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The US death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 on Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. “It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins University public health…
Tehran, Iran – The Iranian government said on Tuesday there are strong suspicions that “internal agents” played a role in a massive explosion that occurred at a key nuclear facility earlier this year. On July 2, a fire ripped through a building at Natanz, a major uranium enrichment site. Satellite images showed it caused the…
Palestine was meant to chair Arab League meetings for next six months, but FM Riyad al-Maliki has declined the position.Palestine has quit its current chairmanship of Arab League meetings, the Palestinian foreign minister said on Tuesday, condemning as dishonourable any Arab agreement to establish formal ties with Israel. Palestinians see the deals that the United…
Turkey says the EU's monitoring mission is biased as it overlooks armed shipments delivered by air and land routes [File: Matthias Schrader/AP] Turkey says the European Union's sanctions on a Turkish firm accused of breaking a United Nations arms embargo on Libya showed the bloc's double standards and biased stance. The EU on Monday froze…
The death toll from COVID-19 in the United States was nearing 200,000 on Tuesday - accounting for more than one in five deaths globally, putting US President Donald Trump's handling of the pandemic in the spotlight as he campaigns for a second term in office. According to Johns Hopkins University, the US has reported at least…
World leaders came together, virtually, on Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, as the coronavirus pandemic and economic disruption challenge the effectiveness and solidarity of the organisation that was set up after the horrors of World War II. Millions of people were forced into lockdown and economies were devastated as COVID-19 began to…
Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib has urged political forces in the crises-hit country to cooperate to facilitate the formation of a new government, almost a week after the passing of the deadline agreed with France to name a cabinet. Over the past year, Lebanon has been rocked by unprecedented protests calling for an overhaul of…
Rescue workers search for survivors from the debris of the three-storey residential building in Bhiwandi [Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters] A three-storey building on the outskirts of Mumbai has collapsed in the early morning hours as residents slept inside, killing at least 10 people, according to officials. A further 20 to 25 people are reportedly trapped in the…
US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has urged Senate Republicans not to vote on any candidate nominated to the Supreme Court as the November election approaches, calling the plan by his rival, incumbent President Donald Trump, an "exercise in raw political power". Biden was speaking on Sunday, the day that a second Senate Republican voiced…
From gun and voting rights to the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, several social issues elbowed out of the US election season due to the coronavirus pandemic and racial unrest are now expected to come to the forefront following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the pledge by Senate Republicans to vote on…