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World - Region
12/23/2021 8:57:49 PM
Iraq's foreign minister on Thursday called for direct negotiations between Iran and the United States, Iranian media reported, a rare appeal just days before world powers are set to resume talks over the tattered nuclear accord in Vienna.

World - International
12/23/2021 8:56:57 PM
The United States is preparing for talks with Russia that could start within weeks, a senior official said Thursday, as Western powers accuse Moscow of continuing a major troop build-up on the border with Ukraine.

World - Africa
12/23/2021 3:33:59 PM
An estimated 22 million Ethiopians will require humanitarian assistance in 2022, according to a United Nations report. Ethiopia's already high humanitarian needs are expected to rise in the coming year due to the ongoing conflict, drought, flooding, disease outbreaks and locust infestation, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs stated.

World - Region
12/23/2021 12:15:48 PM
A Tunisian court has sentenced former President Moncef Marzouki in absentia to four years in prison for "undermining the external security of the state,'' according to the state TAP news agency.

World - Region
12/22/2021 10:29:48 PM
The United States and Israel need a ``common strategy'' as world powers negotiate a new nuclear deal with Iran, the White House's national security adviser said Wednesday.

World - International
12/22/2021 5:10:48 PM
The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a US-proposed resolution that facilitates humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, which is on the verge of economic collapse, while keeping funds out of Taliban hands.

World - Africa
12/21/2021 9:47:01 PM
The UN human rights office on Tuesday called for an independent investigation into allegations of sexual violence including rape and gang rape during mass anti-coup protests in Sudan earlier this week, a spokeswoman said.

World - International
12/21/2021 9:35:25 PM
The United States Monday submitted a new draft resolution to the UN Security Council on facilitating humanitarian aid to Afghanistan while keeping it out of Taliban hands, after abandoning an earlier proposal under pressure from China.

World - International
12/21/2021 9:21:11 PM
U.S officials moved Tuesday to open public lands in portions of three western states to potential solar energy development, as part of the Biden administration's effort to counter climate change by shifting from fossil fuels.

Egypt - Courts & Law
12/21/2021 12:33:47 PM
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Hafez said on Monday that it was “inappropriate to comment on judicial rulings” in response to statements made by the US State Department’s Spokesman criticizing a verdict handed earlier on the same day to activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah and two others.

World - International
12/21/2021 11:34:08 AM
China blacklisted four members of a US federal commission on religious freedom on Tuesday in the latest tit-for-tat response to Washington's own sanctions targeting alleged perpetrators of genocide in Xinjiang.

World - Africa
12/20/2021 10:51:08 PM
The United States said Monday that it hopes the retreat of Tigrayan rebels in Ethiopia to their northern stronghold "opens the door to broader diplomacy."

World - International
12/20/2021 9:42:33 PM
The United States named a new "special coordinator for Tibetan Issues" on Monday, who will be tasked with restarting dialogue between the Dalai Lama and China, as well as promoting "respect for the human rights" of Tibetans.

World - International
12/20/2021 10:15:09 AM
Israeli ministers on Monday approved putting the United States and Canada on its coronavirus travel red list as the omicron variant spreads around the globe.

World - International
12/19/2021 6:22:55 PM
US Senator Joe Manchin dealt what seemed to be a fatal blow Sunday to President Joe Biden's massive social spending bill, saying he could not support the legislation's passage through the divided chamber.

Business - Markets & Companies
12/19/2021 6:08:05 PM
Egyptian home services application FilKhedma was acquired for an undisclosed sum by Naspers-backed SweepSouth, a South African online home services platform, the two companies said in a joint statement.

World - Region
12/19/2021 4:37:51 PM
The US emphasized the “vital contribution” their defence partnership with Qatar provides for the security and stability of the region, vowing to continue the relationship in the coming year.

World - Region
12/19/2021 10:04:20 AM
Two rockets struck Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, home to the US embassy, causing property damage but no casualties, Iraq's military said early Sunday.

Life & Style - Health
12/18/2021 2:05:40 PM
The delta and omicron variants of the coronavirus are trying to spoil the holiday spirit, but there still are ways to enjoy the festivities. The explosive spread of the omicron variant is causing many to wonder if they should cancel their holiday plans. The omicron mutation is expected to overtake the delta variant in the United States within weeks.

World - Region
12/18/2021 11:44:37 AM
Moroccan security forces with US support have foiled a suspected bomb plot by the so-called Islamic State group and arrested an alleged supporter of the outlawed organisation, counter-terror police said Friday.

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