Governance

U congressman, NAACP sue Trump for Capitol assault

February 16, 2021

_: A key US congressman and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) filed suit Tuesday against former President Donald Trump for allegedly instigating the fatal Jan. 6 Capitol assault. The lawsuit, filed by the NAACP and civil rights law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll on behalf of the House of […]

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Pausing UAE military sales won’t harm normalization: Netanyahu

January 29, 2021

US President Joe Biden’s decision to freeze the sale of F-35 jets to the United Arab Emirates will not affect the normalization agreements signed last year between Tel Aviv and Arab countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday.”I…

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US: Biden signs orders to undo Trump’s health policies

January 29, 2021

US President Joe Biden signed Thursday two executive actions aimed at rolling back his predecessor’s healthcare legacy, and reversing “the damage” inflicted by former President Donald Trump.Biden said Trump’s orders resulted in making healthcare “more…

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UN chief to convene Cyprus meeting in early March

January 29, 2021

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday he intends to convene a meeting with Cyprus parties in early March.The meeting will be informal without pre-conditions to allow the parties to see that there is a change in administration in Northern…

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Spain detects first case of South Africa virus variant

January 29, 2021

Officials confirmed that the South African variant of the coronavirus was detected Thursday in Spain as the Health Ministry reported a drop in new infections.Galician health officials said they detected the variant in a male who had recently traveled …

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Taliban delegation visits Russia

January 29, 2021

A delegation from the Taliban has arrived in Russia, the country’s Foreign Ministry announced Thursday.The delegation met with President Vladimir Putin’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov, said the statement from the ministry.”The R…

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‘Aguila Saleh unlikely to become Libya’s president’

January 29, 2021

Aguila Saleh, president of Libya’s Tobruk-based House of Representatives and a staunch ally of warlord Khalifa Haftar, is unlikely to be chosen to lead the country ahead of elections set for the end of 2021, said a head of a political party.In an inte…

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Pakistan denies role in India farmers’ protest

January 29, 2021

Pakistan on Thursday rejected New Delhi’s claim that Islamabad and Beijing are backing the ongoing protests by farmers in India.In a weekly news briefing, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said the “baseless and irresponsible” accusa…

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