Azerbaijan reveals number of its soldiers martyred, wounded due to Armenia’s ceasefire violations
By TrendThe number of Azerbaijani servicemen wounded and martyred as a result of ceasefire violation by Armenia since its announcement day has been revealed, Head of the Special Investigation Department of the Military Prosecutor’s Office Emil Tagiyev said at a joint press conference of Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry and the Prosecutor General’s Office in connection with the 28th anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy, Trendreports Feb. 26.Tagiyev noted that from the day the ceasefire was announced, a total of 856 Azerbaijani soldiers were wounded or became martyrs.As part of criminal cases on crime...
Dubai Customs transactions grow 44 per cent in 5 years to Dh13 million
Dubai: The number of transactions completed by Dubai Customs has risen to a record 44 per cent in five years to Dh13 million at the end of 2019 from Dh8.9 million in 2015.The growth reflects a robust national economy and the pivotal role Dubai plays as a global trade hub, as well as the modernity and sophistication of Dubai Customs smart services, which have been touted by the World Customs Organization as a model that should be followed worldwide.There are 10.6 million Customs declarations completed in 2019, which had the lion’s share of growth of Dubai Customs transactions at 82 per cent. Th...
Sokoto Battles Polio With 597 Health Facilities, N400m Counterpart Funding
Sokoto State government has achieved a significant increase in the number of health facilities that offer routine immunization against polio in the last one year from 553 to 597.Equally, the state government, revealed the commissioner for health, Dr Ali Inname, has within one year released N400m as its counterpart funding of the program on immunization in which it partners the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Dangote Foundation (DF), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, made these known w...
The Private Sector Commission (PSC) says there’s “the very real possibility that a significant number of voters may be disenfranchised” as a result of the changes made by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to a substantial number of polling places in a wide number of rural locations for the March 2 regional and general election.“The Private Sector Commission wishes to point out that, while GECOM is bound in law to observe the statutory process requiring the Chief Election Officer to act within the authority of the Commission, he appears to have acted unilaterally and on his own by changin...
How many Israelis are eligible to vote in the upcoming elections?
Israel is about to hold its third Knesset elections in under a year, on March 2. Israel's population of 8.5 million is gearing up, and, of those, 5.9 million are eligible to vote according to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics.Since the last elections, just held in September 2019 the number of eligible voters aged 18 and up, has risen by 1.1%, a whopping 62,000, according to the study published just in time for the upcoming elections by CBS.The Arab percentage among the Israeli population is 21%. However, the number of eligible voters among the Arab population is 17%. This is because of the...
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Iran discloses number of those infected with coronavirus
By TrendThe number of those infected with coronavirus in Iran has so far exceeded 60 people, Iranian Deputy Minister of Health and Medical Education Iraj Harirchi said at the press conference, Trendreports referring to the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network (IRINN).The deputy minister added that 12 people have died as a result of coronavirus so far in Iran.“The situation in Qom city stabilized,” the deputy minister said. “There are two hospitals in Qom city in which those infected with coronavirus are treated.”“Coronavirus was spreading in Iran through an Iranian businessman,” Harirchi adde...
Lebanon reduces flights, blames Iran for coronavirus spread
Lebanon has officially reduced the number of flights to and from coronavirus infected countries, after some blamed Iran for its first case of the virus.Lebanese authorities confirmed the first case of coronavirusin the country on Friday, after a 45-year-old woman tested positive after travelling from Qom in Iran, to Beirut.Several countries in the region including Afghanistan, Kuwait, Bahrain and Iraq have also reported coronavirus cases linked to Iran.A report from a cabinet meeting, headed by Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab yesterday, said that “unprecedented measures have been introduce...
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The President of Nigerian Association of Nephrologists (NAN), Professor Ifeoma Ulasi, last week alerted the nation to the huge number of Nigerians battling kidney diseases. According to her, about 20 million Nigerians are suffering from various types of kidney diseases. That number is between 8% to12% of the population.The kidney is one of the most vital organs in the renal system. It helps the body to filter waste, which is passed out of the body as urine. It equally filters blood before sending it to the heart, maintain overall fluid balance of the body, regulate and filter minerals and wast...
Justin Bieber makes U.S. albums chart history with seventh number one
Changes has debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 with sales of 231,000 equivalent albums - the third biggest opening week of 2020 so far.Changes is Bieber’s first album in more than four years, and by taking it to the top of the charts, the 25 year old becomes the youngest solo artist to achieve seven number ones, beating Elvis Presley by almost a year.It's a great early birthday present for Bieber, who turns 26 on 1 March (20).Justin celebrated his latest number one by performing at Kanye West's latest Sunday Service on Sunday (23Feb20).Meanwhile, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s Artist 2.0 debuts...
Li orders ramped-up surgical mask output
By Xu Wei | China Daily | Updated: 2020-02-22 06:50Premier: Epidemic control at crucial period, coordination should improvePremier Li Keqiang on Friday underlined the importance of scaling up production capacity of surgical masks to meet surging demand as more businesses resume operations amid the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak.During a visit to Naton Medical Group, a producer of surgical masks in Beijing's Haidian district, Li urged stronger steps to promote cooperation and coordination between large, medium and small businesses to expand production of materials used for epidemic contro...