U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urges China, ASEAN countries to hold Myanmar accountable

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday urged China and members of the Southeast Asian bloc ASEAN to put pressure on Myanmar’s rulers to return to democracy and to hold it accountable to a peace deal agreed with the group. “It is incumbent on China and in China’s interest to see Burma move back… Read More U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urges China, ASEAN countries to hold Myanmar accountable

NASA to showcase first full-color images from Webb space telescope

Drawing back the curtain to a photo gallery unlike any other, NASA will soon present the first full-color images from its James Webb Space Telescope, a revolutionary apparatus designed to peer through the cosmos to the dawn of the universe. The highly anticipated July 12 unveiling of pictures and spectroscopic data from the newly operational… Read More NASA to showcase first full-color images from Webb space telescope

Saudi political dissident Manea al-Yami stabbed to death in Lebanon

Saudi political dissident Manea al-Yami was killed in Lebanon, the Saudi opposition National Assembly Party (NAAS) and a Lebanese security source said on Sunday. In a statement posted on Twitter, NAAS, an opposition grouping founded by Saudis living mostly in exile, said Yami was “assassinated in suspicious circumstances” on Saturday. It demanded a “just, clear… Read More Saudi political dissident Manea al-Yami stabbed to death in Lebanon

Panama’s President Laurentino Cortizo diagnosed with low-risk blood disorder

Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo suffers from a low-risk type of a rare blood disorder known as myelodysplastic syndrome, his wife Yazmin Colon said on Sunday after tests carried out in the United States. Myelodysplastic syndrome is considered a type of cancer affecting the body’s ability to make healthy blood cells in bone marrow, the American… Read More Panama’s President Laurentino Cortizo diagnosed with low-risk blood disorder

Canada to return repaired Nord Stream 1 turbine to Germany

Canada will return a repaired turbine to Germany that is needed for the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline and could help to ensure continued flows of energy until Europe can end its dependency on Russian gas, Canada’s minister of natural resources said. Ukraine’s energy and foreign ministries said the decision amounted to adjusting sanctions imposed… Read More Canada to return repaired Nord Stream 1 turbine to Germany

Nineteen dead following shootings at two bars in South Africa

Gunmen killed 19 people in two apparently random shootings within hours of each other at taverns in South Africa, police said on Sunday, reinforcing the country’s bleak status as a global centre for murder. Attackers armed with rifles and pistols opened fire in the Orlando East bar in the township of Soweto in the early… Read More Nineteen dead following shootings at two bars in South Africa