U.S. President Joe Biden pressured Israel Wednesday to end its military actions even though the Jewish state faced rockets fired by Hamas militants from Gaza.
At least 600,000 children aged 12-15 in the United States have received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently authorized for use in this age group, the Hill reported Tuesday.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated Tuesday that the preceding nine days of airstrikes on Gaza have “set Hamas back by years,” BBC News reports. Israel’s ongoing bombardment of specific Hamas terror targets in Gaza has been a response to thousands of rockets indiscriminately fired from the Strip at Israeli cities.
Non-Jewish rioters targeted Israeli motorists with rocks and burning tires as Hamas militants fired rockets into Israel, killing two people, witnesses and officials said.
President Joe Biden’s administration approved the potential sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel, and congressional sources said on Monday that U.S. lawmakers were not expected to object to the deal despite violence between Israel and Palestinian militants.
India’s Catholic Church says the coronavirus pandemic is killing many Catholic leaders. Some 160 Catholic priests have died from Covid-19 in the past five weeks, or an average of 4 each day, according to figures published Monday.
Islamic militants have attacked a church in Niger’s turbulent Tillabéri, Niger region, leaving five people dead and two seriously injured, an aid group said Tuesday.
A leading human rights group is petitioning that governments of Australia, New Zealand, and Britain recognize the systemic killing of some 1.5 million mainly Christian Armenians systemic by Ottoman Empire forces as “genocide.”
On the night of May 25-27, observers in Oceania, Hawaii, eastern Asia and Antarctica will see a lunar eclipse that coincides with the moon’s closest approach to Earth — making it a “supermoon” eclipse that will turn the moon reddish — also known as a “blood moon.” (The dates of this eclipse span two days because the area it will be visible spans the international date line).
ith a warming climate melting more Arctic ice cover and global industries eager to exploit the region for shipping, fishing, drilling and mining, the United States and Russia sounded a rare, cooperative note going into an Arctic meeting this week.