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Yemeni Houthis say they fired missile at Saudi Aramco site in Jeddah

Yemeni Houthis say they fired missile at Saudi Aramco site in Jeddah But TankerTrackers, an oil shipping monitoring website, cited satellite photos from Planet Labs as showing that a fuel storage tank at the North Jeddah Bulk Plant was "struck and quickly extinguished". Yemen has been mired in conflict since the Saudi-led coalition intervened in March 2015 to restore the Yemeni government ousted from power in the capital Sanaa by Houthi forces in late 2014. [Full Article...]

IAEA members urge Iran to curb nuclear activities

IAEA members urge Iran to curb nuclear activities Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in an apparent message to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden , said on Sunday there should be no return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal abandoned by President Donald Trump . The IAEA found that Iran had been feeding uranium hexafluoride (UF6) gas feedstock into advanced IR-2m machines, whose installation had been noted in the IAEA's last report on 2 November. [Full Article...]

South African police use tear gas on ‘whites-only’ prom protesters

South African police use tear gas on ‘whites-only’ prom protesters The school said it was a private event hosted by parents and had nothing to do with them, but teachers were allegedly present. The issue forced its way into the public discourse in a country with deep wounds from a racist past when a man shared a video of what he said was the whites-only party on social media. [Full Article...]

U.S. election: Russian President, Putin reveals who he will work with

U.S. election: Russian President, Putin reveals who he will work with Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Soviet superpower is willing to work with whomever is officially declared the next president of the United States , but he won't offer congratulations until the victor is formally decided - or a candidate concedes. [Full Article...]

First lady Melania Trump accepts 2020 White House Christmas tree

First lady Melania Trump accepts 2020 White House Christmas tree The First Lady stepped out of the White House to greet the carriage wearing black leather gloves, an oversized black and white gingham coat, and black boots. As of Monday, the lucky birds were staying in the nearby luxurious Willard International Hotel. Representatives for the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the report. [Full Article...]

#EndSARS: British MPs to discuss petition seeking sanction against Nigeria today

#EndSARS: British MPs to discuss petition seeking sanction against Nigeria today A total of 220,330 people had signed the e-petition with over 2,000 of the petitioners from the UK. Speaking on the #EndSARS protests, the UK Government said it "is deeply concerned by violence during recent protests in Nigeria , which tragically claimed lives". [Full Article...]

England to use Covid-19 testing to shorten quarantine for incoming passengers

England to use Covid-19 testing to shorten quarantine for incoming passengers Mr Shapps said: "We have a plan in place to ensure that our route out of this pandemic is careful and balanced, allowing us to focus on what we can now do to bolster worldwide travel while keeping the public safe". Those who choose not to be tested will have to observe a two-week quarantine. The new strategy is accompanied by a financial support plan for commercial airports in England. [Full Article...]

Burkina Faso Votes in Presidential, Parliamentary Elections

Burkina Faso Votes in Presidential, Parliamentary Elections Small numbers of early voters waited in a large sandy schoolyard to cast their ballots after polls opened at 6 a.m. (0600 GMT). While there were no reported incidents of major attacks, threats of violence prevented people from casting ballots in hard-hit parts of the country, in the North, Sahel and East regions. [Full Article...]


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