Friday, January 21, 2022
Three tense months after legislative elections, Iraq's parliament has finally held its inaugural session -- but opening debates swiftly descended into furious arguments between Shiite factions. In multi-confessional and multi-ethnic Iraq, the formation of governments has involved complex negotiations ever...
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) -North Korea fired what was believed to a ballistic missile on Tuesday, South Korea's military and the Japanese coast guard said, the second apparent missile launch https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/nkorea-says-launch-wednesday-was-hypersonic-missile-yonhap-2022-01-05 in less than a week after the reclusive state's leader...
WASHINGTON — The number of Covid cases in Congress is surging as lawmakers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announce test results amid the omicron wave hitting the United States. Four members of Congress revealed Monday they had recently tested positive for the coronavirus....
In the first moments of his presidency, Joe Biden called on Americans to set aside their deep divisions inflamed by a predecessor he intentionally ignored. He emphasized national unity and appealed to Americans to come together to “end this...
As protesters armed with sticks and discarded police shields prepared to storm the mayor's office in Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty, they marched to chants of "old man out!" They were not referring to President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, 68, but Nursultan Nazarbayev,...
Three White men who chased and murdered 25-year-old Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in south Georgia were sentenced to life in prison Friday, with two having no chance of parole. Travis McMichael, 35, his father, Gregory McMichael, 66, and neighbor William...
Government figures say annual inflation topped 36 percent last month, but some think that number is far short of the mark. Istanbul, Turkey –  At a produce stand in Istanbul’s Balat neighbourhood this week, the owner, Selamet, took a break...
Egyptian-Palestinian activist says he is ‘overwhelmed, excited’ at being freed after spending two and a half years in detention. Egyptian-Palestinian activist Ramy Shaath has arrived in France after spending more than 900 days in detention in Egypt. Shaath, who co-founded the...
The Associated Press/MOSCOW -- The former head of Kazakhstan's counterintelligence and anti-terror agency has been arrested on charges of attempted government overthrow in the wake of violent protests that the president has blamed on foreign-backed terrorists. The arrest of Karim...
By Tim Hepher and Guy Faulconbridge PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar Airways is claiming $618 million in compensation from planemaker Airbus in a dispute over erosion to the surface of A350 jetliners, a court document showed on Thursday. The Gulf airline is...
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