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  • Trump touts India-sourced malaria drug as coronavirus ‘game changer’1

    Kashish Parpiani 2 April 2020 Even as experts urge caution on the drug’s efficacy against COVID-19, production of chloroquine in India is being ramped up to cater to US demand Source: White House As the world continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus, diagnosed cases of the COVID-19 respiratory disease has surpassed 700,000. With little breakthrough

  • Rights Group Blasts Bangladesh for Targeting Doctors, Others over COVID-190

    By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Apr 01, 2020 Bangladeshi authorities have arrested at least a dozen people suspected of spreading “false rumors” about the coronavirus pandemic, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday in calling on the government to stop targeting doctors and others who have raised concerns about its handling of the outbreak. Meanwhile, health authorities

  • India’s lockdown threatens millions with hardship0

    India’s poor ask: ‘If we can’t go to work, how will we get money? And if we don’t have money, how will we eat? by Craig Jeffrey, Febe De Geest and Jane Dyson April 2, 2020 Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown for India’s 1.3 billion people. With only four hours’

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  • Pompeo’s high-stakes gamble on Afghan unity0

    Michael Kugelman March 26, 2020 It is hard to overstate the significance of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday. With his country in the throes of the coronavirus, and no one — not even senior officials — traveling anywhere, Pompeo boarded a plane and took the long flight to

  • Is Covid-19 virus infection in Bangladesh the deadliest in the world?0

    Is Covid-19 virus infection in Bangladesh the deadliest in the world? Netra News — নেত্র নিউজ David Bergman 27 March 2020 A look at the abnormally high Covid-19 death rate in Bangladesh suggests that there are likely to be far more cases of infected people than the government admits. The Bangladeshi authorities say that, as

  • INDIAN DRDO: A RISK IN DISGUISE0

    by Anaya Shahid 27 March 2020 At International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition ADEX-2013 in South Korea, India displayed its tactical nuclear missile Pragati, which has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). The DRDO authorities on their way back to India, did not load the missile on ship. Instead they left it

  • ‘No one will ever be free as long as there are pestilences’0

    by William Milam March 27, 2020 So wrote Albert Camus in his great novel, The Plague, and so we are learning its truth as we cower in our shelters from the Coronavirus, spreading the Covid-19 influenza that grips most of the world. We are certainly not free. I and my friends and family, as well

  • China manoeuvres to protect its interests while keeping its hands clean0

     Belt and Road Initiative,BRI,China,Economic Growth,Economy,Gulf States,Middle East,Russia,United States,US in the Middle East |   Written by James M. Dorsey 26 March 2020 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spreaker, Pocket Casts, Tumblr, Podbean, Audecibel, Patreon and Castbox. The question is not if, but when the long-standing American defence umbrella in

  • Coronavirus Catastrophe of Iran: The US Must Take Humanitarian View?0

    by Bawa Singh 26 March 2020 Nowadays, one can find hardly any country without the death-like impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, pandemics highlighted the globalized world that has been caught medically ill-prepared to deal with such situations. Till date, the global counts of the infected case by coronavirus has been reached to the number

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  • Tabligh, Religion, and Corona

    by Asif Ibrahim 4 April 2020 Tabligh men organised a congregation of 250,000 participants near Lahore in Pakistan on March 11, despite the request of the Pak authorities to postpone or cancel it. And they gifted the perils of Corona virus, and deaths to whole of the Muslim world from Gaza to Malaysia. They have

  • United Nations interagency Covid-19 memo: Without interventions, “upto 2 million” people may die in Bangladesh

    Leaked UN interagency memo led by WHO predicts “complete saturation” of the health system early in the Covid-19 epidemic and “rampant” exposure of healthcare workers in Bangladesh. Netra News March 28, 2020 According to a leaked interagency United Nations (UN) memo, the Covid-19 epidemic could result in “between half a million [to] 2 million” deaths

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