Nigerian opposition governor wins re-election Sep 21, 2020 0 1054 12345 BENIN: Governor Godwin Obaseki of Nigeria’s main opposition party has won re-election in southern Edo state, officials said on Sunday after the nation’s first poll since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 307,955 to beat his closest challenger, Osagie Ize-Iyamu of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 223,619 votes in Saturday’s vote, the election commision said. A total of 17 political parties had fielded candidates. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Pakistani oppn demands PM Khan’s resignation Sep 21, 2020 0 2686 India passes controversial farm bills amid protests Sep 21, 2020 0 46 Lebanon hosts concert for Beirut blast victims at ravaged palace Sep 21, 2020 0 681 US faces maximum isolation as global powers dismiss sanctions: Iran’s president AFP Tehran Iran said on Sunday its arch-foe the United States is facing “maximum isolation” after major powers dismissed a unilateral US declaration that UN sanctions on Tehran were back in force. Washington said the .. Fake white sand beach in Philippine capital draws crowd, criticism MANILA: Hundreds of people on Sunday flocked to an artificial white sand beach along Manila Bay in the Philippines, a project that has drawn criticism from environmental and activist groups. The crowd gathered at Roxas .. At least two Pakistani soldiers killed near Afghan border DPA Islamabad At least two Pakistani soldiers were killed in the north-western tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Sunday, as fears about militants regrouping in their former stronghold grow. The army said that the .. India’s parliament session to be cut short as COVID-19 cases surge DPA New Delhi The current session of the Indian parliament is to be cut short as Covid-19 cases continue to surge, crossing 5.4 million on Sunday. Another 92,605 COVID-19 cases were reported on Saturday, according to the .. Yemen rebel attack on Saudi village wounds 5 RIYADH: A projectile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels hit a village in Saudi Arabia’s southern Jizan province, wounding five civilians, state media reported. The civilians had been rushed to hospital after suffering .. Lebanon reports record 1,006 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours AFP Beirut Lebanon on Sunday said it confirmed 1,006 new novel coronavirus cases and 11 deaths from the disease in 24 hours, in a new record for the crisis-hit country. The figures from the health ministry brought .. Pompeo accuses Europe of inaction over Iran arms WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said European leaders “haven’t lifted a finger” to halt arms sales to Iran after they rejected a unilateral US declaration that UN sanctions on Tehran were back in ..