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A summary of today's impactful news stories from around the world hand-picked by our staff at TRT World.

A summary of today's impactful news stories from around the world hand-picked by our staff at TRT World.




A summary of today's impactful news stories from around the world hand-picked by our staff at TRT World.






Monday, May 17

*) Israel pounds Gaza as death toll soars to 200 Israel has bombarded Gaza with artillery and air strikes but stopped short of a ground offensive in the conflict. Israeli aggression has claimed almost 200 Palestinian lives, including at least 60 children, and has wounded over 1,200 people. Israel's attacks on Gaza follow weeks of violence against Palestinians amid spiking tensions in occupied East Jerusalem during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. *) Calls for renewed peace talks as...


Friday, May 14

*) Israel pounds Gaza as death toll soars past 100 Israel has bombarded Gaza with artillery and air strikes but stopped short of a ground offensive in the conflict. Israeli aggression has claimed more than 100 Palestinian lives, including 31 children, and wounded 621 people. In another potential escalation, at least three rockets were fired from southern Lebanon toward Israel overnight. Israel's attacks on Gaza follow weeks of violence against Palestinians amid spiking tensions in occupied...


Thursday, May 13

*) Death toll rises to 67 from Israeli attacks against Palestinians Israeli forces continue to bomb the Gaza enclave, killing at least 67 people, including 17 children, since the start of recent hostilities. Israel's attacks on Gaza follow weeks of violence during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan against Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem. One of the major catalysts behind Palestinian protests in recent weeks were the threatened expulsions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of occupied...


Wednesday, May 12

*) Israel carries out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza, killing at least 35 The death toll has risen to 35 in Gaza as air strikes by Israel leave a trail of destruction in the blockaded Palestinian territory. Those killed include 12 children and two women. Violence has flared once again at Al Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem where Israeli forces fired rubber bullets on Palestinians gathering after morning prayers. Tensions soared last week as Israeli police used rubber bullets and stun...


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Tuesday, May 11th: *) Israel kills 24 Palestinians in Gaza as resistance announces operations Israeli strikes have killed at least 24 Palestinians, including nine children, in Gaza after Israel’s raid on Al Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza announced Operation Al Quds Sword in response to Israeli violence at Al Aqsa compound, the third holiest site of Islam and the holiest site of Judaism. More than 700 people...


Monday, May 10, 2021

TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Monday, May 10th: *) Israel vows to restore calm as top court postpones hearing on forceful evictions Hundreds of Palestinians were injured after Israeli security forces stormed the Al Aqsa mosque on the fourth day of heightened tensions, medics say. Police were seen firing gunshots and grenades at Palestinians hours before a planned march by hardline Israeli nationalists to commemorate Israel’s occupation of the city. Recent tensions were sparked by planned...


Friday, May 7, 2021

TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Friday, May the 7th: *) Germany opposes US-backed proposal to waive patents on Covid-19 jabs The EU says it is willing to discuss a US-backed proposal to waive patent rights for Covid-19 vaccines. But the bloc's largest economy, Germany, says while it supports the goal of a worldwide supply of vaccines, the main factors in mass production are capacity and quality control, not patents. US President Joe Biden’s administration announced on Wednesday support for...


Thursday, May 6, 2021

*) Israel's Yair Lapid gets mandate to form new government Israel's president has chosen Yair Lapid, a centrist politician and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's strongest rival, to try to form a new government. While Lapid faces a difficult task, he now has the chance to make history by ending the reign of Netanyahu, who is Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. The parliamentary elections held on March the 23 ended in deadlock for the fourth time in the past two years. *) India reports...


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Daily News Brief for Wednesday, May 5th: *) Netanyahu loses mandate to form Israel government Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to meet a deadline to put together a new governing coalition. Netanyahu, who is on trial over corruption charges, had a 28-day window to secure a coalition following the March 23rd vote. His failure to form the new government has raised the possibility that his Likud party could be pushed into the opposition for the first time in 12 years. *)...


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Daily News Brief for Tuesday, May fourth: *) India’s Covid cases soar past 20 million India's total Covid caseload has soared past 20 million as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the country's hospitals. In the past 24 hours, India added over 357,000 cases while the deaths rose by more than 3,400 to over 222,000 (two hundred and twenty two thousand). Many believe the true numbers to be much higher. India’s ferocious new wave has been blamed on government failure and new virus...


