Kuwait breaks up ‘riot’ by Egyptian workers demanding repatriation May 05, 2020 0 1267 12345 Kuwait City Kuwaiti authorities dispersed a “riot” by Egyptian workers who demonstrated on Monday to demand repatriation amid the coronavirus crisis, state media said.Security forces intervened to halt “riots and chaos” at a housing area for foreign workers, detaining an unspecified number of people, according to the official Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).On Sunday, KUNA quoted Egyptian ambassador to Kuwait Tareq al-Qooni as saying that Egyptians at a camp for immigration offenders will be repatriated starting “this week”. “The first flights will be for women and children who are kept in special housing units,” Qooni reportedly said.Kuwait has said it will allow expatriates in violation of residency laws to leave the country without paying fines or for plane tickets. Kuwait has so far recorded more than 5,000 infections, including 40 deaths. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Iran reopens mosques, records almost 80,000 hospital recoveries May 05, 2020 0 433 Relief in Lagos as lockdown ends May 05, 2020 0 625 Assad warns of virus ‘catastrophe’ as Syria lockdown eases May 05, 2020 0 485 Lebanon’s banned Hezbollah says not active in Germany AFP Beirut The head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement on Monday condemned Germany’s ban on his group as bowing to US pressure and insisted it was not active in the country. Germany designated Hezbollah a “Shiite terrorist .. Bahrain opens second field hospital on man-made island AfP Manama After turning a car park into an intensive care unit for coronavirus patients, Bahrain has set up its second field hospital -- on a man-made island. The facilities are among five that the authorities plan to .. Virus caused ‘mystery’ mass deaths in north Nigeria: investigators Kano Mass deaths in a northern Nigerian state were caused by coronavirus, the authorities said after a preliminary investigation into the phenomenon. Gravediggers in the state of Kano have reported burying dozens of .. South Africa starts virus trial of TB vaccine AFP Cape Town Hundreds of South African health workers were given a century-old tuberculosis vaccine on Monday in a trial to see whether the venerable formula can protect against coronavirus. Devised at France’s .. Sudan says US approves ambassador, first in two decades Khartoum Sudan announced on Monday that the United States had approved Khartoum’s pick of a veteran diplomat as ambassador to Washington, the first such envoy in over two decades. Ties between Khartoum and Washington .. Six killed as plane carrying medical supplies crashes in Somalia DPA Mogadishu Six people, including two pilots, were killed when a plane carrying medical supplies crashed in south-western Somalia on Monday, authorities said. “The cause of the accident is not yet known,” government ..