Amid China’s bumpy rise, Xi faces delicate moment at UN
TOKYO (AP) - The descriptions that China’s state media rolled out ahead of leader Xi Jinping’s speech Tuesday at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations were hardly unexpected. The Xinhua news agency lauded him as as a “champion of the U.N. ethos,” and commentaries laid ...
UK to impose tougher COVID-19 measures amid case spike
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to announce new restrictions on social interaction as the government tries to slow the spread of COVID-19 before it spirals out of control
Palestinians arrest supporters of Abbas rival based in UAE - Egypt Independent
RAMALLAH, West Bank/GAZA (Reuters) – Palestinian security forces arrested over half a dozen supporters of an exiled Palestinian politician who some have accused of involvement in the United Arab Emirates deal to forge ties with Israel, a spokesman for his faction said.
As rich nations struggle, Africa’s virus response is praised
At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it “The Hopeless Continent.” Then he quoted Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah: “It is clear that we must find an African solution to our problems, and that this can only be found in African unity.”
Road To Saudi Ties With Israel Being Paved, Cautiously
Saudi Arabia, the most powerful Arab nation and home to Islam's holiest sites, has made its official position on the region's longestrunning conflict clear: Full ties between the kingdom and Israel can only happen when peace is reached with the Palestinians.
In Tel Aviv COVID-19 ward, warnings of dwindling hospital capacity
By Ronen Zvulun TEL AVIV - Inside a fast-filling coronavirus ward in a Tel Aviv hospital, doctors rush to treat critical-care patients amid a surge in new cases that has forced Israel into a second nationwide lockdown. Health officials fear that the three-week lockdown, imposed on Friday, may not be long or restrictive enough to slow the daily case toll and relieve hospitals that they
Egypt announces discovery of limestone sarcophagus and ushabti statues at Minya - Egypt Independent
A limestone sarcophagus and numerous ushabti funeral statuettes were discovered in Minya by an Egyptian archaeological mission headed by the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa al-Waziry, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced Monday.The artifacts were found at the Gharaifa archaeological site in Tuna al-Jabal.
Egypt among 100 destinations receive the 'Safe Travels' stamp from WTTC - Egypt Independent
Egypt joined a growing list of countries in June 2020 after it received the ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).The list, which now covers 100 countries, also includes the Philippines, the Maldives, Uganda, Bermuda and Montenegro.The WTTC, which represents the world’s travel & tourism sector, launched the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene certification stamp three months ago.
'We feel betrayed': Palestinians fear cost of Arab states' deals with Israel
The accords signed in Washington are seen as diminishing the leverage for independenceDiplomatic breakthroughs between Israel and Gulf monarchies have revealed fissures in the relationship between Palestine and Arab governments – and raised questions over whether they can still be relied on to champion the Palestinian cause.
Black voters in Detroit key for Biden, but are they engaged?
Wendy Caldwell-Liddell is tired of waiting for change in Detroit. The nation’s largest Black-majority city has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic and its ensuing economic fallout. More than 14,200 COVID-19 cases and 1,500 deaths have been confirmed in the city.So when the 29-year-old Black mother of two thinks about what’s at stake for the November presidential election, her answer is simple: Everything.
World powers set to take the stage, virtually, at UN debate
The U.N.’s first virtual meeting of world leaders was set to start Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet’s biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year.Among those expected to speak Tuesday are U.S.
Egypt's Beheira Governorate calls on residents to evacuate over floods - Egypt Independent
A flood warning was issued Monday for residents in the city of Rashid, located in Egypt’s Beheira Governorate. Local authorities patrolled the streets in cars equipped with loudspeakers, urging those who live on the alluvial fans (soil deposits from the Nile river) to evacuate.