US Secretary of State Blinken says ‘world is watching’

United States Secretary of State Tony Blinken, on his first day on the job, said the “world is watching” how the administration of President Joe Biden will change course from the “America first” approach of former President Donald Trump. Blinken, speaking to

US Senate confirms Blinken as Biden’s secretary of state

The United States Senate has confirmed Antony Blinken to be the next US secretary of state, the nation’s top diplomat. Blinken’s confirmation by a vote of 78-22 signals broad political support for President Joe Biden’s promise of an American foreign policy focused

Egypt’s suicidal state

After a turbulent decade of revolution and counterrevolution, Egypt appears to have gone 360 degrees back to entrenched and brutal military dictatorship. In this uneven clash, Egyptian citizens fought those above the law and, ultimately, those above the law won. Those who

CAR announces state of emergency after armed attacks

Presidential spokesman says state of emergency will allow authorities ‘to make arrests without going through national prosecutors’. The Central African Republic (CAR) has announced a 15-day state of emergency after armed groups tried to block the capital, Bangui, in a bid to

COVID vaccinations begin in Brazil’s hard-hit Amazonas state

The Brazilian city of Manaus has begun administering vaccinations against COVID-19, providing some hope as the local health system is under severe strain amid a surge in infections and dwindling oxygen supplies. The Amazonas state government on Tuesday started distributing vaccine doses

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