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A family have breakfast outside their home at a Jewish community in Sanaa, Yemen
Grave-counting satellite images seek to track Yemen's COVID death toll

"By estimating excess mortality, we aimed to develop a more accurate estimate of the toll of COVID-19 in Yemen."

By REUTERS
28/10/2020
French-Israeli MP: France must outlaw political Islam

“I always said they start with Jews and Israel, and then it will come to France, and that is unfortunately what is happening.”

US urges diplomacy as Nagorno-Karabakh fighting rages

Both sides accused each other on Tuesday of striking targets outside Nagorno-Karabakh itself in defiance of a truce brokered by Pompeo at the weekend.

By REUTERS
27/10/2020
French President Emmanuel Macron visits Lebanon, September 2020
Chechen leader: Macron stance on cartoons inspires terrorists

The caricatures, first published by a satirical magazine whose Paris offices were attacked by gunmen killing 12 people in 2015, are considered blasphemous by many Muslims.

By REUTERS
27/10/2020
UN rapporteur slams Iran’s regime for execution of wrestler

”A clear pattern is emerging of an attempt to silence public dissent over the social, economic and political situation in Iran."

A US special forces soldier demonstrates how to detain a suspect in Diffa, Niger.
US citizen kidnapped by gunmen in southern Niger, sources say

Niger, like much of West Africa's Sahel region, is struggling with a deepening security crisis as groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State carry out attacks on the army and civilians.

By REUTERS
27/10/2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visiting Sudan, 2020.
Missing American's mother says Pompeo undermines his release

"As the president said clearly, we don't pay for the return of hostages," Pompeo added, repeating long-standing US policy.

By REUTERS
26/10/2020
Erdan: UNSC members must designate Hezbollah as terrorist entity

“If the council truly cares about the future of the Middle East, how is it possible that not all council members have designated Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization?”

US-backed ceasefire crumbles as Nagorno-Karabakh fighting resumes

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said he did not believe Azerbaijan was interested in a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

By REUTERS
26/10/2020
International Criminal Court, The Hague
Rwandan genocide suspect transferred to detention in The Hague

Kabuga, who was on the run for 22 years until his arrest in France in May, will soon be brought before a judge

By REUTERS
26/10/2020
FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif looks on during a meeting with Russia's For
Iran's FM Zarif: Insulting Muslims is an abuse of free speech

"Muslims are the primary victims of the 'cult of hatred.'"

By REUTERS
26/10/2020
Seven men arrested over attempted tanker hijacking in English Channel

The SBS's closest equivalent in the United States is the SEAL Team Six, or Task Force Blue.

By REUTERS
26/10/2020
The Gulf-Israel Women's Forum brings children draped in the flags of Bahrain, Israel and the UAE to
UAE, Israel normalization could show it’s all in our heads

Psychologists working in both countries team up to use ‘peace psychology’ as means for promoting regional unity.

By MELANIE SWAN/THE MEDIA LINE
26/10/2020
Woman refuses to wear mask, yells racial obscenities at Black barista

The video shows the customer berating the barista yelling, "this is America and I don't have to do what you say! Trump 2020! F**K Black Lives Matter."

A view shows railway packages for containers with uranium hexafluoride salt, raw material for nuclea
UN nuclear ban treaty goes into effect on January 22nd

None of the world’s nuclear powers supported the treaty, which was ratified by only three Western countries: Austria, Ireland and New Zealand.

A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
WHO accepting short film submissions for 2nd Health for All Film Festival

The festival, which aims to recruit a new generation of film and video innovators to champion global health issues, is open to a wide range of filmmakers.

Estonia imposes sanctions on Hezbollah

The sanctions will entail restrictions of entry to anyone associated with the terrorist group.

burning flag
Sudanese protesters burn Israeli flag, reject normalization with Israel

Demonstrators chanted slogans against establishing relations with Israel and demanded political parties supporting the step to revise their position.

New clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh after Washington talks

Local officials accused Azerbaijan's forces of shelling buildings in Stepanakert, the largest city in the region, which Baku denied.

By REUTERS
24/10/2020
New clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh after Washington talks

Local officials accused Azerbaijan's forces of shelling buildings in Stepanakert, the largest city in the region, which Baku denied.

