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Fire in Food Factory in Bangladesh Kills at Least 49 People

Fire in Food Factory in Bangladesh Kills at Least 49 People

July 10,2021

At least 49 people have died in a fire that broke out at a food and beverage factory outside Bangladesh's capital, fire officials and local TV stations said Friday...

Haiti’s President Killed by ‘Foreign Hit Squad’ of Ex-Colombian Military & Haitian-Americans, 11 Arrested Inside ‘Taiwan Embassy’

Haiti’s President Killed by ‘Foreign Hit Squad’ of Ex-Colombian Military & Haitian-Americans, 11 Arrested Inside ‘Taiwan Embassy’

July 10,2021

Haiti’s national police force has claimed that two Americans and 26 Colombians were responsible for the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, while Taiwan has confirmed that 11 arrests ...

As South Korea’s Covid-19 Infections Break Records, Seoul Re-Imposes Maximum Social Distancing Rules

As South Korea’s Covid-19 Infections Break Records, Seoul Re-Imposes Maximum Social Distancing Rules

July 10,2021

The South Korean government has put in place a tough semi-lockdown for the greater Seoul area. The country is facing its fourth wave of Covid-19, with daily infections surging to their highest-ever ...

UN Welcomes Launch of Voter Registration by Libyan Elections Commission

UN Welcomes Launch of Voter Registration by  Libyan Elections Commission

July 07,2021

TRIPOLI- The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday welcomed the launch of the voter registration by the High National Elections Commission for the upcoming ...

Iran Says Progress Made in Talks with Saudi Arabia

Iran Says Progress Made in Talks  with Saudi Arabia

July 07,2021

TEHRAN- Progress has been made in the recent talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiee said Tuesday.
Issues have been discussed from a friendly ...

‘Social Explosion’ Imminent in Lebanon, as Nation Teeters on Brink of Economic Collapse – Caretaker PM

‘Social Explosion’ Imminent in Lebanon, as  Nation Teeters on Brink of Economic  Collapse – Caretaker PM

July 07,2021

Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister has warned diplomats that the country is days away from a “social explosion” and called for help from the international community...

One Dead, Three Injured in Shooting in U.S. Santa Rosa

One Dead, Three Injured in Shooting in U.S. Santa Rosa

July 07,2021

SAN FRANCISCO- One man was killed and three others injured in a shooting in Santa Rosa, U.S. State of California, early Monday morning, local police said...

Russia Tests S-400 Missiles in Crimea Amid Tensions with Ukraine

Russia Tests S-400 Missiles in Crimea Amid  Tensions with Ukraine

June 30,2021

Russia has reportedly tested the readiness of its air defence systems in Crimea, an apparent show of force as Ukraine and NATO countries hold military drills in the Black ...

Biden, Israeli President Discuss Ties, Regional Issues

Biden, Israeli President Discuss Ties,  Regional Issues

June 30,2021

WASHINGTON- U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday discussed bilateral relations and regional issues with visiting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin...

Ethiopia Announces “ Unilateral” Ceasefire in Conflict-Hit Tigray Region

Ethiopia Announces “ Unilateral” Ceasefire in Conflict-Hit Tigray Region

June 30,2021

ADDIS ABABA- The Ethiopian government announced late Monday a unilateral ceasefire in the country's conflict-hit northernmost Tigray regional state...

South African Court Orders Ex-President to Jail for Contempt

South African Court Orders Ex-President to Jail for Contempt

June 30,2021

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has been found guilty of contempt of court and sentenced to 15 months in prison for defying a court order to appear ...

UN Rights Chief: Reparations Needed for People Facing Racism

UN Rights Chief: Reparations Needed for  People Facing Racism

June 29,2021

GENEVA - The U.N. human rights chief, in a landmark report launched after the killing of George Floyd in the United States, is urging countries worldwide to do more to help ...

Russia Denies Its Personnel Involved in CAR Killings

Russia Denies Its Personnel Involved  in CAR Killings

June 29,2021

The Kremlin has rejected claims that Russian military instructors in the Central African Republic have been involved in killing civilians and looting homes...

Tunneling Florida Rescuers Spot Voids, Search for Survivors

Tunneling Florida Rescuers Spot Voids, Search for Survivors

June 29,2021

SURFSIDE- Rescue workers digging feverishly for a fifth day Monday stressed that they could still find survivors in the rubble of a collapsed Florida condo building ...

Bangladesh Probes Deadly Dhaka Building Explosion

Bangladesh Probes Deadly Dhaka  Building Explosion

June 29,2021

Bangladesh authorities have launched an investigation into a deadly explosion that killed at least seven people in Dhaka, officials said...

Iran Rules out Endless Negotiations over Nuke Deal’s Revival

Iran Rules out Endless Negotiations over  Nuke Deal’s Revival

June 28,2021

TEHRAN- The spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry said on Saturday that Iran will not negotiate endlessly over the revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, urging the United States ...

Blinken and Lapid Meet in Rome Amid US-Israel Relations Reset

Blinken and Lapid Meet in Rome Amid  US-Israel Relations Reset

June 28,2021

Hush-hush diplomacy. In-person visits. And a very public no-surprises agreement on Iran. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will meet in Rome on Sunday as their new governments look to turn the page on former President Donald Trump and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

Sajid Javid Replaces Matt Hancock as UK Health Secretary

Sajid Javid Replaces Matt Hancock as UK Health Secretary

June 28,2021

Sajid Javid has been named Britain’s new health secretary after Matt Hancock was forced to resign on Saturday following revelations he broke coronavirus rules ...

