Archive of 4 June 2020

Domestic cement despatches decline by 37.63pc in May

LAHORE: The impact of the construction package announced by the government is yet to be seen as the domestic cement uptake declined by a massive...

US labour market stabilising as layoffs abate

WASHINGTON: US private payrolls fell less than expected in May, suggesting layoffs were abating as businesses reopen, though the overall economy's recovery from the COVID-19...

Roadside bomb kills 9 civilians in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR: A roadside bomb tore through a small bus in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing nine civilians including women and children, officials said.The bombing, which...

Iranian scientist freed from US custody returns to Iran

TEHRAN: Iranian scientist Cyrus Asgari returned to Iran Wednesday after being released by the United States, the Islamic Republic's arch enemy, where he had spent...

UN accuses Asian nations of censorship during pandemic

GENEVA: The UN rights chief warned Wednesday that China and other Asian countries were using the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to clamp down on...

WHO to resume hydroxychloroquine coronavirus trials

GENEVA: The World Health Organization announced Wednesday that clinical trials of the drug hydroxychloroquine will resume as it searches for potential coronavirus treatments.On May 25,...

Dutch, French, Germans and Italians form virus vaccine alliance

THE HAGUE: France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands have forged an alliance to speed up the production of a vaccine "on European soil" against the...

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