The United States has been in Syria since 2016, justifying its presence in the country by the alleged threat of a resurgent Daesh (ISIS)*, which was routed in 2017. The Syrian government has repeatedly demanded that US troops vacate the country.
Israel commemorated its 73rd anniversary of independence on 14 May with the country being dragged into an armed conflict with Hamas, a militant Islamist group based in the Gaza Strip. What's behind the latest standoff and why haven't the warring parties been able to reach a compromise for decades?
The incident comes amid a surge in tensions that have escalated into widespread violence between Jews and Palestinians this week over the Israeli authorities' attempts to restrict access to a key Islamic holy site, and in anticipation of a Supreme Court ruling to kick Palestinian families out of their homes in East Jerusalem.
Prince Harry appeared on the “Armchair Expert” mental wellness podcast hosted by American actor Dax Shepard on 13 May, where he vented the struggles he had experienced while a full-time royal, and allowed himself a jab at his father, Prince Charles, for “treating me the way he was treated”.
The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), a powerful telescope developed and operated by the country’s science agency CSIRO, became fully operational in February 2019 and has been conducting pilot surveys of the sky to map the structure and evolution of the Universe.
The 9/11 attacks in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania prompted the US to declare a ‘War on Terror’ and to invade Afghanistan and Iraq. America’s Saudi allies faced no consequences, even though Osama bin Laden and 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals, and Saudi-sponsored charities were deemed “likely” to have provided terror funding.
Graves complained about people’s willingness to "ignore the fact" that UFOs are out there and are "watching us every day".
The death toll from the coronavirus infection in the world topped 3.36 million, and over 162 million cases were detected, as of Sunday, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.