Global Statistics

All countries
40,559,729
Confirmed
Updated on October 19, 2020 11:37 pm
All countries
29,792,370
Recovered
Updated on October 19, 2020 11:37 pm
All countries
1,121,499
Deaths
Updated on October 19, 2020 11:37 pm
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Middle East

Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic ties in Manama

The Israeli delegation, accompanied by US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, will travel to the UAE next. Bahrain and...

US drone strike kills two Al-Qaeda members in Syria

It’s the first drone strike by the US military against Al-Qaeda in Syria since mid-September of last year. US forces have confirmed carrying out...

Turkey says its willing to cooperate with Egypt

This came in an interview with a local TV channel when the Turkish official was asked whether...

Iran slams new allegations against arrested diplomat

Tehran says new ‘fabrications’ by Belgian authorities are politically motivated. Iran says allegations that an Iranian diplomat held...

Israel and Lebanon start talks to settle maritime border dispute

The United States and United Nations are acting as mediators in the negotiations that began Wednesday at...

Israel approves first West Bank settler homes since Gulf deals

The approvals came less than a month after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed agreements to...

Qatar extends quarantine rules for travellers to December 31

Travellers from high-risk countries for COVID-19 are required to obtain a ‘virus-free certificate’ prior to arrival. Qatar has...

Assad declares Syria wildfires national catastrophe

The fires, which broke out in tinder-dry conditions on Friday, have destroyed more than 9,000 hectares of...

China, Russia and Saudi Arabia set to join UN human rights council

Saudi Arabia, China appears to be among the countries with virtually assured seats on the UN’s top...

Palestinian on hunger strike in Israeli jail ‘on verge of death’

Maher al-Akhras, 49, has been held in ‘administrative detention’ since his arrest more than 70 days ago. A...

Top Stories

South African health minister tests positive for coronavirus

Zweli Mkhize and his wife tested positive for the virus on Sunday and are self- isolating at home and he is the fifth cabinet...

Venezuelan envoy asks ECOWAS court to stop his extradition

Alex Saab, the special envoy to the Venezuelan government, has asked the ECOWAS court of justice, to halt the plan to extradite him from...

Vote counting begins in Guinea’s tense election

Main opposition candidate Diallo suggests President Conde may ‘cheat’ in order to ‘grant himself a presidency for life’. (The African Stand) — Vote counting is...

Tottenham vs LASK: Europa League Predictions and Betting Tips

Tottenham vs LASK: Europa League Predictions and Betting Tips as Jose Mourinho will be looking back to bounce back from Sunday's draw with West...

Will Libya settle for elections or another transitional stage?

Since Muammar al-Gaddafi’s fall, Libya has entered several transitional stages but will the warzone country finally settle for elections? (The African Stand) — Calls have...

Hot Topics

US lawmakers urge Egypt to free political prisoners

The warning comes two weeks before US elections in which President Donald Trump, who has formed a close alliance with Sisi, is trailing in...

Ivanovic shines as West Brom hold Burnley in a goalless draw

West Brom 0-0 Burnley: Clarets claim the first point of Premier League season in a goalless draw with newly-promoted Baggies. (The African Stand) — West...

Abiy Ahmed says Ethiopia has created 10,000 jobs

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the Ethiopian economy will grow beyond $100 billion thresholds in GDP” (The African Stand) — Ethiopia's prime minister said Monday...