US to blame for Molotov attack on Cuba embassy in Paris, FM says

A top Cuban official took to Twitter late Monday to report a Molotov cocktail attack on Havana’s embassy in Paris and place the blame squarely on the U.S. government over its rhetoric after the country’s historic protests. Three Molotov cocktails were thrown and the building and two made contact, which caused a brief fire that … Read more

Blinken meets with Qatari leader, who pledges to help US in Afghanistan, Lebanon, and Yemen

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with the prime minister of Qatar Thursday to discuss regional crises in Afghanistan, Lebanon, and Yemen.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani backed U.S. calls to promote “peace and security” through a strategic partnership. The Qatari prime minister pledged to support peace talks … Read more

China ‘shocked’ over WHO plan for second phase of COVID origins study

A top Chinese official on Thursday expressed his dismay at the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of its COVID-19 origins study.  Zeng Yixin, the vice minister of China’s National Health Commission, said the decision was not based on science and reiterated the claim that the virus was “naturally generated.” Reuters reported that … Read more