US President Trump acknowledges it is time for the US General Services Administration to "do what needs to be done," lifting an unprecedented block on assistance to President-elect Joe Biden's team for a transition.
Iota is about 475 km east of Isla De Providencia Colombia and expected to become a major hurricane as it approaches Central America.
Another prominent Belarusian figure and lawyer of the opposition Coordination Council, Maxim Znak, has been taken by masked men from his office.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman says his kingdom is eager for a fair solution to the Palestinian issue in line with the kingdom's Arab Peace Initiative in a call with US President Trump.
In a move already derided and scorned by social media users throughout the Middle East, the UAE's ruler optimistically revoked boycotts against Israel ahead of negotiations prior to signing the normalisation deal.
The prisoners' fate is a crucial hurdle in launching peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan govt.
A US security official tracking China's hacking activities has said Chinese government-linked hackers targeted Moderna earlier this year in a bid to steal valuable data. Moderna's candidate is currently in one of the largest phase 3 vaccine trials.
The deployment follows deals that Libya and Turkey struck in November on maritime boundaries in the eastern Mediterranean, and on military co-operation.
The blockage severely impairs operations of the city's main port, which feeds the country that is largely dependent on food imports.
Chinese President Xi Jinping tells visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during a meeting in Beijing that the right and wrong of the situation [in disputed Kashmir] was clear, official Xinhua news agency reported.
The Servant of the People party has the largest share in votes counted as yet in the snap parliamentary election, according to the election commission.
"Russia's economy continues to show moderate growth, under sound macroeconomic policies but with structural constraints and the effects of sanctions," the IMF said in a report on the Russian economy.
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