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  • 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

  • German company BioNTech says its vaccine is 90% effective for Coronavirus

    US drugmaker Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech announced Monday their COVID-19 vaccine candidate is more than 90% effective against the novel coronavirus. The pharmaceutical firms said in a statement their vaccine candidate "has demonstrated e

  • Heinous terror attack in Vienna leaves 4 dead, 17 wounded

    At least four people were killed and 17 more were wounded in a terror attack in the Austrian capital Vienna, authorities said on Tuesday. Austria's Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said the main assailant, who was killed by the police last night, was

  • Saudi Arabia allows foreign pilgrims to enter for Umrah

    Saudi Arabia has allowed international pilgrims to perform Umrah after a seven-month hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak. The move was part of gradual Saudi measures to ease restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the virus in the kingdom. Un

  • Two Muslim women stabbed in an incident under Eiffel Tower

    Two Muslim women were left injured after being stabbed near Paris’ Eiffel Tower by two white female assailants, local media reported on Thursday. The attack took place amid heightened tension after French President Emmanuel Macron said in an Oct. 2

  • Congregational prayers resume at Grand Mosque in Mecca

    Congregational prayers resumed Sunday at the Masjid al-Haram, or the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia after a 7-month hiatus due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Residents of the kingdom were allowed to perform prayers at the mosque, where the

  • Congregational prayers resume at Grand Mosque in Mecca

    Congregational prayers resumed Sunday at the Masjid al-Haram, or the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia after a 7-month hiatus due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Residents of the kingdom were allowed to perform prayers at the mosque, where the

  • Greek-Turkish tensions rise over the eastern Mediterranean

    A Turkish ship set sail on Monday to carry out seismic surveys in the eastern Mediterranean, prompting Greece to issue a furious new demand for European Union sanctions on Ankara in a row over offshore exploration rights. France expressed its concer

  • Six dead in an explosion in the Iranian city of Ahvaz

    Iranian media announced that an explosion took place in the city of Ahvaz, in Khuzestan province, killing six people and wounding many others. Today, Sunday, October 11, 2020, Iranian media announced that an explosion took place in the city of Ahvaz

  • Tensions over Northern Cyprus plan to reopen "Varosha"

    Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister Kudret Ozersay has announced his resignation in protest at the nationalist prime minister’s decision to reopen the Greek Cypriot resort of Varosha, a sealed-off ghost town since 1974, just days before a presidential e

  • WHO : A vaccine against Covid-19 may be ready by the end of this year

    The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said, Tuesday, that a vaccine against Covid-19 may be ready by the end of this year. "We will need vaccines, and there is hope that we will have a vaccine by the end

  • Trump administration 'optimistic' president could leave Walter Reed

    The White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Monday he is optimistic that President Donald Trump would leave hospital and return to work later in the day after consultation with doctors. Meadows told Fox News the final decision about Trump's rel

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