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World news is all reports on stories involving politicians, conflict and revolutions outside of the United States and Israel that affect the world and the Jewish state. 'World news' helps the global environment set the political agenda through journalists situated in conflict regions reporting on the important facts.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech during a virtual meeting in Tehran, I

What Iran’s media is saying about its elections

Iran’s media is excited about the elections. Tasnim News has asked whether the polling stations should be kept open until 2am.

UN: Number of people forced to flee homes has risen amid COVID-19 pandemic

"In the year of COVID, in a year in which movement was practically impossible for most of us... 3 million more people have been forcibly displaced," UN High Commissioner for Refugees said.

By REUTERS
18/06/2021
A girl displaced as a result of Boko Haram attack in the northeast region of Nigeria

Policeman killed, more than 80 students abducted in attack on Nigerian school

The attack is the third mass kidnapping in 3 weeks in northwest Nigeria, which have authorities have attributed to armed bandits seeking ransom payments.

By REUTERS
18/06/2021

US says Biden, Erdogan agreed on Afghanistan but S-400 issue unresolved

The security of the airport is crucial for the operation of diplomatic missions out of the Afghanistan as Western forces pull out.

By REUTERS
17/06/2021

‘US, China can find common ground in working to reduce carbon footprint’

JPost One-on-One weekly 'Zoomcast': Episode 21 with Omri Nahmias and Mitchell A. Silk, former government official under the Trump administration.

Texas governor signs bill allowing concealed handguns without permit

The law goes into effect on September 1, joining 20 other states that have similar laws.

By REUTERS
17/06/2021

PM Naftali Bennett thanks Angela Merkel, invites her to visit Israel

Merkel had called Bennett in order to congratulate him on his new role as prime minister and on the formation of Israel's new government.

Police stand outside a hotel where a meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan

Outrage over Austrian FM's alleged ban of protest against Iran talks

Atusa Sabagh, an Iranian dissident based in Vienna, said police told protestors that Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said they “are not allowed to protest.”

SOMALI-BORN Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Dutch parliamentarian, at the European Parliament in Brussels,

Middle East sexual violence brought to West's attention in new book

Hirsi Ali weaves bits of her personal story into Prey, but the book is not about her. It hypothesizes that the wave of refugees entering Europe brought about a spike in sexual assault.

Hong Kong Apple Daily newsroom raided by 500 national security police

The raid by 500 officers was the latest blow to media tycoon Jimmy Lai, the tabloid's owner and a staunch Beijing critic.

By REUTERS
17/06/2021
Amnesty international billboard

Amnesty International tells Iraqi Kurdistan Leaders to End Clampdown on Activists, Journalists

Human rights NGO says arrests, enforced disappearances on the rise in the autonomous region

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
17/06/2021

'Pragmatic' Biden-Putin summit agrees to resume arms talks, return envoys

Relations between Moscow and Washington have been deteriorating for years and sank further in March when Biden said he thought Putin was a "killer."

By REUTERS
16/06/2021
Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) poses for pictures at The Hague

ICC prosecutor went after Israeli settlements, but not Cyprus

The ICC has turned 'a blind eye to Turkey's crimes in Northern Cyprus while pursuing the Palestinians' blood libels.'

WATCH: Italian media releases first footage of cable car disaster

The video shows the cable car disconnecting, losing control and falling into the forest.

Flash floods kill 10 people in Bhutan, seven missing in Nepal

The Bhutan villagers, who had been collecting cordeyceps, a fungus used in medicine, were sleeping when the floodwaters hit just after midnight.

By REUTERS
16/06/2021

Canada's Green Party in turmoil, leader resists calls to step down

Canada's Green Party has triggered a process that could remove Annamie Paul who was elected just eight months ago.

By REUTERS
15/06/2021

Hungary could be sanctioned over anti-LGBT+ law, warns EU equality chief

The move, which critics say wrongly conflates pedophilia with LGBT issues, triggered a mass rally outside parliament on Monday, while several rights groups have called on Fidesz to withdraw the bill.

By REUTERS
15/06/2021

China: Radiation levels normal around Taishan nuclear reactor

This is in response to reports that there was a warning of an "imminent radiological threat" following a build-up of krypton and xenon.

