Khamenei Criticizes Zarif
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, criticized Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Sunday over a leaked interview last week. In the interview, Zarif said he had "zero" influence over Iran’s foreign policy.
US Denies Iran State TV Report
The United States on Sunday denied a report by Iran's state television that the two countries had reached an agreement to swap prisoners in exchange for the release of $7 billion in frozen Iranian oil funds under US sanctions.
Bangladesh Boat Accident
At least 26 people have been killed and several others have gone missing in a boat accident in Bangladesh. Authorities said the overcrowded speedboat, carrying 50 people, collided with a cargo vessel and sank in the giant Padma River on Sunday night.
India Covid Cases Near 20 Million
For the 12th straight day, India has recorded more than 300,000 new COVID-19 cases, nearing its total infection tally to 20 million. Medical experts have said real numbers across the country may be five to 10 times higher than the official tally.
Berlin 'May Day' Protests
Police and protesters clashed in Berlin, as thousands took to the streets to demonstrate on May Day on Saturday. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, people gathered to demand social and economic justice. Police said on Sunday, nearly 100 officers were injured in the clashes.