Mass protests across the United States erupted against police brutality and racism on 25 May, after George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old African American man, died in police custody in the US city of Minneapolis. Some protests have turned into violent riots that include arson and widespread looting.
The tense situation in Afghanistan has been worsened by terrorist attacks across the country, with at least ten incidents that left dozens of people killed and injured taking place in April and May.
Recently, Venezuela received a large tanker shipment of gasoline from Iran, another country under US sanctions, amid domestic fuel shortages. At the same time, US media reports suggested that several tankers carrying Iranian oil turned away from the Latin American state due to pressure from Washington on their owners.
MP for Bournemouth East, Chair of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee Tobias Ellwood has called for the UK to collaborate with its top western partner, the US, to work out an effective roadmap for global unity amid China's "different course".
The high and towering pyramid shape of the buildings is hardly accidental, a new study has revealed, digging into the sacred ideas that the iconic shape had for pre-Columbus Americans.
The rise of 'tech-nationalism' has been raised as a concern in key forums and conferences amid the ongoing US trade war on China. But what is the practice and how can governments, industry leaders and groups build common cybersecurity standards to boost transparency and reduce fallout from protectionist agendas? Sputnik takes a closer look.
US forces remain in Syria despite having no legal basis such an invitation from the government or UN Security Council mandate to carry out operations there. Washington continues to ignore demands by Damascus and members of the international community to withdraw its troops illegally stationed there.
The numbers across the world are growing, with over 6,200,000 cases and 375,000 fatalities globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. The US remains the worst-hit country in the world, with 1.8 million infected and over 105,000 deaths, while Brazil occupies second, with over 520,000 confirmed cases.