Squats and sticks | Indian police punish coronavirus lockdown violators

Police officers were seen using batons and forcing people to do squats as punishment on the streets of Patna, capital of Bihar, on Sunday for violating the coronavirus lockdown. In the state of Bihar, 85 people were sent to jail and 3,615 vehicles were impounded. “Our country is going through a disaster that is coronavirus. … Read more Squats and sticks | Indian police punish coronavirus lockdown violators

Polls close in Mali amid coronavirus threat, security fears

Polls have closed in Mali’s long-delayed parliamentary elections marred by gunmen abducting observers in a bid to stop the vote. Turnout was low due to security concerns and fears over the coronavirus. The election had been postponed twice previously because of violence by armed groups. But it went ahead this time, despite the kidnapping of … Read more Polls close in Mali amid coronavirus threat, security fears

Assignment Asia: Aftermath of the war in Afghanistan

For nearly two decades of war in Afghanistan, the country has bled massively, whether in terms of human deaths and injuries, the near devastating impact on its economy or the ongoing threats to its security. Jack Barton traveled to the country and spoke to individuals and families there to find out how they are keeping … Read more Assignment Asia: Aftermath of the war in Afghanistan

Mali parliamentary vote takes place despite coronavirus

People in Mali are heading to the polls for a long-delayed parliamentary election. The polls opened today, just hours after the country recorded its first COVID-19 death. In addition to health concerns, the country also faces security risks. Leading opposition figure Soumaila Cisse was kidnapped on Wednesday while campaigning. The election has been postponed several … Read more Mali parliamentary vote takes place despite coronavirus

Amid lockdown, Zoom gains popularity; but how safe is it?

A lot of students are using video conferencing apps as classes in schools and universities in many countries have shifted online. Zoom is one of them and has seen a huge rise in the number of users. Zoom is being widely used by people seeking to work, study or socialise from home. It has been … Read more Amid lockdown, Zoom gains popularity; but how safe is it?

Mali to head to polls amid security crisis, coronavirus pandemic

After six years of delay, Mali’s parliamentary election is due on Sunday. The president hopes the vote will bring peace after years of attacks by armed groups linked to al-Qaeda. But the main opposition leader was kidnapped a few days ago while out campaigning. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more Mali to head to polls amid security crisis, coronavirus pandemic

Trump administration fails to communicate true risks of COVID-19

The U.S. is now the worst-affected country in the world as #coronavirus cases surpassed 100,000. U.S. President Donald #Trump has received #criticism for his slow response to the epidemic. Infectious disease expert Dennis Carrol, who is the former director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Global Health Security and Development Unit, said Trump’s administration … Read more Trump administration fails to communicate true risks of COVID-19

Michael Gove: Coronavirus Infection rates double every three days

Michael Gove has said the Government brought together universities, businesses and research institutes in a “new alliance” to boost testing capacity for frontline workers. The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster told the daily Downing Street press conference: “Today I can announce that the Prime Minister has brought together businesses, research institutes and universities in … Read more Michael Gove: Coronavirus Infection rates double every three days

US Space Force launches first national security mission amid virus outbreak

The US Space Force has launched its first national security mission. The Atlas V rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station amid virus outbreak. The 13,600-pound (6,168 kilogram) satellite was hoisted into the air on Thursday, although the viewing point was closed to the public. The US Space Force was established in December … Read more US Space Force launches first national security mission amid virus outbreak

Joint virtual briefing for Member States on the COVID-19 pandemic (27 March 2020)

Due to the unprecedented challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to the work of the United Nations, the Presidents of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Secretary-General will convene a joint virtual briefing for Member States. The briefing will focus on outreach to Member States and other stakeholders, including the … Read more Joint virtual briefing for Member States on the COVID-19 pandemic (27 March 2020)