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US airlines threaten to ban passengers who refuse to wear masks

US airlines threaten to ban passengers who refuse to wear masks

US airline passengers who refuse to wear face coverings during the novel coronavirus pandemic could have their flying privileges revoked under tougher enforcement policies ...

‘I can't be silent’: Hong Kong people aim to mark Tiananmen despite ban

‘I can't be silent’: Hong Kong people aim to mark Tiananmen despite ban

Many Hong Kong people will find their own way to mark the 31st anniversary of Chinese troops opening fire on protesters in and around Tiananmen Square ...

Ban applies to Eid prayers too: Ministry

Ban applies to Eid prayers too: Ministry

The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) on Thursday said the decision on closing mosques and suspending congressional prayers as part of precautionary and preventive measures ...

Thailand extends ban on international passenger flights to June 30

Thailand extends ban on international passenger flights to June 30

Thailand's aviation body has extended a ban on all international flights to the country until June 30 as part of efforts to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

All inbound flights to Doha suspended for 14 days: GCO

All inbound flights to Doha suspended for 14 days: GCO

All inbound flights to Doha have been suspended for a 14-day period with effect from March 16, the Government Communications Office (GCO) yesterday said.

Man City's appeal against Champions League ban registered at CAS

Man City's appeal against Champions League ban registered at CAS

The Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) confirmed on Wednesday that English Premier League champions Manchester City have appealed against a two-year ban from European football.

Manchester City face more questions after UEFA's two-year ban

Manchester City face more questions after UEFA's two-year ban

Manchester City have said they will appeal their two-year ban from European competition, but the suspension could have further implications in the coming months.

China bans wild animal trade until viral outbreak eases

China bans wild animal trade until viral outbreak eases

China on Sunday ordered a temporary ban on the trade in wild animals as the country struggles to contain a deadly virus believed to have been spawned in a market that sold wild animals as food.

Alphabet CEO backs temporary ban on facial-recognition technology over misuse worry

Alphabet CEO backs temporary ban on facial-recognition technology over misuse worry

The chief executive of Google parent company Alphabet on Monday backed an EU proposal to temporarily ban facial-recognition technology because of the possibility that it could be used for nefarious purposes.

India shelves plan on countrywide ban on single-use plastic products

India shelves plan on countrywide ban on single-use plastic products

India has held off imposing a blanket ban on single-use plastics to combat pollution, officials said on Tuesday, a measure seen as too disruptive for industry at a time when it is coping with an economic slowdown ...

Thousands rally in Hong Kong in fresh protests, marchers defy police ban

Thousands rally in Hong Kong in fresh protests, marchers defy police ban

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters rallied on Sunday, defying a police ban on marches in the Chinese-controlled territory and continuing a restive weekend of demonstrations which saw police fire teargas overnight.

Police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at Hong Kongers protesting 'triad' attack

Police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at Hong Kongers protesting 'triad' attack

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets Saturday at protesters holding a banned rally against suspected triad gangs who beat up pro-democracy demonstrators near the Chinese border last weekend