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Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera's continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I'm Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur. Officials in Texas are warning that hospitals in the United States state could soon be overwhelmed if coronavirus cases continue to surge. Nearly 11.4 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and 533,343…
Croatian Prime Minister and the leader of Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) Andrej Plenkovic gestures after exit polls were announced during parliamentary election, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Zagreb, Croatia, July 5, 2020 [Marko Djurica/Reuters] Croatia's ruling centre-right Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) is set to win a parliamentary election on Sunday, held…
A fire that broke out at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility last week caused significant damage that could slow the development of advanced centrifuges, an Iranian nuclear official said on Sunday. No one was hurt in the mysterious blaze last Thursday at the site, said Behrouz Kamalvandi,¬†spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation.¬† Iran's top security body…
Iran is expressing frustration at attempts to save the 2015 nuclear deal. It has triggered a mechanism to resolve issues with the United Kingdom, France and Germany. The Iranian foreign minister sent a letter to European leaders on Friday, accusing them of not living up to their side of the agreement. Javad Zarif says Tehran…
Libya's UN-recognised government on Sunday condemned overnight air raids against a recently recaptured airbase in the west of the country saying the attack was carried out by a "foreign air force". Fighters loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) seized back the al-Watiya airbase, 140km (90 miles) southwest of the capital Tripoli, from troops…
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced a broad government restructuring on Sunday for more "agile and swift" decision-making amid the coronavirus pandemic, merging government entities and appointing new economy and industry ministers. The head of Abu Dhabi's national oil company ADNOC, Sultan al-Jaber, was named as industry and advanced technology minister and Abdullah al-Marri…
A top Trump administration health official says it is not clear whether it will be safe to hold the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Jacksonville next month as Florida sees record numbers of coronavirus cases. The comments on Sunday came a month after Republican officials moved the event from North Carolina over a dispute over…
Mali's president has met the leader of a protest movement that has brought many thousands on to the streets, the presidency said on Sunday. A video posted on the presidency's Twitter account showed the meeting between President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Mahmoud Dicko, an imam and leading figure of the so-called June 5 movement, in…
One of two people hit by a man who drove his car onto a blocked Seattle freeway and then into a crowd protesting police brutality has died. Summer Taylor, 24, of Seattle died on Saturday evening at Harborview Medical Center, spokesperson Susan Gregg said.¬† Diaz Love, 32, of Portland, Oregon, was also hit by the…
Algeria buried the remains of 24 resistance fighters returned from Paris after more than a century and a half as it marked the 58th anniversary of its independence from France. The skulls of the fighters - shot and decapitated in the early years of the French occupation - were laid to rest on Sunday during…