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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.

Kyrgyzstan declares two-day nationwide mourning for border clash victims

Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov signed a decree on Saturday to declare a two-day nationwide mourning for those killed in clashes on the border with Tajikistan, his press service said, Baku Tribune reports citing TASS.

Death toll in stand collapse during religious holiday in Israel rises to 44

At least 44 people have died after a stand collapsed during the celebration of the Lag B’Omer holiday at Mount Meron located near the city of Safed in north Israel, The Jerusalem Post reported on Friday, citing medical services, Baku Tribune reports quoting TASS.

Russian FM Lavrov to visit Armenia and Azerbaijan

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a visit to Azerbaijan, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing today, Baku Tribune reports.

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan agreed on ceasefire

Foreign Ministers of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have agreed on a ceasefire, Baku Tribune reports citing TASS.

Kyrgyzstan sends note to Tajikistan

The investigation on provocations is underway, Speaker Talant Mamytov told citizens rallying outside the Government House in Bishkek, Baku Tribune reports citing AKI Press.

Nazarbayev hands over chairmanship of Kazakhstan's People's Assembly to Tokayev

First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on Wednesday announced his resignation as chairman of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan and handed over power to President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, according to Xinxua.

Vandalism against Gandhi's monument in Yerevan: Armenians are unable to accept the defeat from Azerbaijan, says indian experts

A monument to Mahatma Gandhi in Yerevan was pelted with eggs and set on fire, because Armenians suspected him of sympathizing with Turkey. Shoaib Khan, a researcher at the Center for Central Eurasian Studies at the University of Mumbai commented on the fact of vandalism against Ghandi's monument for Baku Tribune.

4 killed, 1 injured in Germany care clinic attack

Four people have been killed and one person seriously wounded in an attack at a care clinic in Germany, police said Thursday, Baku Tribune reports citing NDTV.

Fed holds interest rates near zero, sees faster growth and higher inflation

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday declined to let up on its easy money policy despite an economy that it acknowledged is accelerating, Baku Tribune reports citing CNBC.

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Azerbaijani President Aliyev

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev today. Secretary Blinken and President Aliyev emphasized the continuing importance of the U.S.-Azerbaijan bilateral partnership, and discussed a range of issues, reports Baku Tribune citing United States Department of State.