Democrats in Congress immediately cried foul, with the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee suggesting that Steve Linick was fired in part in retaliation for opening an unspecified investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The catastrophe that Palestinians first faced 72 years ago seems to only worsen with time.
The international community's focus on battling Covid-19 provides the perfect cover for criminal political adventurism.
At least 40 people, including newborn babies, killed in two separate attacks in Kabul capital and Nangarhar province, officials say, adding death toll could rise.
Report by US Department of Homeland Security intelligence, obtained by The Associated Press, says China held off informing the WHO that the coronavirus “was a contagion” for much of January so it could order medical supplies from abroad.
South Korea responded to shots fired from across the DMZ but no casualties were reported.
North Korean media has not reported on Kim Jong-un's whereabouts since he presided over a meeting on April 11, provoking intense speculation about his health.
If the heinousness of yesterday's terror attack in Afrin won’t move PKK/YPG sympathisers, including some international observers, then what will?
Beijing came out swinging on Tuesday in response to foreign criticism, saying the US was attacking China to divert attention from its own handling of the Covid-19 outbreak.
WHO boss Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said some countries that thought they had the new coronavirus under control were witnessing a resurgence in cases, while there were troubling upward trends in Africa and the Americas.
The US and the UK both criticised the arrests of anti-Beijing movement supporters included Democratic Party founder and barrister Martin Lee, 81, millionaire publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai, 71, and former lawmaker and barrister Margaret Ng, 72.
Tens of thousands of Britons pledged donations as Tom Moore, a retired army captain, pursued a his goal of finishing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday on April 30 to support health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
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