Pipeline officials hope most service will be back by weekend

Pipeline officials hope most service will be back by weekend

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 | AP | Washington

Hit by a cyberattack, the operator of a major US fuel pipeline said it hopes to have services mostly restored by the end of the week as the FBI and administration officials identified the culprits as a gang of criminal hackers. US officials sought to soothe concerns about price spikes or...

Myanmar junta holds pretense of control

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 | AP | Bangkok

After Myanmar's military seized power by ousting the elected Government of Aung San Suu Kyi, they couldn't even make the trains run on time: State railway workers were among the earliest organised opponents of the February takeover, and they went on strike. Health workers who founded the civil disobedience movement against...

Sri Lanka records highest single-day spike with over 2,600 new Covid cases

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 | PTI | Colombo

Sri Lanka has recorded over 2,600 coronavirus cases, the highest-ever single-day count recorded so far in the island nation since the pandemic began last year, authorities said on Monday. Gen. Shavendra Silva, the head of the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of Covid-19 (NOCPOC), said some 2,672 cases were confirmed...

UN says 5 migrants drowned; over 700 intercepted off Libya

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 | AP | Cairo

At least five people, including a woman and a child, drowned when a boat carrying at least 45 Europe-bound migrants capsized off Libya, a UN migration official said on Monday. The wreck was the latest disaster in the Mediterranean Sea involving migrants seeking a better life in Europe. Safa Msehli, a...

Pak Govt to set new rules to meet FATF demands

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan, keen to exit from the grey list of the FATF, is set to introduce new rules relating to anti-money laundering cases and change the prosecution process to meet its remaining tough conditions, a media report said on Monday. Pakistan was put on the grey list by the Paris-based Financial Action...

Malaysian PM announces 1-month lockdown

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 | AP | Kuala Lumpur

All of Malaysia will be placed under a near lockdown for about a month to fight the coronavirus, but businesses will be allowed to continue to operate at reduced capacity, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced on Monday. The lockdown, starting Wednesday until June 7, took the nation by surprise because restrictions...

Reversing Trump, US restores transgender health protections

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 | AP | Washington

The US will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care, the Biden administration announced on Monday, reversing a Trump-era policy that sought to narrow the scope of legal rights in sensitive situations involving medical care. The action by the Department of Health and Human Services affirms that...

Turkey seeks better Saudi ties despite Khashoggi slaying

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 | Agencies | ANKARA

Turkey's top envoy is traveling to Saudi Arabia as Turkey seeks to mend ties with the kingdom that hit an all-time low over the 2018 killing in Istanbul of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will meet with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, to discuss...

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