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Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Puts U.N. Security On Alert

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a press conference recently that if the U.N. Security Council doesn’t agree to extend the arms embargo against Iran, then the U.S. will seek to “snap back” multilateral sanctions on the regime. Pompeo made the remarks ahead of a briefing by U.N. Ambassador Kelly Craft and Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook to […]

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U.S. Sanctions Captains Of Five Ships

According to press reports, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has taken action against captains of the five ships that U.S. sanctioned Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) used to deliver Iranian gasoline to the illegitimate Maduro regime in Venezuela. These captains, who led five Iranian flagged […]

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Battle Over Libya Threatens To Get Dirty

The Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya has condemned Egypt’s warning of military intervention in Libya. The UN-recognized government (GNA) views Egypt’s latest warning as a “declaration of war.” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi recently warned that if there is any incursion by pro-GNA forces on the strategic city, Sirte – some 450 kilometers (280 miles) east of the […]

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Trump’s Rally Sound Bites

President Trump hits the campaign trail on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where mobs of white residents attacked black residents and businesses in 1921. The attack, back then, was carried out on the ground and from private aircraft. The onslaught resulted in the death of an estimated 300 people and destroyed more than 35 square blocks of the district — the […]

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WHO Sounds The Alarm On COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has entered a “new and dangerous phase” as daily Covid-19 cases hit record highs, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned recently. “The pandemic is accelerating. More than 150,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported [on Thursday], the most in a single day so far,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press conference. Almost half of […]

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Brazil COVID-19 Death Toll Rises

Nearly 50,000 people have died from the coronavirus in Brazil, making the country the world’s Number 2 hotspot, with 1,022 fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to the country’s health ministry. Brazil confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus on February 26 and passed 1 million cases on Friday. Meanwhile, the U.S. maintains the number one spot with […]

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African Nations Tell UNHRC Make Racism An Agenda Item

A letter signed by 54 African countries and dispatched to the United Nations Human Rights Council has called on the International Organization to urgently debate racism and police brutality amid the unrest in the United States and many other countries around the world. Burkina Faso’s ambassador in his letter on behalf of the African countries to the UN in Geneva […]

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UN — War-Torn Yemen Desperately Needs Aid

Photo “I stand in solidarity with millions of suffering Yemenis. And the United Nations and the wider international community are with you every step of the way. Together, inshallah, we can bring the suffering in Yemen to an end,” said Secretary-General António Guterres in one of his earlier remarks. More than five years of conflict have left Yemenis “hanging on […]

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Bahamas Gets IMF’s Help

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), is warning that the Bahamas is facing a deep recession due to the unprecedented crisis caused by the combination of COVID-19 and Hurricane Dorian. Mr. Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director and Acting Chair said, “The Bahamas was just recovering from the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian in the fall of 2019, when the pandemic […]

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Beijing Sees First New COVID-19 Case In Months

A new confirmed case of Covid-19 was reported in Beijing this week for the first time in nearly two months, leading to the sealing of a residential complex in the city and contact tracing in the locality. Officials in Beijing say the locally transmitted case involves a 52-year-old man. Beijing health authorities said the man from Beijing’s Xicheng district showed […]