'Unified' G7 hits Russia with new sanctions
The United States and its G7 allies rolled out new sanctions against Russia's "war machine" Friday, targeting Moscow's lucrative diamond trade and more entities linked to the invasion of Ukraine, reports AFP.
Saudi crown prince welcomes Assad back to Arab League
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman welcomed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad back to the Arab League on Friday, over a decade after the war-torn country was suspended from the bloc, reports AFP.
Imran Khan warns of ‘East Pakistan-like situation’ in his country
Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan has accused the ruling coalition of planning a plot to put the army against the "largest" political party and incite animosity among Pakistanis, saying that this might lead to the country's dissolution.
Myanmar says official death toll from Cyclone Mocha at least 145
The official death toll from the powerful cyclone that struck Myanmar has burgeoned to at least 145, including 117 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority, state television reported Friday.
More than 100 dead in Nigeria clashes, thousands displaced
More than 100 people in central Nigeria have died in several days of intercommunal violence that have destroyed hundreds of homes and caused thousands to flee, local officials said on Friday, reports AFP.
Pakistan police surround Imran Khan's home, claim he is hiding suspects in recent riots
Police surrounded the home of former Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday, claiming he was sheltering dozens of people allegedly involved in violent protests over his recent detention, reports AP.
Biden not to apologize for US bombing Japan during Hiroshima visit: White House
US President Joe Biden won't apologize for the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Jake Sullivan, the White House's national security adviser said on Wednesday, reports TASS.
Russia fires 30 cruise missiles at Ukrainian targets; Ukraine says 29 were shot down
Russia fired 30 cruise missiles against different parts of Ukraine early Thursday in the latest nighttime test of Ukrainian air defenses, which shot down 29 of them, officials said.
Blinken condemns attack on US convoy in Nigeria
Scretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday vowed that the United States would hold accountable the perpetrators behind a deadly attack on a US convoy in Nigeria which he said had been involved in a flood response.
Russia, Ukraine extend grain deal despite fierce fighting
Russia and Ukraine agreed Wednesday to extend a deal allowing grain exports across the Black Sea, a rare example of cooperation as the war rages and one of Kyiv's valuable Patriot anti-missile systems was confirmed to be damaged.
Ex-Pakistan PM Imran Khan says police are surrounding his home
Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan said Wednesday that police were surrounding his house in an upscale area of the eastern city of Lahore and he could be arrested.
As Turkey heads to a presidential election run-off, what’s next?
After a hotly-contested first round of elections on Sunday, Turkey will have a run-off vote on May 28. Analysts say incumbent candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan has an edge over the opposition’s Kilicdaroglu, reports Al Jazeera.
Ukraine hails 'first success' of offensive around Bakhmut
Ukraine on Monday welcomed its troops' advances in areas near frontline town Bakhmut, the scene of the longest and fiercest fighting since Russia's invasion, reports AFP.
Erdogan Takes Early Lead In Turkish Election
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took an early lead on Sunday in Turkey's landmark election, state media reported, although the final outcome was likely to change substantially, reports AFP.
Pakistan ex-PM Imran Khan calls for nationwide protests
Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan called for nationwide "freedom" protests on Sunday, after his brief arrest and detention last week triggered deadly unrest, reports AFP.