By REUTERS
15/06/2021
Jacob Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, holding a sign referencing QAnon, speaks

FBI warns that QAnon followers could engage in 'real-world violence'

Believers in the conspiracy theory played a prominent role in the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.

By REUTERS
15/06/2021

How dangerous is the new alleged Russia-Iran high resolution satellite?

Israeli officials told KAN that they were concerned by the report, while US officials in public did little to dispel the mystery surrounding the issue.

Ukraine considers buying the Iron Dome - report

Deputy mayor of Mariupol wants the system to protect the city's airport.

The US and Texas State flags fly over the Texas State Capitol in Austin

One of 14 victims of Austin shooting dies of wounds

Kantor, a tourist from New York, was shot through the abdomen just below the rib cage and suffered from the time he was injured until he died

By REUTERS
14/06/2021
Taishan Nuclear Power Plant

US assessing reported leak at Chinese nuclear power plant - report

The letter warned that the nuclear reactor is leaking fission gas, but the Biden administration believes that the power plant is not yet a "crisis level."

Britain hosts first G7 foreign ministers meeting since start of pandemic

NATO to toughen G7 message on China despite Beijing's cries of 'slander'

"We urge the US and other members of the G7 to respect the facts, understand the situation, stop slandering China, stop interfering in China's internal affairs, and stop harming China's interests."

By REUTERS
14/06/2021

SIPRI: Number of fatalities caused by armed conflict falls in 2020

Last year saw the lowest number of deaths in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in over a decade

Putin: Russia would accept conditional handover of cyber-criminals to US

The White House has said Biden will bring up ransomware attacks emanating from Russia at the meeting between the two world powers.

By REUTERS
13/06/2021

Joe and Jill Biden to have tea with Queen Elizabeth as G7 ends

Biden will become the fourth president to be received at Windsor, following the Trumps in 2018, the Obamas in 2016, President George W. Bush and his wife in 2008, and the Reagans in 1982.

By REUTERS
13/06/2021

Muslim truck attack victims given farewell with coffins draped in flags

The hour-long ceremony started after the four coffins draped in Canadian flags rolled into the compound of the Islamic Centre of Southwest Ontario, and ended with prayers and condolences.

By REUTERS
13/06/2021

New bill seeks to place 'constitutional check' on Iran nuclear deal

According to the bill, “any agreement reached by the President with Iran relating to the nuclear program of Iran is deemed to be a treaty that is subject to the requirements of the Constitution."

Denmark's Eriksen given CPR during Euro 2020 clash

As a hush fell over the 16,000-strong crowd, Eriksen's teammates formed a ring around him as medics pumped his chest just before halftime in their Group B clash.

By REUTERS
12/06/2021

Does the G7 meeting show that 'America (and democracy) is back?'

For some this is just talk and the reality is that China, Iran, Russia, Turkey and other authoritarians are humiliating Biden, Europe and US allies and partners.

America is back with Biden, France's Macron says

Macron's remark echoes that of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who hailed Biden on Thursday as "a big breath of fresh air".

By REUTERS
12/06/2021

Israel and Evangelicals – a complex relationship

Over the last week, it didn’t seem it was possible to get away from the related subjects of Israel and Evangelical support.

12/06/2021

Iran regains UN vote after US enables UN payment

"Iran has paid the minimum amount due," UN spokesman Farhan Haq said on Friday, confirming Iran could vote again.

By REUTERS
12/06/2021

Russian President Putin says relations with US at lowest point in years

In the interview, Putin praised former President Donald Trump as "an extraordinary individual, talented individual," and said Biden, as a career politician, was "radically different" from Trump

By REUTERS
12/06/2021

Colombia ex-president asks forgiveness for army's extrajudicial killings

Once it became clear the rumors were true, Santos said he issued orders privileging demobilizations and captures over kills and changed protocols for handling combat deaths

By REUTERS
12/06/2021

Pulitzers honor Darnella Frazier for phone video of George Floyd murder

Frazier has rarely discussed the video she made, but she testified for the prosecution at Chauvin's murder trial this year

By REUTERS
12/06/2021

G7 to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses

G7 leaders meeting in Britain will also endorse US President Joe Biden's proposal for a global minimum tax of at least 15% on corporations

By REUTERS
12/06/2021
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gute

Iran regains UN vote after US enables UN payment

"Iran has paid the minimum amount due," UN spokesman Farhan Haq said on Friday, confirming Iran could vote again.

