Daily Archives: August 9, 2020

Papuan community leaders support extension of special autonomy status

  Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) – Several Papuan community and religious leaders have appealed to the central government to extend the special autonomy status which will end in 2021 to maintain sustainable development and improve the people’s welfare in Papua and West Papua Provinces. “Thanks to the special autonomy funds, many of us can be assisted.

1,500 face masks distributed following Mt Sinabung’s eruption

Medan, N Sumatra (ANTARA) – The Karo district administration in North Sumatra Province has distributed 1,500 face masks to local residents to protect them from the volcanic ash of Mount Sinabung’s eruption and novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The face masks were distributed to motorists, drivers, and residents venturing outdoors, Acting Head of the Karo Disaster

Awaiting final fate of Papua, West Papua’s special autonomy funds

The Papuan people are currently consolidating to show their supports for a necessity to evaluate and continue the provision of granted special autonomy funds for Papua and West Papua Provinces that will end in 2021. Several Papuan community and religious leaders have appealed to the central government to extend the provision of the granted special

World Powers Pledge Nearly $300 Million in Lebanon Aid in Wake of Beirut Blast

  World leaders pledged Sunday nearly $300 million (253 million euros) to Lebanon to help it recover from last week’s massive explosion in Beirut. More than 30 leaders, meeting by teleconference at the behest of French President Emmanuel Macron, said the “assistance should be timely, sufficient and consistent with the needs of the Lebanese people

US Tops 5 Million Coronavirus Infections

  The United States has more coronavirus cases than any other country.  There are more than 5 million infections in the U.S., according to a New York Times database. Brazil and India follow as numbers two and three, respectively, in the number of infections.  Brazil has more than 3 million cases and India has more than 2