have repeatedly urged Arab governments not to normalize relations with Israel until a peace agreement establishing an independent Palestinian state is reached.

Lagos’s poor lament Covid fallout: ‘we don’t see the virus, we see suffering’

Blessing Apara inherited her mother’s fruit and vegetable stall at Obalende 14 years ago. The cost of a bowl of tomatoes has doubled, because importing them from Ghana and Cameroon during the rainy season, when Nigerian harvests are weak, is no longer viable because the border is closed. “I’ve never remembered it being this bad,” […]

Six Months After Soleimani, Iran’s War Machine Tested But Lives On to Fight

“It will be years until we know the full implications of his assassination and history could look back at his assassination as the moment where it all unraveled for the Islamic Republic,” Alaaldin said. “Iran has invested so much in its proxy network that it can plausibly be said that it is only as strong […]

Palestinians Recall UAE Ambassador, Call Deal With Israel ‘Betrayal of Jerusalem’

Jordan expressed reservations toward the UAE-Israel rapprochement. The kingdom is a close U.S. regional partner that borders the West Bank, land internationally recognized as Palestinian but subject to gradual annexation by Israel, and was the most recent country to make peace with Israel in 1994. Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said the impact of the […]

Russia and Ukraine Tensions Return As Oil Tanker Conflicts Spread from Middle East to Europe

The SBU said it had begun interrogating crewmembers and seizing “documents necessary for establishing the truth in the proceedings” regarding last year’s incident, such as ship logs, communications and other relevant information. Meanwhile, Moscow warned of a breach of international law may have been committed and Leonid Slutsky, head of the foreign affairs committee for […]

Trump Announces UAE and Israel Peace Deal, First of Its Kind in Over 25 Years

“The historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle East region and is a testament to the bold diplomacy and vision of the three leaders and the courage of the United Arab Emirates and Israel to chart a new path that will unlock great potential for the region,” the statement said. “All three countries […]

Iraq Battles Aircraft After Strikes Blamed on Israel and U.S. Against Iran Allies

The following day, unnamed U.S. officials speaking to various outlets such as the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Fox News confirmed Israel’s involvement in recent strikes targeting Popular Mobilization Forces positions. At least one of the strikes were said to have been launched from within Iraq, further lending to […]