By REUTERS
11/06/2021

UAE, Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana elected to UN Security Council

Ghana received 185 votes, Gabon 183 votes, UAE 179 votes, Albania 175 votes and Brazil 181 votes.

By REUTERS
11/06/2021

China calls COVID-19 lab-leak theory 'absurd,' Blinken urges transparency

The call took place at a time when the two countries are at odds over issues ranging from trade and technology to human rights and the coronavirus.

By REUTERS
11/06/2021
View of Paris, France and the Eiffel Tower

Could Iran use Shi’ite centers in France to spread terror? - report

The report states that the axis aims to develop "an active civilian and military integrated infrastructure," as a possible terror base on European soil

Florida: 3 people killed in Royal Palm Beach supermarket shooting

The Sheriff's Office said in a tweet on Thursday that deputies arrived at the scene to find three people dead from gunshot wounds, including a man, a woman and child.

A satellite

Russia to give Iran advanced satellite that could track IDF bases - report

The plan would deliver a Russian-made Kanopus-V satellite equipped with a high-resolution camera which could be launched from Russia within months, the Post said.

11/06/2021
A handout picture from Munich flying taxi startup Lilium shows its five-seater prototype

Flying taxis could poach passengers from planes, Avolon says

The deals reflect growing interest in battery-powered aircraft that can take off and land vertically, offering a new way for travellers to beat traffic and hop between cities.

By REUTERS
11/06/2021
New York Stock Exchange

US charges Israeli traders in healthcare insider trading scheme

Two Israelis were accused in a 15-count indictment of securities fraud, wire fraud, tender offer fraud, concealment of a money laundering scheme, and conspiracy.

By REUTERS
10/06/2021

Bipartisan bill seeks to enhance cooperation between US and Greece

The bill supports the sale of F-35 jets to Greece and calls to expand the “3+1” forum that includes the US, Greece, Israel and Cyprus, “to include other areas of common concern to the members.”

Women as likely as men to accept gender pay gap if they benefit from it

The latest data from Pew Research Center show women make 84 cents on the dollar of what men earn—a gap that hasn’t changed much in recent years.

By REUTERS
10/06/2021

US to donate 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses to world -Washington Post

The United States is likely to distribute 200 million shots this year and 300 million in the first half of next year.

By REUTERS
09/06/2021

French parliament launches investigation into Halimi verdict

Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old French Jewish woman, was murdered in 2017 by Kobili Traore, who threw her out of her Paris home window.

Afghan gov't and Taliban negotiators meet in Doha to discuss peace

Finding common ground between the two warring sides has been a top priority for Western capitals, particularly Washington.

By REUTERS
09/06/2021

South Korea building collapses suddenly during demolition, killing 9

South Korea has been known in the past for having a bad safety record in terms of infrastructure.

By REUTERS
09/06/2021

Navy fighter jet refueled by unmanned Boeing drone, first time in history

“MQ-25 will greatly increase the range and endurance of the future carrier air wing – equipping our aircraft carriers with additional assets well into the future,” said Rear Adm. Brian Corey.

Confidential tax records show American ultrarich pay very little tax - report

White House says it takes unauthorized IRS data disclosures very seriously

Blinken says US still probing 'Havana syndrome' attacks on diplomats

If Washington would have suspicions that a state actor including Russia or others are involved in this, it would bring it up with them, Blinken said.

By REUTERS
08/06/2021
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets members of the Assembly of Experts in Tehran, Ira

Iran says its nuclear talks stand not to change after presidential vote

"We have shown that we adhere to our international obligations under all circumstances, and this was a national decision," cabinet spokesman Ali Rabiei told a weekly news conference.

By REUTERS
08/06/2021
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Internet outage cuts off news, streaming, social media sites worldwide

The issue seems to be due to technical difficulties affecting San Francisco-based cloud computing and content delivery network (CDN) services provider Fastly.

