Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Fighting Intensifies Between Houthis, Yemen Gov’t Forces in Marib

Fighting Intensifies Between Houthis, Yemen Gov’t Forces in Marib

March 01,2021

Clashes between Yemeni government forces and Houthi rebels have intensified in the strategic province of Marib, with military sources saying a senior loyalist commander was among ...

Uzbekistan-UAE Cooperation on Combatting Crime Developing Rapidly: Uzbek Interior Minister

Uzbekistan-UAE Cooperation on Combatting Crime Developing Rapidly: Uzbek Interior Minister

March 01,2021

ABU DHABI-New and emerging crimes pose a big challenge to law enforcement and a state alone cannot tackle them effectively, said Lt. General Bobojonov Pulat Razzakovich, Minister ...

J&J’s 1-dose Shot Cleared, Giving US 3rd COVID-19 Vaccine

J&J’s 1-dose Shot Cleared, Giving US 3rd COVID-19 Vaccine

March 01,2021

WASHINGTON- The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead ...

U.S. says Saudi crown prince approved Khashoggi killing, imposes visa restrictions on 76 Saudis

U.S. says Saudi crown prince approved Khashoggi killing, imposes visa  restrictions on 76 Saudis

February 28,2021

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation to capture or kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, according to a U.S. intelligence report that could further strain ...

US House approves Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan

US House approves Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan

February 28,2021

The US House of Representatives has approved in a late-night vote President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill, as Democrats who control the chamber steered the sweeping ...

Amnesty Says Eritrean Troops Killed Hundreds of Ethiopian Civilians in Axum

Amnesty Says Eritrean Troops Killed  Hundreds of Ethiopian Civilians in Axum

February 28,2021

NAIROBI- Amnesty International accused Eritrean forces on Friday of killing hundreds of civilians in northern Ethiopia over 24 hours last year, an incident it described as a potential crime ...

Hundreds Missing After Gunmen Raid Nigeria School: Reports

Hundreds Missing After Gunmen Raid Nigeria School: Reports

February 27,2021

Several hundred girls are missing after unidentified gunmen raided a school hostel in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, a teacher and parent told the AFP news agency, in the second ...

U.S. Air Strikes in Syria Target Iranian-Backed Militia: Pentagon

U.S. Air Strikes in Syria Target  Iranian-Backed Militia: Pentagon

February 27,2021

WASHINGTON- The United States carried out air strikes authorised by President Joe Biden against facilities belonging to Iranian-backed militia in eastern Syria on Thursday, in response ...

South Korea Kicks Off COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

South Korea Kicks Off COVID-19  Vaccination Campaign

February 27,2021

SEOUL- South Korea launched its COVID-19 inoculation campaign on Friday, with shots to be administered in some 200 nursing homes, in an effort that officials call the first step in returning ...

50% of Israel’s Population has had at Least One Covid-19 shot – health minister

50% of Israel’s Population has had at Least One Covid-19 shot – health minister

February 27,2021

Israel’s health minister, Yuli Edelstein, has announced that the country has now inoculated 50 percent of the country’s population of 9.3 million with at least one dose ...

Biden mourns 500,000 dead, balancing nation’s grief and hope

Biden mourns 500,000 dead, balancing nation’s grief and hope

February 24,2021

WASHINGTON- With sunset remarks and a national moment of silence, President Joe Biden on Monday confronted head-on the country’s once-unimaginable loss — half a million Americans ...

Hungary urges citizens to get vaccine from China

Hungary urges citizens to get  vaccine from China

February 24,2021

BUDAPEST — Officials in Hungary are urging people to trust in the vaccines already approved by the country ahead of a planned rollout Wednesday of a COVID-19 vaccine developed in China ...

Turkmenistan approves proposal to open rep office of United Nations Office for Project Services

Turkmenistan approves proposal to open  rep office of United Nations Office  for Project Services

February 24,2021

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has approved the opening of a representative office of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Turkmenistan, Trend reported ...

US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

February 23,2021

The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the coronavirus.
A year into the pandemic, the running ...

Russia’s COVID-19 vaccination drive slowly picking up speed

Russia’s COVID-19 vaccination drive slowly picking up speed

February 23,2021

IKHALA- Maria Piparinen and other elderly residents of Ikhala were relieved when they heard that doctors were finally bringing a few doses of the coronavirus vaccine to their remot

Gunmen kill four female aid workers in north-west Pakistan

Gunmen kill four female aid workers in north-west Pakistan

February 23,2021

PESHAWAR- Four women aid workers were gunned down on Monday (Feb 22) in a restive part of north-western Pakistan, police said, as a fresh wave of extremist violence rattles the Afghan borderlands...

Iran’s Zarif says U.S. must first lift sanctions before talks to revive 2015 deal

Iran’s Zarif says U.S. must first lift sanctions  before talks to revive 2015 deal

February 22,2021

DUBAI- Tehran said on Sunday the United States must first lift sanctions on Iran if it wants to talk about salvaging the 2015 nuclear deal, reiterating its stance that it will ...

Myanmar protesters gather, undeterred by worst day of violence

Myanmar protesters gather,  undeterred by worst day of violence

February 22,2021

Many thousands of opponents of Myanmar’s Feb. 1 military coup marched on Sunday in towns from north to south, undeterred by the bloodiest episode of their campaign the previous ...

