US stocks increase for relief deal before deadline

US lawmakers have approved more than $3 trillion in aid since March when the coronavirus began to take a toll on the world’s largest economy. Major US stock indexes opened higher as investors hope to have a bipartisan relief bill approved by lawmakers before

Israel, United Arab Emirates sign visa exemption deal

With the pact, the UAE became the first Arab nation to lift visa requirements for Israeli nationals. Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday signed four agreements during the first high-level visit from the Gulf state to Tel Aviv following a controversial

Russia: We are ready to freeze warheads

Russia is ready to freeze its nuclear warheads as part of the extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. Russia said on Tuesday it would be ready to freeze its total number of nuclear warheads if

Turkey to plant saplings in fire-hit Hatay province

The Turkish agriculture minister said that preparations made to plant seedlings on nearly 124 acres of land in Hatay province. Turkey is all set to plant saplings on 50 hectares [nearly 124 acres] of land in the southern Hatay province, the country’s agriculture and

Armenian forces hit factory in Azerbaijan’s Terter

Terter city center was calm on Sunday. Civilians went to their homes from safety zones, took valuable and necessary belongings and got back to safety zones. Armenia has attacked a cotton factory in Terter region of Azerbaijan violating the latest cease-fire again. Fire broke

Iran records 337 new fatalities

According to the Health Ministry, 30 out 31 provinces are in red zone with high risk of coronavirus transmission. Iran recorded its worst day of daily death toll from the novel coronavirus with 337, the health ministry said on Monday. Daily death toll count

UN-hosted Libya talks begin in Geneva

The UN said that the launch of this round of talks was marked by “in-person meetings” between the delegations of the two conflicting parties in Libya. The military track of the intra-Libyan negotiations resumed on Monday with a 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission (JMC)

Azerbaijan urges int’l community to condemn Armenia

Earlier Saturday, at least 13 civilians were killed, including four women and three minors, and nearly 50 others injured, when Armenian missiles struck Ganja. A top Azerbaijani official on Saturday urged the international community to condemn Armenia’s attacks on civilian settlements in Azerbaijan. “THE

Merkel urges citizens to reduce contacts

German leaders have been unable to agree on tougher measures to contain a second wave. Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to curb social contacts and keep travel to a minimum on Saturday after federal and state governments struggled to agree on how to contain