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  • King Abdullah: The sedition has been buried

    Jordan’s King Abdullah has addressed the rare public rift within the royal family for the first time, saying the “sedition” that caused him “pain and anger” has been buried. In a statement broadcast to the nation on Wednesday, the king addressed Jor

  • Argentine president tests positive for COVID-19

    Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announced early Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. "The antigen test I had today after having a fever of 37.3 and mild headache resulted positive," Fernandez said on Twitter. He said he h

  • The European Union extends its sanctions on Iran

    The European Union is scheduled to extend its sanctions on Iran for another year, and to include a number of other figures on the sanctions list. Reuters news agency, quoting a number of European diplomats, announced that the European Union agreed t

  • Biden has no intention of meeting North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

    US President Joe Biden does not intend to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House says. Asked on Monday if Biden’s diplomatic approach to North Korea would include “sitting with President Kim Jong Un” as former President Donald Trump h

  • Stranded ship in Suez Canal re-floated

    The giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week was fully floated on Monday and traffic in the waterway resumed. According to witnesses, the Ever Given container ship was moving and a shipping tracker and Egyptian TV showed it

  • 459 killed in Myanmar since the coup

    As many as 459 people have been killed in Myanmar in a military crackdown against anti-coup protests, said a human rights group on Monday. According to a report by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, the victims include children, tea

  • US mayor declares emergency over migrant influx

    The mayor of Gila Bend, Arizona said on Tuesday he is declaring a state of emergency due to the ongoing border crisis that has seen a spike in the number of migrants seeking to enter the US. Chris Riggs told Fox Business the Biden administration has

  • Pakistan's premier tests positive for COVID-19

    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, two days after receiving his first vaccine dose, government officials said, urging people not to be deterred from getting vaccinated. Pakistan’s vaccination roll-out has b

  • WHO: report on the origin of Corona will be issued next week

    The World Health Organization announced, Tuesday, that a report prepared by independent experts at the World Health Organization who visited China, on the origins of the emerging coronavirus, is likely to be issued next week. "We heard from technica

  • Sri Lanka to ban burqa, shut many Islamic schools

    Sri Lanka will ban the wearing of the burqa and shut more than 1,000 Islamic schools, the latest actions affecting the country’s minority Muslim population. Minister for Public Security Sarath Weerasekera told a news conference on Saturday that he h

  • Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad tests positive for Covid-19

    President of Syria Bashar al-Assad and his wife, Asma, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement by the presidential office. The couple were in good health and would continue to work while in isolation at home for a period of two t

  • Strong earthquake hits Greece

    A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit the northwest of Larissa, the fifth most populous city of Greece, on Wednesday. The earthquake hit a region northwest of Larissa at a depth of 7.8 kilometers (4.8 miles), according to the Institute of Geodynamics in th

  • Saudi Arabia imposes a new condition to participate in the Haj this year

    The Saudi Ministry of Health said, on Tuesday, that those wishing to perform Haj this year will have to prove that they have vaccinated against coronavirus. In a statement, the ministry stressed that proof of vaccination would be a "basic condition"

  • Former France President Sarkozy sentenced to prison for corruption

    A Paris court has found Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s former president, guilty of corruption and influence peddling, sentencing him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence. The 66-year-old politician, who served as president from 2007 to

  • Italy's ambassador to DR Congo killed

    The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a military policeman traveling with him have been killed in an attack on a United Nations convoy in eastern DRC, the Italian foreign ministry said in a statement. The convoy was atta

  • Rescuers search for 200 missing after glacier burst in Indian Himalayas

    More than a dozen bodies have been recovered and over 200 people are still missing a day after a portion of a Himalayan glacier broke in northern India, leading to a massive flood, a local authority said on Monday. A portion of Nanda Devi glacier, I

  • Biden threatens Myanmar with sanctions following coup

    US President Joe Biden threatened to reimpose sanctions on Myanmar Monday in response to the military seizing power and detaining its civilian leadership. Biden said the actions "are a direct assault on the country’s transition to democracy and the

  • At least 2 dead in an explosion in Madrid

    At least two people are dead after a strong explosion on Wednesday destroyed a large residential building in central Madrid. Although the cause is unconfirmed, Jose Luis Rodriguez Almeida, the capital’s mayor, told media it was likely due to a gas l

  • Iran holds military drill amid tension with US

    Iran’s army has conducted another drill along the country’s southern coasts days after the United States flew nuclear-capable B-52 bombers over the Middle East. In what is the fifth military show of force in two weeks, the army’s ground forces held

  • B-52 US bombers fly over the Middle East

    The United States again flew B-52 bombers over the Middle East with Iran responding it should spend its military budget on healthcare for Americans rather than intimidation tactics. The US Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Sunday the “presence patro

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