539 new coronavirus cases reported across Pakistan

09 September, 2020 3:14 pm 3:14 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – 539 new coronavirus cases and four patients died due to virus across Pakistan during the last twenty-four hours. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the coronavirus claimed four more lives across the country, lifting the death toll from the highly contagious disease to 6,383. 539 more people tested … Read More

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Global coronavirus infections top 20 million

08 August, 2020 10:33 am 10:33 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Global coronavirus cases pushed past 20 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil and India accounting for more than half of all known infections. The death toll from COVID-19, meanwhile, at more than 728,000 has outpaced the upper range of annual deaths from the flu. The … Read More

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Asian stocks rise, dollar languishes near two-year lows on Fed

07 July, 2020 9:10 am 9:10 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian stocks were boosted by the promise of ultra-easy monetary policy globally as the US Federal Reserve left interest rates near zero to support the country’s virus-battered economy, sending the dollar to a two-year trough. All Fed members voted to leave the target range for short-term rates between 0% and 0.25%, where … Read More

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Pompeo bars two former Venezuelan officials from traveling to United States

07 July, 2020 10:29 pm 10:29 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two former officials of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government, barring them from traveling to the United States over accusations they were involved in significant corruption. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that the two former officials, including Luis Motta, who … Read More

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Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak worsens

06 June, 2020 11:11 am 11:11 am

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil, the world’s No. 2 coronavirus hot spot after the United States, officially passed 50,000 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, a blow for a country already grappling with more than 1 million cases, rising political instability and a crippled economy. Brazil now has a total of 1,085,038 confirmed cases and 50,617 … Read More

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US hails Pakistan’s solid cooperation for peace in Afghanistan

05 May, 2020 8:32 am 8:32 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – The US has hailed Pakistan’s solid cooperation for peace in Afghanistan.  This was stated by US Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells during an online media briefing. She said solid cooperation between US Ambassador for Afghanistan Khalilzad and Pakistani leadership witnessed to reach the negotiating … Read More

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EU ambassador to China says rising Sino-US tensions not helpful

05 May, 2020 11:15 am 11:15 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – Rising tensions between China and the United States are problematic for all sides and not conducive for the broad multinational cooperation needed to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union’s ambassador to China said on Thursday. Nicolas Chapuis told reporters during a briefing that China needs to act to alleviate tensions … Read More

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Global coronavirus death toll hits 200,000

04 April, 2020 8:21 am 8:21 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Global deaths linked to the coronavirus passed 200,000 on Saturday, while confirmed cases of the virus are expected to hit 3 million in coming days, according to a Reuters tally. More than half of the fatalities have been reported by the United States, Spain and Italy. The first death linked to the … Read More

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Trump to sign order to suspend immigration into US

04 April, 2020 9:09 am 9:09 am

(Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said he will be signing an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an … Read More

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Pompeo to Iraq PM: US will take action in self-defense if attacked

03 March, 2020 10:02 pm 10:02 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iraq’s prime minister that the United States would take measures in self-defense if attacked, according to a statement on Monday after a rocket attack on an Iraqi base that houses US troops helping fight Islamic State. Pompeo spoke to Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on … Read More

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Disney to release ‘Frozen 2’ on streaming platform three months...

03 March, 2020 11:06 am 11:06 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co said it would make the sequel to hit animated movie “Frozen” available on its streaming platform Disney+ three months ahead of schedule in the United States, as media companies respond to the coronavirus outbreak. The company said “Frozen 2” would be available in the country starting Sunday, “surprising … Read More

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FM hopes peace agreement of US, Taliban to be signed tomorrow

02 February, 2020 3:05 pm 3:05 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi hoped that a peace agreement between the US and Afghan Taliban will be signed in Doha tomorrow. In a statement issued, FM Qureshi said representatives from fifty countries, including foreign ministers of different countries, will be attending the signing ceremony. He also said Pakistan has … Read More

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Palestinian president decides to take Trump’s Peace Plan to UNSC

01 January, 2020 11:28 am 11:28 am

NEW YORK (Web Desk) – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will come to the UN Security Council (UNSC) in February to press the Palestinian case against President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan. According to the ‘Voice of America’, Abbas will undertake a round of shuttle diplomacy in the next two weeks, starting Saturday in … Read More

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Coronavirus outbreak: US to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan

01 January, 2020 2:46 pm 2:46 pm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Amid global concerns over the outbreak of a deadly virus in China, the United States has stepped up efforts to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan. The US is arranging a flight to evacuate personnel and American citizens trapped at the epicentre, the US State Department said on Sunday. The flight will leave … Read More

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New decade begins with Serena still chasing Court

01 January, 2020 1:40 pm 1:40 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – As the calendar flipped to 2020, Serena Williams was once again being feted, this time as sportswoman of the decade in the United States.  She was an obvious choice, having started 2010 with a blast by winning the Australian Open for a fifth time before going on to pile up 11 … Read More