Suspected car-ramming attack by Palestinian teen highlights rising tensions, amid questions over Israeli police actions

December 06, 2021 at 22:48

Jerusalem (CNN) A 15-year old Palestinian boy suspected of deliberately ramming his car into an Israeli army checkpoint, injuring a security guard, has been shot dead, according to Israel's Defense Ministry. The security guard was taken to hospital where he...

3 more hostages released in Haiti, aid group says

December 06, 2021 at 16:22

(CNN) Three more members of a group of 17 hostages kidnapped in Haiti in October were released Sunday night, according to a statement from the US-based Christian Aid Ministries. "We are thankful to God that three more hostages were released last night. Thos...

Soccer club's uniform features a QR code

December 06, 2021 at 15:59

(CNN) It's a football uniform with a difference -- it has a QR code which, when scanned, will direct users to a web page to learn more about the issues of sportswashing and alleged human rights abuses that surround the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The kit, whic...

Aung San Suu Kyi faces two years in jail after her sentence is halved

December 06, 2021 at 15:49

(CNN) Myanmar's deposed civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, faces two years in jail after her sentence was halved by the country's military, state media MRTV reported on Monday. Earlier in the day, Suu Kyi was sentenced to four years in prison on charges of...

ITF 'does not want to punish a billion people' by suspending China tournaments in Peng Shuai row

December 06, 2021 at 10:45

(CNN) The governing body of tennis, the International Tennis Foundation (ITF), has not suspended tournaments in China because it "does not want to punish a billion people," its president said Sunday. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) announced an immedia...

US reluctance to lift sanctions main hurdle to reviving 2015 pact, Iran official says

December 06, 2021 at 10:31

Dubai, UAE The reluctance of the United States to lift all sanctions on Iran is the main challenge to reviving a 2015 nuclear pact, a senior Iranian official said on Sunday, as Western powers questioned Tehran's determination to salvage the agreement. Indir...

Volcano rescue workers dig through thick layers of hot ash in Indonesia after Mount Semeru erupts

December 06, 2021 at 08:49

East Java (CNN) Rescue workers in Indonesia continued to dig through thick layers of hot ash and debris Monday to find survivors of a volcanic eruption that left more than a dozen people dead and thousands displaced in the country's East Java province, even...

Britain needs a 'booster for growth' as tax hikes threaten investment

December 06, 2021 at 00:03

London (CNN Business) Britain's economy needs much more investment. Business says it's unlikely to get it any time soon. The Confederation of British Industry said in its latest forecast that a "short-lived recovery" in capital spending would end in 2023 be...

Stolen yogini goddess statue, once on sale at Sotheby's, to be returned to India

December 05, 2021 at 21:24

Written by Sana Noor Haq, CNNA stolen yogini statue , which was once on sale at Sotheby's auction house in London, will be returned to the High Commission of India to be repatriated. Marinello said the widow "had no idea," and was shocked that the statue ha...

UN and US condemn Myanmar military after protest reportedly turns deadly

December 05, 2021 at 21:13

(CNN) At least five people were killed in Myanmar when a vehicle plowed into anti-junta protesters this weekend, according to local media. The attack took place in a Yangon township, news outlet Myanmar Now reported Sunday, citing protesters and eyewitnesse...

Canada is having difficulty following through with strict vaccine mandates

December 05, 2021 at 20:27

Canada's tight labor market is forcing many companies to offer regular Covid-19 testing over vaccine mandates, while others are reversing previously announced inoculation requirements even as Omicron variant cases rise. Airlines, police forces, school board...

Top Space Force official: China is developing space capabilities at 'twice the rate' of US

December 05, 2021 at 03:36

(CNN) Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of space operations for the US Space Force, said Saturday China is developing its space capabilities at "twice the rate" of the US. On a panel of US space experts and leaders speaking at the Reagan National Defense Foru...

A museum sits between North and South Korea. The curator wears a bulletproof vest

December 05, 2021 at 03:01

But a newly opened art museum is taking that to another level. The museum rests on the DMZ, or Korean Demilitarized Zone , a no-man's-land along the 38th parallel which divides North and South Korea. Its inaugural exhibition, titled "2021 DMZ Art and Peace...

US and other countries 'deeply concerned by reports of summary killings' in Afghanistan

December 05, 2021 at 02:32

(CNN) More than 20 countries, including the United States, issued a joint statement Saturday expressing deep concern over allegations of extra-judicial killings and disappearances of former member of former security forces in Afghanistan. The statement come...

Goldman Sachs cuts US GDP growth forecast for 2022 over Omicron fears

December 04, 2021 at 20:40

Goldman Sachs on Saturday cut its outlook for U.S. economic growth to 3.8% for 2022, citing risks and uncertainty around the emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Goldman economist Joseph Briggs said in a note that the Omicron variant could s...

Militants kill at least 31 in central Mali, say local authorities

December 04, 2021 at 10:27

(Reuters) Militants killed at least 31 people in central Mali on Friday when they fired on a bus ferrying people to a local market, local authorities said -- the latest deadly attack in a region racked by violent insurgency. The bus was attacked by unidenti...

We know who is attacking us and we know how to get even, says Israel's cyber defense chief

December 04, 2021 at 09:32

Be'er Sheva, Israel (CNN) On a nondescript office park in the desert town of Be'er Sheva, a "war room" filled with screens showing various maps, rolling information, and graphics inform around a dozen or so staffers, manning computers at the central heart o...

All you need to know about the latest Omicron travel restrictions

December 04, 2021 at 09:29

This week, we all got a little more familiar with the Greek alphabet as the Omicron variant wreaked havoc with travel plans everywhere. We've been keeping track of the restrictions country by countryFiji reopened to tourisml e v a r tIt wasn't all closures...

US officials say humanitarian effort in Syria is another means to counter ISIS

December 03, 2021 at 21:48

(CNN) United States special operations forces in northeastern Syria have been quietly visiting local villages to help provide medical care to communities which have seen little health care in the wake of years of war. The visits are done in partnership with...

Banning US oil exports would be a 'gift to OPEC and Putin,' Big Oil CEO says

December 03, 2021 at 21:32

Despite pressure from lawmakers in his party, Biden has so far refrained from taking the more extreme step of banning oil exports. "It would be a gift to OPEC and Putin," the API CEO said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin. 'Oil shock across the...