Morning news brief: Saudi Arabia calls for end to Mideast violence and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 19, 2021, 09:25 AM IST

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We bring to you the biggest stories. From Israel-Hamas conflict pushing region in 'wrong direction' to US civil rights leader to ask Biden to give India 60 million COVID-19 vaccine. And US condemns Erdogan comments on Jewish people as anti-Semitic. 

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The violence between Israel and Hamas has intensified in the past eight days and is showing no signs of abating despite regular diplomatic efforts to bring about a ceasefire.


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US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called for a US diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, criticising China for human rights abuses and saying global leaders, who attend would lose their moral authority. 


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Eminent American civil rights leader Rev. Jesse L. Jackson is urging President Joe Biden to release 60 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to India, which is experiencing one of the worst outbreaks of the pandemic in the world.


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The United States on Tuesday strongly condemned recent comments by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the Jewish people as anti-Semitic, State Department spokesman Ned Price said. 


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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday a summit in Paris on Africa financing had agreed to work towards persuading rich nations by October to reallocate $100 billion in IMF special drawing rights monetary reserves to African states. 


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