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Lebanese PM announces resignation

Lebanon's former health and justice ministers said on Monday (August 10) that it was a responsibility to step down after Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced his government's resignation. A powerful Beirut port explosion last...

China opposes as US health chief visits Taipei

China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian on Monday (August 10) said that China firmly opposed any US-Taiwan contact as U.S. health chief Alex Azar visited the island to offer President Donald Trump's support. Azar...

WHO warns the need for joint consistency to continue the COVID fight

The coronavirus sweeping the world has shown no seasonal pattern and if health authorities take the pressure off fighting it, it will bounce back, the World Health Organization warned on Monday (August 10). Dr...

Pilgrims mark end of haj with final walk around the Kaaba

Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia took part in the final tawaf of haj on Sunday (August 2), walking seven laps around the Kaaba, a stone structure that is the most sacred in Islam and the direction which...

Indian movie star Amitabh Bachchan recovers from COVID-19

 Indian movie star Amitabh Bachchan, who was hospitalised on July 11 after being diagnosed with COVID-19, was discharged after his latest coronavirus test came back negative, his son Abhishek Bachchan tweeted on Sunday (August 2).

Heightened security ahead of construction of temple on bitterly contested religious site

Authorities had orders an increased police presence on the streets of Ayodhya, where Hindu groups will next week begin building a temple on a site contested by Muslims for decades and which had sparked some of the...

Mask on, social distancing: Indonesian Muslims perform Eid prayers

With face masks on and body temperatures checked, hundreds of Muslims streamed into a mosque in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Friday (July 31) to perform morning prayers as the country kicked off the Eid al-Adha celebration.

Over 50% of Mumbai’s slum dwellers likely COVID-19 positive

More than half the people living in Mumbai's sprawling slums are probably infected with coronavirus, which suggests the metropolis could be heading toward herd immunity, a government official and a health expert said on Wednesday (July 29),...

Pilgrims gather in Mecca for pandemic-hit haj

Muslim worshippers started the annual haj pilgrimage on Wednesday (July 29), which has been dramatically scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time in the modern era, amidst efforts to curb...

Former Prime Minister of Malaysia found guilty of corruption

Najib Razak, Malaysia's former prime minister was found guilty on all counts amid his first corruption trial surrounding a scheme to redirect billions of dollars from a state investment fund to a number of personal accounts, including...

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Judge Hidalgo creates back to school color-coded guidance plan

HOUSTON – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo released a new color-coded system that parents and educators can...

Gov. Abbott announces New Killdeer Mountain facility in Kerrville

AUSTIN, TX – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing, Inc. (KMM) will establish a new manufacturing facility in Kerrville....

HPD recruiting 400+ officers

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Police Department is looking to fill over 400 positions in hopes to attract a more diverse team...

Harris County Judge Smoots shoots her husband’s girlfriend

HOUSTON, TX - A Harris County judge has been arrested for allegations of shooting her husband's girlfriend outside her home Monday.

AMC theaters returns

HOUSTON - National movie chain, AMC Theaters announces the reopening of its doors across the U.S. starting Thursday, August 20.