08/06/2021
Rudy Giuliani delivers remarks before Donald Trump rallies with supporters in Council Bluffs, Iowa,

Giuliani pressed Ukrainians to probe Biden allegations in 2019 call - CNN

CNN said it had obtained the audio of the call between Giuliani, US diplomat Kurt Volker, and Andriy Yermak, a senior adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

By REUTERS
08/06/2021

Economists: COVID-19 recovery to be marked by inflation, price hikes

Inflation rates in Israel forecast to be 2.2% in 2021, as countries emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
08/06/2021
Dominic Dwyer, a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked with investigating the or

US report concluded COVID-19 may have leaked from Wuhan lab - report

US intelligence agencies are considering two likely scenarios - that the virus resulted from a laboratory accident or that it emerged from human contact with an infected animal.

By REUTERS
08/06/2021
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period, as efforts continue to help sl

Indigenous lawyer: Investigate children graves as crime against humanity

As I reflect on the recent, horrific news about the discovery of the bodies of 215 children at the former site of Kamloops Indian Residential School, I am reminded about the resiliency of our people.

By REUTERS
08/06/2021

UN nuclear watchdog sees indications of plutonium work in North Korea

The Vienna-based IAEA now monitors North Korean activities at sites including the main nuclear complex at Yongbyon from afar, mainly using satellite imagery.

By REUTERS
07/06/2021
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Duchess Meghan with their son Archie

Meghan and Harry name baby daughter after Queen Elizabeth and Diana

"On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili. She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we've felt from across the globe."

By REUTERS
07/06/2021

Japan Olympic official dies after jumping in front of train - report

The police are investigating the details surrounding the death of the official, Yasushi Moriya, 52, viewing it as apparent suicide, the television network said.

By REUTERS
07/06/2021

AI is taking over job hiring, but can it be racist? - analysis

"There's no way to apply for a job these days without being analyzed by some sort of automated system," said Carballo, 27, who is Latino and the first member of his family to go to university.

By REUTERS
07/06/2021
Boko Haram

Islamic State West African Province says Boko Haram leader is dead

Two people familiar with Boko Haram chief al-Barnawi told Reuters the voice on the recording was that of the ISWAP leader.

By REUTERS
06/06/2021
KURDISH PROTESTERS carry flags and a banner with a portrait of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)

Erdogan says Turkey 'neutralized' PKK official in Iraq camp strike

Ankara would not allow the PKK, which has waged a decades-long insurgency in southeast Turkey, to use Makhmour "as an incubator for terrorism", Erdogan said in a Tweet.

By REUTERS
06/06/2021
A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this illustrative picture

Nigeria vs. Twitter: Could the latest spat have implications for Israel?

Nigeria’s Interior Minister, Lai Mohammed, has said that while Twitter may have rules, it is not a “universal rule.”

Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Or

Former US President Donald Trump denounces Fauci, China; hints at 2024 run

"I am not the one trying to undermine American democracy. I'm the one that's trying to save it. Please remember that."

By REUTERS
06/06/2021

77th D-Day anniversary: When the Allies landed in Normandy

The Normandy landings remain the largest ever amphibious invasion and paved the way for western Europe's liberation.

MEMBERS OF Students for a Just Palestine protest a scheduled lecture by Ambassador to Ireland

Belfast calls for Israeli ambassadors to be expelled from UK, Ireland

In addition to the vote in Belfast, pro-Palestinian students and activists staged a sit-in protest on Thursday in front of the Foreign Ministry of Ireland in Dublin

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
05/06/2021

Germany sees increase of Hezbollah supporters and members - Intel

The number of Hezbollah supporters and members rose from 1,050 in 2019 to 1,250 in 2020 across Germany.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period, as efforts continue to help sl

China's 2022 Olympics a chance to press Beijing on human rights - Canada

Trudeau said China would only change its behavior if faced with a united front, adding he would raise the matter at a Group of Seven leaders' summit next week

By REUTERS
05/06/2021
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will have daily flights to Tel Aviv beginning in Ma

Airlines press US on refusal to lift COVID-19 travel restrictions

The airline CEOs on May 11 had called for a summit between US officials, UK officials, and airlines to discuss how to "expeditiously reopen transatlantic travel"

By REUTERS
05/06/2021

White House says report on strange aerial objects not yet finalized

US defense officials have said such incidents are of a concern to Pentagon and intelligence agencies because of their national security implications.

