Laos continues to expand school meals program

Vientiane [Laos], July 3: The Lao government and development partners agreed to expand the school meals program to improve health and nutrition awareness for students...

Dutch PM sworn in with mission to curb asylum

The Hague [Netherlands], July 3: Dutch King Willem-Alexander swore in former spy chief Dick Schoof as new prime minister Tuesday, at the head of a...

Orban calls for quick ceasefire to speed up Ukraine peace talks

Kyiv [Ukraine], July 3: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban urged Kyiv on Tuesday to work towards a "quick ceasefire" in Ukraine that could pave the...

China's Xi arrives in Kazakhstan for state visit, summit

Beijing [China], July 3: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Kazakhstan on Tuesday for a state visit, during which he will attend a meeting of...

Japan issues new 3D banknotes after 20 years

Tokyo [Japan], July 3: The Bank of Japan will start issuing new banknotes on July 3, redesigned with new historical figures and settings and the...

First Democratic congressman calls on Biden to withdraw from US election

Washington [US], July 3: On July 2, Mr. Lloyd Doggett became the first US Democratic congressman to publicly call on President Joe Biden to withdraw...

Canadian court allows police to clear pro-Palestinian campus encampment

Ottawa [Canada], July 3: An Ontario judge ordered pro-Palestinian protesters to leave their two-month-old encampment at Canada's largest university by Wednesday evening, granting the University...

La Nina threatens Latin America with hurricanes and droughts, experts say

Washington [US], July 3: Latin America and the Caribbean should brace for the arrival of La Nina, the climate pattern seen fueling a highly active...

Trump hush money sentencing delayed to September, weeks before US election

Washington [US], July 3: Donald Trump's sentencing for his conviction on criminal charges stemming from hush money paid to a porn star was delayed on...

Sixth EU-UAE Structural Dialogue on AML/CFT concludes in Brussels

Brussels [Belgium], July 3: The sixth EU-UAE Structural Dialogue on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) was recently held in Brussels.

Souq Al Jubail Dates Festival launches its ninth edition

Sharjah [UAE], July 3: Activities of the ninth annual Souq Al Jubail Dates Festival were launched in Sharjah, which will continue until the end of...

Alef Education, KICD, UNICEF sign landmark agreement on climate change education

Abu Dhabi [UAE], July 3: Alef Education, the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), and UNICEF today announced the signing of a groundbreaking Memorandum of...

Abdullah bin Zayed, Antony Blinken discuss regional developments, efforts to reach ceasefire...

Abu Dhabi [UAE], July 3: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, during a phone call with Antony Blinken, Secretary...

US Supreme Court: Trump immune for official acts

Washington [US], July 2: The U.S. Supreme Court found that Donald Trump cannot be prosecuted for any actions that were within his constitutional powers as...

Russia imposes entry ban on 99 Canadians

Moscow [Russia], July 2: Russia issued a permanent entry ban on 99 Canadian citizens as a countermeasure, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

Finnish parliament approves defense pact with U.S.

Helsinki [Finland], July 2: The Finnish parliament has approved the Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA) with the United States, announced the parliament on Monday.

Taliban seeks sanctions relief and aid for farmers at UN Afghan meeting

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 2: The Taliban delegation outlined its priorities on Monday at a two-day UN conference on Afghanistan. The meeting, which began on Sunday...

Opinion poll round-up with three days to go until UK general election

London [UK], July 2: Four opinion polls for Thursday's UK general election have been published in the last 24 hours, all showing Labour ahead of...

Poland's Tusk issues warning after far-right gains in France

Warsaw [Poland], July 2: Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk issued a warning on Monday following far-right gains in the first round of the French parliamentary...

Biden's family urges him to stay in White House race

Washington [US], July 2: Democratic President Joe Biden's family has urged him to ignore calls to step aside following his disastrous debate against Republican Donald...

Emergency declared in Russia's Sakha

Moscow [Russia], July 2: The authorities in the Sakha (Yakutia) region in Russia's Far East have declared an emergency in response to devastating wildfires...

S Koreans surge to sign online petition to impeach president

Seoul [South Korea], July 2: An online petition calling for South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol to be impeached experienced delays and disruptions due to...

UK govt, BA sued over 1990 Kuwait hostage crisis

London [UK], July 2: Passengers and crew of a British Airways flight who were taken hostage in Kuwait in 1990 have launched legal action against...

Rockets fired into Israel, tanks advance in Gaza

Gaza [Palestine], July 2: The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad fired a barrage of rockets into Israel on Monday as fighting raged in Gaza and...

Rival French parties seek to build anti-far right front

Paris [France], July 2: Opponents of France's far-right sought to build a united front to block the path to government of Marine Le Pen's National...

Google to require disclosures for altered election ads

California [US], July 2: Google (GOOGL.O), opens new tab said on Monday it would make it mandatory for advertisers to disclose election ads that use...

Hurricane Beryl 'extremely dangerous' as it gains strength in Caribbean

Washington [US], July 2: Hurricane Beryl unleashed powerful winds over the Eastern Caribbean on Monday, downing power lines and ripping roofs from buildings, as scientists...