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Spain: COVID-19 cases double in 2 days to over 2,000

OVIEDO, Spain Coronavirus continues to spread rapidly in Spain, with a total of 2,128 confirmed cases on Wednesday afternoon, double the slightly over 1,000 cases on Monday.  So far, COVID-19 has...

UN appalled by terrorist attacks in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria  The UN said Sunday it was appalled by the killing of dozens of civilians in northeastern Nigeria by Boko Haram terrorists. Edward Kallon, the UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria,...

Russian election body approves constitutional vote

MOSCOW The Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) approved the results of the vote on constitutional amendments on Friday. "Amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation voted by more than...

Armed group halts production at Libya's largest oilfield

TRIPOLI  Libya's El-Sharara oilfield, the country's largest, was forced to stop production on Tuesday as an armed group stormed the facility, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said. "This is a criminal...

US to carry out first X-37B launch under Space Force

WASHINGTON  The US Air Force is partnering with the recently-created Space Force to carry out the sixth mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett announced...

Libya says efforts underway to probe Haftar violations

ANKARA A Libyan official said Wednesday international efforts were underway to form a fact-finding commission to probe violations committed by warlord Khalifa Haftar's militia. "Libyan authorities continue to document these violations...

Uzbekistan: 70,000 evacuated after dam wall collapses

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Some 70,000 people have been evacuated from eastern Uzbekistan as hundreds of houses were submerged under waters from a collapsed dam, said government officials on Saturday. Agricultural lands and...

Libyan army gears up to regain oil fields

ANKARA The aim of the Libyan army’s move to the strategic Gulf of Sirte is to clear the oil crescent lying between Sidre and Benghazi of Haftar militants and to...

US sanctions firms accused of exporting Venezuelan oil

WASHINGTON  The US announced Thursday that it has sanctioned a network of Mexican businesses and two crude oil tankers accused of helping the Venezuelan government export oil in defiance of...

Muslim pilgrims perform last Hajj ritual in Mecca

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia In reduced numbers due to the pandemic, Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia on Friday converged on the tent city of Mina to throw stones at a symbolic...

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Europol: 45 suspects arrested in anti-drug operations

HAGUE  – Police arrested 45 suspects Friday during an international operation against a drug-trafficking network from Brazil into Europe, Europol said Friday. "This international sting,...

South Africa records 3,370 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  - South Africa recorded 3,370 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the number of infections to 781,941, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. He said...

Tanzania’s opposition party expels rebel MPs

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania  - Tanzania's main opposition party, Democracy and Progress (CHADEMA), expelled 19 rebel legislators Friday for allegedly forging party documents and...

Al-Akhras: My hunger strike revealed Israeli crimes

JENIN, Palestine - Former Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras, who was on a hunger strike for 103 days, believes he succeeded in exposing Israeli occupation."My...

Navalny urges EU to sanction Russian oligarchs

ANKARA  - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged the EU to impose direct sanctions Friday against oligarchs close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Navalny said...