Cotabato City posts 68% Covid-19 recovery rate

The Cotabato City Ligtas Covid Center. (Photo courtesy of Cotabato CIO) COTABATO CITY: Fifteen coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients in this city have already recovered out of 22 total confirmed infections as of Tuesday (July 21).  The Cotabato City Health Office (CHO) said the number of recoveries represents an equivalent of 68 percent recovery rate. Meanwhile, … Continue reading Cotabato City posts 68% Covid-19 recovery rate

UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab (Anadolu photo) LONDON: The British government on Monday suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in the wake of China imposing a controversial and sweeping security law on the semi-autonomous region. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told parliament “we have agreed to suspend the extradition treaty immediately and indefinitely,” describing the move as … Continue reading UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

China decries UK ‘interference’ in Hong Kong affairs

ANKARA: China on Tuesday condemned the UK decision to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, saying it had "blatantly interfered in China's internal affairs." On Monday, the British government suspended an extradition treaty with Hong Kong over a new controversial security law for the semi-autonomous city. In response, China’s Embassy in London said the … Continue reading China decries UK ‘interference’ in Hong Kong affairs

Asean+3 discusses Covid-19 response plans

COVID-19 RESPONSE PLANS. An online meeting of Asean+3 Senior Officials’ Meeting was chaired by Nguyễn Quốc Dũng, Deputy Foreign Minister and head of SOM Asean of Vietnam on Monday (July 20, 2020). China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) affirmed their support for Asean’s initiatives in promoting cooperation to respond to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) … Continue reading Asean+3 discusses Covid-19 response plans

China solicits public opinion on regulation for foreign teachers

BEIJING: China's Ministry of Education on Tuesday started to solicit public opinion on a draft regulation for foreign teachers that requires them to obey Chinese laws and rules, as well as to abide by work ethics as educators. According to the draft, their teaching activities and course content should be in keeping with China's educational … Continue reading China solicits public opinion on regulation for foreign teachers

Anti-government protests hit Bangkok

BANGKOK: Thousands took to the streets here in Bangkok to call for a new constitution in anti-government rallies Saturday. Protests were organized by the Free Youth group and demonstrators gathered at the Democracy Monument to voice opposition to the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. “The rally was the first major political demonstration since the … Continue reading Anti-government protests hit Bangkok

Global coronavirus deaths surpass 600K

WEAR MASK. Passengers wearing face masks ride a SkyTrain in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on July 18, 2020. As new Covid-19 cases in British Columbia continued to tick upwards, health officials urged those who can to wear a mask on transit and in other confined spaces, such as grocery stores. (Photo by Liang Sen/Xinhua) NEW YORK: Global … Continue reading Global coronavirus deaths surpass 600K

World Bank chief urges G20 to extend debt suspension through 2021

World Bank Group President David Malpass speaks at a virtual press conference, in Washington, D.C., the United States, on April 17, 2020. (Xinhua photo) WASHINGTON: World Bank Group President David Malpass on Saturday urged the Group of 20 (G20) countries to extend the time frame of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative through the end of 2021, … Continue reading World Bank chief urges G20 to extend debt suspension through 2021

Muslim-American leaders endorse Biden for president

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden (Anadolu photo) WASHINGTON: A group of prominent Muslim-American leaders endorsed Monday presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden as he prepares to challenge President Donald Trump in November's nationwide election. Those who are lending their support including Reps. Ilhan Omar and Andre Carson, as well as Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, according to … Continue reading Muslim-American leaders endorse Biden for president

BARMM kicks off anti-polio vaccine campaign amid Covid-19

COTABATO CITY: Despite the ongoing crisis brought about by Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) pandemic, the Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of Health (MOH) will ensure that no child in the BARMM will be left unvaccinated against poliovirus. On Monday, July 20, MOH led the kick-off ceremony of the Department of Health’s (DOH) synchronized polio vaccination campaign dubbed, ‘Sabayang … Continue reading BARMM kicks off anti-polio vaccine campaign amid Covid-19