Israel’s COVID vaccination pass opens fast track to normal life

Israel’s COVID vaccination pass  opens fast track to normal life

February 22,2021

JERUSALEM- Israel reopened swathes of its economy including malls and leisure facilities on Sunday, with the government saying the start of a return to routine was enabled by COVID-19 ...

Moscow Court Rejects Opposition Leader Navalny’s Appeal

Moscow Court Rejects Opposition Leader Navalny’s Appeal

February 21,2021

MOSCOW- A Moscow court on Saturday rejected Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s appeal against his prison sentence, even as the country faced a top European...

Extreme Weather Testing Biden’s Disaster Management Skills

Extreme Weather Testing Biden’s Disaster Management Skills

February 21,2021

WASHINGTON- Add Mother Nature to the pile of crises on President Joe Biden’s plate...

UK Urges UN Resolution for Pause in Conflicts for Virus Jabs

UK Urges UN Resolution for Pause in  Conflicts for Virus Jabs

February 21,2021

UNITED NATIONS- Britain circulated a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council on Friday demanding that all warring parties immediately institute a “sustained humanitarian ...

Uzbekistan Reveals COVID-19 Data for Feb. 20

Uzbekistan Reveals  COVID-19 Data for Feb. 20

February 21,2021

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases for February 20 in Uzbekistan increased to 79,632, Trend reports with reference to the statistics of the Uzbek Ministry of Health...

Biden to Lay out His Foreign Policy at G-7, Munich Summit

Biden to Lay out His Foreign Policy at G-7, Munich Summit

February 20,2021

WASHINGTON- Joe Biden will make his first big appearance on the global stage as president on Friday, offering Group of Seven allies and other foreign leaders a glimpse into ...

U.S. Defense Secretary Calls Saudi Crown Prince, Reaffirms Strategic Ties

U.S. Defense Secretary Calls  Saudi Crown Prince, Reaffirms Strategic Ties

February 20,2021

DUBAI- U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, state media said on Friday, days after the White House said it would deal with ...

Africa Reaches 100,000 Known COVID-19 Deaths as Danger Grows

Africa Reaches 100,000 Known  COVID-19 Deaths as Danger Grows

February 20,2021

NAIROBI- Africa has surpassed 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 as the continent praised for its early response to the pandemic now struggles with a dangerous resurgence and medical ...

Woman Shot Protesting Myanmar Military Takeover Dies

Woman Shot Protesting Myanmar  Military Takeover Dies

February 20,2021

YANGON- A young woman who was shot in the head by police last week during a protest against the military coup in Myanmar died Friday, her family said...

Myanmar Military Guarantees New Election; Protesters Block Train Services

Myanmar Military Guarantees New Election; Protesters Block Train Services

February 17,2021

Myanmar’s military junta guaranteed on Tuesday that it would hold an election and hand over power, denied its ouster of an elected government was a coup or that its leaders ...

Iraq Rocket Attack Hits U.S. Forces, Killing Contractor

Iraq Rocket Attack Hits  U.S. Forces, Killing Contractor

February 17,2021

ERBIL- A rocket attack on U.S.-led forces in northern Iraq on Monday killed a civilian contractor and injured a U.S. service member, the U.S. coalition in Iraq said, in the deadliest such ...

Biden Faces Pressure as US Sets New Course on mmigration

Biden Faces Pressure as  US Sets New Course on mmigration

February 17,2021

TIJUANA- After a weeklong bus ride from Honduras, Isabel Osorio Medina arrived in northern Mexico with the hope President Joe Biden would make it easier for people like him to get into the United ...

Japan Extends Economic Recovery As exports, Capex Shake off COVID Hit

Japan Extends Economic Recovery As exports, Capex Shake off  COVID Hit

February 16,2021

TOKYO- Japan’s economy expanded more than expected in the fourth quarter, extending the recovery from its worst postwar recession thanks to a rebound in overseas demand that boosted exports ...

Support Grows for Capitol Riot Inquiry after Trump Acquittal

Support Grows for Capitol  Riot Inquiry after Trump Acquittal

February 16,2021

WASHINGTON- After former President Donald Trump’s acquittal at his second Senate impeachment trial, bipartisan support appears to be growing for an independent Sept. 11-style ...

Israel Cancels Participation in UAE Defence Expo, Citing Air Travel Curbs

Israel Cancels Participation in  UAE Defence Expo, Citing Air Travel Curbs

February 16,2021

JERUSALEM- Israel has cancelled its planned participation in a major defence expo in the United Arab Emirates next week due to COVID-19 curbs on air travel, Israeli officials said on Monday...

After Impeachment Acquittal, Trump Remains Dominant in GOP

After Impeachment Acquittal,  Trump Remains Dominant in GOP

February 15,2021

NEW YORK- The Republican Party still belongs to Donald Trump.
After he incited a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last month, the GOP considered purging the norm-shattering. ...

Pakistan to Receive 17 Million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine before April: British High Commission

Pakistan to Receive 17 Million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine before April: British High Commission

February 15,2021

ISLAMABAD- The British High Commission on Sunday announced that Pakistan will soon receive doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
According to a statement from the Commission ...