World News

World news is all reports on stories involving politicians, conflict and revolutions outside of the United States and Israel that affect the world and the Jewish state. 'World news' helps the global environment set the political agenda through journalists situated in conflict regions reporting on the important facts.

Biden's Wendy Sherman appointment tilts balance on Iran deal - analysis

Sherman was the chief Iran deal negotiator and among the top former officials extolling its praises as the Trump administration exited the agreement.

Baron Benjamin de Rothschild dies at 57 after suffering heart attack

In April, he and his wife donated NIS 50 million for purchasing medical equipment for 22 hospitals in Israel.

Gunmen kill two female Supreme Court judges in Afghanistan - police

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued a statement condemning attacks on civilians by the Taliban and other militant groups.

By REUTERS
17/01/2021
Ice cream cone (illustrative)

Ice cream in China found to contain coronavirus

Out of 2,747 boxes that entered the market, 935 were in Tianjin and only 65 were sold.

17/01/2021

‘Kill him with his own gun’ – DC cop talks about Capitol riot

DC Police officer Michael Fanone: I had a choice to make: Use deadly force, which would likely result with the mob ending his life, or trying something else.

Workers install heavy-duty security fencing around the US Capitol

Meet a rabbi who’s been stationed at the US Capitol since the riots

Rabbi Jordan Hersh is the only rabbi in the Maryland Army National Guard’s military clergy ranks.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
17/01/2021

European gov’ts warn Iran’s latest move has ‘grave military implications’

US announces new round of sanctions after Tehran moves to produce uranium metal; Biden appoints new negotiator.

Parler CEO and family in hiding after receiving death threats

It was revealed that the family went into hiding after a new court filing from Parler's legal team revealed documents obtained by Fox News.

17/01/2021

US charges MIT professor with grant fraud over hidden Chinese ties

The Justice Department is cracking down on Chinese influence within universities amid concerns about spying and intellectual property theft by the Chinese government.

By REUTERS
16/01/2021

Unit of Belarus nuclear plant taken offline after safety system triggered

The plant was previously taken offline shortly after being formally inaugurated by President Alexander Lukashenko.

By REUTERS
16/01/2021

Ally of poisoned Kremlin critic Navalny jailed in Moscow for extremism

His detention by the Presnensky District Court comes a day before Navalny's planned return to Russia since being poisoned.

By REUTERS
16/01/2021

Indonesian Semeru volcano erupts, spews ash 5kms into sky

The country's disaster mitigation agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the possibility of evacuation.

By REUTERS
16/01/2021
Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards march during a military parade to commemorate the 1980-88 Ira

Iran fires long-range missiles into Indian Ocean in military drill- media

The drill, which comes in the waning days of high tensions with US President Donald Trump's administration, was conducted in the country's central desert region.

By REUTERS
16/01/2021
Silhouettes of mobile users next to the Whatsapp logo, March 28, 2018.

WhatsApp to delay launch of update after privacy backlash

WhatsApp already shares certain categories of personal data, including the user's phone number and IP address, with Facebook.

By REUTERS
16/01/2021

Brazil airlifts emergency oxygen into pandemic-struck Amazon state

Desperate relatives, protesting outside hospitals in the state capital of Manaus, said patients had been taken off ventilators as oxygen ran out.

By REUTERS
16/01/2021

FBI questioning dozens in killing of Capitol police officer

Fourteen other Capitol Police officers were injured in the riot, the FBI memo said, according to the New York Times.

By REUTERS
16/01/2021

US now says no evidence of 'kill capture teams' at US Capitol

The comments by Acting US Attorney Michael Sherwin appeared to be an effort to walk back claims that federal prosecutors in Arizona had made in a court filing late on Thursday.

By REUTERS
15/01/2021

Global COVID-19 death toll tops 2 million

So far in 2021, deaths have averaged over 11,900 per day or one life lost every eight seconds, according to a Reuters tally.

By REUTERS
15/01/2021
A nurse prepares Russia's "Sputnik-V" vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for inocula

Twitter lifts restrictions on Sputnik V account, after brief suspension

They are currently calling on subscribers to write to Twitter requesting the social media giant to restore their access to the account.

