A team of US officials has left Israel without coming to an agreement on when the planned annexation of the occupied West Bank will take place, Al-Watan Voice reported yesterday. Headed by US Special Representative for the Middle East, Avi Berkowitz, the team met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign[…]
Global coronavirus cases are expected to tip over 10 million on Sunday, marking a major milestone in the spread of the disease that has so far killed almost 500,000 people in seven months. The figure is roughly double the number of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World[…]
India has passed half a million coronavirus infections as experts advise the government to prioritise reducing mortality over containing the spread of the virus. It comes as surging infections in Brazil and the United States pushed global cases toward 10 million. India’s federal health ministry reported 17,000 new coronavirus cases[…]
Iraqi security forces have raided a base belonging to a powerful Iran-backed armed group in southern Baghdad and detained at least 14 militia members, sources have told Al Jazeera. The raid late on Thursday was the most brazen action by Iraqi forces against a major Iran-backed group in years and[…]
Sudan is finalising a deal with the United States to compensate the victims of the 1998 US Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, Foreign Minister Asmaa Abdallah said on Tuesday. The twin blasts took place in August 1998 when a truck bomb hit the US consulate in downtown Nairobi, followed[…]
Embracing a new priority, President Donald Trump is set to announce executive actions on police procedures and Senate Republicans are preparing a package of policing changes as Republicans seek to respond to mass demonstrations over the deaths of George Floyd and other Black Americans. It is a sudden shift for[…]
In the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody, dozens of Muslim organisations in the United States have come together to call for reform to policing practices and to support Black-led organisations. “The victimization of unarmed Black Muslims has a long and troubling history,” said a coalition statement signed[…]
Total U.S. coronavirus cases surpassed 2 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, as health officials urge anyone who took part in massive protests for racial justice to get tested. Nationally, new infections are rising slightly after five weeks of declines, according to a Reuters analysis. Part of the[…]
The South African government has spoken out against the widespread violence which has characterised protests in the United States sparked by the death of black American George Floyd after a white police officer knelt on his neck for a long time during an arrest. “The violence that has characterised some[…]
Demonstrations against racism and police brutality have spread to even more cities across the United States as people in many parts of the country defied curfews to protest against the killing of George Floyd. The days-long protests sweeping the nation have reawakened outrage over years of deaths of Black people[…]
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