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Israel-Palestinian Conflict Escalates as Rockets Fly, Riots Flare; Death Toll Rises in Gaza

Israel faced an escalating conflict on two fronts Thursday, scrambling to quell riots between Arabs and Jews on its own streets after days of exchanging deadly fire with Islamist militants in Gaza. Defence Minister Benny Gantz ordered a “massive reinforcement” of security forces to quell mob violence across the country, where police stations have been […]

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4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in George Floyd death

This combination of photos shows from left, Minneapolis Police Officers J Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao (AP) MINNEAPOLIS: A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd‘s arrest and death, accusing them of violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the […]

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Canada permits Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children 12-15, reports third death linked to AstraZeneca

Canada is authorizing the use of Pfizer Inc’s Covid-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12 to 15, the first doses to be allowed for people that young, the federal health ministry said on Wednesday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to take a similar step “very soon,” U.S. health officials said. Supriya […]