Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, 62, was killed in a brazen daylight gun and bomb attack on his car in a town east of Tehran on Friday. Conflicting reports have emerged regarding the details of the assassination, including the numbers of perpetrators involved and the weapons used. Iran has blamed Israel for the attack, and threatened to avenge the “martyr.”
On Sunday, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said they were in the last week or so of substantive negotiations.
Projected president-elect Joe Biden on Sunday tapped key campaign staff and advisers to lead his all-female communications team, naming Jen Saki, formerly the State Department's spokeswoman under Obama, as his White House press secretary.
The concept of free ports began in Italy in the 17th century and spread to the rest of Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. They were places where merchants could do business with minimal interference from the state and famous examples include Genoa, Hamburg, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Earlier, media outlets reported that the Trump administration is set to include Chinese chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) and China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) in its list of companies which it alleges have ties to the military.
Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Narendra Singh Tomar – respectively India's Home, Defence and Agriculture ministers - met late on 29 November in Delhi to work out how to mollify thousands of angry farmers who are protesting in the capital. The farmers have rejected the government’s invitation to hold conditional talks.
On 28 November, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali announced that the country's National Defence Forces (ENDF) had gained full control of the Tigray region’s capital of Mekelle.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the global death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 1.45 million, over 62.6 million cases have been registered, and more than 40 million people have already recovered.