The United States has confirmed 695 measles cases so far this year, the highest level since the country declared it had eliminated the virus in 2000, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.
Amnesty International and another high-profile war monitoring group say the US-led coalition allegedly fighting the Takfiri terror group of Daesh has remarkably understated the deaths its campaign caused among civilians in the northern Syrian city of Raqqah in 2017, saying the coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians during its assault on the city.
The United States has been deploying missile defense systems near Russia to establish a nuclear shield that would make delivering a surprise nuclear strike on the country possible, says a top Russian general.
It was little over a year ago that the Saudi Arabian crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, made a high-profile visit to London. During his three-day stay he was treated to lunch with the Queen, dinner with Princes William and Charles, and photos on the steps of Downing Street.
Hundreds of extremist settlers have stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of East Jerusalem al-Quds amid an escalation of violence by Israeli forces and settlers against Palestinian people.
Beijing says it has lodged “stern representations” with Paris after a French navy warship entered the Taiwan Strait earlier this month, prompting the Chinese military to scramble vessels to warn it off.
Yemeni army soldiers, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have reportedly launched an airstrike against a command center of Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to Yemen's former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, in the country’s southern province of Aden.
Japan’s Hitachi Ltd plans to sell its majority stake in Hitachi Chemical, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in what would mark the latest deal by the sprawling conglomerate to streamline its businesses.