Monday, May 3, 2021

TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Monday, May 3rd: *) Chad junta names transitional government Chad’s military junta that took power last month after the death of veteran leader Idriss Deby has named a transitional government. The so-called Transitional Military Council says it will restore democracy to the poor Sahel country within 18 months after what the opposition called an "institutional coup". Deby's 37-year-old son Mahamat, the country's new leader, named 40 ministers and deputy...


Friday, April 30, 2021

A stampede at a pilgrimage in Israel has killed at least 44 people and LAPD police arrest five suspects in theft of Lady Gaga’s bulldogs This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Friday, April 30th. *) Israel pilgrimage stampede kills at least 44 people A massive stampede at a densely packed Jewish pilgrimage site has killed at least 44 people in northern Israel. The incident occurred at the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in Mount Meron, where mainly ultra-Orthodox Jews flock to mark the Lag...


Thursday, April 29, 2021

TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Thursday, April 29th: *) Biden marks 100 days in office with address to joint Congress US President Joe Biden has marked his one hundred days in office with a commitment to turn around the economy in a country hit hard by the virus pandemic. In his first address to Congress, Biden said more new jobs have been created in the country in his first 100 days than by any other president on record. Biden said, "We're in a competition with China and other countries...


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Wednesday, April 28th: *) US orders its embassy staff to leave Afghanistan The US has ordered a significant number of its embassy staff in Kabul to leave Afghanistan as the military escalates troop pullout from the country. The US State Department said it instructed all personnel to depart unless their jobs require them to be physically in the country. It also said US citizens should not travel to Afghanistan and those who are there and are willing to depart...


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Tuesday, April 27th: *) US to share its hoarded stash of 60M AstraZeneca vaccines The White House has said the US will share with the world its hoarded stash of 60 million AstraZeneca vaccines doses. Critics have accused Washington of hoarding a vaccine it has not authorised and will likely not be required to vaccinate Americans. The AstraZeneca hoarding issue rose to the fore after India's catastrophic virus surge that has overwhelmed its healthcare system....


Monday, April 26, 2021

TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Monday, April 26th: *) Global pledges of help for Covid-stricken India The US has led international pledges of support for India as the country’s coronavirus crisis grows. The Indian healthcare system is struggling to cope with an unprecedented surge in cases and shortfalls in oxygen supplies. India set a global record for a rise in daily coronavirus cases for a fifth straight day, with over 352,000 new infections as the death toll rose by a record 2,812 to...


Friday, April 23, 2021

TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Friday, April 23rd: *) Biden opens climate summit with impressive pledges US President Joe Biden has pledged to cut domestic carbon emissions in half by the year 2030. He made the announcement when he opened a two-day virtual climate summit with world leaders. Biden urged other nations to take decisive action and hopes his move will spur China and other big polluters to speed up efforts of their own. *) Israeli police and Palestinians face off in Jerusalem...


Thursday, April 22, 2021

*) Israel retaliates to missile fired from Syria A surface-to-air missile fired from Syria has exploded near Israel's Dimona nuclear reactor. Israel retaliated by targeting Iranian militia positions across the border. Tensions are high between Israel and Iran over a recent surge in sabotage attacks, some of which the arch-foes have blamed on each other. *) IOC: Taking a knee at Olympics will be punishable Athletes who take a knee or lift a fist against racial inequality will be punished...


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

*) Derek Chauvin found guilty of George Floyd’s murder Former police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murdering George Floyd, and could spend decades in prison. The jury deliberated less than 11 hours before finding Chauvin guilty of all three charges against him: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. The incident sparked a worldwide movement against racism, police brutality, and calls to reform the way police operate in the US. *) Xi to attend Biden’s...


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Tuesday, April 20th: *) Jury in Derek Chauvin's murder trial begin deliberations A verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former cop who's accused of killing George Floyd, is expected soon. The jury will now deliberate over Chauvin's innocence or guilt after attorneys from both sides rested their cases. Floyd's death sparked mass demonstrations in and outside the US against police racism and brutality. *) ASEAN bloc under pressure to end crisis in Myanmar...