Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Germans to stand up to hatred, at a military ceremony Thursday bidding her farewell after 16 years in office.
Merkel bids farewell as Germany’s chancellor
China and the United States are tussling over US President Joe Biden’s upcoming democracy summit.
China, US tussle over Biden’s ‘Summit for Democracy’
US human rights groups have criticised the reinstatement of a Trump-era policy requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while claims are processed.
US rights groups’ warning as Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy restored
Israeli forces arrested 365 Palestinians, including 42 children and eight women, in November, a report says.
Israeli forces arrested 365 Palestinians in November: Report
Information Minister George Kordahi, whose criticism of the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen against the Houthis sparked a diplomatic crisis, announced his resignation, as cash-strapped Lebanon tries to resolve the weeks-long row.
Lebanon minister Kordahi resigns to resolve Saudi Arabia dispute
The United States ordered airlines to hand over the names of passengers from southern African countries hit by the Omicron COVID-19 variant and other countries tightened their borders as a European leader urged people to "prepare for the worst".
Nations harden travel rules over Omicron as variant keeps spreading
The Kremlin said on Wednesday it could not de-escalate tensions with the West over Ukraine due to a large concentration of Ukrainian forces near its border.
Russia says cannot de-escalate due to Ukrainian troop presence nearby
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said he was ready to suspend Russian energy flows if Poland closes its border with Belarus, Russia's RIA news agency reported on Wednesday, stoking tensions between the countries over migration.
Lukashenko ready to halt Russian energy flows if Poland closes border
Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations has blasted the U.S. for the imposition of unilateral sanctions against various countries, saying the coercive measures have undermined global development goals at a time that the world is struggling to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. coercive measures undermine global development goals amid pandemic: Iran envoy

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