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Quad leaders gather at White House amid escalating China tensions

United States President Joe Biden is set to host the first in-person gathering of leaders of an Indo-Pacific alliance known as "the Quad” on Friday, wrapping up a tough week of diplomacy in which he faced no shortage of criticism from both allies and adversaries. Biden's meeting with leader

Thousands of unaccompanied migrant minors missing in Europe: Report

Hundreds of thousands of unaccompanied migrant and refugee children are missing in Europe with no information about their whereabouts or what happened to them, a member of the Turkish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe said. Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA) on Friday

US judge orders Facebook to unveil records of anti-Rohingya content

AU.S. federal judge has ordered Facebook to release records of accounts connected to anti-Rohingya violence in Myanmar that the social media giant had shut down, rejecting its argument about protecting privacy as "rich with irony." The judge in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday criticized Facebook fo

US-French spat seems to simmer down after Biden-Macron call

The most significant rift in decades between the United States and France seemed on the mend Wednesday after French President Emmanuel Macron and President Joe Biden got on the phone to smooth things over. In a half-hour call that the White House described as “friendly,” the two leade

Libya fact-finding mission vital to human rights violations probe

The Libyan fact-finding mission that was established by the U.N. human rights council is vital to continue investigating past and ongoing human rights violations in the war-torn country, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned on Tuesday. In a written statement, HRW reminded that the mandate of the missi

Biden promises ‘relentless diplomacy’ to skeptical allies

 President Joe Biden summoned the world’s nations to forcefully address the festering global issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuses in his first address before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. He decried military conflict and insisted the

‘You lied about WMDs’: Iraq war veteran blasts Bush in public

Aveteran of the United States invasion of Iraq, Mike Prysner, publicly called out former U.S. President George W. Bush, a viral video circulating the internet showed late Monday. “Mr. Bush, when are you going to apologize for the million Iraqis that are dead because you lied?” he

UN chief Guterres urges China, US to prevent new Cold War

The head of the United Nations called on China and the United State to mend their “completely dysfunctional” ties before they affect the rest of the world amid a brewing new Cold War. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke to The Associated Press (AP) this weekend ahead of this

Germany's color-coded coalitions: An election explainer

German elections usually end in a puzzle for a viable coalition, a reality that will not change in the near future. Since 2013, a coalition between the center-right bloc and the center-left Social Democrats – dubbed a "black-red" coalition because of the parties' trademark colors – has

Bodies of 4 dead migrants found on Belarus-Poland border

Polish authorities discovered the bodies of three foreigners at different locations near the border with Belarus, while nine other migrants were hospitalized, the country's Border Guards said Sunday, while Belarusian authorities said they discovered the body of an Iraqi woman near the border. In

America will cease to exist in three years, says Donald Trump

Former president Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed that the United States would come to an end in the next three years, without explaining what that might mean in practice. The US “has gone really downhill in the last eight months like nobody has ever seen before”, Trump said during an

UN concerned about detained migrants vanishing in Libya

A UN migration agency official expressed concerns Friday over the disappearance of thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libya as more and more desperate people risk their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe.According to Safa Msehli, a spokeswoma

EU fails Afghan refugees as Europe sees record migrant influx

The European Union, Norway and Switzerland received around 45,000 asylum applications in July, the highest number since the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis. The preliminary figures were announced by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) on Thursday. In June, around 40,600 people applied fo

California recall effort fails as Gov. Gavin Newsom retains office

California Gov. Gavin Newsom weathered the state's version of a vote of no confidence, leading by a 2-1 margin with nearly two-thirds of ballots counted in a recall aimed at forcing him from office in a state that on its own would rank as the world's fifth-largest economy. Newsom on Tuesday empha

Israeli forces torture recaptured Palestinian inmates: Rights group

Palestinian prison escapee Mohammed al-Arida was reportedly subjected to torture following his recapture by Israeli authorities, according to a lawyer affiliated with the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS). Khaled Mahajna made a statement on Wednesday to the official Palestinian television after

Acceptance of Israel's policies in Palestine normalizes colonialism

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Wednesday marked one year since it normalized ties with Israel, a move that drew Palestinian anger and further promoted the colonization agenda inside the Knesset, but one that leaders hope could reap a trillion dollars in economic exchanges. Watched by then Un

Norway's left-wing opposition wins general election in landslide

Norway's left-wing opposition headed by Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Store won Monday's general election after a campaign dominated by questions about the future of the key oil industry in Western Europe's largest producer. The left-wing unseated a center-right coalition headed by Con

Why Mustafa Al-Kadhimi is seen as Iraq’s safest pair of hands

When explosive-laden drones targeted a US military base inside Irbil International Airport in Iraqi Kurdistan late on Saturday, the story was overshadowed by reports about the memorials commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington. But to observers of Iraq, th