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Saudi Arabia sentences 8 in Khashoggi murder

A display at a U.S. Senate hearing in 2019 to mark the 1-year anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder (AN/POMED)

(AN) — A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced eight people to prison for their roles in the 2018 orchestrated killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi government-run Al Ekhbariya TV reported on Monday.

Rebuilding tourism industry a U.N. priority

Hot air ballooning in Turkey's Cappadocia region (AN/Feridun F. Alkaya)

(AN) — The coronavirus pandemic could eliminate 40 percent of global tourism’s 300 million jobs — one of every 10 worldwide — and trillions of dollars essential to developing economies, the U.N. chief said on Tuesday.

Cybercrime and terrorism profit off pandemic

An officer with the U.K.'s National Crime Agency triages a seized computer for evidence of criminal activity (AN/NCA)

(AN) — The COVID-19 pandemic is being exploited to radicalize would-be terrorists and to target vulnerable computer networks used by hospitals and healthcare systems around the world, the U.N. counterterrorism chief said on Thursday.

COVID-19 ‘most severe’ health emergency

An instructional sign in Zermatt, Switzerland (AN/John Heilprin)

(AN) — The coronavirus pandemic is by far the worst global public health emergency declared under a 13-year-old international law for deadly disease outbreaks, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

U.S.-Russia nuclear weapons talks restart

Inside the U.S. Titan Missile Museum in Arizona (AN/Aaron Headly)

(AN) — The United States and Russia resumed nuclear disarmament talks on Monday in Vienna after more than a year, despite the unknown effects of China’s non-participation and a looming U.S. presidential election.

U.S.-China feud dominates WHO assembly

The opening of last year's World Health Assembly in pre-pandemic times (AN/Eric Bridiers)

(AN) — Under fire from the United States, the World Health Organization’s top governing body unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday calling for an independent review of its response to the coronavirus pandemic.

U.N. finds abuses with some lockdowns

Residents lined up for COVID-19 relief services in Sohra, India (AN/Ramakrishna Math and Mission)

(AN) — The U.N. human rights chief warned on Monday of reports that some governments are abusing emergency powers to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by resorting to police brutality and other heavy-handed tactics.

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