By REUTERS
24/10/2020
Kim Jong-un
Dust from China could spread COVID-19, N. Korea warns

"As the new coronavirus infections continue to spread around the world, the need to deal with the yellow dust and take thorough measures has become more critical."

By REUTERS
24/10/2020
Overheated, a healthcare worker takes a break as people wait in their vehicles for coronavirus tests
US breaks daily record for COVID-19 cases with over 84k new infections

The previous record was 77,299 new cases on July 16. At the time, hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients hit 47,000 and two weeks later deaths rose to an average of 1,200 per day.

By REUTERS
24/10/2020
US steps up efforts to establish ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Speaking at a virtual event held by the Atlantic Council think tank, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said he had "very productive" meetings with Pompeo.

By REUTERS
24/10/2020
Burned-out buildings and armed gangs in Lagos after killing of protesters

Lagos authorities have struggled to enforce the curfew as anger over the killings rose.

By REUTERS
24/10/2020
Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj meets with Turkish Foreign Ministe
Warring Libya rivals sign ceasefire deal fundamental towards peace

Acting United Nations envoy Stephanie Williams said the ceasefire would start immediately and all foreign fighters must quit Libya within three months.

By REUTERS
23/10/2020
More than 7,000 dead seals found along Namibian beach

Thousands of dead seal pups had washed ashore at Pelican Point peninsula, a tourist destination known for its colony of seals and school of dolphins.

By REUTERS
23/10/2020
Guatemala designates Hezbollah as terrorist organization

Guatemala's recognition comes a day after Estonia announced that it will impose sanctions on Hezbollah.

23/10/2020
Trump’s ex-NSC chief McMaster to 'Post': Force Iran to make a choice

SECURITY AFFAIRS: Russia is a key enabler of Iran across the region. It is enabling a proxy [Iranian] army on the border of Israel. It is allowing the strengthening of Hezbollah.

Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten speaks at a Senate Armed Services hearing on the proposal to establish
Unprecedented military sexual assault allowed to continue in court

Legal experts and advocates said military sexually assault cases usually are not heard in federal courts and the move was rare.

By REUTERS
23/10/2020
A woman walks past a wall mural during the resurging coronavirus outbreak in Galway, Ireland, Octobe
Europe breaks record for daily coronavirus cases at 200,000

Europe has so far reported about 7.8 million total coronavirus cases and about 247,000 deaths.

By REUTERS
23/10/2020
Overheated, a healthcare worker takes a break as people wait in their vehicles for coronavirus tests
Coronavirus surges across US as some hospitals stretched

Twenty-eight states have reported their daily record high of COVID-19 cases in the month of October alone.

By REUTERS
23/10/2020
Russia's attempts to move closer to Egypt is made possible by US absence

BEHIND THE LINES: The efforts of Moscow to assert itself as a power in the Eastern Mediterranean should sound a cautionary note.

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks to members of the media
AOC's 'Among Us' stream had commentator who said US 'deserved 9/11'

The stream pulled in a record number of viewers, with close to 440,000 tuning in.

22/10/2020
Nagorno-Karabakh peace hopes slim before Washington talks

Reiterating Azerbaijan's main condition for ending the fighting, Aliyev demanded promises that his country will be handed back control of Nagorno-Karabakh.

By REUTERS
22/10/2020
Overwhelming bipartisan majority support the Abraham Accords

91 Senators have cosponsored the Senate version of the resolution, which congratulates the governments and people of Israel, the UAE and Bahrain on reaching these historic agreements.

Rudy Giuliani delivers remarks before Donald Trump rallies with supporters in Council Bluffs, Iowa,
Rudy Giuliani featured in sequel to Borat in a troublesome scene

The incident first emerged when Giuliani called the New York Police to report the incident.

A man is silhouetted against a video screen with a Twitter and a Facebook logo
Social media's arbitrary actions could be controlling our minds - analysis

The unprecedented attempt by both Facebook and Twitter to stop people posting a news story has major ramifications for global media, democracy and regulators.

US President Donald Trump gestures while boarding Air Force One as he departs Washington for campaig
China struggles to fill Trump's 'America First' leadership void

Under Trump, Washington abandoned the Paris climate pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the UN Human Rights Council and UNESCO, and ditched the Iran nuclear deal.

