Boris Johnson refuses to rule out suspending parliament again

PM says adverse supreme court ruling would not stop him proroguing parliament again Peter Walker in New York -   The  Guardian Boris Johnson has refused to rule out suspending parliament again if the supreme court rules...

Spokesman: Iran to Continue Support for Legal Gov’t in Yemen against Aggressors

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi stressed his country's continued support for the Yemenis against the Saudi-led coalition. "Iran supports the legal government of Yemen against the aggressors. Iran has always supported...

Lebanese Officials Wield Defamation as Weapon Against Critics

www.occrp.org- Lebanon’s authorities are employing defamation laws to silence journalists, activists, and other critics of their policies and corruption, as the country’s anti-government protests entered the fifth week, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Friday. The...

Industrial output in Japan edges up in February with supply disrupted by virus

TOKYO - Japan  Today Japan's industrial output in February edged up 0.4 percent from the previous month as a recovery from a powerful typhoon last year was undermined by supply chain disruptions caused by the...

As Israel’s friend, I urge you not to annex

Opinion: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says West Bank annexation threatens budding ties between Israel and the Arab world, warns United Kingdom views move as violation of international law, which will not be accepted...

U.S. House not returning next week; Trump says Democrats on ‘vacation’

By Susan Cornwell and David Morgan -  Japan  Today WASHINGTON Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives will not return to Washington next week as planned, due to the continuing risk of coronavirus infection, Democratic leaders...

US Supreme Court rules half of Oklahoma is Native American land

BBC.COM-Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Five Tribes of Oklahoma - Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole and Muscogee Nation - proudly uphold their traditions The US Supreme Court has ruled about half of Oklahoma...

China’s efforts to bring citizens back from India should not be over-interpreted

Source:Global Times The Chinese government will help arrange special flights for its citizens that are willing to fly home but are stuck in India due to the country's nationwide coronavirus lockdown, according to a notice...

US unable to manipulate cross-Straits situation

Source:Global Times Editor's Note: Taiwan regional leader Tsai Ing-wen delivered her so-called inaugural speech on May 20 to commence her second term. How will Washington's increasing support to the island affect the Taiwan Straits situation? Will...

2 Die, 6 Recover as Lebanon Coronavirus Cases Reach 479

Two coronavirus patients died on Wednesday as six others recovered, the state-run Rafik Hariri University Hospital said. The two deaths raise the overall fatalities to 14 as the six recoveries take the total to 43,...

More than 500 arrested in Egypt over anti-Sisi protests, rights group says

Wave of arrests follows protests against the government in major Egyptian cities and clashes with security forces in Suez. ByMEE staff More than 500 people have been arrested in connection with a wave of anti-government protests...

Donors urged to dig deep as economic chaos, the virus hit Syria

“Syrians who have already endured almost a decade of war and displacement are now facing unprecedented levels of hunger leaving millions of people acutely vulnerable to COVID-19,” the aid agencies said in a joint...

Stocks charge higher on hopes for progress in fighting virus

Gilead’s report hit markets at the same moment that a report showed how pervasive and painful the hit to the economy from the coronavirus outbreak has been. Source: Associated Press Currency traders talk on the phones...

Trump to decide on ‘Deal of the Century’ release date in coming days

Presenting the peace plan before the upcoming Israeli election might tilt the odds in favor of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. By LEON SVERDLOV -  The Jerusalem Post US President Donald Trump is expected to decide...

“Pearl Harbor, 9/11 Moment”: US Health Officials’ Grim Warning Over Virus

The US death toll was creeping toward the grim milestone of 10,000 as the pandemic's epicenter in New York racked up hundreds of lives lost a day and hospitals girded for an influx of...

Turkey starts shelling YPG terrorists in Syria’s Malikiyah

DAILY SABAH The Turkish military has started shelling PKK-linked terrorists in northern Syria's al-Malikiyah town, local sources reported late Monday. According to the sources, Turkish artillery shelled positions of the People's Protection Units (YPG) in the...

Biden hopes to continue momentum in key Michigan primary

AFP-Surging US presidential candidate Joe Biden urged Michigan voters Monday to help him bolster his lead over Bernie Sanders as the rivals made their final pitches hours before the battleground state holds its Democratic...

G20 countries agree on debt freeze for world’s poorest countries

By Davide Barbuscia, Marwa Rashad and Andrea Shalal DUBAI/RIYADH/WASHINGTON   -  Japan  Today Finance officials from the Group of 20 major economies agreed on Wednesday to suspend debt service payments for the world's poorest countries through the...

66 New Coronavirus Cases Recorded in Lebanon

Lebanon on Thursday witnessed a major one-day surge in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases. In its daily statement, the Health Ministry said 44 of the cases were recorded among residents and 22 among expats...

Trump poised to wind down Covid-19 taskforce as US death toll tops 70,000

Pence says federal agencies could take over response in coming weeks as Trump acknowledges ‘some people will be affected badly’ David Smith in Washington -  The Guardian Donald Trump is preparing to wind down the White...