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Fear of coronavirus pandemic grows but China eases curbs as new infections fall

Fear of coronavirus pandemic grows but China eases curbs as new infections fall

Published 24/02/2020

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Fears of a coronavirus pandemic grew on Monday after sharp rises in new cases reported in Iran, Italy and South Korea but [more…]

WHO says no longer uses ‘pandemic’ category, but virus still emergency

WHO says no longer uses ‘pandemic’ category, but virus still emergency

Published 24/02/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) no longer has a process for declaring a pandemic, but the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak remains an international [more…]

Kuwait, Bahrain report coronavirus in people who visited Iran

Kuwait, Bahrain report coronavirus in people who visited Iran

Published 24/02/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait and Bahrain on Monday recorded their first new coronavirus cases, all involving people who had visited Iran, which has reported 43 [more…]

Qatar to quarantine passengers arriving from Iran, South Korea

Qatar to quarantine passengers arriving from Iran, South Korea

Published 24/02/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar will ask passengers arriving from Iran and South Korea to remain in home isolation or a quarantine facility for 14 days [more…]

Iraq closes border crossing with Kuwait amid coronavirus spread

Iraq closes border crossing with Kuwait amid coronavirus spread

Published 24/02/2020

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq has shut its Safwan border crossing with Kuwait to travellers and trade at Kuwait’s request, the local mayor told Reuters [more…]

Kuwait says three people who traveled to Iran have new coronavirus – KUNA

Kuwait says three people who traveled to Iran have new coronavirus – KUNA

Published 24/02/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait said on Monday three people, including a Saudi national, who returned from Iran were infected by the new coronavirus, state news [more…]

Iran’s Rouhani calls for unity, accuses Trump of exploiting rift

Iran’s Rouhani calls for unity, accuses Trump of exploiting rift

Published 27/01/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranians should not allow U.S. President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” approach to harm national unity ahead of parliamentary elections, President Hassan Rouhani [more…]

U.S. candidate Bloomberg vows to back Israel, takes dig at Sanders

U.S. candidate Bloomberg vows to back Israel, takes dig at Sanders

Published 27/01/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. presidential contender Michael Bloomberg pledged on Sunday to “always have Israel’s back,” while separately joking he was the only Jewish candidate who [more…]

Iran has not ruled out talks to end nuclear dispute, says official

Iran has not ruled out talks to end nuclear dispute, says official

Published 20/01/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday that it had not closed the “door to negotiations” in efforts to resolve a dispute over its nuclear [more…]

In next war, soldiers will leave their smartphones at home: Peter Apps

In next war, soldiers will leave their smartphones at home: Peter Apps

Published 14/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - As the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division departed for the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, [more…]