Updated in: 25 November 2020 - 15:12
Biden Says Trump Administration Outreach Has Been 'Sincere' As Transition Begins

Biden Says Trump Administration Outreach Has Been 'Sincere' As Transition Begins

TEHRAN (defapress) – US President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that the Trump administration has already begun to reach out to his transition team, and he described the effort as "sincere," a day after a federal agency released a letter to formally begin the transition of power.
Russian Warship Stops US Destroyer from Violating Russia’s Border

Russian Warship Stops US Destroyer from Violating Russia’s Border

TEHRAN (defapress) – Russia’s Admiral Vinogradov anti-submarine destroyer stopped the United States’ USS John S. McCain from violating the Russian border in the Peter Gulf, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
China's Manila Mission Says 'Dangerous' US Creating Chaos in Asia

China's Manila Mission Says 'Dangerous' US Creating Chaos in Asia

TEHRAN (defapress) – China’s embassy in the Philippines denounced the United States for “creating chaos” in Asia, after a visiting White House envoy backed countries in disputes with China and accused Beijing of using military pressure to further its interests.
UN Security Council to Hold First Meeting on Tigray, Say Diplomats

UN Security Council to Hold First Meeting on Tigray, Say Diplomats

TEHRAN (defapress) – The UN Security Council will on Tuesday hold its first meeting on the conflict in Ethiopia's dissident Tigray region, diplomatic sources said.
Global COVID-19 cases near 59m, deaths reach 1.39m

Global COVID-19 cases near 59m, deaths reach 1.39m

TEHRAN (defapress) – Worldwide coronavirus cases are reaching 59 million while the deaths from respiratory disease have hit 1.39 million.
Biden Poised to Nominate Antony Blinken as US Secretary of State

Biden Poised to Nominate Antony Blinken as US Secretary of State

TEHRAN (defapress) – US President-elect Joe Biden is poised to nominate Antony Blinken to serve as US secretary of state, people familiar with the matter told CNN, elevating a longtime foreign policy adviser as Biden makes his first round of Cabinet announcements Tuesday.
Trump Faces Rising Pressure from Allies to Concede to Biden

Trump Faces Rising Pressure from Allies to Concede to Biden

TEHRAN (defapress) – US President Donald Trump is facing rising pressure from prominent Republicans to begin a transition to President-Elect Joe Biden - or even concede defeat - as Trump's long-shot legal challenges failed to gain traction.
Netanyahu secrectly meets MBS, Pompeo in Saudi Arabia

Netanyahu secrectly meets MBS, Pompeo in Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN (defapress) – Israeli regime's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly visited Saudi Arabia on Sunday and met Bin Salman and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo there.
Trump Campaign Asks for Another Georgia Recount

Trump Campaign Asks for Another Georgia Recount

TEHRAN (defapress) – US President Donald Trump's campaign said Saturday it is seeking a second recount of presidential election votes in Georgia after the first one did not turn out in his favor.
Protests in Brazil After Security Guards Beat Black Man to Death

Protests in Brazil After Security Guards Beat Black Man to Death

TEHRAN (defapress) – The death of a black man beaten by white security guards at a supermarket sparked protests across Brazil Friday as the country celebrated Black Consciousness Day.