Pakistan Students back in school after more than Six Months

Millions of students in Pakistan returned to classes on Tuesday after a break of six months, as schools and colleges began to reopen for the first time since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Educational institutes were closed in March as the coronavirus began to spread in Pakistan, but, with daily infection numbers falling, the […]

Eswatini cabinet in isolation after minister contracts COVID-19

The 20-member cabinet in Africa’s last absolute kingdom of Eswatini has been ordered into isolation after one minister contracted coronavirus. Public Works and Transport minister Ndlaluhlaza Ndwandwe was found to be infected after a routine test on Tuesday. “Following this development, all cabinet members will isolate with immediate effect and work from home,” government spokesperson […]

Minister Thabane – Citizens entering Lesotho from SA untested for COVID-19

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane said that while there were still no confirmed COVID-19 cases in the kingdom, many citizens were entering undetected through unauthorized borders from South Africa. Lesotho has partnered with the International Organisation for Migration to distribute food and other assistance to its citizens in South Africa after thousands said that they […]

Back to school in China as lockdowns start to ease worldwide

Children in China‘s two most important cities went back to school Monday after more than three months at home, as coronavirus restrictions eased and governments around the world began charting a path out of the pandemic lockdown. Europe’s four worst-affected countries all reported marked drops in their daily death tolls, offering hope that the outbreak […]

Mr Gay World Postponed because of Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a lot of events being cancelled the latest being Mr Gay Word 2020 President of the Mr Gay World competition, Eric Butter, in a statement, said; “We have been following global health organisations, reputable media sources and also national health departments worldwide before making this decision.” The appointed events […]

Iran makes first arrests over airliner downing

Iran announced its first arrests over the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week, as it struggles to contain the fallout from the disaster that sparked three days of protests. The Ukraine International Airlines plane was brought down by a missile shortly after takeoff on Wednesday, killing all 176 passengers and crew on board. […]

Australian megablaze brought under control

Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia’s largest “megablaze” under control Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much-needed respite for countryside ravaged by bushfires. New South Wales firefighters said they finally had the upper hand in the fight against the vast Gospers Mountain fire on Sydney’s northwestern outskirts, which has been burning for […]

Top Iran Guard briefs parliament over downed jet after protest

Iran acknowledged Saturday that the Ukraine International Airlines plane was mistakenly shot down Wednesday, killing all 176 people aboard, after denying for days Western claims it was downed by a missile. Iran’s top Guards commander briefed parliament on Sunday, a day after the armed forces said a Ukrainian airliner was shot down in error in […]

Dubai airport flights delayed & cancelled due to heavy rain

Flights are likely to be delayed throughout the day and some have been cancelled or diverted to nearby Al Maktoum airport, state-owned Dubai Airports said on Twitter. Dubai International, one of the world’s busiest airports, cancelled, diverted and delayed flights on Saturday due to heavy rain and flooding, Dubai Airports said. Flights are likely to […]

Lesotho court issues arrest warrant for Prime Minister’s wife

A court has issued an arrest warrant for the prime minister’s wife after she failed to turn up for questioning over the 2017 murder of his previous wife, police said Saturday. The announcement came just days after senior officials in the ruling party called for Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to resign, accusing him of obstructing […]