Sunday, 28 February, 2021

Category: World


Ireland’s foreign minister has revealed two more breaches of Covid-19 lockdown rules by US military servicemen on stopovers at Shannon Airport, following an initial complaint two weeks ago that drew an apology from Washington. Police had investigated two additional separate Read more…


The Biden administration on Friday afternoon released an intelligence report that concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation to capture or kill Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside his country’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, 2018. Read more…


Amid a slow vaccine rollout in the European Union, several of the bloc’s member states say they were contacted by middlemen who offered to sell them some 900 million doses of Covid-19 jabs, EU anti-fraud agency OLAF has revealed. The “alleged Read more…


A man described as the head of Islamic State’s (IS, formerly ISIS) recruiting network in Germany has been sentenced to 10 and a half years in a high-profile case that took more than three years to try. An Iraqi man Read more…


Amnesty International has stopped calling the Putin critic Alexei Navalny a prisoner of conscience. This is because of hateful statements he’s made, the human-rights NGO told Insider. Amnesty says that it still wants him to be released and that he Read more…


If Iran wanted nuclear weapons, it would have them, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has declared, suggesting Tehran may continue enriching uranium up to 60 percent. The statement followed outcry over President Hassan Rouhani’s IAEA deal. Tehran’s position on the JCPOA nuclear Read more…


The Imo State government has given reasons for the arrest of some priests and leaders of white garment churches – Cherubim and Seraphim and Sabbath Missions – in some council areas in Orlu by soldiers. It said members of the Read more…


Terrorists in Syria’s northeastern province of Idlib are preparing to carry out a false-flag operation against civilians that they will then blame on Damascus, the Russian Reconciliation Center has said. Citing intelligence reports, Rear Admiral Vyacheslav Sytnik, deputy chief of Read more…


Israel’s health minister has confirmed the country plans to stop unvaccinated people from working in certain jobs but failed to elaborate on what they might be, adding anyone found forging vaccine certificates will be jailed. “There will soon be jobs Read more…


Despite its growing military presence and war games in Eastern Europe, the question of whether NATO troops stationed in the region come as allies or enemies is really up to Russia, the head of the US-led bloc has insisted. Jens Read more…


World Trade Organization (WTO) President Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during an interview in Potomac, Maryland. Three months after the Trump administration rejected her, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala received unanimous backing on Monday to become the first woman and first Read more…


Russian scientists have registered the first testing system to detect the ‘British’ strain of Covid-19. The news comes from the country’s health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, whose epidemiology research institute developed the kit. The strain was announced by UK Prime Minister Boris Read more…