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Kremlin warns against potential nuclear deployment in Poland

MOSCOW — Russia will take necessary measures to ensure its security if Poland deploys nuclear weapons, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Polish President Andrzej Duda said earlier on Monday that Poland is ready to host US nuclear weapons in the...

23 Apr 2024

US forces smuggle stolen Syrian resources into Iraq

DAMASCUS — A convoy of US forces plundered more Syrian sources, taking out trucks of oil and grain through an illegal crossing with Iraq, the media reported. According to the state news agency SANA report released on Monday, 69 vehicles, including ...

23 Apr 2024

Regional UN policy forum calls for digital innovation for sustainable development

BANGKOK — The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its 80th session in Bangkok on Monday, with global and regional leaders calling for digital innovation to bolster the effort required to achieve the...

22 Apr 2024

Myanmar junta launches heavy air strikes on the border with Thailand

BANGKOK — The military junta in crisis-hit Myanmar has responded to the takeover of the important trading town of Myawaddy by rebel groups with heavy airstrikes. Since Friday, the army has dropped at least 130 bombs over the town on the border with...

22 Apr 2024

Historic success for separatists in Spain’s Basque Country

MADRID — The separatist left-wing coalition EH Bildu celebrated a historic success in the Basque regional elections on Sunday. With around 95 per cent of votes counted the alliance, which advocates independence for the region in the north of Spain,...

22 Apr 2024

South Korea, US to cooperate for optimising nuclear proliferation resistance

SEOUL — South Korea will join hands with the US in optimising nuclear proliferation resistance in its research reactors for export, Seoul’s science ministry said on Monday. A joint statement issued by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the U...

22 Apr 2024

US help for Ukraine is not too late — NATO chief

WASHINGTON/KIEV — The US House of Representatives approval — after months of wrangling — of a nearly $61 billion military aid package for Ukraine has not come too late, but the delay has had real consequences, NATO’s Chief Jens St...

22 Apr 2024

Israel urges US to reconsider sanctions on Israeli military unit

JERUSALEM — Israeli war Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz urged US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a phone call to reconsider potential sanctions against an Israeli military unit, his office said. The call with Blinken came after Israeli media repo...

22 Apr 2024

Iran’s President Raisi wants to keep strict headscarf controls

TEHRAN — Despite fierce protests from society, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi wants to maintain strict police checks on women for headscarf offences. “Respecting the headscarf is not only a religious but also a political and legal oblig...

22 Apr 2024

7 killed, 23 injured in Sri Lanka car race accident

COLOMBO — At least seven persons were killed while 23 others were injured after a car veered off the track during a high-octane car race in central hills in Sri Lanka on Sunday. Police Media Spokesperson DIG Nihal Thalduwa said that among the seven...

21 Apr 2024

Two Customs officials shot dead in Pakistan’s DI Khan in second attack in four days

ISLAMABAD — Two Customs officials were shot dead in the Dera Ismail Khan district of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, in the second attack on officials of the department in four days, reports said. Four others were injured in...

21 Apr 2024

Death toll due to sweltering heat in Bangladesh rises to four

DHAKA — The death toll due to scorching heat in Bangladesh has mounted to four on Sunday. A middle-aged woman reportedly died on Sunday morning, pushing the death toll due to blistering heat to four in the past two days, Xinhua news agency reported...

21 Apr 2024

Russia warns of banning Pakistani rice again after contaminant found

ISLAMABAD —Russia has warned Pakistan of banning rice imports from the country again after detecting the presence of a quarantine organism in a recent shipment, reports said on Sunday. Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary...

21 Apr 2024

Polling for parliamentary polls underway in Maldives; to seal fate of 368 candidates

MALE — Polling is underway on Sunday for the parliamentary elections in the Maldives where over 2.8 lakh people are expected to cast their vote to seal the fate of 368 candidates. According to the Maldivian Election Commission, an estimated 52 per ...

21 Apr 2024

Thousands of Israelis protest for hostage release and new elections

TEL AVIV — Thousands of people in Israel have once taken to the streets to demand an immediate release of all hostages held in Gaza and new elections. At a mass rally in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening, people loudly demanded the immediate release of ...

21 Apr 2024

Solving Palestinian issue will bring stability to Middle East: President Mahmoud Abbas

RAMALLAH — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that solving the Palestinian issue will promote stability in the Middle East region. In an interview with Palestine’s official news agency WAFA, Abbas described the United States...

20 Apr 2024

Togo passes controversial constitutional reform

LOME — Togo’s National Assembly has passed a controversial constitutional amendment, changing the West African country from a presidential to a parliamentary system. Parliament will in future choose the president, contrary to past practice of...

20 Apr 2024

Namibia disappointed by U.S. veto of UN membership for Palestine

LONDON — Namibia has expressed its disappointment following the recent decision by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) not to adopt a resolution granting the State of Palestine full membership in the United Nations. In a statement on Friday,...

20 Apr 2024

Iranian foreign minister in New York: Ease Middle East tensions

NEW YORK — Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amirabdollahian has come out in favour of easing tensions in the Middle East in remarks to Iranian media in New York on Saturday, following tit-for-tat attacks between Israel and Iran. “War and mili...

20 Apr 2024

One killed, seven injured as unknown drones attack paramilitary base in Iraq

BAGHDAD — One person was killed and several others injured after unknown drones bombed a base housing headquarters of Hashd Shaabi Forces in Iraq’s central province of Babil early Saturday. The drones targeted the vast military site, known as...

20 Apr 2024

UN chief Guterres calls for end to cycle of retaliation in Middle East

UNITED NATIONS — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an end to “stop the dangerous cycle of retaliation in the Middle East,” said his Spokesman. “The Secretary-General reiterates that it is high time to stop the d...

20 Apr 2024

87 killed, over 80 injured as heavy rains wreak havoc in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — At least 87 people have been killed and 82 others injured in separate rain-triggered incidents in Pakistan over the past week as heavy downpours continued to wreak havoc in parts of the country, the National Disaster Management Authorit...

20 Apr 2024

Man reported dead after self immolation near court during ex-US president Trump’s trial

NEW YORK (IANS/DPA) — A man has died after setting himself on fire in a park opposite the courthouse in New York during the ongoing criminal trial of former president Donald Trump, according to reports. The man died of his injuries in hospital, sev...

20 Apr 2024

EU details sanctions on violent Israeli settlers in West Bank

BRUSSELS — The European Union has imposed sanctions on radical Israeli settlers in the West Bank for the first time, targeting four individuals for acts of violence against Palestinians. The agreement was finalized on Friday by a written procedure ...

19 Apr 2024

European Union plans new salvo of sanctions on Russia

BRUSSELS — The European Union is planning a 14th round of sanctions on Moscow for the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, a senior EU official said on Friday. The new sanctions package includes punitive measures on individuals and organizations...

19 Apr 2024
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