US carried out five strikes in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen: CENTCOM

Washington [US], February 19: The United States has conducted five strikes in areas of Yemen controlled by Houthi rebels, US Central Command (CENTCOM) has said.

Long winter for Morocco quake survivors

Douzrou [Morocco], February 19: Long, cold months have passed since an earthquake levelled Abdallah Oubelaid's impoverished village in Morocco's High Atlas mountains. Every day, he...

Lula accuses Zionist entity of genocide

Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], February 19: Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva accused the Zionist entity Sunday of committing "genocide" against Palestinian civilians in the...

More than 400 detained in Russia at events in memory of Navalny,...

Moscow [Russia], February 19: More than 400 people have been detained at events across 32 Russian cities since the death of Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir...

French recycling plant on fire housing 900 tonnes of lithium batteries

Paris [France], February 19: Some 900 tonnes of lithium batteries were on fire at a battery recycling plant in southern France, authorities said on Sunday,...

Hard hit by the US opioid crisis, Oregon reconsiders decriminalization

Oregon [US], February 19: It's a common sight on the streets of downtown Portland, Oregon: people in front of stores, trendy restaurants and hotels, on...

UK's David Cameron to visit Falkland Islands

London [UK], February 19: British Foreign Secretary David Cameron is set to visit the Falkland Islands this week as part of a tour of South...

Somalia accuses Ethiopia of seeking to annex Somaliland

Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], February 19: Somalia accused Ethiopia on Saturday of trying to annex part of the country's territory by signing a sea access deal...

UAE, Jordan discuss strengthening parliamentary cooperation

Amman [Jordan], February 19: Speaker of the Jordanian Lower House of Parliament, Ahmed Safadi and Speaker of the UAE Federal National Council, Saqr Ghobash,...

SCC discusses cooperation with Police Research Centre

Sharjah [UAE], February 19: The Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) has discussed with the Police Research Centre at the Sharjah Police General Command the strengthening of...

Saqr Ghobash meets with Acting President of Jordanian Senate

Amman [Jordan], February 19: Saqr Ghobash, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC), met with Dr. Abdullah Ensour, Acting President of the Jordanian Senate, during...

World Police Summit addresses contemporary challenges through knowledge exchange: Assistant Chief of...

Dubai [UAE], February 19: Rudy Perez, Assistant Chief of Police at the City of Golden Valley, MN, US, said that the World Police Summit, which...

Ethiopian PM urges international financial reform for developing countries

Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], February 18: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Saturday called for reforms to the international financial system to enhance access to finance...

Orban says president's resignation "correct"

Budapest [Hungary], February 18: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said President Katalin Novak's resignation was "correct" in his state of the nation speech here on...

Jailed former Thai PM Thaksin released on parole

Bangkok [Thailand], February 18: Thailand's convicted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was released on parole on Sunday, six months after his return to the country...

We need to act now to stop Putin, Zelensky tells security conference

Munich [Germany], February 18: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on his country's allies to ramp up support in the fight against the Russian invasion,...

Germany's Scholz calls on Israel to obey international law

Munich [Germany], February 18: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz made an usually direct call for Israel to comply with international humanitarian law, in view of a...

Trump must pay more than $350mn in New York civil fraud trial,...

New York [US], February 18: Former US president Donald Trump has been ordered to pay a fine of more than $350mn in a New York...

Progress toward Palestinian state more urgent: Blinken

Munich [Germany], February 18: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reiterated that a two-state solution with an independent Palestinian state is the way out of...

Taliban reject participation in Doha meet, citing unmet conditions

Islamabad [Pakistan], February 18: Afghanistan's de facto authorities on Saturday announced that Kabul will not participate in the upcoming Doha meeting led by United Nations...

Dozens detained in Russia as Navalny family seek body

Moscow [Russia], February 18: Alexei Navalny's supporters on Saturday accused Russian authorities of being "killers" who were "covering their tracks" by refusing to hand over...

Surging cocaine violence has Uruguay clamoring for DEA help

Montevideo [Uruguay], February 18: Uruguay's main port received two cargo scanners sixteen years ago to detect drugs and other suspicious loads. Unfortunately, during delivery one...

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes Mexico resort town Acapulco

Mexico City [Mexico], February 18: A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit near the Mexican resort town of Acapulco on the Pacific coast on Saturday afternoon, according...

Netanyahu dismisses election calls as thousands protest in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv [Israel], February 18: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday dismissed the idea of holding early elections, while thousands of Israelis gathered in Tel...

Ukraine withdraws from Avdiivka, Putin hails 'important victory'

Moscow [Russia], February 18: Russian President Vladimir Putin called the capture of Avdiivka "an important victory" after Ukraine's military chief said on Saturday that his...

Australian authorities say more Sydney schools tainted with asbestos

Canberra [Australia], February 18: An asbestos contamination in Sydney widened on Sunday, with authorities saying the toxic material had been detected in more schools, as...

Senegal: Will election delay U-turn appease protesters?

Dakar [Senegal], February 18: Senegalese President Macky Sall had announced the delay on February 3, just one day before the election campaign was scheduled to...