Friday marks International Quds (Jerusalem) Day, an Iran-led campaign of demonstrations and protests across the Muslim world aimed at showing solidarity with the Palestinian people and marking opposition to Zionism, the Israeli government and Israel's occupation of Jerusalem.
Sir Keir Starmer - a former Director of Public Prosecutions - replaced Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Party leader last year after the Tories won a landslide victory in the 2019 general election. He had hoped to see the first signs of a post-Corbyn bounce in the elections held on 6 May.
Countries from around the world have rushed in emergency relief supplies to India, where the second wave of COVID that hit hard in April has been apocalyptic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has been facing a massive backlash in India for ostensibly prioritising election rallies and religious gatherings over pandemic preparedness.
Five European powers have urged the Israeli government to "cease its policy of settlement expansion" across the West Bank as “threatening prospects for a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict". The statement came after the Israeli District Committee for Jerusalem published plans to approve over 500 housing units in the territory.
On 29 April, China launched the Long March 5B carrier rocket with the main module for its future orbital station. The US Air Force said earlier that it expected the core of the rocket to crash down in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the week.
An organisation representing indigenous women in Bolivia has slammed state violence against protestors in Colombia in a statement. The comments follow a major rally in Trafalgar Square last week supporting Colombians protesting a contentious tax reform law from the country's central government.
The Duke of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey, America’s legendary talk show host, that his older brother William and father Charles were “trapped” in the royal institution with no chance of getting out like he did. Oprah interviewed Prince Harry and his wife about their decision to call it quits and depart Buckingham Palace last year.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 3.2 million and over 155 million cases of the infection have been detected, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.