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Twitter Axes Thousands of Accounts ‘Promoting Serbia’s Ruling Party’

Twitter has removed almost 9,000 accounts that were "working to promote Serbia's ruling party", the Serbian Progressive Party, it said on Thursday.

"Toward the end of last year, we identified clusters of accounts engaged in inauthentic coordinated activity which led to the removal of 8,558 accounts working to promote Serbia's ruling party and its leader," Twitter announced.

Turkey extends quarantine of Umrah pilgrimage returnees

Turkey on March 30 decided to extend the quarantine period of citizens that returned from the Umrah pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, after some returnees tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

According to Demirören News Agency, the quarantine period of the citizens has been extended for one more week by a decision by the Science Board of the Health Ministry.

Oil prices at 17-year lows as virus ravages world

Oil prices extended losses in Asian trade on March 30 and languished at 17-year lows, with the coronavirus crisis escalating around the world and no end in sight to a vicious price war.    

U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate fell 5.3 percent to trade at $20 a barrel, while international benchmark Brent crude was off 6.5 percent at $23.    

Saudi-Led coalition destroys drones launched by Yemen's Houthis towards Kingdom

Saudi-Led coalition intercepted and destroyed drones launched by Iran-aligned Yemen's Houthis towards "civilian targets" in Saudi cities of Abha and Khamis Mushait, state news agency spa said early on March 27, citing the coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki.

Turkey proposes G20 virus fund to coordinate global action

An international fund under the auspices of the G-20 should be initiated to ensure an adequate and coordinated global action against the coronavirus, the Turkish foreign minister has said, a day before G-20 leaders are set to hold a videoconference to discuss what can be done in the fight against the fatal pandemic.

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