15/01/2021
The Telegram logo is seen on a screen of a smartphone in this picture illustration

Telegram begins removing American extremist content from messaging app

According to the NBC report, one deleted group – who defined themselves as "eco-fascists" – posted Army manuals to their channel detailing the process of creating bombs and munitions.

Fred Rogers honored with star

Joanne Rogers, pianist and widow of TV star Fred Rogers, dies at 92

The couple were married for 50 years before Fred Rogers’ death from stomach cancer in 2003.

After a decade of democracy, Tunisians thirst for economic freedom

Italy received five times more migrants from Tunisia in 2020 than the previous year as they look to Europe for financial stability.

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
15/01/2021
US President Donald Trump departs on travel to West Point, New York from the South Lawn at the White

Physician who declared Trump ‘healthiest ever’ president, is dead at 73

The hyperbole in Bornstein’s letter — Trump’s blood pressure was “astonishingly excellent,” it said — raised eyebrows.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
15/01/2021
The Gulf-Israel Women's Forum brings children draped in the flags of Bahrain, Israel and the UAE to

US government announces United Women’s Economic Development Network

Special Envoy for Economic Normalization Aryeh Lightstone and Ambassador-at-Large Kelley Currie will be keynote speakers at the launch of the Network.

By FELICE FRIEDSON/THE MEDIA LINE
14/01/2021

Since rise in COVID vaccine approvals, dark net offers rise 400%

Cyber intelligence company Check Point emphasized that there is no way to confirm the authenticity of offers made on the dark net.

Austria gives ‘Iranian Holocaust-deniers millions, Shoah survivors pastry’

"Those who do business with the Ayatollahs finance the Iranian nuclear weapons program and the threats of annihilation against Israel."

Russia’s growing role in south Caucasus leads to housing reconstruction

“Over 300 buildings have been reconstructed using construction materials provided by Russia as part of humanitarian work underway to reconstruct 450 buildings.”

Sandbar shark

Rare shark attack in Australia's Swan River near Perth

The man was attacked by what was likely to be a 2-to-3 metre bull shark during a morning swimming off Perth's Blackwall Reach reserve, officials said.

By REUTERS
14/01/2021
Representations of virtual currency Bitcoin are seen in this picture illustration

When to trade bitcoin? When Saturn crosses Mercury, of course

For the uninitiated, Mercury represents bitcoin's price data and Saturn is a restricting indicator.

By REUTERS
14/01/2021
Elections billboards for Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, and opposition leader and presidential

Uganda in spotlight of social media and elections interfering

The US and European Union have both expressed concern about Uganda government policies in the lead-up to the vote. Uganda has banned social media ahead of the vote.

Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington

Facebook tracking a rise in violent rhetoric tied to inauguration

Signals Facebook tracked included digital flyers promoting the events, some of them featuring calls to arms or the insignia of militias or hate groups, she said.

By REUTERS
13/01/2021

Dubai partner 'very happy' with Trump Organization despite Capitol chaos

Sajwani said he was "very, very happy" with the Trump relationship and would love to work together on any golf course projects around the world.

By REUTERS
13/01/2021

First Holocaust museum to be inaugurated in Oporto, Portugal

In a historic event, the first Holocaust museum will start on January 20th in the city of Oporto.

By GADI ZAIG
13/01/2021
General view of the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, US, July 6, 2020.

Public trust crumbles amid COVID, fake news - survey

The survey found a greater hesitancy on vaccines among those who rely mostly on social media, and underlined the polarization of politics in the United States.

By REUTERS
13/01/2021

US executes first woman on federal death row in nearly seven decades

Montgomery's execution marked the first time the US government has implemented the death sentence for a female prisoner since 1953.

By REUTERS
13/01/2021

COVID-19: New Rochelle hospital gives illegal vaccines

The vaccines were given due to Montefiore 'misinterpreting state guidelines' • Cuomo and de Blasio continue to clash, NYC mayor vows to vaccinate city workers and elderly Monday

12/01/2021
US President Donald Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to

Deutsche Bank drops Trump with $430 m. in loans outstanding to Trump Org.

