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China, Russia eye fixing ‘global disorder’ amid US withdrawal

China and Russia held a new round of strategic security consultations on Tuesday in Moscow.

Blinken heads to Mideast to consolidate ceasefire

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will head to the Middle East to consolidate the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, U.S. State Department said on Monday.

US condemns Belarus' forced diversion of flight by fighter jet

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday "strongly" condemned the forced diversion of a Ryanair flight heading from Greece to Lithuania that ended with the arrest of a journalist in Belarus.

Israel, Hamas agree to start ceasefire early Friday

Both Israel and Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, have accepted an Egyptian-brokered deal to cease fighting at 2 a.m. Friday local time (2300 GMT Thursday) to end the 11-day bloodshed.

Flurry of US phone calls fail to move Netanyahu on Gaza ceasefire

A flurry of telephone diplomacy from top US officials to Israeli and regional leaders has failed to move Tel Aviv towards accepting a ceasefire amid its ongoing offensive on the Gaza Strip.

India: 22 bodies recovered after barge sinks off Mumbai

A total of 22 bodies have been retrieved from the Arabian Sea after a barge was hit by Cyclone Tauktae on Monday and sank 35 nautical miles from Mumbai, officials said Wednesday.

Jordan, Greece stress two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Jordan and Greece on Tuesday agreed that there is no alternative to the two-state solution as the only way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

France to cancel Sudan’s debt, help clear IMF arrears

France has announced to cancel the debt of $5 billion and earmark another $1.5 billion arrears with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to give relief to Sudan, reeling under the foreign debt.

Biden reportedly signs off on $735M arms sale to Israel

The Biden administration has approved a $735 million arms sale to Israel amid Tel Aviv's ongoing offensive on the Gaza Strip, according to a report published on Monday.

China urges US to 'adjust' position on Israel-Palestine tensions

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the US to "adjust" its position on Israel-Palestine tensions on Sunday.

Biden revokes Trump order for building

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order revoking several measures issued by former President Donald Trump, including one to establish a "National Garden of American Heroes" that called for erecting statues of hundreds of prominent Americans though some of them are controversial over their racial records.

UN Security Council to hold open meeting on Israeli-Palestinian tensions

T he United Nations (UN) Security Council will hold an open meeting on Sunday to discuss the escalation of tensions between Israel and Palestine, Baku Tribune reports citing Xinhua.

Putin, Guterres discuss situation in Jerusalem, Gaza Strip

Russian President Vladimir Putin and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged on Thursday de-escalation in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

UN Secretary General calls to end to hostilities in Israel, Gaza Strip

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres calledon Israel and Gaza to end hostilities, Baku Tribune reports.

11 killed in Kazan school shooting

The death toll in a school shooting in Kazan, in Russia’s Tatarstan Region, has climbed to 11, a source in the emergencies services told TASS.

Xi calls for promoting innovative development of fine traditional Chinese culture

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on people who work in the field of philosophy and social sciences to promote the evolution and growth of fine traditional Chinese culture in new and creative ways, Baku Tribune reports citing Xinhua.

Clashes over Israeli settlements prompt fears for Monday’s Jerusalem Day march

Israeli police faced off with Palestinian protesters in another full night of clashes in East Jerusalem, ahead of a planned parade by hardline Israeli nationalists through the Old City in an annual flag-waving march meant to cement Israeli claims to the contested area.

Vienna talks in dire straits over Iran's advanced centrifuges

The ongoing talks between Iran and major world powers in the Austrian capital Vienna have hit a snag over the fate of Iran's advanced centrifuges.

EU aims at reducing dependence on Chinese, other suppliers

The European Commission presented an updated industrial strategy on Wednesday to reduce the EU’s dependency on Chinese and other foreign suppliers.

Israeli president tasks government formation to opposition leader

Israel's President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday mandated Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid to form a government after current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form one.

International tribunal must determine genocide crime, says UNGA head

Genocide needs to be determined by a competent international judicial tribunal, Volkan Bozkir, the head of the 75th session of UN General Assembly said on Wednesday.

2 rockets hit air base housing U.S.-led forces in western Iraq

Two Katyusha rockets on Tuesday landed on a military air base housing U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq's western province of Anbar, the Iraqi military said.

France threatens to cut electricity to British island in post-Brexit fisheries dispute

France is "ready" to cut electricity to the British island of Jersey -- just off the French coast -- should the United Kingdom not abide by clauses of the Brexit agreement regarding fisheries, French Maritime Minister Annick Girardin said Tuesday.

Mexico City rail overpass collapses onto road, killing at least 23

At least 23 people were killed and 65 were hospitalized when a railway overpass and train collapsed onto a busy road in Mexico City on Monday night, crushing cars under fallen carriages and rubble, according to Reuters.

Iranian rial rebounds amid optimism over Vienna talks

Foreign exchange rates have plummeted in Iran in recent days with the US dollar hitting a new low against Iran’s currency amid renewed optimism over a possible deal between Tehran and Washington.

China’s U.N. envoy hopes U.S. to emphasize dialogue in policy on N.Korea

China’s U.N. ambassador, Zhang Jun, said on Monday he hopes a U.S. review of North Korea policy will place more emphasis on dialogue, instead of pressure, Baku Tribune reports quoting Reuters.

Facebook Oversight Board to Announce Decision on Donald Trump Ban on May 5

Facebook independent oversight board tweeted on Monday it would announce a decision May 5 on whether to uphold former US President Donald Trump’s indefinite suspension from the social media platform and Instagram.

Wuhan airport sees record in passenger numbers since epidemic

Ahead of China's five-day May Day holiday, the airport in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, has seen its highest daily number of passengers since it resumed operations one year ago following the COVID-19 epidemic control, Baku Tribune reports citing Xinhua.