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Silvia Romano says Islam comforted her during captivity

Silvia Romano says Islam comforted her during captivity

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ALL RIGHTS RESERVED (ANSA) – ROME, JUL 6 – Silvia Romano, an aid worker who converted to Islam during an 18-month detention by Somali Islamist militants,, said Monday her new faith had comforted her during her ordeal.     Speaking to online daily La Luce two months after being freed, Romano said “after […]

Italy migrant crisis: 180 migrants allowed off rescue ship

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Italy migrant crisis: 180 migrants allowed off rescue ship

Image The decision to allow the group to disembark follows a week of tension on board the ship Image captionThe decision to allow the group to disembark follows a week of tension on board the ship Italy has given permission for 180 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean to disembark from a charity-run ship. The decision […]

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Viewpoint: What Donald Trump gets wrong about Somalia

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Viewpoint: What Donald Trump gets wrong about Somalia

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ismail Einashe considers how Somalia has become caught up in the US election campaign. President Donald Trump is making Somali-American congresswoman Ilhan Omar one of the bogeywomen of his campaign for re-election to the White House in November – and by proxy her country of birth, Somalia. […]

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World faces alarming COVID-19 infection rates, WHO reports record daily increase

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World faces alarming COVID-19 infection rates, WHO reports record daily increase

Traditional musicians are seen next to residents and tourists at a souvenir market, Tijuana, Mexico, July 4, 2020. (REUTERS Photo) The World Health Organization (WHO) reports a single-day record in global coronavirus cases as a spike in infections underlines how easily hard-won progress can be reversed As the coronavirus pandemic accelerates in many continents, the […]

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Tourists flock to European holiday destinations amid ongoing pandemic

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Tourists flock to European holiday destinations amid ongoing pandemic

Copyright  Harry Nakos/Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Tourists have been on the move across Europe in the first big holiday weekend of the summer, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Despite an upturn in the cases of COVID-19 in Croatia in the last few days, the first major tourist weekend in July has been […]

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Constitutional amendments will enable Russia to avoid Soviet Union’s mistakes – Putin According to Putin, the Soviet Constitution included a thesis of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin that the republics should be given the right to pull out from the USSR

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Constitutional amendments will enable Russia to avoid Soviet Union’s mistakes – Putin According to Putin, the Soviet Constitution included a thesis of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin that the republics should be given the right to pull out from the USSR

© Alexey Druzhinin/Russia’s presidential press service/TASS MOSCOW, July 5. /TASS/. The right of the republics to withdraw from the Soviet Union was a time bomb and Russia should avoid such mistakes, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Moscow. Kremlin. Putin on Rossiya-1 TV channel on Sunday. According to Putin, the Soviet Constitution included a […]

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Italy could transfer migrants from Ocean Viking rescue ship on Monday

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Italy could transfer migrants from Ocean Viking rescue ship on Monday

People rescued at sea sit on the deck of the Ocean Viking rescue ship, operated by French NGO SOS Mediterranee in the Mediterranean Sea on July 4, 2020. © Shahzad Abdul, AFP  Italy is carrying out tests on 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean with a view to transferring them to a quarantine vessel in Sicily, […]

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WHO ends hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID-19 trials after failure to reduce mortality

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WHO ends hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID-19 trials after failure to reduce mortality

  The file photo shows an arrangement of hydroxychloroquine pills in Las Vegas, April 6, 2020. (AP Photo)  The World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality. The setback came […]

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Digital development predicts enterprise resilience to epidemic, survey says

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Digital development predicts enterprise resilience to epidemic, survey says

An employee of an optoelectronic technology company resumes work in Nanchang, East China’s Jiangxi province, on Feb 24, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] Enterprises less affected by the COVID-19 epidemic tend to be those with high digital maturity and early starts in digital intelligence transformation, according to a recent survey jointly launched by the China Association for Small […]

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Trump vows to ‘defend’ America’s history in July 4th celebrations

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Trump vows to ‘defend’ America’s history in July 4th celebrations

President Donald Trump speaks during a “Salute to America” event on the South Lawn of the White House , Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Washington   –   Copyright  AP Photo/Patrick Semansky US president Donald Trump and wife Melania held July 4th celebrations on the White House’s South Lawn on Saturday. Hundreds of people attended, only a few appeared to […]

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