By REUTERS
22/10/2020
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S.,
Pelosi: Trump's reported Chinese bank account raises security concerns

Trump maintains a previously undisclosed bank account in China, one of only three foreign nations where he holds accounts along with Britain and Ireland.

By REUTERS
22/10/2020
Police officers stand guard on a street before the start of Nigeria's presidential election in Daura
Fires burn in Lagos after Nigerian soldiers shoot anti-police protesters

Rights group Amnesty International said the Nigerian army and police killed at least 12 peaceful protesters at two locations in Lagos - Lekki and Alausa - on Tuesday.

By REUTERS
22/10/2020
Congress notified of $1.8 bln in potential arms sales to Taiwan -Pentagon

Beijing considers the island a wayward province that it has vowed to reunite with the mainland, by force if necessary.

By REUTERS
22/10/2020
Democrats to boycott Senate panel vote on Trump Supreme Court pick

Democrats have fiercely opposed Barrett, a federal appeals court judge whose confirmation by the Republican-led Senate would expand the top US judicial body's conservative majority to 6-3.

By REUTERS
22/10/2020
Trump security adviser accuses China of attempting to steal vaccine data

Trump identifies China as the United States’ main competitor, and has accused the Chinese Communist Party of taking advantage over trade and not telling the truth over the novel coronavirus outbreak.

By REUTERS
21/10/2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visiting Sudan, 2020.
Pompeo: US begins lifting Sudan from state sponsors of terror list

The payment of $335 million was part of a deal with the US for Sudan’s removal from the list and it had been a hurdle for Khartoum as it sought debt relief and external borrowing.

Jewish director sends message of hope in Pope Francis film

"It's the story of us, and him helping us, understand these things."

By REUTERS
21/10/2020
France uncovers radicalization network that led to murder of teacher

The issue goes to the heart of the Republic and France’s attempt to maintain its traditions of freedom and secularism against a rising tide of religious extremist hate linked to Islamist intolerance.

NASA spacecraft grabs sample of rocks from asteroid 320m. km away

If a successful collection is confirmed, the spacecraft will journey back toward Earth, arriving in 2023.

By REUTERS
21/10/2020
US records 300,000 more deaths during pandemic than in typical year

The CDC estimated that 299,028 more people died between Jan. 26 and Oct. 3 than the average numbers from past years would have indicated.

By REUTERS
21/10/2020
Disneyland to remain shuttered for 'while' due to coronavirus regulations

Theme parks with a capacity of more than 15,000 visitors must wait to resume business until a county's COVID-19 risk level drops to the lowest tier of "minimal" spread.

By REUTERS
21/10/2020
Former Mexican defense minister held in US in major drug cartel legal case

Cienfuegos was indicted in federal court in New York on four counts of drug trafficking and money laundering.

By REUTERS
21/10/2020
US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) questions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a Senate Foreign R
Sen. Menendez: Resolve 9/11 claims or Sudan bill can't pass

A US government official said on Monday that Sudan’s designation as a state sponsor of terror was likely to be removed in the coming days.

US files antitrust suit to break Google up

The suit claims the $1 trillion company uses its market power to fend off rivals. A breakup of the internet search and advertising company is possible.

By REUTERS
20/10/2020
Washington to host talks on Nagorno-Karabakh, warring sides say

Russia has until now driven mediation efforts over Nagorno-Karabakh, a breakaway enclave within Azerbaijan that is controlled by ethnic Armenians.

By REUTERS
20/10/2020
France shuts Paris mosque in crackdown after teacher's beheading

Police plastered notices of the closure order outside the mosque as the authorities promised a tough response against the disseminators of hate messages.

By REUTERS
20/10/2020
Newly elected Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus att
WHO announces partnership with Kim Sledge to recreate 'We Are Family'

The remake will be a compilation of video submissions from all over the world, including celebrities, healthcare workers and even some politicians and world leaders.

LEADERS OF far-right European political parties arrive on stage for a meeting in Germany over the we
UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain form 'Quint' group on ME - analysis

Now meet the Quint, so called in a British Foreign Office communiqué on Friday introducing a condemnation of Israeli plans to build new housing units in the settlements.

