Lebanese lawmakers convene to approve Cabinet after power delay

Lebanese lawmakers convene to approve Cabinet after power delay

  • Lebanon’s worsening fuel shortages translating into few or any hours of state-backed power a day
By AP ·

Update Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat in India talks amid fears of new Taliban repression

Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat in India talks amid fears of new Taliban repression

  • Expert says Prince Faisal’s visit “very significant” amid political changes in the region
  • New Delhi urges Riyadh to resume flights as two officials discuss COVID-19 challenges, trade and bilateral ties
By Sanjay Kumar ·

Update Eight killed in Russian university shooting, gunman in hospital – police

Eight killed in Russian university shooting, gunman in hospital – police

  • University spokesperson had earlier said the shooter had been ‘liquidated’
  • Gunman was identified as a student at the university who obtained the hunting rifle in May
By Reuters ·

Saudi Arabia calls for peaceful use of nuclear energy

Saudi Arabia calls for peaceful use of nuclear energy

  • The minister said the region needs to be free of weapons of mass destruction
By Arab News ·

Pfizer COVID-19 jab safe for children aged 5-11, clinical trial results show

Pfizer COVID-19 jab safe for children aged 5-11, clinical trial results show

  • The vaccine would be administered at a lower dosage than for people 12 and over
By AFP ·

Update Rwandan court finds ‘Hotel Rwanda’ film hero guilty in terrorism case

Rwandan court finds ‘Hotel Rwanda’ film hero guilty in terrorism case

  • Prosecutors had sought a life sentence on nine charges
  • Rusesabagina’s trial began in February, six months after he arrived in Kigali on a flight from Dubai
By Reuters ·

HP, Procter & Gamble join companies pledge to cut emissions

HP, Procter & Gamble join companies pledge to cut emissions

  • The companies aim to cut almost 2 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide by 2040
  • Scientists say the world needs to achieve ‘net zero’ emissions by 2050 if it wants to meet the Paris climate accord's goal of keeping temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century
By Reuters ·

Navalny’s camp said YouTube had also taken down one of their videos that contained the names of 225 candidates they had endorsed. (File/AFP)

Navalny allies accuse YouTube, Telegram of censorship in Russian election

  • Navalny’s allies already accused Alphabet’s Google and Apple of buckling under Kremlin pressure
  • Russia has for years sought sovereignty over its part of the Internet
By Reuters ·

Navalny’s camp said YouTube had also taken down one of their videos that contained the names of 225 candidates they had endorsed. (File/AFP)

Navalny allies accuse YouTube, Telegram of censorship in Russian election

  • Navalny’s allies already accused Alphabet’s Google and Apple of buckling under Kremlin pressure
  • Russia has for years sought sovereignty over its part of the Internet
By Reuters ·