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    Safety of media paramount responsibility, US tells Israel

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:18pm on May 15, 2021

    The White House said Saturday it cautioned Israel about the importance of protecting independent media after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza destroyed a building housing...

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    WHO warns second year of pandemic to be ‘far deadlier’

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 10:13am on May 15, 2021

    The World Health Organisation issued a grim warning on Friday that the second year of Covid-19 was set to be ‘far more deadly’, as Japan...

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    US state offers $1m Covid vaccine lottery

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:25pm on May 13, 2021

    As US officials scramble to convince citizens to get vaccinated against Covid-19, one state is putting its money where its mouth is—offering millions in lottery...

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    UN Security Council meets on Israel, US blocks statement

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 09:59pm on May 12, 2021

    The UN Security Council held another emergency meeting Wednesday on worsening hostilities between Israel and Palestinians, again without agreeing on a joint statement due to...

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    UN Security Council meets on Jerusalem, issued no statement

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 10:44am on May 11, 2021

    The UN Security Council held an urgent meeting on Monday on the unrest in Jerusalem but issued no immediate statement, with diplomats saying the United...

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    Georgia scraps citizen’s arrest law over killing Black jogger

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:40am on May 11, 2021

    The southern US state of Georgia on Monday repealed its citizen’s arrest law, in a move prompted by the shooting death of African American jogger...

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    US authorises Pfizer jabs for 12-15 year olds

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:16am on May 11, 2021

    The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday authorised the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years old...

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    Amazon blocks 10 billion listings in counterfeit crackdown

    Associated Press/ UNB . New York | Updated at 02:27pm on May 10, 2021

    Amazon, which has been under pressure from shoppers, brands and lawmakers to crack down on counterfeits on its site, said on Monday that it blocked...

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    Gunman kills six then self at Colorado birthday party

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:58am on May 10, 2021

    A gunman opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado, killing six people in the early hours of Sunday before taking his own life, US...

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    US withdraws from Afghanistan? Not really

    Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2021

    THE US invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 was criminal. It was criminal because of the immense force used to demolish Afghanistan’s physical infrastructure and...

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