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Feb 28 2021 Black British Actors Triumph in Early Golden Globe Awards

Black British actors Daniel Kaluuya and John Boyega, and animated movie “Soul,” were among the early winners at Sunday’s virtual Golden Globes ceremony, which took place under a cloud following a furor over diversity.
Kaluuya won best supporting actor for his role as Black Panther activist Fred Hampton in “Judas and the Black Messiah.”
“This took it [...]


Feb 28 2021 Trump Assails Biden, Hints at 2024 Run for White House

Less than six weeks after leaving office, former U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday unleashed a torrent of attacks on his successor, contending President Joe Biden has had the “most disastrous first month in modern history” in the White House and strongly hinting he may try to reclaim the presidency in the 2024 election.
“In one [...]


Feb 28 2021 SDF Chief: Islamic State ‘Not Finished Yet’

Kurdish military officials in Syria say the Islamic State continues to pose a threat to regional and global security, despite major gains made against the terror group.  
In an interview with VOA’s Kurdish service Thursday, Mazloum Abdi, general commander of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said while IS no longer controls any territory in the region, [...]


Feb 28 2021 CDC Latest to Endorse Johnson & Johnson Vaccine for Use in US

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel Sunday endorsed the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, voting overwhelmingly to recommend the shot for adults older than 18. 
CDC recommendations are not binding but are widely respected by medical institutions and professionals. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky later approved the panel’s recommendations.
Sunday’s CDC endorsement came one day [...]


Feb 28 2021 El Salvador Vote Could Strengthen President’s Rule

Sunday’s legislative and local elections in El Salvador are seen as a referendum on whether to break the congressional deadlock that has tied the hands of upstart populist President Nayib Bukele.  
El Salvador’s established political parties — the conservative National Republican Alliance party and the leftist Farabundo Marti Liberation Front — are trying to retain [...]


Feb 28 2021 Syrian Army Says Israel Attacks Areas Around Southern Damascus

The Syrian army said Israel conducted a rocket attack Sunday evening on targets in the vicinity of Damascus.
A Syrian army statement said the attack came from the Golan Heights and that it downed most of the missiles.
An Israeli military spokesman declined to comment.
In a briefing to supporters of his party on Friday, Israeli Defense Minister [...]


Feb 28 2021 Iran Balks at Resuming Nuclear Talks with US

Iran on Sunday balked at holding an informal meeting with the United States and three European powers about reviving the 2015 accord that restrained Tehran’s nuclear development program to keep it from developing nuclear weapons.
Tehran said that before talks are held, the new U.S. administration of President Joe Biden must first lift its unilateral economic [...]


Feb 28 2021 Nigeria: Parents Anxiously Await Return of 300 Abducted Girls

Nigerian parents waited anxiously Sunday outside the school their daughters were taken from, amid rumors of their release and heavy security.
The 317 schoolgirls, ages 12-16, were kidnapped Friday from the Government Girls Science Secondary School in the town of Jangebe by armed men.
The state government has called the rumors a “falsehood.” Nigeria’s army has been [...]


Feb 28 2021 Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Station for New Solar Wings

Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year.
NASA’s Kate Rubins and Victor Glover put the first set of mounting brackets and struts together, then bolted them into place next to the station’s oldest and most degraded solar wings. But the [...]


Feb 28 2021 Tarique Rahman sued under DSA

A case was filed against BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman under the Digital Security Act for declaring late president Ziaur Rahman “the nation’s father of Bangladeshi nationalism”. [Read More]

Source: The Daily Star