Deutsche Bank is Trump's biggest lender, with about $340 million in loans outstanding to the Trump Organization.

By REUTERS
12/01/2021
An Israeli man receives the coronavirus vaccine

US uses just under 36% of coronavirus vaccine doses allotted to states

As health officials began to worry that doses would go unused and discarded, the governors of New York and Florida vowed to penalize hospitals that fail to dispense shots quickly.

12/01/2021

French Jews, political leaders mark 6 years since Hyper Cacher killings

Over a million people are estimated to have marched in Paris alone.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
12/01/2021

Iran demands sanctions 'snapback' removed in any new nuclear talks

"This (trigger) mechanism must be abandoned as an irrational principle in the event of further negotiations," Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to Khamenei, said.

By REUTERS
12/01/2021
People line up for a second round of citywide nucleic acid testing at a residential compound

Another Chinese city goes into lockdown amid new COVID-19 threat

The city of Langfang in Hebei said its 4.9 million residents will be put under home quarantine for seven days and be subject to mass COVID-19 testing.

By REUTERS
12/01/2021
Gorillas sit after two of their troop tested positive for COVID-19

Gorillas at San Diego Zoo Safari Park diagnosed with COVID-19

Three among the band of critically endangered western lowland gorillas at the sprawling wildlife park have shown symptoms of the respiratory virus.

By REUTERS
12/01/2021

FBI warns of armed protests ahead of Biden inauguration

Trump approves emergency declaration for Washington for Biden inauguration

By REUTERS
12/01/2021
The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New

Twitter suspends thousands of accounts dedicated to sharing QAnon content

"Given the violent events in Washington, and increased risk of harm, we began permanently suspending thousands of accounts that were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content," Twitter said.

By REUTERS
12/01/2021

Israeli NBA star Deni Avdija scores 6 points in first Wizards home win

The Washington Wizards grabbed a big early lead and coasted to a 128-107 victory.

12/01/2021

New CIA nominee Burns widely respected in US, pro-Iran nuke deal

Burns was significantly involved in the Obama era negotiations toward the nuclear deal.

House Democrats introduce impeachment resolution against Trump

Thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol last week, scattering lawmakers who were certifying Democratic President-elect Joe Biden's election victory.

By REUTERS
11/01/2021
Pope Francis kisses a child during the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vat

Pope, in new decree, allows more roles for women in Church

The pope said he wanted to bring "stability, public recognition" to women already serving in the roles.

By REUTERS
11/01/2021
Venezuela

Is Venezuela’s Maduro regime quietly cheering US ‘civil war’? - analysis

It is in Caracas's interests to see the US have internal strife.

IRGC siezes ship near Bu Musa Island, Iran

Iran tells S.Korea not to politicize seized vessel; demands $7 billion

Iran has denied allegations that the seizure of the tanker and its 20-member crew amounted to hostage taking, and said it was Seoul that was holding Iran's funds "hostage."

By REUTERS
11/01/2021
Prince Charles

Prince Charles urges business to put planet and people first

"I am making an urgent appeal to leaders, from all sectors and from around the world, to bring prosperity into harmony with nature, people and planet over the coming decade."

By REUTERS
11/01/2021

Amazon suspends Parler, social media affiliated with far Right

The news comes as both Google and Apple pulled the platform from its services, claiming that not enough was done to combat incitement to violence in its posts.

WhatsApp looks to know more about you in 2021

Even data about a user's phone model, mobile network, battery level and other technical details will now be accessible by Facebook.

10/01/2021
Protesters take part in a candlelight vigil to mark the 31st anniversary of the crackdown of pro-dem

Hong Kong national security law used to block protest-related website

The South China Morning Post said that Hong Kong police had invoked the city's national security law for the first time to block HKChronicles.

By REUTERS
10/01/2021

Pope urges US to protect democracy, shun violence after mob attack

"(Fringe) groups that are not well inserted into society sooner or later will commit this sort of violence," he said in the television interview.

