Twitter has, for the first time, prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by US President Donald Trump, warning that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact checkers. Marc Owen Jones is an assistant professor of Middle Eastern studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University and an expert … Read more Why did Twitter take years to challenge US President Trump?
The Washington Post’s Geoffrey A. Fowler and Heather Kelly compare Facebook Rooms, FaceTime, Google Meet, Houseparty, Skype and Zoom and crown some surprising winners. Read more: https://wapo.st/3g3JR9b. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer. Subscribe to The Washington Post on … Read more And the award for best video chat app goes to…
At Las Praderas nursing home in #Spain, there have been no COVID-19 deaths as staff work tirelessly to keep the disease at bay. For a month and half, the 95 residents at the home for elderly people in Pozuelo de Alarcón near Madrid have been in #lockdown, cut off from the outside world but for … Read more Story of Fighting COVID-19: A nursing home in Spain with zero virus death
Saudi Arabia has announced tough new austerity measures aimed at shoring up state finances which have been battered by low oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic. From July 1, it will raise its Value Added Tax from 5 to 15 percent and suspend a cost of living allowance for workers. To discuss the effect of … Read more Saudi Arabia announces new austerity drive
Former President Barack Obama has described Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic there as “an absolute chaotic disaster”. Obama said this in a conference call with former members of his administration, which was leaked. He added that the current administration appears to have a mindset of “what’s in it for me”, and “to heck with … Read more Obama slams Trump response to coronavirus as ‘chaotic disaster’
The US is reportedly removing Patriot anti-missile systems and other military assets from Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities as it winds down a military build-up that began as tensions with Iran flared up last year, according to the Wall Street Journal newspaper. The reductions are said to be based on assessments by some officials that Tehran … Read more US to remove Patriots, other military assets from Saudi Arabia
Some Asian countries have begun lifting restrictions after spending weeks in strict lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Malaysia has allowed the majority of businesses to open with health and sanitation precautions and social distancing a must. Arisina Ma is a doctor and president of the Hong Kong Public Doctors’ Association. She joins Al Jazeera on … Read more Is this the right time to ease coronavirus restrictions?
Rumours have swirled surrounding the health of North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un’s health following his noticeable absence from state media, official statements and public events in recent days. The third-generation hereditary leader who came to power after his father’s death in 2011 has no clear successor and it is unclear who would lead … Read more Analysis: Where is North Korea’s Kim Jong Un?
A team at Britain’s Oxford University dosed the first volunteers in a trial of their vaccine – called “ChAdOx1 nCoV-19” – while Italy’s ReiThera, Germany’s Leukocare and Belgium’s Univercells said they were working together on another potential shot and aimed to start trials in a few months. Dr Bob Arnot is a Medical Doctor and … Read more Oxford university begins testing possible COVID-19 vaccine on humans
The U.S. state of Utah has received some help from its sister province in China. A batch of medical supplies arrived from China’s Liaoning Province, to help fight the coronavirus. The shipment includes 10,000 masks and 7,000 protective suits. People in Utah went on Skype to say thanks. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download … Read more China’s Liaoning Province donates medical supplies to Utah
The race is on to develop a vaccine against COVID-19. At least 70 potential treatments are in development, with three at the clinical stage when human trials begin. Outside China, the US is the only other country undertaking human testing. America’s top medical expert Anthony Fauci has said a vaccine could be ready within 12 … Read more COVID-19 vaccine could be ready in 12-18 months: US top scientist Fauci
With relatives and friends staying away from older people because of infection fears, often the only way for the elderly to see and chat is through technology. But for many, setting up Skype or downloading and any other online app is a difficult exercise, and talking through less tech-savvy friends and family can also be … Read more Teaching technology to the computer illiterate during coronavirus social distancing | ABC News
The World Health Organization says there are not yet any proven treatments for the coronavirus pandemic. Misleading medical advice and fake letters are all over on social media in Iran. Dr Patrick Tang is the division chief of pathology sciences at Sidra Medicine. He joins us on Skype here in Doha to give some advice … Read more Tips on protecting yourself after a grocery trip
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock have tested positive for coronavirus, while the government’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty is self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms. Cabinet minister Michael Gove, who stood in for the prime minister in the daily coronavirus press conference, said the diagnoses of his colleagues shows that the “virus does … Read more ‘We are all at risk’: Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock and test positive for virus | ITV News
A barrage of rockets has hit a base in Iraq housing US-led coalition troops, Iraqi security officials said, days after a similar attack on the same facility killed two US security personnel and a British soldier. There was no immediate information about casualties following Saturday’s attack on Camp Taji, just north of the capital, Baghdad. … Read more Analysis: Iraq base hosting US-led coalition troops hit by rocket fire