Organization of American States (OAS) Labels Hamas a Terrorist Organization

The Organization of American States (OAS) announced last May 17 that it has designated Palestinian militant group Hamas as a terrorist organization. “The recent attacks launched by Hamas against the Israeli civilian population undoubtedly constitute attacks of a terrorist nature. …

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US and Russian Foreign Ministers to Meet in Iceland to Ease Friction

Top diplomats from the United States and Russia have scheduled a meeting Wednesday night in Iceland for their first face-to-face encounter after months of deteriorating relations between the two countries. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister …

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EU to Lift COVID-19 Travel Ban on International Tourists

Member states of the European Union have agreed to lift the travel restrictions imposed on non-EU tourists as countries of the bloc prepare ahead of the summer tourist season, two sources from the bloc said on Wednesday. The move came …

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Calls for ‘Diplomatic Boycott’ of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on May 18 called for a “diplomatic boycott” of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing due to the human rights abuses of the ethnic Uyghur minority. “We cannot proceed as if nothing is wrong …

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Spain Deploys Troops as 8,000 Migrants Enter Enclave

Spain has deployed troops after a record number of around 8,000 migrants, including about 1,500 minors, from Morocco reached the North African enclave of Ceuta in two days. According to Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska, 200 troops and an additional …

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Egypt Opens 11 Hospitals to Treat Wounded Palestinians from Gaza

Egypt has now designated 11 hospitals to treat wounded Palestinians amidst escalating violence in Gaza, after it opened the Rafah border over the weekend to allow for the passage of those needing medical assistance.  This in addition to allocating 165 …

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Israeli Airstrike Damages Only COVID Testing Facility in Gaza

The Palestinian Authority reported that Gaza’s sole COVID-19 testing facility has been damaged by Israeli airstrikes forcing it to cease operations. Yousef Abu al-Reesh, director of the Hamas-controlled health authority in Gaza said the facility was situated inside a health …

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