New York: Unless access is urgently granted to humanitarian organizations, thousands in the Central Sahel will be “pushed into further destitution”, the UN emergency food relief agency warned on Monday.
Vancouver: Friends of Canada-India, along with seven other organizations, staged a protest against China's brutal repression of Uyghurs, concentration camps and for the release of two detained Canadians in China on Saturday.
Cairo/Sputnik: Saudi Arabia reopened Mecca's Grand Mosque, the holiest site for Muslims, for prayers on Sunday, following a seven-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the state SPA news agency reported.
Paris/Xinhua: Muslims and community leaders in France on Saturday condemned the killing of a teacher in a Paris suburb, calling for not associating Islam with such heinous acts.
Baghdad/Sputnik: Iraqi security forces have liquidated 11 members of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia) in an operation in the province of Saladin north of Baghdad, Yehia Rasool, spokesman for the country's commander-in-chief, said on Sunday.
Washington/UNI: The United States will be the first country to land people on Mars and the first to land a woman on the Moon, US President Donald Trump said.
Paris/Sputnik: France’s anti-terrorism state prosecutor, Jean-Francois Ricard, confirmed on Saturday media reports that nine people had been detained as part of the investigation into the beheading of a teacher near Paris.
Paris: A French school teacher was beheaded by a man close to Paris city on Friday for allegedly showing controversial caricatures depicting the Prophet Mohammed to his students, media reports said, adding that the gunman has been shot dead by police soon after the crime in the suburbs of the French capital.
Wellington/UNI: The Labour Party led by Jacinda Arden is on course to win a second term, boosted by successful handling of the pandemic coronavirus.
New York: Humanitarians are “very concerned” about the plight of more than 64,000 people living in the restive Al Hol camp in northeast Syria, the UN Spokesperson told journalists on Friday.
New York: A surge in armed violence, coupled with the economic and social fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, are contributing to worsening conditions for children in the Central Sahel, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Friday.
New York: The misuse of terrorism laws during conflict situations often leads to an “unmitigated calamity” on the ground, an independent UN expert has warned.
Berlin/Sputnik: The Berlin Administrative Court overturned on Friday the city authorities' order to restrict the work of bars and restaurants in the German capital in light of the growing number of COVID-19 cases.
Ankara/Xinhua: The Turkish security forces detained Soumaya Raissi, an Islamic State (IS) member wanted by France, semi-official Anadolu Agency reported on Friday.
Paris/Sputnik: Four people have been detained as part of an investigation into the killing of a teacher near Paris, the Agence France Press news agency reported.