Protests against COVID-19 restrictions, some of them turning violent, rocked Europe over the weekend. Also, Sudan's top military commander reinstates Abdulla Hamdok, but as interim prime minister, until new elections are held. And, two of 17 missionaries kidnapped in October have been released in Haiti.
The EU is placing new sanctions on travel companies helping to transport migrants to Belarus. Also, American journalist Danny Fenster, who was sentenced to 11 years in prison, has been released by the military junta in Myanmar. And, Austria imposes a lockdown on people who are not vaccinated against COVID-19.
Turkey halts flights for some Arab citizens traveling to Belarus. Also, France hosts peace conference on Libya to ensure elections take place in December. And, Myanmar sentences American journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison.
The Chinese Communist Party passes a resolution that will secure President Xi Jinping's political future. Also, South Africa's last apartheid-era president, F.W. de Klerk, dies at the age of 85. And, Germany registers its highest daily number of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.
The EU accuses Belarus of trying to create a new migrant crisis in Europe. Also, Ethiopian authorities detain more than 70 drivers working for the United Nations by delivering aid. And, nearly 200 nations compose a draft of the Glasgow agreement at the COP26 climate conference.
Polish riot police push back hundreds of migrants at the border with Belarus. Also, rich and poor nations try to resolve differences at the COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow. And, Malawi elects its first MP with albinism.
The US eases restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers from some countries. Also, Nicaragua's preliminary election results put President Daniel Ortega in the lead by a wide margin, with much of the opposition jailed ahead of the vote. And, Iraq's prime minister survives a drone assassination attempt.
Pfizer announces its Paxlovid pill as highly effective at preventing severe illness from COVID-19 among at-risk people. Also, the US approves its first major arms sale under the Biden administration to Saudi Arabia. And, nine groups in Ethiopia form an alliance — including Tigray forces and the Oromo Liberation Army — against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to seek a political transition, as rebel forces near the capital.
Chief prosecutor Karim Khan announces the ICC will open an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity in Venezuela. Also, the US has added NSO Group, the Israeli company behind the controversial Pegasus spyware, to its trade blacklist. And, the UK approves Molnupiravir, the first antiviral oral pill found to be effective in treating symptomatic COVID-19.
An investigation into the Ethiopian conflict reveals that all sides have violated human rights. Also, Nicaragua gets ready for for presidential elections. And, Eswatini comes to an agreement with South Africa for national dialogue to bring an end to unrest in the country.
More than 100 countries pledge to end deforestation in the coming decade during the COP26 conference in Glasgow. Also, A deadly explosion at a military hospital kills at least 19 people in Afghanistan. And, Yahoo pulls out of China.