Palestinian activist recounts moment of viral arrest picture

Al Jazeera caught up with the Palestinian activist many have seen on social media recently. The video of an Israeli soldier kneeling on Khairi Hanun’s neck went viral. It resembled the incident which sparked nationwide protests in the United States against the police killing of George Floyd. Al Jazeera’s Nida Ibrahim reports. Source link

Exclusive: French reform proposal for Lebanon delves into details

Beirut, Lebanon – French President Emmanuel Macron, in a visit to Lebanon, has offered to help provide the crisis-hit nation with vital aid if its politicians make good on long-overdue reforms. Speaking at the palatial French ambassador’s residence in Beirut from where Greater Lebanon was proclaimed by colonial France 100 years ago, Macron said on […]

C.D.C. Tells States How to Prepare for Covid-19 Vaccine by Early November

That’s a positive development, “so it doesn’t just all wind up in high-income, affluent suburbs,” said Dr. Cedric Dark, an emergency medicine physician at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. The C.D.C. noted in its guidance that “limited Covid -19 vaccine doses may be available by early November 2020.” The documents were dispatched the same […]

Pakistan blocks Tinder, other dating apps over ‘immoral’ content

Pakistan has blocked Tinder, Grindr and three other dating apps for not adhering to local laws, its latest move to curb online platforms deemed to be disseminating “immoral content”. Pakistan, the second-largest Muslim-majority country in the world after Indonesia, is an Islamic nation where extra-marital relationships and homosexuality are illegal. On Tuesday, the Pakistan Telecommunications […]

Pelosi faces criticism in salon face mask controversy

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing controversy over footage of a solo hair salon visit in San Francisco at a time when California businesses are limited by concern over coronavirus. Fox News first reported on the footage, which shows Pelosi in the salon, face mask around her neck. A stylist can be seen following her with […]

What’s behind the latest sackings in Saudi Arabia’s royal family?

Many royal family members in Saudi Arabia have been sacked or arrested since Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) was appointed crown prince three years ago. Fahd bin Turki, the commander of the Saudi-led war in Yemen, was sacked by Prince Mohammed while bin Turki’s son is no longer deputy governor of a region in the northwest. […]

‘Victim of a crime’: World leaders react to Navalny poisoning

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was poisoned with the same type of Soviet-era nerve agent that British authorities identified in a 2018 attack on a former Russian spy, Germany has said. The German government said testing by a German military laboratory showed “proof without doubt of a chemical nerve agent from the Novichok group”. The […]

CDC directs halt to renter evictions to prevent COVID-19 spread

The Trump administration has issued a directive (PDF) halting the eviction of some renters in the United States through the end of 2020 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Federal, state and local governments have approved eviction moratoriums during the course of the pandemic for many renters, but those protections are expiring rapidly. A recent report from […]

Markey defeats Kennedy III in Massachusetts’ Senate primary

United States Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts defeated US Representative Joe Kennedy III in Tuesday’s hard-fought Democratic primary, harnessing support from progressive leaders to overcome a challenge from a younger rival who is a member of America’s most famous political family. It was the first time a Kennedy has lost a race for Congress in […]

‘We are part of the tapestry’: Black Iranians launch collective

She sits with an air of reflection, a tea in one hand, staring into the moon over the Gulf through the window. Next to her are two books, one titled Iranian. The second one is opened – and on a fresh page she has written down and underlined the word “Africa”. It is a scene […]

Russia FM accuses foreign forces of Belarus meddling

Russia’s foreign minister is accusing outside forces of meddling in Belarus. Sergey Lavrov said activists from Ukraine are trying to create violent protests, but did not provide evidence of that. Lithuania’s foreign minister, Linas Linkevicius, told Al Jazeera what he called Russian “weakness” may be behind the Kremlin’s decision to back President Alexander Lukashenko. His […]

