The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, who was implicated in the ongoing Jan. 6 probe, was revealed to have violated ethics rules in his previous government post.
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The 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
The White House said it was discussing pushing the bill banning assault weapons to top lawmakers in another step further from the recent legislation addressing gun violence.
Kyiv said it was forced to abandon territories deemed defensive positions as Russian forces gear up for new offensive in the south.
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards showed support for the Islamic Jihad, condemning the recent Israeli raid on Gaza.
The negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
The bloc's foreign ministers agreed on banning Myanmar's ruling generals from attending meetings until the junta shows progress on the peace plan.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
Ukraine's strike on Russian ammunition trains has rendered the rail link from Crimea to Kherson not operational, says the UK.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
Melania Trump phone calls: FLOTUS reaches out to educators’ on National Teachers’ Day, coronavirus relief efforts continue
United States First Lady Melania Trump led the celebration of the National Teachers’ Day on Monday by personally calling several teachers and educators. Meanwhile, her office is also continuing its coronavirus relief efforts by sending lunches to a hospital in Maryland.
Melania Trump call: FLOTUS reaches out to teachers
Over the past weeks, Trump and other public officials have been thanking frontliners working amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But this week is a little different as the First Lady leads the commemoration of the National Teachers’ Day.
Trump personally made phone calls to several teachers and educators from different parts of the country to thank them for their service. Some of the call recipients acknowledged the First Lady’s actions on Twitter. “Words cannot express my appreciation and gratitude to Melania Trump for calling me today,” Melissa Lime wrote, whose Twitter profile indicates she works as K-8 assistant principal.
The White House confirmed Trump had made phone calls to educators teaching in elementary, middle, and high school levels from private and public schools. “The coronavirus pandemic has shown the importance for all of us to come together to try new and innovative ways to provide the world’s best education for each and every one of our great students,” Trump said in a statement.
Back in April, Trump also kept her Twitter followers up-to-date about the series of phone calls she made to other world leaders amid the global pandemic. She confirmed making calls to first ladies of other nations namely Brigitte Macron of France, Laura Mattarella of Italy, and Akie Abe of Japan.
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When the pandemic started to creep across America in March, Trump faced scrutiny after allegedly not paying much attention to it. Other reports suggest she was not visible enough amid the crisis. As if a response to those claims, Trump started appearing in several PSA videos including one where she briefly stressed the need to wear cloth face coverings in public as a safety precaution.
In recent weeks, Trump has started sending care packages to various hospitals under her Be Best initiative. The First Lady has also donated 150 lunch packs to a children's hospital in Maryland on Monday.
The White House did not extend the federal guidelines on social distancing beyond April 30. This left the decision to open establishments up to every state government. As of Monday, May 5, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 had reached more than 1.17 million while the total deaths are now at 68,279.