By REUTERS
10/01/2021
Pope Francis holds weekly audience at the Vatican, December 2, 2020.

Pope Francis to have COVID-19 vaccine, says it is ethical choice for all

Pope Francis, 84, had part of one lung removed during an illness when he was a young man in his native Argentina, making him potentially vulnerable to the disease.

By REUTERS
10/01/2021

Indonesia locates black boxes of crashed jet as body parts recovered

The Boeing 737-500 with 62 passengers and crew was headed on a domestic flight to Pontianak in West Kalimantan on Saturday before it disappeared from radar screens four minutes after take-off.

By REUTERS
10/01/2021
A resident wearing a face mask dances at a blocked residential area after the lockdown was lifted in

New coronavirus cases in China double, mainly in Hebei province

Mainland China reported 69 cases on Jan. 9, compared with 33 reported a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Sunday.

By REUTERS
10/01/2021
A general view of a residential area is seen during a power breakdown in Karachi

Pakistan plunged into darkness by overnight blackout

The entire city of Islamabad, Pakistan's capital, lost power in the blackout.

10/01/2021
DATE IMPORTED: October 29, 2018 A policeman helps a woman who is a relative of a passenger of Lion A

Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 missing near Jakarta, body parts, debris found

The 27-year-old Boeing 737-500 reportedly lost more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than one minute and then crashed.

10/01/2021
A pro-Trump mob storms the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6,

Police found pickup full of bombs, guns near Capitol - Feds

A man allegedly told acquaintances that he wanted to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and travelled to DC with a rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Amid COVID-19, Turkey remains a beautiful travel destination

Had COVID-19 not erupted globally we would have had to fight our way along the more popular sites and thoroughfares of the city.

09/01/2021

Cyprus asks Israel for COVID-19 vaccines

A diplomatic source said that Anastasiades called Netanyahu to consult with him on how to carry out a vaccination program in light of Israel’s success with its own program.

View from the rooftop of the Circulo de Bellas Artes cultural center during a heavy snowfall, Madrid

Three die in Spanish storm, troops deployed to help those stranded by snow

A man and woman who were traveling in a car drowned after a river burst its banks and a homeless person froze to death in the eastern city of Calatayud.

By REUTERS
09/01/2021

Google suspends Parler app from Play Store; Apple gives 24-hour warning

In a statement, Google cited continued posts in the Parler app that seek "to incite ongoing violence in the US."

By REUTERS
09/01/2021

Judge blocks dramatic Trump administration overhaul of US asylum system

The injunction undermines the Trump administration's last-minute efforts to solidify its hardline immigration policies.

By REUTERS
09/01/2021
US PRESIDENT TRUMP is not one to hold back on Twitter.

Twitter permanently suspends President Donald Trump's account

Trump said he will look into "building our own platform in the near future."

By REUTERS
09/01/2021

Anti-Defamation League calls for Trump’s removal from the presidency

Democrats are reportedly ready to launch impeachment proceedings against Trump next week. It would be the second time Trump is impeached.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
09/01/2021

Crowdsourcing NGO purchases 700 acres in Brazil, Kenya for conservation

This year, for the first time, TiME will acquire two plots of land in a single year: 500 acres in Brazil's Atlantic forest and 200 acres in the Dakatcha woodland in Kenya.

Trump to blame for death of woman trampled at Capitol, family member says

Also killed was Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick who suffered a stroke after being injured during the attack.

By REUTERS
09/01/2021

Draft of article of impeachment says Trump incited insurrection

The draft says the president willfully made statements that encouraged imminent lawless action at the Capitol.

By REUTERS
09/01/2021

Majority of Americans want Trump removed after US Capitol violence - poll

Most of them were Democrats, however, with Republicans apparently much more supportive of Trump serving out the final days of his term.

By REUTERS
09/01/2021

Pelosi aide says laptop stolen from her office during storming of Capitol

"We just don't know the extent of that damage at this point."

By REUTERS
08/01/2021
US President Donald Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to

Trump recorded conciliatory video under pressure from top aides -sources

It was unclear whether O'Brien spoke directly to Trump or made his point through an intermediary, the source said.

