The world lost 12 million hectares (30 million acres) of tropical tree cover last year - the equivalent of 30 football pitches a minute - researchers said on Thursday, warning the planet’s health was at stake.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran will do its utmost to export oil after the US tightened its sanctions against the country, stressing that the Islamic Republic — which has been the target of cruel American bans for decades — has gained much experience in going around such restrictive measures.
Tens of thousands gathered in Australia and New Zealand at Anzac Day memorials on Thursday amid heightened security following the shooting massacre at Christchurch mosques and deadly suicide bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.
As mourners buried the remains of Christian worshippers killed by the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, hundreds of Muslim refugees fled Negombo on the country’s west coast where communal tensions have flared in recent days.
A senior political analyst from New York says US President Donald Trump’s accusations against the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) claiming that the intelligence agency had spied on him during US Presidential election in 2016 are baseless and unsubstantiated.
Sri Lanka failed to stop massively deadly bombings in the country on Sunday due to a “major lapse” in the sharing of intelligence already available to authorities, the country’s deputy defense minister has acknowledged, as the death toll from the attacks rises to 359.
More than a dozen people have lost their lives and dozens of others sustained injured when a powerful explosion ripped through the center of a city controlled by foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants in Syria’s northwestern city of Idlib.
The Lebanese intelligence agency has warned that people affiliated to Israel’s Mossad spy agency and in close collaboration with the Tel Aviv regime’s authorities could infiltrate into the Arab country arranging tourism trips.
US President Donald Trump says he is opposed to current or former aides testifying before various congressional committees following the special counsel report, intensifying a power struggle between the Republican administration and Democrats in the House of Representatives.