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Algerian PM Ayman Benabderrahmane infected with COVID-19

Newly appointed Algerian Prime Minister Ayman Benabderrahmane is infected with COVID-19, Algerian state TV said on Saturday. The prime minister, who had just formed his new government on Wednesday, will quarantine for seven days, but will continue performing his duties virtually, state TV said.

Spanish PM Sánchez remodels Cabinet to focus on economy

Spain‘s prime minister overhauled his Cabinet on Saturday, forming what he called “the government of the recovery” following the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has led a minority coalition government formed by his Socialist Party and the anti-austerity United We Can party since January 2020. He has managed to keep it afloat during the pandemic and pass a budget by securing key votes from opposition parties. “As we put the pandemic behind us, the new government will focus on the economic recover of the country and the creation of jobs, and taking full advantage of the enormousRead More

Websites of Iran’s transport and urbanization ministry goes out of service after “cyber disruption”

Websites of Iran‘s transport and urbanization ministry Saturday went out of service after a “cyber disruption” in computer systems of its staff, the official IRNA news agency reported. The report did not elaborate but said the case is under investigation. This is the second abnormality in computer systems related to the ministry. On Friday, Iran’s railroad system came under cyberattack with hackers posting fake messages about alleged train delays or cancellations on display boards at stations across the country. It came after the electronic tracking system on trains across Iran failed. Also on Saturday, ministerRead More

President Erdoğan receives Palestinian president in Istanbul

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas in Istanbul on Saturday, Turkey’s Communications Directorate said. The closed-door meeting was held at the Vahdettin Pavilion. Abbas is on a three-day visit to Turkey at Erdoğan‘s invitation. All aspects of relations between Turkey and Palestine will be discussed during his trip, Turkey’s Communications Directorate said in a previous statement on Friday. Ways to boost bilateral cooperation, the humanitarian situation in Palestine, and the latest developments in the Israel-Palestine conflict will be discussed, the statement said. Also expected to be on the agenda are efforts for reconciliation between various Palestinian groups, asRead More

Railways cut expenses, increased revenue by Rs 1.5bln during FY2020-21

LAHORE, July 10 (DNA): The Pakistan Railways reduced its expenditures by Rs 1.5 billion and increased revenue by Rs 1.5 billion during the financial year (FY) 2020-21. Chairman Railways Habib-ur-Rehman Gilani congratulated Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nisar Ahmed Memon and his team on this achievement through hard work. Presiding over a meeting on train operations, safety, track Inspection, feedback and accident prevention at the Railway headquarters here on Saturday, he said that the PR earned more revenue during the said period than the previous year. “We need to focus on trackRead More

CDA strives to make Islamabad cleanest and greenest capital

ISLAMABAD, JUL 10 /DNA/ = Capital Development Authority (CDA) Department Teams of Sanitation, City Sewerage and other departments have been collecting garbage, sewerage and other tree wastes due to rains and storms from major highways, roads, streets and other places in the federal capital. Meanwhile, on the direction of Chairman CDA Amir Ali, CDA Department teams of Sanitation, City Sewerage and other departments started raining the city from 8 am onwards. Work began to clear major highways, roads and streets from falling tree waste, sewage / drainage water. Ninety-nine percentRead More