World
November 21

Israeli army says Gaza militants fired a rocket at Israel

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket toward Israel on Saturday night, setting off air-raid sirens in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, the Israeli military announced.
World
November 21

Black man killed by security guards is buried in Brazil

A Black man who died while being beaten by supermarket security guards was buried on Saturday following protests that echoed those of the racial justice movement in the United States.
World
November 21
Pompeo meets Afghan, Taliban reps for talks in Doha

Pompeo meets Afghan, Taliban reps for talks in Doha

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday met with a Taliban negotiating team led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar on the sidelines of continuing talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government in Qatar.
World
November 21

France: Bill on publishing police images sparks protests

Thousands of people took to the streets in Paris and other French cities Saturday at the urging of civil liberties campaigners and journalist groups to protest a proposed security law they say would impinge on freedom of information and media rights.
World
November 21
An Israeli protester holds a placard outside of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem, Saturday, Nov. 21,2020.

Thousands protest against Netanyahu, despite wintry weather

Thousands of Israelis braved cool, wet weather Saturday night to extend months of demonstrations demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
World
November 21
Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, left, with his lawyer, Eliot Lauer, left federal court in New York following a hearing July 22, 2016.

Netanyahu: Convicted spy Pollard expected in Israel soon

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday welcomed the lifting of parole restrictions on Jonathan Pollard, the former U.S. Navy analyst convicted of spying for Israel in the 1980s, and said he expects him to come to Israel soon.
Business
November 21
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks with veterans, during the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph, in Whitehall, London, Sunday Nov.

UK signs trade deal with Canada to prepare for Brexit

The U.K. signed an interim trade deal with Canada on Saturday, giving it more time to negotiate future trading rules as the British government prepares the country for business life outside the European Union.
World
November 21

EU urges reforms in Bosnia on 25th anniversary of peace deal

The European Union's foreign policy chief used the 25th anniversary of the peace agreement that ended the Bosnian War to urge Bosnia's political leaders to overcome their persistent ethnic divisions and prepare their nation to join the EU fold.
World
November 21

Turkey reports record daily number of new COVID-19 patients

Turkey recorded its highest daily number of new COVID-19 patients Saturday as the country's first weekend curfew since June came into force.
World
November 21
The casts of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave fleeing the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago are seen in

Bodies of man and his slave unearthed from ashes at Pompeii

Skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave attempting to escape death from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago have been discovered in Pompeii, officials at the archaeological park in Italy said Saturday.
World
November 21

Azerbaijani leader: Cease-fire may improve Armenia relations

The president of Azerbaijan said Saturday he hopes the ceasefire that ended a six-week war with Armenia this month will lead to improving relations between the countries.
World
November 21

She fled Ethiopia's fighting. Now she warns of 'catastrophe'

Shaken by the gunfire erupting around her town in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, the woman decided to get out. She joined a long line at the local government office for the paperwork needed to travel. But when she reached the official, he told her she had wasted her time.
World
November 21

'My Missing Valentine' wins big at Golden Horse Awards

The Taiwanese film "My Missing Valentine" won big Saturday night at the annual Golden Horse Awards, taking five honors, including best feature film.
World
November 21

Sudan boycotts faltering talks over Ethiopia's mega-dam

Sudan boycotted talks on Saturday between Nile Valley countries over Ethiopia's controversial mega-dam, calling on the African Union to play a greater role in pushing forward the negotiations that have stalled for years.
World
November 21

Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

Iran on Saturday shuttered businesses and curtailed travel between its major cities, including the capital of Tehran, as it grapples with the worst outbreak of the coronavirus in the Mideast region.
World
November 21
Performers wearing traditional guard uniforms and protective face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus march on a street in Seoul, South Kore

Asia Today: South Korea mulls steps as new virus cases rise

South Korea has reported 386 new cases of the coronavirus in a resurgence that could force authorities to reimpose stronger social distancing restrictions after easing them in October to spur a faltering economy.
World
November 21
Trump talks to Michigan lawmakers in vote battle

Trump talks to Michigan lawmakers in vote battle

President Donald Trump summoned a delegation of Republican lawmakers from Michigan, including the state's Senate majority leader and House speaker, in an apparent extension of his efforts to persuade judges and election officials in the state to set aside Biden's 154,000-vote margin of victory.
World
November 21

Mourners pay respects to Serb Patriarch Irinej despite virus

Mourners on Saturday were paying respects following the death of the Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Irinej, many ignoring preventive measures against the new coronavirus even though the head of the church died after contracting the virus himself.
World
November 21

Chief Afghan peace envoy says US troops pulling out too soon

Afghanistan's chief peace envoy Abdullah Abdullah said Saturday that the U.S. decision to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan has come too soon, as his country is still struggling to attain peace and security amid an ongoing conflict.
World
November 21

Tens of thousands mourn radical cleric's death in Pakistan

Tens of thousands of supporters on Saturday thronged the funeral of a radical cleric whose Islamist party has defended Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law that calls for the death penalty for insulting Islam.