By REUTERS
04/06/2021
People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Facebo

Facebook to end special treatment for politicians after Trump ban - report

In the board's recommendations it stressed that considerations of "newsworthiness" should not take priority when urgent action is needed on the platform to prevent "significant harm."

By REUTERS
04/06/2021
Reverend Sylvester Edwards, President of the Terre Haute NAACP, stands near the Federal Correctional

American support for death penalty still strong despite decline in use

The new Pew survey indicates that 90% of Americans who support the use of the death penalty on convicted murderers think it is morally justified.

EU bans Belarus airlines as opposition urges G7 sanctions

The ban also includes marketing carriers, which sell seats on planes operated by another airline as part of a code-share agreement.

By REUTERS
04/06/2021

Royal family refused to employ people from racial and ethnic minorities

To this day it is impossible for women or people of ethnic minorities to seek legal action due to discrimination they have faced working for the royal household.

Rohingya refugees sit on a makeshift boat as they get interrogated by the Border Guard Bangladesh

Rohingya refugee boat lands in Indonesia after 113-day voyage

The vessel sailed on Feb. 11 from Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh carrying 90 Rohingya refugees, most of them women and children, with the hope of reaching Malaysia.

By REUTERS
04/06/2021

F. Lee Bailey, lawyer at O.J. Simpson trial, dies at 87 -Boston Globe

Bailey was born in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1933. He attended Harvard for two years before joining the Navy, then switching to the Marines and becoming a fighter pilot.

By REUTERS
04/06/2021
A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 plane

Opposition decries video as Belarus airs confession of detained journalist

The opposition has said a video confession made last month by Russian citizen Sofia Sapega, Protasevich's girlfriend who was also detained after the forced landing, appeared coerced.

By REUTERS
04/06/2021
Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in thi

UAE, Bahrain make Pfizer/BioNTech shot available to who got Sinopharm

Abu Dhabi has offered the Sinopharm shot to the public since December and started using the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in April

By REUTERS
03/06/2021
turkey

Teacher’s termination at Turkish university raise worry on gov’t control

Police clashed with demonstrators at Boğaziçi University over protests sparked by Erdoğan's appointment of rector.

By KRISTINA JOVANOVSKI/THE MEDIA LINE
03/06/2021
Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Or

Trump's blog shuts down one month after launch, will not come back

Plans for the Republican former president to launch a social media platform have been teased for months by Trump's team, but with little detail.

03/06/2021

Gantz flies to Washington for whirlwind talks with senior Biden officials

The defense minister is expected to request $1 billion in emergency aid after Operation Guardian of the Walls.

Olmert: UAE leaders took daring steps for peace; Will Israel, Palestinians follow?

The former prime minister in dialogue with editor-in-chief Yaakov Katz

Can global investments rise after COVID-19?

There must be an understanding of the post COVID-19 pandemic universe, Al Gergawi said.

A healthcare worker hands over doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a doctor at Messe Wi

US to detail global distribution plan for 80 mln vaccine doses

The Biden administration has been under pressure to share vaccines to help curb outbreaks from India to Brazil, where health experts fear new, more contagious coronavirus variants could emerge.

By REUTERS
02/06/2021

Fireman shoots colleague dead, wounds another at their LA County firehouse

One victim, a 44-year-old fire engineer with more than 20 years on the department, was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso.

02/06/2021

Iran and the IAEA are in a dance on nuclear weapons- analysis

The latest report from the IAEA seems to be a not-so-veiled reminder to the ayatollahs that the inspection agency has its own threats to hold over them.

US moves to dismiss charges against a Capitol riots defendant

The filing did not offer details on why the government wants the case dismissed.

By REUTERS
01/06/2021

Israeli woman murdered in Uruguay, daughter main suspect

Hershtein's daughter confessed during the investigation to having physically fought with her mother, who fell, hit her head, and died.

Belarus opposition leader calls for more US sanctions

The Biden administration said on Friday it was drawing up a list of targeted sanctions against key members of the Belarusian government.

By REUTERS
01/06/2021
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