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A US Envoy is Heading to the Middle East to Urge Calm Between Israel and Palestinians

A senior American diplomat is headed to the Middle East to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders “to urge de-escalation and to bring calm,” Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said on Wednesday amid mounting violence. Speaking at the State Department in Washington, Mr. Blinken repeatedly affirmed Israel’s right to defend itself from rocket attacks […]

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Gaza Battle Draws Condemnation and Pleas for Restraint Around the World

As the new chapter of Israeli-Palestinian strife escalated on Wednesday and reverberated around the world, nations reacted with words of caution and condemnation, some focusing sharp criticism on Israel’s disproportionate use of force, while others defended Israeli action. Protests were held in a number of cities on Tuesday night. In some Gulf Nations that have […]

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Coronavirus: Covid Catastrophe Could Have Been Prevented: Independent Global Panel

The panel made several recommendations on how to address the current pandemic. Geneva, Switzerland: The catastrophic scale of the Covid-19 pandemic could have been prevented, an independent global panel concluded Wednesday, but a “toxic cocktail” of dithering and poor coordination meant the warning signs went unheeded. The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR) […]

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New Military Letter Warning of ‘Brewing’ Civil War Prompts Outrage in France

PARIS — The French prime minister and the chief of staff of the army have condemned an anonymous letter signed by people claiming to be active-duty troops warning about impending “civil war” in France. Prime Minister Jean Castex told Le Parisien newspaper that the letter was a “political maneuver” by the “extreme right.” Gen. François […]

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WTO Vaccine Waiver Talks Should Remove Obstacles to Production: US Trade Chief

Representative photo. She told the Senate Finance Committee that she views the talks to be less about preventing other countries from “stealing” US technology and more about finding a way to have a positive impact on people’s lives by ending the coronavirus pandemic. Reuters WASHINGTON Last Updated:May 12, 2021, 21:37 IST FOLLOW US ON: US […]

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UK PM Boris Johnson announces public inquiry into his government’s pandemic handling

UK PM Boris Johnson updating MPs on the Covid-19 pandemic in a socially distanced, hybrid session at the House of Commons, in central London on May 12, 2021 (AFP) LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday announced a “full and independent” public inquiry into his government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, set to begin […]