Category: Global News

Iraq bombing: IS says it was behind deadly suicide attacks in Baghdad

BBC.com reports: “The Islamic State (IS) group has said it was behind a double suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Thursday that killed at least 32 people and wounded more than 100. The […]

Top Iran leader posts Trump-like golfer image, vows revenge

Reuters reports: “The Twitter account of Iran’s Supreme Leader on Friday carried the image of a golfer resembling former President Donald Trump apparently being targeted by a drone, vowing revenge over the killing of a […]

Biden seeks five more years for last Russia nuclear pact but no ‘reset’

SpaceWar.com reports: “US President Joe Biden on Thursday proposed a five-year extension with Russia of New START, days before the expiration of the last nuclear reduction treaty between the two powers, but vowed to press […]

Moscow Welcomes US Plan to Seek Arms Treaty

Voice of America News reports: “Russia welcomed Friday the Biden administration’s announcement Thursday it is seeking a five-year extension of the New START arms control treaty, set to expire February 5, with the Kremlin saying it is waiting to see […]

Christian Group Names Nigeria Hot Spot for Persecution

Voice of America News reports: “A report by the U.S-based Christian persecution monitoring group Open Doors shows the number of Christians killed in 2020 increased by 60%, mostly because of Islamic violence against Nigerian Christians. […]

Pakistan Announces Successful Test of Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile

Voice of America News reports: “Pakistan said Wednesday that it had successfully test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile into the Arabian Sea, aimed at ‘revalidating’ the weapon’s operational and technical parameters. The Shaheen III surface-to-surface missile, […]

Russia urges Biden to be ‘more constructive’ on arms treaty

SpaceWar.com reports: “Russia on Wednesday urged US President Joe Biden’s new administration to take a ‘more constructive’ approach in talks over the extension of the New START treaty, Washington’s last arms reduction pact with Moscow. […]

PA calls for international pressure on Israel

Israel National News reports: “Nabil Abu Rudeineh, the official spokesman for Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, on Wednesday condemned the Israeli government’s decision to build more than 2,500 new housing units in ‘occupied Palestinian […]

Iraq attack: Twin suicide bombings in central Baghdad kill 32

BBC.com reports: “At least 32 people have been killed and 100 others injured in a twin suicide bombing in a busy commercial area in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, officials say. The bombers blew themselves up among […]

750 reportedly dead after attack on Ethiopia church

ChristianToday.com reports: “A Belgium-based peacebuilding non-profit is reporting 750 people killed in an attack on Ethiopia church. The attack was detailed in the January 9 ‘Situation Report’ of the Europe External Programme with Africa (EEPA).  […]

Iranian president calls on Biden to return to nuclear deal

Israel National News reports: “Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday called on incoming President Joe Biden to bring the US back into the Iran nuclear deal – and to drop sanctions on Tehran imposed during […]

Biden State pick calls for extending New START with Russia

SpaceWar.com reports: “Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, said Tuesday the incoming administration would seek to extend New START, the last US arms pact with Russia, which expires February 5. ‘I […]