OIC rights body condemns India’s new Kashmir domicile law

  • New rules allow Indian citizens to become permanent residents in Indian-administered Kashmir
  • Says India must let Kashmiris exercise right to self-determination
By Arab News Pakistan ·

46% Pakistanis with coronavirus have travel history to Iran — WHO 

  • 27% Pakistanis with covid-19 have travel history to other nations, 27% confirmed cases are local transmission, WHO says in report
  • Around 6,000 pilgrims had entered Pakistan without being properly screened for coronavirus on the Iranian side — Director General Health
By SAIMA SHABBIR ·

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If Saudi Arabia is forced to put the Hajj on hold, it will not be without precedent

  • Saudi minister's remarks have called into question viability of this year's Hajj amid coronavirus crisis
  • The annual Islamic pilgrimage has a history of disruptions and cancellations going back centuries
By MOHAMMED AL-KINANI ·

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Pakistan military graduation parade held without audience for the first time

  • Cadets from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Palestine and Sri Lanka were also among graduating cadets at Kakul
  • Parents were not invited and cadets have been sent directly to their units, says military source
By SAIMA SHABBIR ·

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If Saudi Arabia is forced to put the Hajj on hold, it will not be without precedent

  • Saudi minister's remarks have called into question viability of this year's Hajj amid coronavirus crisis
  • The annual Islamic pilgrimage has a history of disruptions and cancellations going back centuries
By MOHAMMED AL-KINANI ·

Jordan to use drones, cameras to monitor curfew

  • Jordan has declared five dead and 323 cases of the COVID-19
  • Authorities would take “the necessary measures against anyone violating” coronavirus regulations
By AFP ·

NMC Health’s new executive chair vows to recover misused funds

  • London-listed NMC recently revised its debt position to $6.6 billion, much higher than earlier estimated
  • NMC’s stock has more than halved in value since December and trading in its shares was suspended in February
By Reuters ·

England cricket players donate, take pay cuts amid COVID-19 crisis

  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has said the season will not start before May 28
  • ECB’s centrally contracted women players to take a salary reduction for the months of April, May and June
By Reuters ·

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Why the bidet is making a comeback in coronavirus-stricken West

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  • Long a fixture in Arab and Asian toilets, device is now getting a second look in US and Europe
  • Attention to bidets comes as toilet-paper rolls become a symbol of panic buying in the West
By Ephrem Kossaify ·