Israeli Army strikes Hamas military facilities in response to rocket attack

Tel Aviv, Jan 20 (UNI) The Israeli military early on Wednesday hit targets in the Gaza Strip where the Palestine's Hamas movement is located, in a tit-for-tat rocket attack, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.

"IDF tanks recently attacked military posts

US democracy ‘has proven’ its strength: Michel on US Capitol Riots

Brussels, Jan 20 (UNI) European Council President Charles Michel on Wednesday said that -the darkness of violence- will not undermine democracy when commenting on the January 6 US Capitol riots, adding that the American democracy has proven its strength.

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Serbia files first lawsuits against NATO on behalf of 1999 bombing victims

Belgrade, Jan 20 (UNI) Serbian victims of the 1999 NATO bombing in Yugoslavia will, for the first time in over 20 years, on Wednesday file lawsuits against the alliance for the use of depleted uranium ammunition during the air strikes, Srdjan Aleksic, the lawyer who is leading th

US accuses China of 'committing genocide against Uighurs

Washington, Jan 20(UNI) The outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday accused China of committing genocide in its repression of the Uighurs and other mainly Muslim people of China.
The incoming choice for secretary of state, Antony Blinken of President-elect Jo

Samsung heir Lee Jae Yong gets 2.5-yr prison term over corruption scandal

Seoul,  (UNI) The de facto chief of South Korea's Samsung company Lee Jae Yong was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail over corruption charges on Monday.

According to Seoul Central District Court, 'Lee actively provided bribes and implicitly aske

Biden 'to cancel Keystone pipeline on day one in office'

Washington, Jan 19(UNI) Adding one more item to his to-do list on day one US President-elect Joe Biden said that he would be cancelling the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline on his first day in office.

The pipeline which is projected to carry oil for 1,200 miles (1,900

Despite Trump's order travel bans to stay saya Biden

Washington, Jan 19(UNI) Despite the orders by outgoing President Donald Trump to lift travel bans for people from the UK, much of EU and Brazil, these will stay in place even as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office, a spokeswoman for Biden said on Monday.

China's economy expands 2.3 pc in 2020

Beijing, Jan 18 (UNI) China's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 2.3 per cent year-on-year, backed by a relatively rapid recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that also fuelled exports, official data showed on Monday.

The GDP exceeded the 100-trillion-yuan (15.42

Japan submits record $1 Trillion annual budget to parliament: Reports

Tokyo, Jan 18 (UNI) The Japanese government submitted to parliament on Monday its draft budget for 2021, coming in at a record 106.6 trillion yen ($1.02 trillion), media reported.

The proposed budget is more than $38 billion higher than for the current fiscal year,

Twitter temporarily suspends Georgia Congresswoman's account over policy violations

Washington, Jan 18 (UNI) Twitter has locked out Georgia Representative at the US Congress, Marjorie Taylor Greene, from the social networking service for 12 hours for alleged violations of new rules that went into effect following the January 6 Capitol riot.

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