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US warns of potential cyber attacks from Iran amid heightened tensions

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a bulletin on Saturday, telling Americans to be prepared for "cyber disruptions, suspicious emails, and network delays," amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/5 15:33:22

Canada warns nationals against risks of traveling to Middle East

Canada updated a travel advisory on Saturday for its citizens travelling to the Middle East due to intensified U.S.-Iran conflicts after Iran's top general was killed by a U.S. airstrike.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/5 15:29:52

Trump threatens to hit 52 Iranian targets if Tehran retaliates after Soleimani killing

US President Donald Trump warned Iran Saturday that America has targeted 52 Iranian sites and Iran will be hit "very fast and very hard" if it attacks any American or US assets.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/5 13:32:27

Russian, Turkish FMs voice concern over U.S. killing of Iranian commander

Lavrov and Cavusoglu expressed deep concern about the possible serious consequences of the U.S. action for peace and stability in the Middle East region.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/5 10:25:32

US-led coalition, Iraqi military deny airstrike north of Baghdad

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) militant group and the Iraqi military on Saturday denied any airstrike north of Baghdad.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/4 18:03:12

US airstrike in Middle East to push up Brazil's fuel prices: president

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday the US airstrike in the Middle East is bound to push up Brazil's fuel prices.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/4 17:36:45

Oil prices surge on US-Iran tensions

The US airstrike that had killed one of Iran's most powerful generals sent oil prices significantly higher on Friday, as market participants feared an escalation of the tensions in the Middle East could disrupt energy flows in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/4 17:16:10

Bolivia to hold general elections on May 3

Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) has decided to hold general elections on May 3, the court's vice President Oscar Hassenteufel said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/4 17:00:57

Trump says Soleimani killing 'to stop war' as Iran tensions soar

US President Donald Trump on Friday insisted he was not seeking war with Iran, as Washington deployed additional troops to the Middle East in the wake of the killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in Iraq.
Source: CGTN | 2020/1/4 16:31:48

Airstrike hit vehicle convoy of Iraq's paramilitary group in N. Baghdad

A vehicle convoy of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces has been attacked early Saturday near Taji stadium in northern Baghdad, the paramilitary group confirmed in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/4 9:13:26

600 Mexicans to travel to Canada for seasonal farm work

600 Mexicans to travel to Canada for seasonal farm work
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/3 12:08:07

Pentagon confirms US forces killed top Iranian commander Soleimani

Pentagon confirms US forces killed top Iranian commander Soleimani
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/3 11:15:52

Spectators dazzled by floats in 2020 Rose Parade

Spectators dazzled by floats in 2020 Rose Parade
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/3 9:56:00

Trump re-election campaign announces massive war chest

US President Donald Trump's re-election campaign said on Thursday that it begins this year with more than 100 million US dollars in the bank.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/3 9:53:01

16 killed, five wounded in Mexican prison

Sixteen inmates were killed and five wounded in a prison fight in the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas, authorities said, in one of the worst outbreaks of violence in the country's penal system since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took power.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/2 19:33:40

The 'supercells' that cured an infant's grave genetic illness

When a person's immune system is impaired by a genetic disease, a bone-marrow transplant can be a powerful therapeutic tool, but with a major downside: During the first few months the recipient's defenses against viruses are severely weakened. The slightest infection can lead to a hospital trip.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/2 18:13:41

2019 deadliest year for Colombia's ex-FARC members

The past year has been the deadliest for ex-FARC combatants in Colombia since the former guerrilla movement signed a peace agreement with the government in 2016, the UN reported Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/1 18:58:40

US to deploy troops to Mid-East after embassy attack

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the United States will deploy about 750 troops immediately to the Middle East, a move taken hours after demonstrators stormed the US Embassy in Iraq.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/1 11:05:49

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