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United Airlines to Furlough 16,000 Workers

United Airlines announced Wednesday it plans to furlough 16,370 employees in October, down from an earlier target of 36,000 after thousands of workers took early retirement, buyouts, or long-term leaves of absence with the industry facing...

Updated: U.N. talks commence in Geneva for Syria and opposition, 3 members test positive for COVID-19

The Syrian Constitutional Committee, which opened its first session in nine months in Geneva on Monday (August 24), is "currently on hold" after three members tested positive for COVID-19, a U.N. statement said. The...

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),...

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U.S. senators urge Netflix to drop planned Chinese sci-fi series

 Five Republican U.S. senators have urged Netflix Inc to reconsider plans to adapt a Chinese science-fiction book...

Pay-as-you-go for tolls from your phone, UPROAD App

TEXAS- Texans can now ditch the usage of toll windshield stickers and pay-as-you-go at the convenience of their personal mobile devices.

University of Houston opening game night canceled amid COVID cases

HOUSTON, TX- The University of Houston has to put off yet another opening night game after its opponent from North...

Governor Greg Abbott faces lawsuit

HOUSTON, TX - Republican Governor Greg Abbott is now facing a lawsuit over his decision to extend the early voting period...

The 15th Anniversary of Hurricane Rita

HOUSTON, TX - On this day 15 years ago, Category 5 Storm Hurricane Rita made landfall along the Texas-Louisiana border. Rita...