Morning news brief: China bars foreign curriculum, Blinken discusses Gaza in calls with foreign ministers and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: May 17, 2021, 09:16 AM(IST)

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Morning news brief: We bring to you the biggest stories of Monday morning- Chile's centre-right ruling coalition has secured 21% of votes for its list of new constitution delegates with 59% of votes counted. In the Israel-Gaza conflict, Blinken and Qatar's Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani discuss 'efforts to restore calm in Israel and the West Bank and Gaza in light of the tragic loss of civilian life. On the other hand, the Taliban group plans to attend the Istanbul summit but wants the end negotiations to take place in Doha. The negotiating teams met in Doha on May 14 after a long pause. This and more below. To read the full story, please click on the headline.

Chile ruling coalition heading for disappointment in constitutional delegates vote

Independent candidates emerged as the big winners of the weekend vote to pick 155 men and women to rewrite the current charter drafted during the 1973-1990 dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

China

Online gambling soared during lockdown especially among regular gamblers: Study

For instance, usage of online gambling, including poker, bingo, and casino games, grew six-fold among regular gamblers. Respondents who gambled occasionally were still found to be more than twice as likely than before to gamble online. Those who struggled financially before the pandemic were more likely to report gambling during the lockdown.

Online

Taliban open to Istanbul summit but wants end negotiations to take place in Doha

According to Tolo News, the Taliban group plans to attend the Istanbul summit but wants the end negotiations to take place in Doha. The negotiating teams met in Doha on May 14 after a long pause.

Taliban

Israel-Palestine conflict: Gaza fighting enters second week, death toll nears 200

Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flatten three buildings and kill at least 42 people on Sunday, as reported by Aljazeera news.

Gaza

China bars foreign curriculum, ownership in some private schools

The laws, which will come into effect on Sept. 1, are the latest in a series of measures taken by Beijing to tighten control of its fast-growing education sector and public discourse.

China

Blinken discusses Gaza in calls with Qatari, Egyptian, Saudi foreign ministers 

Blinken and Qatar's Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani discussed 'efforts to restore calm in Israel and the West Bank and Gaza in light of the tragic loss of civilian life, the State Department said. 

Blinken

Watch - Palestinian FM accuses Israel of 'War Crimes' throughout Gaza

 
 
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