Biden, Kenya's Ruto pledge to protect democracy in Africa

Washington [US], May 24: U.S. President Joe Biden welcomed Kenyan President William Ruto to the White House for a state visit, pledging a new era...

US preparing $275 million weapons package for Ukraine

Washington [US], May 24: The United States is preparing a $275 million military aid package for Ukraine, which will include 155mm artillery shells, precision aerial...

South Korea imposes sanctions on North Koreans

Seoul [South Korea], May 24: South Korea imposed sanctions on seven North Korean individuals and two Russian vessels over weapons trade and other activities between...

37 million children use tobacco globally: WHO Report

Geneva [Switzerland], May 24: An estimated 37 million children aged 13-15 years use tobacco globally, with the rate of e-cigarette use among adolescents exceeding that...

China hosts WCO Global AEO Conference for first time

Shenzhen [China], May 24: The 6th World Customs Organization (WCO) Global Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Conference was held in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province from...

Abdullah bin Zayed meets with UN Senior Humanitarian and Reconstruction Coordinator for...

Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 24: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with Sigrid Kaag, United Nations Senior...

Hundreds evacuated due to concerning quakes in Italy

Rome [Italy], May 23: The Phlegraean Fields near Naples continued to be shaken by tremors on Wednesday, prompting worries that a major earthquake in...

Russia says the West refuses to negotiate to reduce nuclear tensions

Moscow [Russia], May 23: On May 22, the Kremlin said that 'in-depth dialogue' was a way to reduce escalating tensions between Russia and the West,...

Strategic destination of the US and Saudi Arabia

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], May 23: Saudi Arabia remained tight-lipped while the US publicly expressed optimism that the two sides were about to reach a new...

Russian Ministry of Defence claims recapture of village near Bakhmut

Moscow [Russia], May 23: The Russian Ministry of Defence on Wednesday said its troops have recaptured the village of Klishchiivka in eastern Ukraine.

Chinese vlogger who reported on COVID-19 released

Beijing [China], May 23: Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, who had been serving a four-year sentence for reporting on the early stages of the COVID-19...

Millions attend funeral procession for Iranian President Raisi in Tehran

Tehran [Iran], May 23: Millions of mourners flocked to a funeral procession in Tehran on Wednesday after the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in...

Europe trio recognize Palestine

Madrid [Spain], May 23: Norway, Ireland and Spain announced on Wednesday that they will recognize a Palestinian state from May 28, sparking delight from Palestinian...

20 people in intensive care after Singapore Airlines flight

Bangkok [Thailand], May 23: Twenty people were in intensive care in Bangkok hospitals on Wednesday after a terrifying high-altitude plunge on a flight from London...

Why did Sunak decide to call the summer election?

London [UK], May 23: The general election is on - it will soon be over to you.

Israeli forces move deeper into Rafah in night of heavy battle

Rafah [Palestine], May 23: Israeli tanks advanced to the edge of a crowded district in the heart of Rafah on Wednesday during one of the...

Macron arrives in riot-hit New Caledonia for high-stakes talks

Paris [France], May 23: French President Emmanuel Macron landed in the Pacific island of New Caledonia on Thursday, for a day of talks during which...

Zelenskiy says Ukraine needs system to defend against Russia's guided bombs

Kyiv [Ukraine], May 23: President Volodymyr Zelenskiy issued a fresh plea on Wednesday for upgraded defence systems to protect Ukraine's cities against guided bombs, which...

US: Iowa tornado leaves trail of wreckage and death

Iowa [US], May 23: The Iowa State Patrol has confirmed multiple deaths from a tornado and at least a dozen injuries in storms on Tuesday.

Vietnam elects To Lam as new president

Hanoi [Vietnam], May 23: Vietnam's National Assembly elected Public Security Minister To Lam as the country's new president on Wednesday.

UEFA picks Budapest to host 2026 Champions League final

Zurich [Switzerland], May 23: UEFA selected Budapest on Wednesday to host the men's Champions League final in 2026 and delayed giving the 2027 game to...

UAE organises humanitarian initiative to support Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul to...

Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 23: The United Arab Emirates today launched a humanitarian initiative under the theme "Support the Brazilian state of Rio Grande...

UAE President confers First-Class Medal of Independence on Ambassador of Paraguay

Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 23: President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan awarded the First-Class Medal of Independence to Jose Agüero Avila,...

Abdullah bin Zayed attends official mourning ceremony of late Iranian President; conveys...

Tehran [Iran], May 23: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, led the UAE delegation that participated in the official mourning...

Zelensky discusses Ukraine's air defense boost with German FM

Kyiv [Ukraine], May 22: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky discussed strengthening Ukraine's air defense with visiting German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on Tuesday, the presidential press...

Finnish gov't proposes controversial border pushback bill to parliament

Helsinki [Finland], May 22: The Finnish government on Tuesday submitted to parliament a controversial bill that would authorize pushing back asylum seekers at the eastern...

Türkiye grants visa exemption to Romanian citizens

Ankara [Turkey], May 22: Türkiye has launched a passport-free policy for Romanian citizens, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday.