Yemen’s rebels release Bahai leader previously condemned to death Jul 31, 2020 0 340 12345 Sana’a Yemen’s rebels said on Thursday they had released the leader of the Bahai religious minority in the war-torn country, some seven years after he was detained.In March this year, a Yemeni court controlled by the country’s Iran-linked Houthi rebels upheld an earlier death sentence for Hamed bin Haydara for alleged spying and apostasy.On Thursday, Hussein al-Uzi, an official in the Houthis’ self-styled Foreign Ministry, said that Bin Haydara and five other Bahais had been released.The move was ordered by Mahdi al-Mashat, the head of the rebels’ ruling Higher Political Council, according to the official. (DPA) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES India registers 50,000 new daily virus cases for the first time Jul 31, 2020 0 291 Growing death toll from monsoon floods hampers South Asia virus efforts Jul 31, 2020 0 301 Muslim pilgrims scale Mount Arafat for peak of Hajj Jul 31, 2020 0 297 Philippines reports record daily high of coronavirus infections DPA Manila The Philippines on Thursday reported a record 3,954 additional coronavirus infections, pushing the country’s national tally to more than 89,000. The death toll from COVID-19 also rose to 1,983, with 23 .. Iran says jailed UK-Australian academic ‘in perfect health’ Tehran A British-Australian academic jailed in Iran is in “perfect health” and is going to meet Canberra’s envoy in Tehran next week, state news agency IRNA reported. Kylie Moore-Gilbert “is in perfect health and based .. Lebanon imposes new economic lockdown in bid to curb virus surge DPA Beirut Shops, banks and other businesses closed down across Lebanon on Thursday as part of new lockdown measures aimed at curbing a fresh surge in cases of the new coronavirus. Interior Minister Mohammed Fahmi .. South Africa eases coronavirus curfew to help restaurant sector AFP Johannesburg South Africa is to ease its coronavirus curfew by an hour to help restaurants serve dinner, Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said Thursday. Restaurants have been campaigning fiercely .. DR Congo launches mass vaccination against cholera Bukavu Health workers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have launched a bid to vaccinate more than a million people against cholera in five days after their region was hit by heavy floods. Immunisation teams have ..