NEW DELHI, Aug 7: India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing 2 million cases of infection and more than 41,000 deaths.

NEW YORK, Aug 7: President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Aug 7: Sri Lanka’s powerful Rajapaksa brothers secured a landslide victory in the country’s Parliamentary election, according to results released Friday.

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 7: Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts say the true toll is likely several times higher, reflecting the gaping lack of testing for the continent’s 1.3 billion people.

BEIRUT: Aug 6: Lebanon mourned on Thursday the victims of the most powerful blast to hit the country that was already being crushed by an economic crisis, as rescuers searched for those missing since the explosion that flattened Beirut port and devastated the city.

Sri Lanka counts votes from parliament election

Published On: August 6, 2020 03:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

COLOMBO, Aug 6: Sri Lanka on Thursday began counting votes for a parliament election which President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s party is widely expected to win, cementing his grip on power.

BEIRUT, Aug 6: Lebanese rescue teams pulled out bodies and hunted for missing people on Wednesday from the wreckage caused by a massive warehouse explosion that sent a devastating blast wave across Beirut, killing at least 135.

TOKYO, Aug 6: Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to the novel coronavirus and the mayor urging nations to reject selfish nationalism and unite to fight all threats.

All Nepali nationals safe in Beirut blast: Ambassador Aryal

Published On: August 5, 2020 08:00 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: All Nepali nationals living in Beirut are safe in the massive explosion in the Lebanese capital city that left at least 100 people killed and 4,000 others injured.

After blast, Lebanon has less than a month's grain reserves

Published On: August 5, 2020 08:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

BEIRUT/DUBAI, Aug 5: Lebanon’s main grain silo at Beirut port was destroyed in a blast, leaving the nation with less than a month’s reserves of the grain but enough flour to avoid a crisis, the economy minister said on Wednesday.