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UN Experts Condemn Modern-day Racial Terror Lynchings in US

UN Experts Condemn Modern-day Racial Terror Lynchings in US

A group of 66 independent UN rights experts called on the US government to take decisive action to address systemic racism and racial bias in the country’s criminal justice system.

Italy Expels Tunisian Tied to Berlin Christmas Market Attack

Italy Expels Tunisian Tied to Berlin Christmas Market Attack

Italy's interior ministry said on Saturday it had expelled a Tunisian national linked to the man who carried out a deadly 2016 attack on a Berlin Christmas market. Montassar Yaakoubi, described by the ministry as "an associate of the Tunisian terrorist Anis Amri," was flown to Tunisia on a specia

Saudi Arabia Welcomes Egypt’s Efforts to Resolve Libya Crisis

Saudi Arabia welcomed on Saturday Egypt’s efforts to resolve the Libyan conflict. Earlier on Saturday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a new peace initiative for Libya that proposed a ceasefire starting Monday. Riyadh stressed it welcomes all international efforts that call f

Pompeo, UAE Crown Prince Discuss Libya Ceasefire

Pompeo, UAE Crown Prince Discuss Libya Ceasefire

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has held a phone conversation with UAE’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the State Department said. “The Secretary and the Crown Prince discussed regional and bilateral issues of concern, including agreeing on the need for a ceasefire in Libya a

Rouhani Blames Iranian Wedding Party for Fueling New COVID-19 Surge

Rouhani Blames Iranian Wedding Party for Fueling New COVID-19 Surge

A wedding party contributed to a new surge in coronavirus infections in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday but insisted the country had no option but to keep its economy open despite warnings of a second wave of the epidemic. “At one location, we witnessed a peak in this epidemic, th

Afghans Condemn Iranian Police after Refugees Killed in Car Blaze

Afghans Condemn Iranian Police after Refugees Killed in Car Blaze

Afghans have taken to social media to denounce Iranian police after a video of a car carrying with Afghan refugees set ablaze in Iran went viral, arousing new anger weeks after Afghan officials accused Iranian border guards of drowning migrants. Afghanistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement

US Shares with Russia Draft UN Resolution on Extending Iran Arms Embargo

The United States said Friday it had shared a draft UN resolution with rival Russia that aims to extend an arms embargo on Iran that expires in October. Moscow has already voiced opposition to prolonging the ban on conventional arms sales to Tehran, with Russian firms expecting to conclude major