Apart from the continuing practice of implementing unilateral sanctions against Russia, the US recently engaged in ending binding arms control treaties, with the New START being the only one still in force after Washington ditched the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) and the Open Skies treaties with Moscow.
On Friday, Turkey annulled a decree which made Istanbul's historic landmark into a museum, effectively converting the site into a mosque. According to President Erdogan, the move is a step forward for Turkey.
The UK is set to withdraw from the bloc's trade and customs regulations on 31 December. However, there is still uncertainty over their future relations as both parties are attempting to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal. Both London and Brussels have stated they won't postpone the December deadline regardless of the outcome of the deal talks.
A Boeing 737 operated by Ukraine International Airlines, crashed in January soon after departing from an airport in Tehran. The catastrophe claimed the lives of 176 passengers and crew.
Earlier this week, online fashion retailer Boohoo said that it had found "some inaccuracies" as it probed operations at its Leicester factory over allegations that employees there are paid less than the minimum wage and work in "unsafe" conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic is currently ravaging both North and South America, with the US registering record increases in daily totals over the last few days, while Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Mexico have experienced spikes in cases of the virus. The latter even surpassed the UK in terms of confirmed cases.
Last month, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadran announced that Tehran would soon start manufacturing a new class of supersonic cruise missiles known as the Talaeey-e to complement the subsonic weapons currently in service.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon's funeral will be held online to comply with South Korea's coronavirus-related restrictive measures, Yonhap News Agency reported on Sunday, citing the ceremony's preparation committee.