MOSCOW, (Sputnik) – The Saudi-led coalition has welcomed the decision of the Yemeni government to support the call for a ceasefire, voiced by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres amid the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19.
On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doubled down on his accusation against Iran, criticizing Tehran for refusing to accept aid from Doctors without Borders (MSF), while claiming that the Iranian president could "better serve" the people by agreeing to accept US "humanitarian aid".
While several organizations worldwide are calling for the release of nonviolent prisoners as the COVID-19 virus spreads, Julian Assange’s legal team’s request to have the ailing WikiLeaks co-founder released has been denied by a London court, further emphasizing the lack of concern for him, despite his belonging to a high-risk group.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US military has halted troop movement for 60 days to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) but it will not affect the withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan, the Defence Department said in a statement.
BERGAMO (Sputnik) - Russian military specialists have arrived in Bergamo, where the Italy-Russia coronavirus response centre will be deployed, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement.
An 11-member panel appointed by Congress is expected to recommend that women also be required to register for selective service as a “necessary and fair step” in the face of potential national emergencies.
The family of Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent-turned CIA consultant, announced on Wednesday they believe he is dead. Levinson disappeared during a 2007 trip to Iran. Tehran recently opened a missing persons probe into his disappearance, saying he wasn’t in its custody.
The 2019 Christchurch shooting saw 51 killed. The gunman video-recorded and live-streamed the attack on two mosques through the use of Facebook. Today, he appeared from prison via audio-visual link and acknowledged that he was the shooter.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The rising number of COVID 19 infections in India has propelled Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare a countrywide shut down for three weeks starting 24 March at midnight. The nation's Health Ministry has reported nine deaths due to the ongoing pandemic.
As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps France and the world, Paris has responded with a series of tough lockdown measures aimed at slowing the spread of the virus in the nation. Restrictions include having to carry a signed paper justifying being outside of one's home and restricting outdoor exercise to an hour a day and within a 1km radius.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Police in India were unprepared for an altercation that took place after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the ongoing coronavirus which has already infected over 600.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States wants to persuade Saudi Arabia during the G20 conference that Riyadh should roll back its planned oil production boost after the collapse of the OPEC+ deal, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources.
A probe has been launched by the US military following the recent, unusual deaths of two young, American service members stationed at Camp Humphreys in Seoul, South Korea.
Human beings are the only mammals which continue to live after they stop being fertile. New research studying a substance which covers the roots of teeth may aid in proving a long-held theory about the evolutionary origins of long-term child rearing.
The bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef has been a primary concern for World Heritage Site guardians and researchers amid rising concerns of global warming and environmental decay. In recent years, experts have warned that Australia and the world must act promptly to save one of the worlds largest and most important living artifacts.
France has ordered that all its troops be removed from Iraq until further notice amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday threatened to block the $2 trillion emergency coronavirus response bill unless Republican senators remove their objections to some Democratic additions, according to a statement released on Wednesday.
The navy, air force and army of Taiwan conducted extensive military drills on Tuesday as part of the “Lien Hsiang” exercises - which also involved a mock invasion of the island.
ROME (Sputnik) - Russian Ambassador to Italy Sergei Razov categorically refuted reports that Russia would allegedly require Italy to "pay the bill" by asking Rome to lobby for the lifting of EU sanctions for the assistance in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.
A US Department of Justice memo reveals that people who deliberately spread COVID-19 could face federal terrorism charges for “purposeful exposure and infection.”