GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP + Diplomat.so) - Israeli warplanes unleashed a new series of heavy airstrikes at several locations in Gaza City early Monday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war with Gaza's Hamas rulers would rage on.
Tunis (AFP + Diplomat.so) - Tunisia on Sunday started a week of coronavirus restrictions covering the Eid holiday, as hospitals battle to stay afloat as Covid-19 cases soar.
Washington (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - Remnants of China's biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, with most of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the atmosphere, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit but drawing U.S. criticism over lack of transparency.
Nairobi (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - Tanzania's new president Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday drew a line under her predecessor's controversial stances on COVID-19 and the media, indicating an apparent change in course for the nation after the death of John Magufuli last month.
Washington (AFP + Diplomat.so) - The United States said Friday it would lift sanctions imposed by former president Donald Trump's administration on the top prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, calling for a more cooperative relationship.
HUALIEN COUNTY, Taiwan (AP + Diplomat.so) — A train barreled into an unmanned truck that had rolled onto the track Friday in Taiwan, leaving at least 51 people dead and dozens injured in the island's deadliest rail disaster. Many passengers were crushed, while some survivors were forced to climb…
Brussels (Diplomat.so) - The Council today decided to impose restrictive measures on eleven individuals and four entities responsible for serious human rights violations and abuses in various countries around the world. Together with the listing of four Russian individuals earlier this month, these…
Brazzaville (AFP + Diplomat.so) - The Republic of Congo voted Sunday in a presidential election boycotted by the main opposition and under an internet blackout, with critics voicing concerns over the transparency of the polls seen as tilted towards veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso.
Washington (AP + Diplomat.so) — The Senate on Monday confirmed New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary, making her the first Native American to lead a Cabinet department and the first to lead the federal agency that has wielded influence over the nation's tribes for nearly two centuries.
Washington (Diplomat.so) - US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken clarified today at the Human Rights Council in Geneva his concerns about the violations that the Iranian government continues to commit against its citizens, including unjust detention of far too many in deplorable conditions.
Washington (Diplomat.so) - On January 20, President Biden signed Proclamation 10141, "Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States." President Biden has made clear that the now-rescinded Proclamations 9645 and 9983 were a stain on our national conscience, contravened our values,…
Washington (Diplomat.so) - In a press release, the State Department spokesman's office said that Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken to host virtual award ceremony featuring special remarks by the First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden.
Wellington, New Zealand (AP + Diplomat.so) - A powerful magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck in the ocean off the coast of New Zealand on Friday, prompting some evacuations and tsunami warnings across the South Pacific.
Brussels (Diplomat.so) - The Council of the European Union today adopted conclusions condemning the military coup carried out in Myanmar/Burma on 1 February 2021 in the strongest terms, and stressed that the EU stands with the Burmese people.
Brussels (Diplomat.so) - The Council of the European Union has adopted a decision in support of the Oslo action plan for the implementation of the 1997 Convention on the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines and on their destruction.
Washington (Agencies + Diplomat.so) - The Federal government is sending generators, water and blankets to Texas and is preparing to ship in diesel, as well, to help with backup power amid the massive outages that accompanied the recent cold snap, the White House announced on Wednesday.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP + Diplomat.so) — Myanmar's new military government has blocked access to Facebook as resistance to Monday's coup surged amid calls for civil disobedience to protest the ousting of the elected civilian government and its leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Washington (AP + Diplomat.so) — Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.
Nairobi (AP + Diplomat.so) — From "emaciated" refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray region.
Guatemala (AFP + Diplomat.so) - Guatemalan police fired tear gas Sunday to try to disperse a caravan of thousands of migrants heading toward the United States, AFP journalists saw.