Washington -- A trillion-dollar Senate proposal to rescue the reeling US economy crashed to defeat Sunday after receiving zero support from Democrats, and with five Republicans absent from the chamber because of virus-related quarantines. Democrats said the Republican proposal failed to sufficiently protect millions of American workers during the coronavirus crisis. The...
  Countries across Africa have begun to initiate lockdowns as cases of COVID-19 rise above 1,000, with Nigeria announcing it is closing airports to all incoming international flights for a month in the continent's most populous country. Experts are concerned the continent will not be able to handle a surge in...
  HAVANA (Reuters) - Communist-run Cuba said it dispatched a brigade of doctors and nurses to Italy for the first time this weekend to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus at the request of the worst-affected region Lombardy. The Caribbean island has sent its “armies of white robes” to...
Donald Trump has sent a letter to Kim Jong Un detailing a plan to develop ties, state media reported citing the North Korean leader's powerful sister, but she warned their good personal relationship is not enough, as a hiatus in disarmament talks drags on. The statement by Kim Yo Jong...
  KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities are taking all its necessary steps to track down 4,000 participants of Sri Petaling mosque event for COVID-19 tests. The Straits News team learning from a Bukit Aman police officer is urging the public to share or alert them if they notice anyone suspicious to be...
  Chennai -- The Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Friday took the rare step of closing its borders with several neighbouring states because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Tamil Nadu government shut the borders with Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh states, which have reported a growing number of coronavirus cases. While...
  The United Arab Emirates on Friday reported the first two deaths from coronavirus in the country. Abu Dhabi has reported 140 infections so far, of whom 31 have recovered, but no deaths. "The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced the first two deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, in the...
  KUALA LUMPUR -- Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) would like to express its willingness to collaborate with all government ministries to curb Covid 19 in Malaysia. There are many Rohingya refugees attended the Tabligh Ijtima in Sri Petaling Mosque but based on the information we gather from...
  KUALA LUMPUR— Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah via a Facebook posting revealed that 12 of state healthcare workers and 3 from the private healthcare sector have been infected by the COVID-19 virus. One of the ministry workers is currently in the intensive care unit requiring respiratory support. “This virus knows...
  Sydney -- Australia and New Zealand moved to seal off their borders Thursday, announcing unprecedented bans on entry for non-residents in the hope of stemming the rise of COVID-19 infections. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the ban on anyone who is not a citizen or permanent resident coming to Australia "will be...