UAE President, European Council President discuss regional developments

Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 22: President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan held a phone call today with Charles Michel, President of the...

Italy's economy performs well but slowdown expected: IMF

Rome [Italy], May 21: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday said that while Italy had good recoveries from economic shocks in recent years, the...

UK PM apologizes for infected blood scandal

London [UK], May 21: The United Kingdom's (UK) Prime Minister Rishi Sunak apologized for the infected blood scandal on behalf of successive governments on Monday...

Czech Republic records nearly 15,000 cases of Pertussis, 6 die

Prague [Czech Republic], May 21: The Czech Republic has recorded nearly 15,000 cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, and six infected people have died since...

President Biden said Israel did not commit genocide in Gaza, condemning the...

Washington [US], May 21: US President Joe Biden said that Israel's military campaign in Gaza was not genocide, criticizing the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor's...

The Myanmar army continues to fall before the rebels

Yangon [Myanmar], May 21: The military government in Myanmar continues to lose another border town in the ongoing conflict with rebel forces.

Spain summons Argentinian ambassador

Madrid [Spain], May 21: Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares has summoned the Argentinian ambassador in Madrid after Argentinian President Javier Milei verbally attacked Spanish...

Taiwan's President Lai takes office, urges Beijing to pursue 'peace'

Taipei [Taiwan], May 21: Lai Ching-te of Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was sworn in as the self-governing island's president on Monday and used...

Death of Iran's Raisi could stir race for Khamenei succession

Tehran [Iran], May 21: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's death in a helicopter crash upsets the plans of hardliners who wanted him to succeed Supreme Leader...

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's divisive leader in the eye of the ICC storm

Tel Aviv [Israel], May 21: Benjamin Netanyahu was one of the most polarising leaders in Israel's history long before the International Criminal Court prosecutor's office...

WikiLeaks founder allowed to appeal extradition from UK to US

Washington [US], May 21: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was given permission to appeal against extradition to the United States after arguing at London's High Court...

Russia fails in rival UN bid on nuclear weapons in space

Moscow [Russia], May 21: A Russian-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution that called on all countries to prevent "for all time" the placement, threat or...

Australia, New Zealand send evacuation flights to New Caledonia

Paris [France], May 21: Australia and New Zealand said they will send government planes to New Caledonia to evacuate nationals from the French territory which...

Iran initiates power transition procedures after president's helicopter crash

Tehran [Iran], May 21: Iran has begun the process of transferring power following the helicopter crash incident that claimed the lives of Iranian President Ebrahim...

SEWA provides services for Al Hafiya lake in Kalba

Sharjah [UAE], May 21: Sharjah Electricity, Water, and Gas Authority (SEWA) has completed the construction of a pumping station and the extension of water lines...

UAE leaders congratulate President of Cameroon on National Day

Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 21: President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to President Paul Biya of...

Iran's presidential election slated for June 28

Tehran [Iran], May 21: After examining the timing of the election process, the heads of branches of power decided 28th June as the time for...

Lithuania confirms results of presidential election, referendum

Vilnius [Lithuania], May 20: Lithuania's Central Election Commission (VRK) Sunday confirmed results of the first round of presidential election and the referendum on the amendment...

Blue Origin completes first manned spaceflight since 2022 grounding

Los Angeles [US], May 20: U.S. aerospace company Blue Origin on Sunday launched a six-member crew to the edge of space since its suborbital...

Japan's Hiroshima and Nagasaki lodge protest over US subcritical nuclear test

Tokyo [Japan], May 20: The administrations of Japan's Hiroshima and Nagasaki prefectures, which came under the US atomic bombing during the Second World War, have...

Sri Lankan Tamils still haunted by civil war

Mullivaikkal [Sri Lanka], May 20: Sri Lanka's minority Tamil community marked 15 years since the end of the island nation's civil war on Saturday in...

Biden reaches out to Gaza protesters in college speech

Atlanta [US], May 20: President Joe Biden told students on Sunday at the former university of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr that he...

Forty-seven dead in heavy rain, floods in northern Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan], May 20: At least 47 people have died after continued heavy rain and flooding in northern Afghanistan, an official said, a day after...

France mobilises police to regain control of New Caledonia airport road

Paris [France], May 20: French police trying to restore order in the island territory of New Caledonia after days of deadly unrest have cleared dozens...

Russian strikes on Ukraine's Kharkiv region kill at least 11|

Kharkiv [Ukraine], May 20: Russia struck a busy lakeside resort on the edge of Ukraine's second largest city and also attacked villages in the surrounding...

Spain recalls ambassador after Argentina's Milei calls PM's wife 'corrupt'

Madrid [Spain], May 20: Spain recalled its ambassador to Buenos Aires for consultations after Argentina's President Javier Milei made derogatory comments about Spanish Prime Minister...

Indonesia: Starlink launch to give millions Internet access

Jakarta [Indonesia], May 20: Millions of people living in Indonesia's remote islands expect to get an internet connection with the slated launch of Elon Musk's...