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Arab Gulf summit calls for action, not Iran’s words
An Arab Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday urged Iran to take concrete steps to ease tensions while reiterating a call to include the region in talks between world powers and Tehran aimed at salvaging their nuclear deal. The crown prince of Saudi Arabia had said at the annual gathering of Gulf leaders before the release of the final communiqué that the nuclear and missile programs of Iran, a longtime adversary, must be dealt with “seriously and effectively”.
Tory revolt against COVID deals hits UK Prime Minister Johnson hard
Nearly 100 Tory lawmakers voted against the new coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday, dealing a blow to the authority of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and raising questions about his leadership. After a day of frantic and unsuccessful lobbying, Johnson was entrusted with the biggest rebellion against his government to date by his party over the measures he felt were necessary to curb the spread of the new Omicron variant.
Haitian Prime Minister meets victims of tanker explosion that killed at least 60 people
Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry met on Tuesday with victims of a tank truck explosion that left at least 60 dead overnight in Cap-Haitien, the country’s second city. Hundreds of people remained at the scene of the blast on Tuesday afternoon, including shocked residents looking for neighbors or relatives as well as people attempting to dismantle the charred remains of the truck for scrap metal.
Another son of ex-president of Panama pleads guilty to money laundering in the United States
A son of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a US money laundering charge linked to Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, becoming the second of his children to admit wrongdoing. Ricardo Martinelli, 42, who bears the same name as his father, argued in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, after being extradited from Guatemala to the United States on Friday, prosecutors said.
US House to vote on compromise version of Uyghur bill
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Tuesday on legislation addressing China’s treatment of its Uyghur Muslim minority, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after lawmakers reached a compromise deal. “The House will pass this legislation today and send it to the Senate for swift action, then to the president’s office for signature,” Pelosi said in a statement.
The “end of the road” approaches to save the Iranian nuclear deal – France
The door to relaunching the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is open for now but “we are quickly coming to the end of the road” to relaunching a pact that is being gutted by Iran’s nuclear advances, said Tuesday. the French Ambassador to the United Nations. “We are approaching the point where Iran’s escalation of its nuclear program will have completely emptied the JCPOA,” Nicolas de Rivière told reporters, referring to the agreement on the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. ‘Iran with six powers – Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States.
UK to remove all countries from COVID travel redlist on Wednesday
The UK government will remove the 11 countries from its COVID-19 travel red list from Wednesday as there is now community transmission of Omicron in Britain, Health Secretary Sajid Javid told Parliament. The new Omicron variant was first detected in southern Africa and Hong Kong. The UK government added 11 African countries to its red list from the end of November, meaning only UK citizens or residents from those countries were allowed in and then had to be quarantined in a hotel.
Politician says Germany should ban Telegram unless it tackles extremist content
Germany should order the Telegram messaging program to be removed from Apple and Google’s app stores if it continues to ignore requests for help finding extremist content, a senior German official said on Tuesday. . Telegram has been blamed in Germany for fueling an increasingly virulent subculture of anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists who exchange information about supposed dangers and stage protests that have escalated into violence.
GCC calls on Lebanon to prevent Hezbollah from carrying out “terrorist operations”
The Gulf Cooperation Council called on Lebanon to prevent Hezbollah from carrying out “terrorist operations”, to strengthen its army and to ensure that weapons are limited to “legitimate state institutions”, the secretary general of the United Nations said on Tuesday. group of six members, Nayef Falah Mubarak al-Hajraf.
He also called on Lebanon to tighten border controls and take action to discourage drug trafficking via exports to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.
Pfizer shot less efficiently in South Africa after Omicron emerged – study
Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine has been less effective in South Africa at keeping people infected with the virus out of hospital since the Omicron variant emerged last month, real-world study has shown published Tuesday. Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 7, people who received two doses of the vaccine had a 70% chance of avoiding hospitalization, up from 93% in the previous wave of infections in Delta, according to the study.
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