Russian airstrikes killed dozens of Turkish-backed rebel soldiers in northwestern Syria, the deadliest surge of violence since a truce was reached seven months ago. A group of Polish women disrupted a Catholic church service to protest Poland’s new near-total abortion ban. And, Chinese leaders are meeting this week to formulate a five-year plan for economic and social priorities through 2025.
Thursday night’s presidential debate in Nashville, Tenn., focused extensively on foreign policy topics, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet Friday with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has urged demonstrators who have taken to the streets against police brutality to end their protests.
Heavy fighting continued Friday over Nagorno-Karabakh even as top diplomats from Armenia and Azerbaijan traveled to Washington for negotiations on settling the neighboring countries' decades-long conflict.
Immigration lawyers representing families that were separated upon entering the US at the southern border say 545 children remain completely cut off from their parents, protesters in Nigeria’s biggest city appeared to break an around-the-clock curfew amid widespread chaos, and with fresh clashes continuing in Nagorno-Karabakh, the coronavirus is spreading unchecked.
Nigerian protesters demanding an end to police brutality defied a curfew as gunfire rang out where they were setting up a blockade Wednesday, a day after shots were fired into a crowd of demonstrators.
The US Justice Department unsealed charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers for wide-ranging cyberattacks, President Donald Trump announced Monday that the State Department will remove Sudan from a list of countries that sponsor terrorism, and scientists in the UK have announced plans to start the world’s first human challenge trials for COVID-19.