Two-state solution needed for Palestine, Qatar emir tells Kushner

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has told White House adviser Jared Kushner that Doha supports a two-state solution, with East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, to end the conflict with Israel. The emir met US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, in Doha on Wednesday following […]

Messi’s Barcelona future ‘difficult’, says footballer’s father

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona future looks “difficult”, according to the footballer’s father. Jorge Messi, who is also Lionel Messi’s agent, landed at Barcelona-El Prat Airport on a flight from Argentina on Wednesday. He is expected to sit down with club president Josep Bartomeu and other team officials to discuss his son’s future, but it is unclear […]

Zimbabwean protest leader freed on bail in fourth attempt

Zimbabwean opposition politician Jacob Ngarivhume has been granted bail in his fourth attempt since being detained on July 20 after calling for anti-government protests against corruption and the country’s economic crisis. High Court judge Siyabona Musithu on Wednesday granted Ngarivhume’s appeal against the ruling of a lower court that had denied him bail and said, “The magistrate […]

Nerve agent Novichok found in Russia’s Alexi Navalny: Germany

Tests performed on samples taken from prominent Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny showed the presence of the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok, the German government said. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said in a statement on Wednesday testing by a special German military laboratory had shown “proof without doubt of a chemical nerve agent from the […]

India Parliament panel grills Facebook over anti-Muslim posts

An Indian parliamentary committee has grilled Facebook representatives after the social media giant was accused of bias and not acting against anti-Muslim posts on its platform. The closed-door hearing on Wednesday followed accusations in newspaper reports that the social media giant was allowing hate speech on its platform and that its top policy official in […]

Covid-19 Live Updates: Trump’s New Virus Adviser Has Questioned Mask Use

Trump’s new coronavirus adviser has questioned masks and alarmed government scientists. Dr. Scott W. Atlas has argued that the science of mask wearing is uncertain, that children cannot pass on the coronavirus and that the role of the government is not to stamp out the virus but to protect its most vulnerable citizens as Covid-19 […]

Netanyahu is pitting Jews against Jews

Everyone in Israel is talking about “normalisation” these days. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his followers are feting the normalisation of Israel’s ties with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Political pundits are betting on the identity of the next Muslim state to normalise relations with the Jewish state – will it be Bahrain or […]

The Database: Collecting the world’s financial data

 What do you do if your bank account suddenly gets closed and you and your business can no longer function – and you have no idea why? You discover it is because you are on a database that you did not even know existed, saying that you have links with “terrorism” and therefore few banks […]

Macron says foreign interference among Iraq’s top challenges

French President Emmanuel Macron pledged support for Iraq on Wednesday and said the main challenges facing the country are Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group fighters and foreign interference in its affairs. “We are here for and we will continue to support Iraq,” Macron said at a news […]

US partially lifts decades-old arms embargo on Cyprus

The United States has said it will lift for one year its decades-old arms embargo on Cyprus to allow “non-lethal” military goods to be sold to the Mediterranean island. In a move which was immediately slammed by Turkey, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo informed Republic of Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades of the change in […]

Yoshihide Suga launches bid to become Japan’s next prime minister

Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, has announced he will join the race to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) – and, by default, the country’s next head of government. A longtime aide to the outgoing prime minister, Suga told reporters on Wednesday that he was entering […]

Afghan negotiators set to fly to Doha as prisoner release resumes

Afghan government negotiators will fly to Qatar’s capital on Thursday to prepare for long-delayed peace talks with the Taliban, as Kabul’s administration resumed releasing Taliban prisoners, an official has said. “Tomorrow the team is leaving for Doha,” Fraidoon Khawzoon, the spokesman for Abdullah Abdullah who is the head of the High Council for National Reconciliation […]

Colombia lifts restrictions as COVID-19 cases stabilise

Colombia has lifted its five-month coronavirus lockdown as COVID-19 cases have begun to stabilise across the country. Many sectors are now open for business, as the government wants to fix a struggling economy. Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Bogota. Source link