Hipkins replaces Ardern as New Zealand premier

Wellington [New Zealand], January 26: Hundreds gathered to applaud JacindaArdern as she left New Zealand's parliament to resign as prime minister on Wednesday, before Chris...

Covid-19 situation on January 26: China publicizes the peak of the epidemic

Beijing [China], January 26: The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC) said the number of new cases for the day peaked at more...

'When does this stop?' For 2023, an alarmingly bloody start

Washington [US], January 26: In a country with more guns than people - and one emerging from three years of isolation, stress and infighting amid...

Ukraine eyes fighter jets after tanks: 'This is what we want'

Kiev [Ukraine], January 26: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says there is no chance of any fighter jets being sent to Ukraine despite renewed calls for...

U.S., Germany to send scores of tanks to help Ukraine fight Russian...

Washington [US], January 26: The United States said on Wednesday it would supply Ukraine with 31 of its most advanced battle tanks after Germany broke...

Arrest made after Microsoft executive, father of 4 gunned down in 'targeted...

Washington [US], January 26: Nearly a year after Jared Bridegan, a Microsoft executive and father of four, was gunned down on a Florida road in...

Taliban to set new rules on women's aid work, UN says

Kabul [Afghanistan], January 26: Taliban ministers have told a senior UN official they plan to draw up new guidelines to allow Afghan women to work...

Germany feels the heat after tank resistance

Berlin [Germany], January 26: Germany held off on sending prized Leopard 2 tanks to assist Ukraine's upcoming offensive until the US also provided Abrams tanks.

Masdar, TotalEnergies, Siemens Energy, Marubeni to certify novel pathway to make methanol-based...

Abu Dhabi [UAE], January 26: The consortium of Masdar, TotalEnergies, Siemens Energy and Marubeni announced today that the Masdar-led initiative focused on green hydrogen to...

Sharjah Islamic Bank achieves record net profit of AED651 million

Sharjah [UAE], January 26: Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) continues to achieve sustainable growth, recorded an increase of 26.6 percent in the net profit reaching AED...

National Bank of Fujairah's net profit totals AED 340.4 million in 2022

Fujairah [UAE], January 26: The National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) recorded year-on-year growth of 195.3 percent to close the year at a net profit of...

Seven dead in another California mass shooting

California [US], January 25: The US state of California is reeling from its third mass shooting in eight days after a man shot dead seven...

Cause behind fatal cough syrups still not known, says World Health Organization

Geneva [Switzerland], January 25: The World Health Organization (WHO) has thus far failed to track down the source of contaminated cough syrups sold in at...

Afghanistan: Cold spell death toll rises to over 120

Kabul [Afghanistan], January 25: The death toll caused by a severe cold spell in Afghanistan has increased, claiming more than 120 lives in the past...

Jordan's King Abdullah meets Netanyahu over Al-Aqsa tensions

Amman [Jordan], January 25: Jordan's King Abdullah on Tuesday held a meeting with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the capital Amman, a statement by...

Quran burning complicate Sweden's NATO bid

Istanbul [Turkey], January 25: Turkish President RecepTayyip Erdogan has slammed the door for now on Sweden's effort to become a NATO member following a Quran...

Egypt finds 'complete' Roman city

Cairo [Egypt], January 25: Egyptian archaeologists said Tuesday they had discovered an 1,800-year-old "complete residential city from the Roman-era" in the heart of the southern...

NASA, Pentagon join forces to develop nuclear rocket for Mars mission

Washington [US], January 25: NASA is working with a Pentagon agency to develop nuclear-powered rocket engines for missions to send humans to Mars.

Cargo ship capsized off the coast of Japan, 18 people missing

Tokyo [Japan], January 25: A cargo ship with a crew of 22 people capsized off the coast of Japan's Nagasaki prefecture late at night on...

US government sues Google, asking to dissolve advertising branch

Washington [US], January 25: On the morning of January 25 (Vietnam time), the Department of Justice and eight US states filed a lawsuit against Google,...

Top Ukrainian officials quit in anti-corruption drive

Kiev [Ukraine], January 25: Several senior Ukrainian officials have resigned as President VolodymyrZelensky begins a shake-up of personnel across his government.

Journalist deaths jumped 50 percent in 2022, CPJ says

Mexico City [Mexico], January 25: At least 67 journalists were killed in 2022, with the toll driven by attacks in Ukraine, Mexico, and Haiti, the...

Alcohol limited in Australian town due to violence

Canberra [Australia], January 25: An outback Australian town has re-imposed a controversial policy directed at Aboriginal communities that restricts the sale of alcohol.

Germany to send Leopard 2s and allow others to export

Berlin [Germany], January 25: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has decided to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, and allow other countries to do the same,...

New Zealand's Chris Hipkins sworn in as prime minister

Wellington [New Zealand], January 25: Labour leader Chris Hipkins was sworn in as New Zealand's prime minister in a formal ceremony on Wednesday, following the...

China COVID: Coffins sell out as losses mount

Beijing [China], January 25: The coffin makers of northern Shanxi province have been busy. We watched the skilled craftsmen as they carved elaborate decorations into...

Giorgio Meloni: Italy will strengthen its economic presence and investments in the...

Rome [Italy], January 25: Italian Prime Minister Giorgio Meloni informed a gathering of key Italian ministers and entrepreneurs in Trieste that Italy has decided to...