Americans told to brace for Covid ‘surge upon a surge’

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 59 total views,  59 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ WASHINGTON: America should prepare for a “surge upon a surge” in coronavirus cases as millions of travelers return home after the Thanksgiving holiday, top US scientist Anthony Fauci warned on Sunday. The United States is the worst-affected country, with 266,074 Covid-19 deaths, and President Donald Trump’s administration has issued conflicting messages on mask-wearing, travel and whether the outbreak is under control. “There almost certainly is going to be an uptick because of what has happened with the travel,” Fauci told CNN’s “State of the Union”…

UAE visa suspension for Pakistan, others due to security concerns: report

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 1,357 total views,  261 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ The United Arab Emirates has temporarily stopped issuing new visas to citizens of Pakistan, Afghanistan and several mostly Muslim majority countries over security concerns, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The source did not say what those concerns were but said the visa ban was expected to last for a short period. Dawn.com has reached out to the Foreign Office for a comment on this. Last week, the Foreign Office said the UAE had stopped processing new visas for Pakistani citizens and those of some…

India bans 43 more mobile apps as it takes on China

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 1,382 total views,  260 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ India banned 43 mobile apps on Tuesday, including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s e-commerce app Aliexpress, in a new wave of web sanctions targeted at China after the neighbours’ months-long standoff on their rugged Himalayan border. The 43 mostly Chinese-origin applications, which also include a few dating apps, threaten the “sovereignty and integrity of India”, the technology ministry said in a statement. India has previously banned more than 170 apps, saying they collect and share users’ data and could pose a threat to the state. The…

Elon Musk Passes Bill Gates To Become The Second-Richest Person

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 1,824 total views,  246 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.bolnews.com/ Tesla Co-founder Elon Musk has added more than $100 billion to his net worth this year and has passed Bill Gates as the world’s second-richest person. According to the details, Elon Musk’s year of dizzying ascents and jagged peaks hit a new apex as he over took Bill Gates to grab world’s second-richest ranking. Please join our Whatsapp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/EOZzrH7nrzZ852CKBk83LI 49y-old’s net worth soared $7.2bn on Mon to $127.9bn, driven by another surge in Tesla’s shares. Musk has added $100bn to his worth.…

Israel Removes Saudi Arabia From Quarantine List A Day After Netanyahu’s ‘Visit’

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 825 total views,  55 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.bolnews.com/ Following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reported visit to Saudi Arabia, the Israeli Ministry of Health added Saudi Arabia to its “green” list of coronavirus. The list includes countries from which returnees do not have to stay in quarantine. According to the foreign news agency ‘AFP’, the Israeli Ministry of Health confirmed that Saudi Arabia was included in the list of safe countries a day ago, but denied any connection to Netanyahu’s reported visit to the futuristic Red Sea city of Neom on…

Bahrain, Israel agree to set up embassies in Jerusalem meet

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 2,267 total views,  54 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ JERUSALEM: Bahrain’s foreign minister called for fresh Israeli-Palestinian peace talks during a landmark meeting on Wednesday in Israel with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Pompeo — President Donald Trump’s top diplomat, on a farewell visit to close ally Israel — did not address Israel’s dispute with the Palestinians, who have protested his planned trip on Thursday to a Jewish-owned business in the occupied West Bank. Bahrain’s Abdellatif al-Zayani said the historic US-brokered deals the Gulf kingdom and…

Saudi Arabia, Iraq reopen border after 30 years

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 1,932 total views,  40 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ BAGHDAD: Iraq and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday reopened their land border for the first time in 30 years, with closer trade ties between the two countries irking allies of Riyadh’s rival, Tehran. Top officials including Iraq’s interior minister and the head of its border commission travelled from Baghdad to formally open the Arar crossing. They met a delegation who had joined them from Riyadh, all in masks, and cut a red ribbon at the border crossing as a line of cargo trucks waited…

Justin Trudeau Under Pressure From Opposition To Ban Huawei’s 5G

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 1,923 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.bolnews.com/ Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau is unsure about when he will make the decision to ban Huawei from the country’s 5G networks. The Conservatives filed a notion in the House of Commons, forcing Trudeau’s Liberal government to make the announcement of its decision in the coming 30 days. Chinese telecom groups have faced bans and heightened scrutiny in recent months over fears that Beijing could use their technology to spy on foreign citizens. Beijing protests and says that they are being unfairly targeted for commercial reasons. Huawei executive,…

Solomon Islands Government Prepares To Ban Facebook

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 1,172 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.bolnews.com/ The Solomon Islands government is attempting to limit ‘abusive language’ therefore they are preparing to ban Facebook. Critics argue that it is an attempt to curtail criticism of the government. If the ban is implemented, Solomon Islands will join China, Iran and North Korea in outlawing Facebook. Other countries including the island nation of Nauru have temporarily blocked it. Solomon’s Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, brought the ban to cabinet on Monday. It’s not yet clear as to when the proposed ban will be implemented and for how…

Saudi Anti-Corruption Campaigns Reach SR247 Billion

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 2,248 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.bolnews.com/ Saudi Arabia has been able to make unparalleled achievements in less than four years, said Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman on Thursday. He also mentioned that the Kingdom would strike with an “iron first” at those who threaten its security and stability. The crown prince said he perceives corruption as cancer and the enemy of development and prosperity. The total proceeds of the anti-corruption settlements reached SR247 billion over the past three years. “Saudi Arabia is considered to be one of the 10 best countries…