Israel supplies first batch of coronavirus vaccines to Palestinians

Israel said on Monday it had supplied the Palestinians with their first shipment of COVID-19 shots, totalling 2,000 doses of Moderna Inc’s vaccine. The vaccines were transferred to the occupied West Bank and will be used by Palestinian Authority medical teams, according to a statement from COGAT, Israel’s military liaison to the Palestinians. The Palestinian… Read More Israel supplies first batch of coronavirus vaccines to Palestinians

Prominent Hezbollah critic Lokman Slim assassinated in southern Lebanon

A prominent Lebanese Shi’ite publisher who criticised the armed Hezbollah movement was shot dead in a car in southern Lebanon on Thursday, the first such killing of a high-profile activist in years. A judge said the body of Lokman Slim had four bullets in the head and one in the back. A security source said… Read More Prominent Hezbollah critic Lokman Slim assassinated in southern Lebanon

International Criminal Court finds former Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen of war crimes, crimes against humanity

A former Ugandan child soldier who became a commander of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army was convicted on Thursday of dozens of crimes, including widespread rape, sexual enslavement, child abductions, torture and murder, including killings of babies. He was found guilty by the International Criminal Court of 61 out of 70 alleged counts of war… Read More International Criminal Court finds former Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen of war crimes, crimes against humanity

Canada designates Proud Boys as terrorist group

Canada named the far-right Proud Boys a terrorist entity on Wednesday, saying it posed an active security threat and played a “pivotal role” in last month’s attack on the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead. Although the Proud Boys have never mounted an attack in Canada, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said domestic intelligence… Read More Canada designates Proud Boys as terrorist group

Ford Motor terminates electric vehicle deal with China’s Zotye Automobile

Ford Motor has decided to terminate plans to launch electric vehicle joint ventures with China’s Zotye Automobile, the U.S. auto giant said on Thursday. It said that China’s electric vehicle industry and government policies had undergone major changes since the agreements were signed in 2017 and 2018, prompting Ford’s decision. Ford didn’t specify which changes… Read More Ford Motor terminates electric vehicle deal with China’s Zotye Automobile