Monday, May 20, 2024

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William Lai Ching-te sworn in as Taiwan’s new president

Lai takes over as leader as Beijing aggressively asserts its claim over the self-governed island of 23 million people.

William Lai Ching-te to be sworn in as Taiwan’s new president

Lai's election victory gave the DPP an unprecedented third term, but his room for manoeuvre is likely to be limited.

Moroccans protest Israel ties in pro-Palestinian rally | TOME

CASABLANCA, Morocco: Thousands of Moroccans demonstrated Sunday in Casablanca in support of the Palestinian people and against ties with Israel, an AFP journalist said, more than seven months into the Gaza war. Protesters in Morocco’s commercial capital chanted “Freedom for Palestine,” “If we don’t speak out, who will?” and “No to normalization,” and many wore keffiyeh scarves or waved Palestinian flags.

French forces clear New Caledonia roadblocks to end unrest

Dozens of barricades dismantled along key road linking airport to capital Noumea, French officials say.

Iranian President Raisi’s Helicopter Crash: What We Know

A helicopter carrying Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi and the foreign minister has crashed in a remote area north Iran.

Man City clinch 4th Premier League title despite Arsenal win

City beat West Ham United 3-1 at home to secure their eighth title ahead of Arsenal, who beat Everton 2-1.

UAE food aid arrives in Gaza

DUBAI: A UAE aid shipment carrying 252 tons of food arrived in Gaza bound for the north of the enclave, Emirates News Agency reported on Sunday. The shipment arrived via the maritime corridor from Larnaca in Cyprus. The delivery involved cooperation from the US, Cyprus, UK, EU and UN. The supplies were unloaded at UN warehouses in Deir Al-Balah and are awaiting distribution to Palestinians in need.