Tensions with Iran under the Trump administration came to a head after the US withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018 and began to reimpose sanctions previously lifted under the nuclear deal. Relations worsened even further after US strikes in January killed Quds Force commander Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Acting US Defence Secretary Christopher Miller will visit the Middle East this week to discuss with commanders and regional partners a range of issues such as combating "malign activities" in the region, the Pentagon said in a press release on Wednesday.
The Argentine sports icon had an illustrious career playing for Napoli, Barcelona, and Boca Juniors, but he is perhaps most revered for his triumphant 1986 World Cup performance. On Wednesday, the legend died as a result of a cardiac arrest.
Uncertainty has mounted over the fate of AstraZeneca’s vaccine following reports of inconsistent efficacy. The inoculation, which was developed in collaboration with Oxford University, is based on the monkey adenoviral vector, which experts say hasn’t proved its efficacy yet.
Any mention of the prosecution of Julian Assange has been removed from the EU's latest report on fundamental rights, despite the best efforts of MEPs such as Ireland's Clare Daly.
In 2019, at least six tankers suffered non-critical damage to their hulls as a result of explosions of unknown origin while sailing through the Gulf of Oman. Although an investigation into one of the incidents by the UAE concluded that it had been carried out by a state actor, it fell short of naming which one.
The British economy is expected to shrink by 11.3 percent this year and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim lives in the UK. So bleak is the picture that an eight-year-old boy wrote to Boris Johnson and asked him if Christmas was cancelled this year.
The global death toll from the coronavirus has reached 1.4 million, while the total number of cases is close to 60 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.