The killing of George Floyd by a white police officer polarised the country politically and racially in the middle of a presidential campaign and as states begin to ease lockdowns imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
There are concerns in the US that widespread protests over the death of George Floyd could cause new outbreaks in a nation where the new coronavirus has disproportionately affected racial minorities.
In April 2016, Iranian professor Sirous Asgari was indicted after US federal prosecutors accused him of stealing trade secrets in violation of US sanctions on Iran.
The World Health Organization's emergencies director Michael Ryan said four of the 10 countries showing the greatest number of new Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours were in Latin America.
Both Chinese and Iranian media took the opportunity to point out endemic racism and police brutality in the US as ties between the two countries and Washington deteriorate.
Meanwhile, Iran also took Washington to task over the killing of George Floyd condemning what it called "the tragic murder of black people and deadly racial discrimination in the United States".
Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation have long dealt with the kind of brutality being enacted by some US police officers against African-Americans.
A mass grave was found in the Aziziye region in the south of the capital city in Libya, say officials. The investigation is under way.
The announcement came on the same day Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen was sworn in for her second term in office, saying she strongly rejects China's sovereignty claims. China views Tsai as a separatist bent on formal independence for Taiwan.
US Commerce Department has said that it was tightening sanctions on Huawei — seen by Washington as a security risk — to include denying it access to semiconductor designs developed using US software and technology.
The US special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, on Wednesday publicly confirmed the strategy two weeks after an official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Washington had notified Britain, France and Germany of its plan.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated his intention to annex the illegally occupied territory, in a move that would kill the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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