Daesh-linked terrorists in central Mali have reportedly killed more than 30 people on a bus ferrying them to a local market amid persisting violent insurgency in the West African nation.
Five far-right extremists suspected of planning a terrorist bomb and gun attack have been remanded in custody in Finland, police said on Friday.
The emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is the “ultimate evidence” of the danger of unequal vaccination rates around the world, the head of the Red Cross said on Friday.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has again threatened Russia with "serious consequences" if it launches any military action in neighboring Ukraine and said that the United States and European allies are determined to “stand resolutely against” Russia, despite the fact that Moscow has rejected Washington’s allegations of preparing to invade the eastern European country.
The new highly transmissible omicron coronavirus variant has been found in at least 10 new American states, a sign that the virus is spreading fast throughout the country.
Omicron has been detected in 38 countries but there are no reported deaths so far from the new COVID-19 variant, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Norway, a NATO member, has called on the US-led military alliance to stay away from its border area near Russia, saying the country’s own armed forces will take care of the strategic region.
The Russian military has for the first time deployed coastal missile defense systems near its eastern territory of Kuril Islands, which is also claimed by Japan, a move that is intended to underline Moscow’s assertive stance in the decades-long dispute.
France has firmly rejected Britain’s proposals for fighting illegal migration through joint patrols across the English Channel, saying the United Kingdom’s ideas encroach upon the country’s sovereignty amid rising tensions between the two sides over the migrant crisis.
More cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus were confirmed in the United States on Thursday, a sign that infections are likely to spread throughout the country.