19/10/2020
Trump announces move to take Sudan off state sponsors of terrorism list

Issue separate from normalization with Israel – American officials

Under attack and losing hope, Iraqi activists flee abroad

An Iraqi government spokesman did not respond to requests for comment.

By REUTERS
19/10/2020
Nationalist Ersin Tatar wins North Cyprus presidential vote

Tatar is a supporter of separate administrations on the Mediterranean island which split after a 1974 Turkish invasion in response to a brief Greek-inspired coup.

By REUTERS
19/10/2020
Israeli construction plans for West Bank raise tensions with Europe

Relations with UN also frosty over lack of visas for employees of human rights commissioner.

By JOSHUA SHUMAN/THE MEDIA LINE
19/10/2020
French teacher's murder brings media terminology into spotlight - analysis

The murder has led to controversy online about how the killing was covered, particularly with the wording used in headlines that appeared to focus attention on the murderer rather than the victim.

Coca-Cola bottle
Coca-Cola discontinues low calorie soft drink line Tab amid coronavirus

"It’s about meeting our consumers where they need us to meet them," head of Coca-Cola’s innovation and marketing operations Cathy Coetzer said.

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
UK Conservatives, Labour urge Johnson gov’t to step up against Iran

They also criticized the UK government for not supporting the US attempt to reinstate the arms embargo and causing a rift with the US.

A person wears a scarf as a protective face mask in Melbourne, the first city in Australia to enforc
Australia's COVID-19 hotspot partially eases lockdown

On Sunday, Victoria recorded two new cases of COVID-19, keeping infections below double digits for a fifth day, down from more than 700 cases a day in early August.

By REUTERS
18/10/2020
Turkey condemns Canada following decision to cease export of drones

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan strongly condemned Canada's decision to stop the export of drone technologies, saying that doing so goes against the spirit of the NATO alliance.

Tony Blair, Executive Chairman of the Institute for Global Change and former prime minister of Great
Ex-UK PM Tony Blair accused of violating coronavirus rules – report

Blair reportedly failed to self-isolate following a two-day trip to the US.

By REUTERS
18/10/2020
Military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan
Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to new ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan and Armenia had accused each other earlier on Saturday of fresh attacks in violation of a week-old Russian-brokered truce.

By REUTERS
17/10/2020
France knife attacker asked pupils to point out his victim

Investigators were trying to establish whether the attacker, who was shot dead by police, had acted alone or had accomplices.

By REUTERS
17/10/2020
COVID-19 case confirmed in pope's Vatican residence

Three Vatican residents who tested positive recently have recovered, Saturday's statement added.

By REUTERS
17/10/2020
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during a news conference in Christchurch, New Zealand, Mar
New Zealand's Ardern wins 'historic' re-election for crushing COVID-19

The election was delayed by a month after new COVID-19 infections in Auckland that led to a second lockdown in the country's largest city.

By REUTERS
17/10/2020
Erdogan slams Trudeau for suspension of drone exports used in Armenia

Canada suspended the export of some drone technology to Turkey earlier this month as it probes allegations the equipment was used by Azeri forces involved in fighting with Armenia.

By REUTERS
17/10/2020
French police officers in Paris, France, April 28, 2020.
Paris attacker decapitates teacher for using drawings of Prophet Muhammad

Rumors surrounding the attack suggest that the teacher had presented caricatures of Muhammad, which the attacker took as an incentive for the murder.

By REUTERS
17/10/2020
Azerbaijan and Armenia allege truce violations, point finger at shelling

Baku said 13 civilians were killed and more than 40 wounded in the city of Ganja by an Armenian missile attack, while Yerevan accused Azerbaijan of continued shelling.

By REUTERS
17/10/2020
Houthi troops ride on the back of a police patrol truck after participating in a Houthi gathering
US citizens released by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in prisoner swap

The United States welcomed the release of two US citizens, Sandra Loli and Mikael Gidada, from Houthi custody and said the remains of Bilal Fateen would also be repatriated.

