Daily Archives: June 6, 2020

Roadside Bomb Kills 11 Afghan Forces as US Envoy Renews Peace Diplomacy

ISLAMABAD – Officials in Afghanistan said Saturday a roadside bomb explosion in the northeastern border province of Badakhshan has killed at least eleven police personnel. The bombing comes as America’s peace envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, has begun another visit to the region to push political reconciliation between Afghanistan’s warring sides. A provincial police spokesman told VOA

UK coronavirus death toll rises by 204 to 40,465

London, The United Kingdom’s death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 has risen by 204 to 40,465 as of 1600 GMT on June 5, according to government data published on Saturday. Including suspected cases, the United Kingdom’s death toll this week surpassed 50,000, according to a Reuters tally of official data sources.   Source: Bahrain

OPEC, Russia extend record oil cuts to end of July

Dubai, OPEC, Russia and allies agreed on Saturday to extend record oil production cuts until the end of July, prolonging a deal that has helped crude prices double in the past two months by withdrawing almost 10% of global supplies from the market.   The group, known as OPEC+, also demanded countries such as Nigeria and

UAE Sends Medical and Food Aid to Mauritania in Fight against COVID-19.

The United Arab Emirates today sent an aid plane containing 18 metric tons of medical and food supplies to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.   The aid will assist approximately 14,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus.   Commenting on the aid delivery, His Excellency Hamad Ghanim Hamad Al Mehairi, UAE Ambassador to Mauritania, stated: “The UAE is honored

UAE leaders congratulate King of Sweden on National Day.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory cable to King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on his country’s National Day. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu