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Osama Bin Laden’s Former Spokesman Set for London Return after US Prison Term

Osama bin Laden’s former London spokesman is set to return to Britain a free man after being released from jail in the US because of concerns about COVID-19 in prison. Adel Abdel Bary is obese and suffers from asthma and is highly prone to coronavirus infection. Bary, 60, was convicted for


Israel will oppose any US F-35 sale to Qatar, Israeli cabinet minister says

 Israel will oppose any US sale of F-35 warplanes to Qatar, Israel’s intelligence minister said on Sunday, citing a need to maintain Israeli military superiority in the region.Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen made the comments on Israeli Army Radio when asked about a Reuters report that


4 Dead, Several Injured in Beirut Fuel Tank Explosion

Four people were killed and several more were wounded when a fuel tank exploded in a Beirut building on Friday, the Lebanese Red Cross said. The explosion caused a large fire to break out in the building in the Tariq al-Jadideh neighborhood, a security source said. One person was critically woun


The Health Organization records a "catastrophic increase" in Corona injuries

On Thursday, the World Health Organization recorded a record increase in the number of daily new infections with the new Coronavirus worldwide, as the total number of infections reached 338,779 cases within 24 hours. The deaths increased to 5,514 deaths, bringing the total deaths in the world to


Nobel Laureate slams Macron’s remarks about Islam

A prominent Yemeni human rights activist and Nobel Peace Laureate has slammed statements by French President Emmanuel Macron about Islam. “Macron’s attack on Islam reveals intolerance and hatred which is shameful for the head of a state like France,” wrote Tawakkol Karman on Twi


Turkish F-16s kept in Azerbaijan as ‘deterrent’ against Armenia

Turkey has been keeping at least two F-16 fighter jets in Azerbaijan over the past few months to act as a deterrent against attacks by Armenian forces. According to a report in the New York Times yesterday, the two jets have been at Ganja International Airport in Azerbaijan’s seco


Fauci Says White House COVID-19 Infections Could Have Been Prevented

Top US infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, whose advocacy of public health guidelines to fight the coronavirus has conflicted with President Donald Trump’s downplaying of the pandemic, said on Tuesday the recent rash of infections at the White House could have been prevented. Seve


Turkey tests the controversial S-400 defense system next week. What then?

 The visit of NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg coinciding with the emergence of footage showing the transit the Russian-made S-400 missile defense system through the Black Sea city of Samsun on Tuesday points to the tension between Turkey’s defense priorities and the security of the transatl


18 Killed in Bombing in Turkish-Controlled Syrian Town

An explosives-laden truck ignited Tuesday on a busy street in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters, killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens,. The blast in the town of al-Bab took place near a bus station where people often gather to travel from one region


US envoy to Israel: Biden win bad for the Middle East

If Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, wins November’s US presidential election, he could undermine Washington’s efforts to confront Iran, US envoy to Israel David Friedman warned on Sunday. “As you know, Joe Biden was part of the Obama administration that negotiated and


A White House spokeswoman announces that she has been infected with the Coronavirus

White House spokeswoman Kelly McKinani announced, Monday, 5-10-2020, that she was infected with the new Corona virus, three days after US President Donald Trump was transferred to Walter Reed Military Hospital. "After undergoing daily checks since Thursday that showed that I did not have Covid-19


EU Top Official Self-Isolating after Contact with Virus Case

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said she has placed herself in isolation after being in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus. In a message posted on Twitter Monday, the head of the EU's executive arm said she took part in a meeting last Tuesday that was attended


Trump: 'I'm starting to feel good'

US President Donald Trump gave an update about his health Saturday from a hospital, saying he is "starting to feel good." In the four-minute video from Walter Reed Medical Center, where he is receiving treatment for the coronavirus infection, Trump acknowledged he was not feeling well when he was


WATCH: In video, Trump says he hopes to “be back soon”

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has released a new hospital video in which he says he’s starting to feel better and hopes to “be back soon.” In the four-minute video, Trump says he “wasn’t feeling so well” when he was admitted to Walter Reed National Mi


A social-belonging intervention improves STEM outcomes for ESL students

A study conducted at 19 universities by IU researchers and their colleagues in the U.S. and Canada, found that a brief social belonging exercise, administered online before students arrive on campus, boosts the performance and persistence of students in STEM disciplines—science, technology,


Iran Unveils New Naval Ballistic Missile

Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Sunday unveiled a new naval ballistic missile with a potential range of over 700 kilometers, local media reported. The missile, dubbed "Zolfaghar Basir", is the naval variant of the surface-to-surface Zolfaghar ballistic missile, according to Tasnim news agency. It


Global Coronavirus Death Toll Passes One Million

More than one million people have died from coronavirus, according to an AFP toll, after the deadly disease emerged less than a year ago in China and swept around the globe. The pandemic has ravaged the world's economy, inflamed geopolitical tensions and upended lives, from Indian slums and Brazi


Suspect who killed London police officer named

The suspect who shot a police officer dead inside a custody station in south London last week was named as Louis De Zoysa, 23. The victim was Sgt. Matt Ratana, 54, who died in hospital Friday.De Zoysa is also in hospital, with police saying he shot himself. Local media report that De Zoysa shot R




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