United Nations: China's Ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun on Tuesday criticized the United States for the use of its veto power on an Algeria-drafted UN Security Council resolution, arguing it undermines consensus and worsens the situation in Gaza.
After 11 people were killed in missile strikes between Iran and Pakistan, indicating an escalation of tension and armed conflict in the Middle East already hit by bloodshed and destruction, China, India and the United States have issued statements.
Houthi rebels in Yemen hit a US cargo vessel with a missile, said the US military, raising concerns for the unstable region amid the series of attacks on vessels passing through the Red Sea region by the militant group since the Israel-Hamas War started on October 7.
Orlando: A 22-year-old US Air Force second lieutenant won the Miss America 2024 pageant, making history as the first-ever active-duty Air Force officer to hold the national title, media reports said.
Washington: President Joe Biden has said that the United States does not support the declaration of independence by Taiwan after the country's voters snubbed China and gave the ruling party a third presidential term, media reports said.
Sanna (Yemen): The Houthi militia have warned of a "strong and effective response" following the recent U.S. strike in Yemen, Reuters reported.
Washington DC: A person died on the spot, while three others sustained injuries in a clash between two groups at a mall in Colorado Springs, a city in the western US state of Colorado, on Sunday while people were busy giving final touches to their holiday shopping, CNN reported, citing police sources.
Washington: The US State Department approved a potential $59 million sale of Sidewinder Missiles to Japan, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement.
Baghdad: Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani has reiterated his government's commitment to protecting diplomatic missions while reminding the United States not to respond unilaterally to an unclaimed rock attack on the U.S. embassy without Iraq's approval.
The United States has distributed to the UN Security Council a draft resolution on the conflict in the Gaza Strip, condemning Hamas and recognizing Israel's right to self-defense, but not calling for a ceasefire, a source in the Security Council told Sputnik.
Moreno Valley (California): The family of 13-year-old Diego Stolz, who tragically lost his life in a lunchtime attack by two fellow students, is set to receive a $27 million settlement from a Southern California school district, media reports said.
Miami (US): A video of two Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees allegedly pilfering money and belongings from passengers' bags at Miami International Airport has gone viral.
Washington: Microsoft researchers have detected a network of fake, Chinese-controlled social media accounts trying to influence US voters by using artificial intelligence, Reuters reported.
Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has discussed the situation involving the Wagner Group private military company (PMC) and its head Yevgeny Prigozhin with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau over the phone, US State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller said.
Washington: Cops are looking for a shooter, who allegedly gunned down five Hondurans, including a child aged eight, at a house in Texas in another mass shooting incident in the United States, the local sheriff confirmed on Saturday, media reports said.