US congressional delegation in Taiwan for three-day visit

Taipei [Taiwan], February 23: A US delegation led by the chair of the Congressional Select Committee on China on Thursday started a three-day Taiwan visit.

Most voters say Biden, Trump both mentally unfit for 2nd term: Poll

Washington [US], February 23: American voters are broadly skeptical that US President Joe Biden is mentally fit to serve a second term, and most do...

Latvia's parliament pledges support for Ukraine until victory

Riga [Latvia], February 23: Latvia's parliament has pledged to support Ukraine until it achieves victory in its war against Russia.

Bolsonaro faces police questioning over Brazil 'coup'

Brasilia [Brazil], February 23: Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro is due to face questioning by police Thursday over allegations he and allies plotted a coup...

Five dead after cargo ship hits bridge in southern China

Beijing [China], February 23: Five people were killed when an empty cargo ship struck a bridge in southern China on Thursday, causing part of it...

Zionists strike Rafah as truce talks underway

Gaza [Palestine], February 23: The Zionist entity launched deadly air strikes on Rafah on Thursday, after threatening to send troops in to hunt for Hamas...

Iran sends Russia hundreds of ballistic missiles

Moscow [Russia], February 23: Iran has provided Russia with a large number of powerful surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, six sources told Reuters, deepening the military cooperation...

Ghana moves closer to passing bill that would crack down on LGBT...

Accra [Ghana], February 23: Ghana's parliament on Wednesday moved a step closer to holding a vote on a bill that seeks to further clamp down...

Over 8,000 South Korea doctors join walkout over med school quotas

Seoul [South Korea], February 23: More than 8,000 South Korean trainee doctors have walked off the job in protest against a government plan to admit...

Israel to join truce talks in Paris, amid heavy Gaza bombardment

Jerusalem [Israel], February 23: Israel will send negotiators on Friday to truce talks in Paris, Israeli media said, as Gazans hoped for a ceasefire that...

Putin, with ironic smile, praises Biden for calling him a 'crazy SOB'

Moscow [Russia], February 23: Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Joe Biden on Thursday for calling him a "crazy SOB", saying with an ironic smile that...

FNC to host Abu Dhabi Session of Parliamentary Conference on WTO

Abu Dhabi [UAE], February 23: In partnership with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the European Parliament (EP), the Federal National Council (FNC) will host on...

UAE proposes preparation of 'parliamentary strategic framework' for Asian cooperation on sustainable...

Baku [Azerbaijan], February 23: The Parliamentary Division of the Federal National Council (FNC) has proposed the preparation of a "Parliamentary Strategic Framework for Asian Cooperation...

German citizens reject Tesla expansion plans in Gruenheide

Berlin [Germany], February 22: Citizens of Gruenheide in Germany have opposed American car manufacturer Tesla's plans to expand its Gigafactory there.

Junior doctors in Wales begin strike amid pay disputes

London [UK], February 22: Thousands of junior doctors in Wales began a three-day strike on Wednesday over continued pay disputes, the second walkout since...

Romania to hold presidential election in September: PM

Bucharest [Romania], February 22: Romania is set to hold its presidential election in September, as confirmed on Wednesday by Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu, who is...

Lithuania closes two more border crossings with Belarus

Riga [Latvia], February 22: Lithuania will close two more border crossings with neighbouring Belarus for security reasons, the government in Vilnius decided on Wednesday.

French warships down 2 drones over Red Sea

Paris [France], February 22: Two French frigates have shot down two drones in the Red Sea after previously registering multiple drone attacks from the...

Gaza has become a death zone: WHO

Gaza [Palestine], February 22: World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the humanitarian situation in Gaza continues to spiral out of control.

UK sanctions Russian prison chiefs after activist's death

London [UK], February 22: The UK has frozen the assets of six Russian prison bosses in charge of the Arctic penal colony where opposition leader...

Zelensky sends delegation to Polish border for talks

Kyiv [Ukraine], February 22: After days of protests by Polish farmers, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky now wants to send Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and other...

Pakistan's upcoming coalition government: The main players

Islamabad [Pakistan], February 22: After a split-verdict in Pakistan's general election this month, a broad alliance of parties have agreed to form a coalition government....

Beijing crushing Tibetans: Exiled political leader

Dharamshala [India], February 22: As Tibetans prepare to mark 65 years since a failed uprising against Chinese rule and questions loom over the Dalai Lama's...

US against ordering Zionists out; ICJ to hear Kuwait's plea

The Hague [Netherlands], February 22: The United States told the UN's top court on Wednesday that the Zionist entity should not be legally forced to...

Israel intensifies strikes on Gaza's Rafah, killing large family in home

Tel Aviv [Israel], February 22: Israel intensified its bombardment of Rafah in Gaza's south and over a dozen members of one family were killed in...

Australian bishop Christopher Saunders charged with rape

Canberra [Australia], February 22: High-ranking Australian Bishop Christopher Saunders has been charged with rape and a string of sex offences - some against children -...

Spanish birth rate hits lowest level since records began in 1941

Madrid [Spain], February 22: Spain's birth rate has dropped to its lowest level since records started in 1941, provisional data from its National Statistics Institute...