At least twenty-one people killed following fresh clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed region

At least 21 people were killed on Monday in a second day of heavy clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh that reportedly involved air power, missiles and heavy armour. The fiercest fighting in years between the two former Soviet republics has revived concern over stability in the South Caucasus, a corridor… Read More At least twenty-one people killed following fresh clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed region

Sixteen dead following accident at coal mine in China

Sixteen people were killed in a southwest China coal mine accident on Sunday, the official Xinhua news agency said, the latest accident in a country with a poor history of industrial safety. China’s mines are among the deadliest in the world. There were excessive levels of carbon monoxide in the mine, which trapped 17 miners… Read More Sixteen dead following accident at coal mine in China

Alphabet settles lawsuit on sexual misconduct cases, creates diversity council

Alphabet Inc on Friday settled a shareholder lawsuit that accused the Google parent of covering up lavish exit packages to executives found responsible for sexual misconduct, saying it would overhaul workplace policies and increase oversight of its diversity efforts. The company will prohibit severance packages to employees who are subject to any pending investigation for… Read More Alphabet settles lawsuit on sexual misconduct cases, creates diversity council

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas calls for UN-led peace conference early next year

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday called for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to convene an international conference early next year to launch “a genuine peace process” between Israel and the Palestinians. Abbas urged Guterres to work with the Middle East Quartet of mediators – the United States, Russia, the European Union and the U.N.… Read More Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas calls for UN-led peace conference early next year

Protests erupt in Louisville following ruling on Breonna Taylor shooting

Two police officers were shot and wounded late on Wednesday in Louisville, Kentucky, during protests of a grand jury ruling decried by civil rights activists as a miscarriage of justice in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor in March. The grand jury decided that none of the three white officers involved in the deadly… Read More Protests erupt in Louisville following ruling on Breonna Taylor shooting

Israeli officials visit Bahrain to discuss relations between countries

Israeli officials visited Bahrain on Wednesday to discuss areas of cooperation between the two countries, a Bahrain government spokesperson said. Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates this month signed agreements to establish formal ties with Israel. Israeli carrier Israir operated a flight from Tel Aviv to Bahrain on Wednesday, flight-tracking website FlightRadar24 showed. Israeli media… Read More Israeli officials visit Bahrain to discuss relations between countries

Australia asks Google to remove images of sacred indigenous site Uluru

Australia has asked Google to remove photographs of the top of the sacred indigenous site, Uluru, a tool that allowed users to appear to walk on its summit. Australia in 2019 closed Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, after a decades-long campaign by indigenous communities to protect it. Parks Australia, which is responsible for the… Read More Australia asks Google to remove images of sacred indigenous site Uluru