The Indian Ministry of Shipping has extended the current concessional rate of 40 percent discount for coastal movement of cargo and vessel related charges (VRC), for a period of further one year to clients for cargo being handled at Jawaharlal Nehru Port and Deendayal Port from/to Shahid Beheshti Port, Chabahar, southeastern Iran.
Argentina will extend negotiations over a $65 billion debt restructuring proposal until May 22, the government said, setting the stage for tense last-ditch talks as the South American nation races to avoid default.
The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 81 on Monday, as the government extended the Lunar New Year holiday and more big businesses shut down or told staff to work from home in an effort to curb the spread.
The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 people, mostly infants, as New Zealand announced NZ$1 million ($640,700) to help combat measles in the Pacific.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has announced the extension of a nationwide state of emergency for three months from April, already in place following two deadly church bombings early last year.