Lebanon’s factional rivalries put the brakes on moves to form a new government on Monday on the eve of a deadline agreed with France, stalling efforts to drag the nation out of a dire economic crisis.
Pakistan’s top body, which oversees response to the coronavirus pandemic, on Wednesday warned that strict measures, including lockdown, could be initiated to contain the infection if people don’t stop violating government guidelines, as the country’s COVID-19 mortality rate increased by 140 per cent compared to past few weeks.
U.S. President Donald Trump is working from makeshift office space in the White House residence rather than the Oval Office, with only a few senior staff gaining facetoface access while he receives treatment for COVID19, officials said on Tuesday.
The national capital’s air quality was in the “very poor” category on Tuesday morning, the first time this season, with calm winds and low temperatures allowing the accumulation of pollutants. According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences’ Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi, an increase in farm fires in Punjab, Haryana and neighbouring regions of Pakistan is also going to impact the air quality in Delhi-NCR.