Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has lauded Russia’s efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine and is willing to participate in trials, as he welcomed a supply offer from Moscow that he expects will be free of charge.
Philippines' Duterte has 'huge trust' in Russia vaccine, volunteers for trial
Spokesperson Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova is to discuss issues of mutual interest with his Iranian counterpart in an online seminar on Tuesday instead of travelling to Iran which was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Iran, Russia's senior diplomats to hold webinar on Tuesday
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab has announced resignation of his government following a similar move by several ministers, and amid angry protests in the country that followed the devastating blast of August 4 in the Beirut port.
Lebanon’s government resigns amid popular outrage over Beirut blast
Afghan peace talks are expected to begin within days after authorities announced Monday they would soon start releasing hundreds of Taliban prisoners accused of brutal attacks including on foreigners.
Afghan peace talks expected in days as prisoner release approved
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday rivalry zero-sum game has brought insecurity to the world.
Zarif: Rivalry zero-sum game has brought insecurity to world
More than 100 people were arrested Monday following a night of looting and unrest that left 13 officers injured and caused damage in the city’s upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city, authorities said.
More than 100 arrests, 13 officers hurt amid Chicago looting
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman rejected as “ridiculous” reports that Iran is interfering in the upcoming US election.
Iran dismisses 'ridiculous' claims of interference in US election
French and Nigerien soldiers on Monday combed a wildlife reserve in Niger and the surrounding area for traces of the gunmen who killed six French aid workers a day earlier, a French military source said.
French, Nigerien soldiers hunt for gunmen who killed aid workers
Iran says explosion should not be politicized
Lebanon’s cabinet under pressure as ministers quit after Beirut blast
The World Health Organization insisted on Monday there was still hope of conquering the coronavirus pandemic despite the pain and suffering behind the looming 750,000 death toll and 20 million cases.
WHO sees hope despite looming 750,000 virus death toll

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