Japan, NATO agree to deepen ties amid Russia, China threat

Tokyo [Japan], February 1: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg pledged on Tuesday to further deepen their cooperation, in light...

Wagner group committed human rights violations in Mali: UN experts

Geneva [Switzerland],February 1: Independent UN human rights experts have called for an investigation into the activities of the Russian mercenary group Wagner and government troops...

Russia sees increased danger from Western arms exports to Ukraine

Moscow [Russia],February 1: Russia is facing increased military danger from Ukraine because NATO countries are sending weapons there, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his...

Court says protesters must pay Madame Tussauds £3,500 compensation over cake stunt

London [UK], February 1: Two Just Stop Oil protesters must pay Madame Tussauds £3,500 in compensation after slapping vegan chocolate cakes in the face of...

Italy's government will not give in to prisoner on hunger strike

Rome [Italy], February 1: Italy's government said on Tuesday it will not give in to a convicted anarchist who has been on hunger strike for...

Brazil is back on world stage: Scholz

Brasília [Brazil], February 1: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, on a visit in Brasília on Monday, said he is looking forward to a new chapter in...

Onion prices make Philippine staple a luxury

Manila [Philippines], February 1: Even before his onions are fully grown, Philippine farmer Luis Angeles races to harvest the crop and cash in on eye-watering...

Blinken mourns 'innocent' Palestinians

Ramallah [Palestine], February 1: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed his sorrow Tuesday for "innocent" Palestinians killed in a spike of violence in the...

100 confirmed dead in marathon search of rubble

Islamabad [Pakistan], February 1: The death toll has risen to 100 people after a mosque suicide bombing which targeted policemen in the city of Peshawar...

French protests intensify against pension age rise

Paris [France], February 1: France has seen a second wave of protests and strikes against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to raise the retirement age from...

Owner fined $90k after bird injures doctor

Taipei [Taiwan], February 1: A Taiwanese man has been given a two-month prison sentence and fined 3.04m New Taiwan dollars (US $91,350) after his pet...

Six new ministers sworn in after Cabinet reshuffle in NZ

Wellington [New Zealand],February 1: Six new ministers have been sworn in at Government House this morning.

U.S. to end COVID-19 emergency declarations on May 11

Washinton [US], February 1: President Joe Biden's administration on Monday said it will end COVID-19 emergency declarations on May 11, nearly three years after the...

'Hands off Africa,' Pope Francis tells rich world

Kinshasa [DR Congo], February 1: Pope Francis denounced the "poison of greed" driving conflicts in Africa as he began a visit to the Democratic Republic...

U.S. says Russia violating New START nuclear arms control treaty

Washington [US], February 1: The United States on Tuesday accused Russia of violating the New START Treaty, the last major pillar of post-Cold War nuclear...

Twitter makes first interest payment on Musk buyout debt

Washington [US], February 1: Twitter Inc has made its first interest payment on a loan that banks provided to help finance billionaire Elon Musk's purchase...

IMF says world not heading for 2023 recession

Washington [US], February 1: Inflation will likely slow over the next two years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its world economic outlook report.

17 countries to participate in Asian Badminton Championship at Expo City

Dubai [UAE], February 1: The Dubai Sports Council and the Emirates Badminton Federation have announced the organisation of the Asian Championship for Mixed Teams for...

Agthia Group sees 14% increase in net profit during 2022

Abu Dhabi [UAE],February 1: Agthia Group PJSC today announced preliminary and unaudited results for the fiscal year ending 31st December, 2022, reporting a rise of...

Chairing ASEAN, Indonesia pushes for more concrete cooperation: FM

Jakarta [Indonesia],January 31: As the 2023 ASEAN chair, Indonesia has aimed to push for more concrete and inclusive cooperation among countries in the region, said...

Putin threatened to kill me with a missile, says Boris Johnson

London [UK], January 31: Britain's former prime minister Boris Johnson has claimed that Vladimir Putin told him "I don't want to hurt you, but with...

Poland's birth rate reaches lowest point since World War II

Warsaw [Poland],January 31: Poland's population posted its lowest birth rate since the end of World War II, with the number of births falling by 27,000...

Cyclone in Madagascar kills dozens, displaces tens of thousands

Antananarivo [Madagascar], January 31: More than two dozen Madagascans have died and tens of thousands have been left homeless since a severe tropical cyclone made...

Sunak marks 100 days as British prime minister

London [UK], January 31: On reaching 100 days in 10 Downing Street this week, Rishi Sunak will double the duration of Liz Truss's brutally short...

Manila plans labor talks with Kuwait as Marcos visits wake

Manila [Philippines], January 31: Philippine President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr asked if there are "weaknesses" in the labor agreement between the Philippines and Kuwait following...

China warns new US House of Representatives speaker about Taiwan

Beijing [China], January 31: China warned US House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy not to visit Taiwan like his predecessor.

President Biden says no to warplanes for Ukraine

Washington [US], January 31: US President Joe Biden has said he will not provide F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine even though Kyiv is looking for...