Oil price eases as Iran downplays attack

April 20 (BBC/GNA) – Oil and gold prices have eased after Iranian authorities appeared to downplay reports of an attack from Israel. Brent crude,…

Mandisa: American Idol singer dies aged 47

April 20 (BBC/GNA) – Tributes are being paid after Grammy-winning American Idol singer Mandisa Lynn Hundley died at the age of 47. Paula Abdul,…

Italian court drops proceedings against German rescue ship crew

Venice, Apr. 19, (dpa/GNA) – Court proceedings against the crew of a German migrant rescue ship have been dropped in Sicily, almost seven years after the vessel…

G7 chides Iran and warns against escalation, reaffirms Ukraine help

Capri, Apr. 19, (dpa/GNA) – The Group of Seven (G7) condemned Iran for its attacks on Israel and general behaviour on Friday but also called on both…

UN Human Rights Office calls for restraint in Middle East

Geneva, Apr. 19, (dpa/GNA) – The UN Human Rights Office has called on all parties to exercise restraint following a suspected Israeli attack on Iran early Friday.…

WHO says wider alert on contaminated J&J cough syrup ‘likely’

London, April 19 (Reuters/GNA) – The World Health Organization is likely to issue a wider warning about contaminated Johnson and Johnson-made children’s cough syrup found in…

Oil price rises as US says Israel has struck Iran

April 19 (BBC/GNA) – Oil and gold prices have jumped after US officials said an Israeli missile had struck Iran. Brent crude, the international…

Ukraine air defences, Iran-Israel conflict top agenda at G7 meeting

Capri, Apr. 18, (dpa/GNA) – Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) wealthy industrialized democracies gathered on the Italian island of Capri on Thursday amid mounting…

Poland’s Duda dines with his ‘friend’ Trump in New York

Warsaw, Apr. 18, (dpa/GNA) – Poland’s right-wing President Andrzej Duda and US presidential candidate Donald Trump declared their friendship at a dinner in New York on Wednesday…

Nestlé criticized for adding sugar to baby food

Geneva, Apr. 18, (dpa/GNA) – Swiss food and beverage giant Nestlé is being criticized for adding sugar to its baby food in some countries, according to analysis…

US announces $508 million to protect oceans

Washington, Apr. 18, (dpa-AFX/GNA) – At the ninth Our Ocean Conference held in Greece, the United States has announced more than $508 million to protect the oceans…

More than $600 million in UN aid raised for Ethiopia

Geneva, Apr. 17, (dpa/GNA) – Some $610 million were collected at a donor conference in Geneva for millions of Ethiopians suffering from the ill effects of climate…

Chaos in Dubai as UAE records heaviest rainfall in 75 years

Dubai, April 17 (CNN/GNA) — Chaos ensued in the United Arab Emirates after the country witnessed the heaviest rainfall in 75 years, with some areas…

Flame is lit for Paris 2024 in choreographed event in the birthplace of the ancient Olympics

Olympia, Greece, April 16 (CNN/GNA) — The flame for the 2024 Paris Olympics has been lit in Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympics. The flame…

Heavy rains, lightning kill 50 people across Pakistan

Islamabad, Apr. 16, (dpa/GNA) – Pakistani authorities have put rescue services on high alert after heavy rains, thunderstorms and lightning wrought havoc across the country. The National…

Israel launches ‘diplomatic offensive’ against Iran

Tel Aviv, Apr. 16, (dpa/GNA) – Israel’s foreign minister has launched what he called a “diplomatic offensive” against Iran following the major Iranian attack on Israel. “This…

More than 100 migrants arrive in Cyprus in span of 12 hours

Athens, Apr. 16, (dpa/GNA) – Dozens of migrants have arrived by sea in the EU island republic of Cyprus. Two boats with 73 and 37 people on…

UN’s Türk says more must be done to end ‘horrific’ crisis in Gaza

Geneva, Apr. 16, (dpa/GNA) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk is calling for fresh efforts by “all states with influence” to ease the “horrific”…

Macron: Games opening ceremony venue could change in event of threat

Brussels, Apr. 15, (dpa/GNA) – The opening ceremony of the 2024 Paris Olympics might not take place along the Seine river if the security situation in Europe…

Sailing events could harm marine life due to noise, study finds

London, Apr. 15, (PA Media/dpa/GNA) – International sailing events could be harming marine wildlife because of underwater noise pollution from vessels, researchers have warned. Marine mammals, fishes…