Iran issued a “red notice” request for the arrest of U.S. President Donald Trump and 47 other American officials over their involvement in the assassination of major general Qasem Soleimani last year, a judiciary official announced in a press release on Tuesday.
An outbreak of Avian flu was confirmed in India after 1,800 migratory birds found dead in Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Kerala.
King’s College Hospital in South London had to postpone the urgent cancer surgery operations scheduled on Jan. 4 and 5 because beds at intensive care units are at capacity with COVID-19 patients.
Saudi Arabia reopened its airspace and land and sea borders with Qatar on Jan. 4 in an agreement aimed at resolving a three-year political dispute, Kuwait’s foreign minister announced.
Indonesia will release alleged 2002 Bali Bombings mastermind Abu Baka Bashir from prison on Jan. 8 after completing his 15-year prison sentence, authorities said on Jan. 4.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Jan. 4 another lockdown in England with similar tough restrictions seen last March as a more transmissible COVID-19 variant spreads throughout the country.
Police in Washington D.C. on Jan. 4 arrested Proud Boys leader Henry “Enrique” Tarrio on charges of destruction of property for burning a church’s Black Lives Matter banner and of possession of firearms.
South Korea has sent forces in waters near the Strait of Hormuz and deployed a delegation to Tehran as tensions rise with Iran after it seized a South Korean tanker last Monday.
The Trade Representative (USTR) has imposed additional duties on various European origin goods such as aircraft, textiles, hardware, cheeses, alcohol, and other agricultural goods because of the ongoing Large Civil Aircraft (LCA) dispute with the European Union (EU).
Britain has began the release of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, while China is racing to vaccinate millions with a homegrown prophylactic.