By REUTERS
17/10/2020
People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo
Twitter appears to backtrack on blocking New York Post article

The company's policy chief Vijaya Gadde said Thursday night that Twitter had decided to make changes to its hacked materials policy following feedback,

By REUTERS
17/10/2020
Supreme Court to hear Trump bid to exclude illegal immigrants from census

The court, likely to soon have a 6-3 conservative majority if the Republican-controlled Senate confirms Trump nominee Amy Coney Barrett, will hear the case on Nov. 30.

By REUTERS
17/10/2020
Turkey fires missile clearing way for S-400 test, prompting US warning

State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said the US has expressed to the Turkish government that the acquisition of Russian military systems such as the S-400 is unacceptable.

By REUTERS
16/10/2020
Cornell changes English department name in act for anti-racism policy

The proposal was put forth by faculty members of color, and was spurred by the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd.

Turkey arrests man suspected of spying for UAE - source

Last year, Turkey arrested another two men also suspected of spying on Arab nationals, including political exiles and students, for the UAE.

By REUTERS
16/10/2020
New clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh, Pompeo says Turkey makes situation worse

Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan but populated and governed by ethnic Armenians.

By REUTERS
16/10/2020
The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017.
Instagram agrees curbs on paid influencers

Influencers will have to confirm and disclose if they have received any incentives to promote a product or service.

By REUTERS
16/10/2020
Storage tanks for radioactive water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled F
Japan to release Fukushima's contaminated water into sea

More than one million tonnes of contaminated water are currently stored in huge tanks at the decommissioned facility.

By REUTERS
16/10/2020
US coronavirus cases surpass 8 million as infections spike nationwide

"We are at a critical point in the battle against this virus, and just because some folks out there want to see full bars and full hospitals, doesn't mean we have to follow their lead," Evers said.

By REUTERS
16/10/2020
Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire hopes sink as death toll rises

Armenia accused Turkey of blocking flights carrying emergency aid from using its airspace.

By REUTERS
15/10/2020
Pakistani authorities apprehend prime suspect in brutal gang rape

September 9 highway attack – and remarks by Lahore’s top cop – ignite firestorm, with citizens demanding better work by police.

By ARSHAD MEHMOUD/THE MEDIA LINE
15/10/2020
Chinese city of Qingdao punishes two officials over coronavirus cluster

One of the cases involved a dock worker who had earlier tested positive for the virus but only developed symptoms after about 20 days.

By REUTERS
15/10/2020
France announces nightly curfews in major cities; Paris, Marseille

The curfews will take effect from Saturday, and will run daily from 9:00 pm (1900 GMT) until 6:00 am the following morning, Macron said in an interview broadcast on national television.

By REUTERS
14/10/2020
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks to reporters at the Pentagon on March 5
North Korea's nuclear, missile programs 'serious threat' to security - US

He added, however, that South Korea and the United States must find a more equitable way of sharing defense costs so it "doesn't fall unequally on the American taxpayers."

By REUTERS
14/10/2020
YouTube bans coronavirus vaccine misinformation

The video platform said it would now ban any content with claims about COVID-19 vaccines that contradict consensus from local health authorities or the World Health Organization.

By REUTERS
14/10/2020
Christians in South Sudan
New book 'The Next Jihad' to expose Christian genocide in Africa

Based on multifaith leaders’ on-the-ground experience, 'The Next Jihad' warns us about the largely ignored threat of terrorists seeking to wipe out Christians in Africa.

In this May 17, 2010 photo provided by NASA, astro
One American, two Russians blast off to International Space Station

The US is scheduled to begin operational missions on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule.

By REUTERS
14/10/2020
A man wearing a Swastika [Illustrative]
Brazilian with infamous swastika pool expelled from his political party

Wandercy Pugliesi, 58, named his son Adolf, and police seized a trove of Nazi-related materials from him in 1994.

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
14/10/2020
Police tape.
Idaho man charged in murder of Colorado girl who disappeared 36 years ago

Last year, an excavation crew working on a pipeline uncovered the girl's remains at a remote oil and gas site in Weld County, police said.

By REUTERS
14/10/2020
US PRESIDENT TRUMP is not one to hold back on Twitter.
Twitter suspends fake pro-Trump African-American accounts

The accounts sometimes claimed to be owned by military veterans or members of law enforcement.

By REUTERS
14/10/2020
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