Pride Parades Marred by Clashes and Arrests in Turkey

Pride Parades Marred by Clashes and  Arrests in Turkey

June 28,2021

Clashes broke out in Istanbul as police arrested around 20 people gathered in Taksim Square during this year's LGBT Pride parade in Turkey...

World in ‘Severe Cascade of Human Rights Setbacks’, UN Human Rights Chief Warns

World in ‘Severe Cascade of Human Rights  Setbacks’, UN Human Rights Chief Warns

June 23,2021

The United Nations' Human Rights chief called on Monday for "concerted action" to fight a severe deterioration of rights globally...

Palestinians, Settlers Clash in Sheikh Jarrah Neighborhood

Palestinians, Settlers Clash in Sheikh  Jarrah Neighborhood

June 23,2021

Palestinians and Jewish settlers hurled stones, chairs, and fireworks at each other overnight in a tense Jerusalem neighborhood where settler groups are ...

Iran’s Election Unsettles Biden’s Hope for A Nuclear Deal

Iran’s Election Unsettles Biden’s Hope  for A Nuclear Deal

June 23,2021

WASHINGTON - Biden administration officials are insisting that the election of a hard-liner as Iran’s president won’t affect prospects for reviving the faltering ...

Vote Count Under Way in Ethiopia after Contentious Election

Vote Count Under Way in Ethiopia after Contentious Election

June 23,2021

A vote count is under way in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, for the parliamentary elections after polls finally closed following a three-hour extension...

Diplomats to Meet in Vienna for More Iran Nuclear Talks

Diplomats to Meet in Vienna for  More Iran Nuclear Talks

June 21,2021

VIENNA — Further talks between Iran and global powers were planned Sunday to try to negotiate and restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that ...

China Administers a Billion Vaccine Doses

China Administers a  Billion Vaccine Doses

June 21,2021

BEIJING - China has administered more than a billion Covid vaccine doses, officials say - more than a third of all vaccine doses given globally...

Japan Urges Europe to Have Stronger Military Presence in Asia to Tackle China

Japan Urges Europe to Have Stronger  Military Presence in Asia to Tackle China

June 21,2021

TOKYO - Japan’s defence minister has urged European nations to have a stronger military involvement in the Asia-Pacific as Tokyo tries to put ...

Brazil Hits 500,000 Deaths amid ‘Critical’ Situation

Brazil Hits 500,000 Deaths amid  ‘Critical’ Situation

June 21,2021

BRASILIA - The number of deaths related to Covid-19 has passed 500,000 in Brazil, the second-highest in the world, as experts say the outbreak could worsen amid slow vaccination ...

Hard-Line Judiciary Head Wins Iran Presidency as Turnout Low

Hard-Line Judiciary Head Wins  Iran Presidency as Turnout Low

June 20,2021

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won the country’s presidential election in a landslide victory Saturday, propelling the supreme ...

Russian President Putin Congratulates Iran’s President-Elect Raeisi

Russian President Putin Congratulates Iran’s President-Elect Raeisi

June 20,2021

BEIRUT — The European Union’s foreign policy chief Saturday berated Lebanese politicians for delays in forming a new Cabinet, warning the union could impose sanctions ...

EU Threatens Lebanese Politicians with Sanctions Over Crisis

EU Threatens Lebanese Politicians with Sanctions Over Crisis

June 20,2021

BEIRUT — The European Union’s foreign policy chief Saturday berated Lebanese politicians for delays in forming a new Cabinet, warning the union could impose sanctions ...

Palestinian Authority Calls Off Vaccine Exchange with Israel

Palestinian Authority Calls Off Vaccine  Exchange with Israel

June 20,2021

The Palestinian Authority announced it has cancelled an agreement with Israeli regarding the exchange of Pfizer vaccines, saying the doses are set to expire soon...

Iranians Vote to Elect Naew President

Iranians Vote to Elect Naew President

June 19,2021

TEHRAN - Iranians voted in a presidential election on Friday amid concerns over a low turnout with the conservative head of the judiciary, Ebrahim Raisi, widely seen as the frontrunner...

Antalya Diplomacy Forum Kicks Off in Turkey

Antalya Diplomacy Forum  Kicks Off in Turkey

June 19,2021

ISTANBUL - Politicians, diplomats, opinion makers, and academics from around the world have gathered in Turkey to discuss global issues at the Antalya Diplomacy Forum...

Israeli Airstrikes Target Gaza Sites, First Since Cease-Fire

Israeli Airstrikes Target Gaza Sites,  First Since Cease-Fire

June 19,2021

JERUSALEM — Israeli airstrikes hit militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, and Palestinians responded by sending a series of fire-carrying balloons back across the border ...

Kim Jong-Un Says North Korea Preparing for ‘Dialogue and Confrontation’ With US

Kim Jong-Un Says North Korea Preparing for ‘Dialogue and Confrontation’ With US

June 19,2021

PYONGYANG - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said his country needs to prepare for “both dialogue and confrontation” with the United States under Joe Biden, state media reported ...