Friday, May 29
US records 2.1 million jobless claims in a week
Many businesses have been shuttered or have had greatly reduced activity as states enforced stay-at-home orders and halted operations for all but essential businesses.
Protesters set buildings on fire in Minneapolis
European Commission says confidence up in eurozone
The eurozone/euro area or the EA19 represents member states that use the single currency -- euro -- while the EU27 includes all member countries of the bloc.
Russia sees 174 coronavirus fatalities in last 24 hours
Starting June 1 Moscow will reopen all non-food trade and some consumer services, and scheduled walks will be allowed for residents.
63 new virus deaths recorded in Iran
According to the data released by authorities, nearly 113,000 patients recover, more than 2,500 in critical condition.
EasyJet to cut 4,500 jobs due to coronavirus impact
Oxford team begins human trials of the vaccine in Kenya
S. Arabia eases virus restrictions around Mecca
The first phase will begin on May 31, in which entering and exiting Mecca will be allowed between 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
Mass protests turn to looting in Minneapolis
Trump vows for justice on George Floyd’s death
A number of politicians and celebrities condemned Floyd’s death on Twitter, calling it "racism and police brutality."
Death toll from coronavirus exceeds 100,000 in US
The US continues to lead in cases and deaths worldwide from the virus.
SpaceX’s historic launch delayed due to bad weather
When completed, the launch to the International Space Station will not only mark SpaceX's first manned launch, it will be the first privately-developed spacecraft to carry humans into space.
US conducts first joint patrol with Russia in Syria
Russia’s efforts to form military units in al-Hasakah have been foiled by the US. Russia tried to reach the Rmelan oil fields, east of Qamishli, but the U.S. soldiers prevented them.
Spain gives mixed signals on holiday season
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told foreign tourists on Saturday to start planning their trips to Spain this summer.
UN sends more aid trucks Syria’s Idlib
The aid will be distributed to residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.
South Korea plans to reopen more schools
In total, the country has recorded 11,265 infections and 269 virus-linked deaths.
Trump threatens to close down Twitter on fact checks claims
Iran sees 56 more coronavirus deaths in last 24 hours
Some 111,176 patients recover, while nearly 2,551 others are still in critical condition.
PKK terrorists neutralized in northern Iraq
Turkish Defense Ministry said they were located through reconnaissance and surveillance missions.
Magnitude-4 earthquake jolts Tehran
No information was yet available about casualties or damage.