By REUTERS
08/01/2021
Pro-Trump protesters storm the U.S. Capitol during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020

Some US Capitol rioters fired after internet detectives identify them

Some individuals who had previously been photographed at Trump rallies and supporters of the QAnon conspiracy-theory movement were quickly identified.

By REUTERS
08/01/2021

House Speaker Pelosi says spoke to top US general about restraining Trump

Democratic President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20.

By REUTERS
08/01/2021
Protesters and police clash at the foot of the US Capitol, January 6, 2021.

After Capitol violence, interfaith vigil planned by NYC leaders

"We The People: An Interfaith Virtual Vigil for Democracy" will feature politicians, entertainers and spiritual leaders.

FBI investigator

FBI offers reward for details of those behind Washington pipe bombs

Law enforcement agencies had received reports of two suspected devices, one each at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee.

By REUTERS
08/01/2021

Elon Musk overtakes Amazon's Bezos to become world's richest person

Musk's personal wealth has been boosted by last year's more than eight-fold surge in the shares of Tesla, which became the world's most valuable carmaker.

By REUTERS
08/01/2021
Workers install heavy-duty security fencing around the US Capitol

US role as democracy's champion battered by assault on Capitol

"Our message to the world has never been that we're perfect. It's that we have a system that is capable of correcting its imperfections," said Democratic Representative said.

By REUTERS
08/01/2021
Display by Israel's Embassy in Berlin Light Festival, 2020

Man assaulted in Berlin by attacker who shouted antisemitic insults

The victim, 33, was attacked in front of his apartment building by another man whom police said was trying to visit a woman who lived in the same building.

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
08/01/2021

Bahraini journalist says colleagues are bullied for supporting Israel

Ahmed AlSayed, who plans to head the first-ever delegation of journalists from Bahrain to Israel this year, has herself come under attack for her support for the Abraham Accords.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
08/01/2021
Protesters at the US Capitol, January 6, 2021.

Woman killed in US Capitol was veteran who embraced conspiracy theories

The Twitter account @Ashli_Babbitt, which includes photographs of her, shared many posts in recent weeks flagging her excitement over attending the Trump rally on Jan. 6.

By REUTERS
07/01/2021
The first virtual "Abraham Accords Youth Forum"

Meet the 'Abraham Accords Youth Forum', peacemakers of the future

Many students exchanged questions about life in the UAE and Israel, as well as questions regarding diplomacy and peacemaking.

US President Donald Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to

Facebook, Instagram to block Trump's account for rest of his term

Twitter Inc and Snap Inc also temporarily locked Trump's accounts on Wednesday.

By REUTERS
07/01/2021

Netanyahu condemns riots, but remains effusive about Trump

“I have no doubt that American democracy will prevail,” prime minister says, warning that rejoining Iran deal will bring Middle East nuclear arms race.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin

Mnuchin condemns Capitol violence, looks to transition

Mnuchin spoke during a visit to Israel, where his host, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, also condemned Wednesday's storming of the US Congress.

By REUTERS
07/01/2021
Police officers stand guard amid supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump

4 dead, 52 arrested after pro-Trump protesters storm US Capitol

One person was shot and killed during the storming of the Capitol.

By REUTERS
07/01/2021

Jordan’s political positions have cost kingdom economically

The country’s officials blame its deteriorating economy on pressure over Amman’s solid stands on regional matters.

By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
07/01/2021

Iran's view of Biden as restrained could lead to hitting Israel harder, INSS

INSS said that threats from Iranian proxies in the North, including Hezbollah and from proxies in Syria, “are the greatest military threat in 2021."

Charitable giving among billionaires decreases in 2020 amid COVID

The report details the top-ten largest publicly announced gifts of the year, which stem from the heads of many major companies including Nike, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter, among others.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West seek divorce

The two married in 2014 and have four children together.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Thursday any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran

US hits Iran with fresh sanctions as Trump term nears end

Among the 12 Iranian companies blacklisted are the Pasargad Steel Complex and the Gilan Steel Complex Co.

By REUTERS
06/01/2021
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