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  • Qaradaghi warns against racism, ethnic bias

    Secretary-General of the International Union for Muslim Scholars urged people Saturday to make every effort to combat racism and ethnic discrimination that he said poses a great danger to humanity. In a Facebook message, Ali Qaradaghi warned against

  • Indonesian aircraft crashes into sea

    An Indonesian passenger aircraft with 62 people on board crashed into the sea after taking off from the capital Jakarta, authorities said Saturday. Sriwijaya Air flight SJY 182 had 50 passengers on board, including 10 children, plus 12 crew members,

  • Biden officially US president

    President-elect Joe Biden formally became the 46th president of the US early on Thursday after Congress certified the votes of the Electoral College. Outgoing Vice President Mike Pence announced the 306-232 electoral vote count, officially affirming

  • Gulf states sign ‘solidarity and stability’ deal at GCC summit

    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman opened a Gulf Arab summit on Tuesday by taking aim at Iran and lauding a deal towards ending a long-running dispute with Qatar. Prince Mohammed embraced Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, o

  • Iran resumed 20% uranium enrichment

    Iran has resumed enriching 20 percent uranium at its underground Fordow nuclear facility, according to its government spokesman, in a move that further breaches terms of a landmark nuclear deal signed with world powers in 2015. “A few hours ago the

  • WHO: The world is defeating Corona in the middle of this year

    The World Health Organization expects victory over Coronavirus in the middle of this year while adhering to health measures. Margaret Harris, a spokesman for the World Health Organization, in a press statement announced that the most important thing

  • The Israeli army threatens Iran

    The Israeli Ministry of Defense announced that the Israeli army has made full preparations for any possible attack by Iran. The Israeli Defense Ministry revealed in a statement that the Israeli army has made full preparations to respond to any possi

  • 50 journalists lost lives in 2020

    At least 50 journalists were reported killed in 2020, more than one-third in the countries considered “at peace", according to Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) -- an international NGO that safeguards the right to freedom of information. “

  • Italy bans UK flights due to Coronavirus alarm

    Italy on Sunday joined other European countries in banning flights to and from the UK due to concerns over a new coronavirus strain that has led to a new lockdown in London. “As a government, we have the duty to protect Italians. So for this reason,

  • US approves Moderna vaccine for Covid-19

    A day after an advisory panel recommended the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Friday approved it as the second vaccine to fight the pandemic. "The emergency use authorization allows the Moderna COVID-19

  • French president tests positive for Coronavirus

    French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Thursday morning. The Elysee Palace announced the development in a statement, saying the president took a rapid PCR test, with the results coming out positive.

  • Iran executes dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam

    Iranian dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam, who was convicted of fomenting violence during anti-government protests in 2017, was executed on Saturday, Iran’s state television reported. Iran said on Tuesday its Supreme Court had upheld the death sente

  • UK: London school evacuated after 'bomb threat'

    British police on Thursday evacuated a school in North London after “a bomb threat.” Videos and photos emerged on social media accounts as students and teachers were ordered to leave the Stoke Newington School in Hackney. Police were contacted by s

  • 76 mosques face closure in France

    The French government has launched a “massive and unprecedented” wave of measures to combat what it calls religious “extremism”, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has said, adding that 76 mosques are suspected of “separatism”. Darmanin on Thursday t

  • UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

    The UK on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use and said that it will be rolled out from next week. “The Government has today accepted the recommendation from the Independent Medicines and Hea

  • Britain announces a new vaccine against Corona

    AstraZeneca said its final trials of the Covid-19 vaccine were "extremely effective" in preventing disease. On Monday, the team of researchers reported that a vaccine developed by the company and the University of Oxford had prevented 70% of people

  • Multiple rockets hit Afghan capital's commercial area

    Multiple magnetic bomb blasts and rocket attacks rocked the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday morning, killing at least eight people, officials confirmed. According to the country's Interior Ministry, at least eight people lost their lives and 31 oth

  • Moderna vaccine 94.5% effective according to early trials data

    For the second time in as many weeks, there is promising news from the race for a COVID-19 vaccine as infections surge across the United States and Europe. US biotech firm Moderna Inc on Monday said preliminary data from an ongoing phase three study

  • Death toll rises to 53 in Philippines typhoon

    The number of people killed in the flooding caused by typhoon Vamco, rose to 53 on Sunday in the Philippines. Authorities said 52 people were injured and 22 are missing in floods, according to media reports. Homes were left without power and roads

  • Germany: more than 6 million euros stolen

    German investigators said on Wednesday they have launched a manhunt for suspects who made off with 6.5 million euros ($7.6m) in cash after breaking into a customs office. “The break-in was professionally planned and carried out: three as yet unident

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