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US imposes fresh sanctions against Syria’s elite for ‘brutal acts’ against people

The fresh sanctions target 'anyone doing business with the Assad regime' anywhere in world as Syria's economy falls. The Trump administration on Wednesday ramped up...

Venezuela’s fall leaves world’s richest oil reserves tapped by a single rig

(Bloomberg) –Venezuela’s fall from oil superpower to failing producer can be illustrated in one image: a single drilling rig working the world’s largest oil...

Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves – study

(Reuters) Population-wide face mask use could push COVID-19 transmission down to controllable levels for national epidemics, and could prevent further waves of the pandemic...

Mumbai overtakes Wuhan peak as India Covid cases spike

(BBC) India's financial capital, Mumbai, has recorded 51,000 cases of Covid, taking it past the peak in Wuhan, where the virus first emerged. The news...

No time to take ‘foot off the pedal’ as coronavirus pandemic worsens – WHO

“More than six months into this pandemic, this is not the time for any country to take its foot off the pedal”, said WHO...

Apple tracks looters who steal iPhones

(BBC) iPhones stolen in lootings of Apple stores in the US are tracked, disabled and the local authorities notified, according to messages displayed on...

Iran ready to ship more fuel to Venezuela despite US ‘threats’

(Aljazeera) Iran has said it will continue fuel shipments to Venezuela if Caracas requests more supplies, despite criticism from the United States of trade...

India fights worst locust invasion in 30 years

(CNN) As India continues its battle with the coronavirus pandemic a new kind of invasion is threatening to destroy vital crops and vegetation --...

South Africa cricketers could resume training next week after government nod

Subject to government approval, South Africa's national and franchise cricketers could be back in training from next week, and may be involved in an...

5 dead in newest Ebola outbreak in Congo

Five people, including a 15-year-old girl, have died of Ebola in a fresh outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

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Minister Indar calls for urgent fix to Mahaica sea defence breach

Minister within the Ministry of Public Works, Deodat Indar, on his second day in office, visited the breached sea defence site at Content and...

Govt to review all State land leases issued by APNU/AFC Coalition after No-Confidence Motion

Head of the Guyana Lands and Survey Commission (GL&SC) Trevor Benn no longer has the authority to approve the leasing of State lands. This is...

Cops seeking Soesdyke man in relation to abduction 

A Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke, Linden Highway, man is wanted by ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in relation to a case of abduction. Miguel...

Miner arrested after threatening to kill dredge owner

A 33-year-old miner of Post Office Street, Grove East Bank Demerara (EBD), has landed himself in hot water after he allegedly threatened to kill...

AG assures no witch-hunting but affirms that any ‘unlawful conduct’ will be swiftly addressed

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall today met with the Professional, Managerial, Clerical and Secretarial staff of the Ministry of Legal...

President Ali convenes first official Cabinet meeting

President Dr Irfaan Ali today convened his first official Cabinet meeting at the Office of the President. Just days after taking the Oath of Office,...

Suriname’s Santokhi coming to Guyana for President Ali’s inauguration

Suriname’s President, Chan Santokhi is expected to attend the inauguration ceremony of Guyana’s 9th Executive President, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, on Saturday, August 8,...

Environmentalist gives President Ali’s Cabinet thumbs up

Environmentalist Annette Arjoon has fully endorsed President Irfaan’s Ali Cabinet as “a good mixture” of competent Guyanese who are very capable of ensuring the...

Air India jet breaks in two in Kerala killing 16

(BBC) An Air India Express plane with 191 people on board has crashed at an airport in the southern state of Kerala, killing at...

South American nations recommit to strengthened relations with Guyana

The Governments of Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador Paraguay and Peru – member countries of the Forum for the Progress and Integration of South America...