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Bomb blast kills 6 people at pro-Palestinian rally in Pakistan near Afghan border

A bomb blast on Friday killed six people at a pro-Palestinian rally in Southwest Pakistan, police said. The bomb, which was attached to a motorcycle, targeted the vehicle of the leader of the hardline religious party that had organized the event, local police chief Jafar Khan told Reuters by phone. For the latest headlines, follow …

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UAE records 1,451 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

The United Arab Emirates confirmed 1,451 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths in 24 hours, the country’s health ministry reported on Friday. The numbers were determined after the UAE’s health authorities carried out 241,8630 coronavirus tests, according to figures from the UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA). Developing

Erdogan urges Pope to help end Gaza conflict, impose sanctions on Israel

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday urged Pope Francis to help rally the world to adopt sanctions against Israel for its “massacre” of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The phone call between Erdogan and the pontiff came as Turkey presses ahead with a furious diplomatic push to help end bloodshed that has claimed the …

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Spain urges responsibility as parties mark COVID-19 curfew’s end

Spain’s government called Monday for “responsibility”, insisting health restrictions were still in place after weekend images showed people celebrating the state of emergency’s end without masks or social distancing. “The end of the state of emergency does not mean the end of restrictions. Far from it. The virus threat still exists,” Justice Minister Juan Carlos …

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