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Scientists Uneasy as Russia Approves 1st Coronavirus Vaccine

Scientists Uneasy as Russia Approves 1st Coronavirus Vaccine

Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine, a move that was met with international skepticism and unease because the shots have only been studied in dozens of people. President Vladimir Putin announced the Health Ministry's approval and said one of his two adult d

Tension High between Turkey, Greece in Eastern Mediterranean

Tension High between Turkey, Greece in Eastern Mediterranean

Tension remained high Tuesday between Greece and Turkey, both of whom have warships in the eastern Mediterranean after Turkey sent a research vessel to carry out seismic research for energy resources in an area Greece says is on its continental shelf. Ankara announced on Monday that its research

GCC Condemns Turkish Threats against UAE

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary General Dr.

Saudi Crown Prince, Brazilian President Discuss Bilateral Ties

Saudi Crown Prince, Brazilian President Discuss Bilateral Ties

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, held telephone talks on Monday with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro had telephoned the Crown Prince to inquire about the health of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, who

Iran Arrests 5 Iranians for Spying for Foreign Powers

Iran Arrests 5 Iranians for Spying for Foreign Powers

Iranian authorities have arrested five Iranians on charges of spying for Israel, Britain and Germany, convicting and handing down prison sentences on at least two of them, the judiciary said on Tuesday. "In recent months, five Iranians who were spying for foreign intelligence services have been a

Iran Shutters Newspaper After Expert Questions Virus Numbers

Iran Shutters Newspaper After Expert Questions Virus Numbers

Iran shut down a newspaper on Monday after it published remarks by an expert who said the official figures on coronavirus cases and deaths in the country account for only 5% of the real toll, allegations rejected by the Health Ministry. Mohammad Reza Sadi, the editor-in-chief of Jahane Sanat, tol

Iran Says European Insurers Should Pay Compensation for Downed Ukrainian Plane

Iran will not compensate Ukraine International Airlines for its plane Tehran accidentally downed in January because the passenger jet was insured by European firms, the head of Iran's Central Insurance Organization said on Monday. "The Ukrainian plane is insured by European companies in Ukraine a