Senior Al Jazeera journalist killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Senior Al Jazeera journalist killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Jerusalem: A veteran journalist working for Al Jazeera was killed on Wednesday during an Israeli operation in the West Bank city of Jenin, prompting the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Qatar-based network to blame the Israeli Army for her death. The Palestinian Health Ministry said that 51-year-old Shireen Abu Aqla, a Jerusalem-based journalist for Al […]

India-China relations will ‘remain strained’, says US Intelligence community

India-China relations will ‘remain strained’, says US Intelligence community

WASHINGTON: The India-China ties will “remain strained” in the wake of the “lethal clash” in 2020 in eastern Ladakh, the most serious in decades, the US intelligence community has told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing as it also expressed concern over any potential crisis between India and Pakistan. The expanded military posture by both India […]

Sri Lanka crisis: Defence Ministry orders tri-forces to open fire on rioters

Sri Lanka crisis: Defence Ministry orders tri-forces to open fire on rioters

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Defence on Tuesday ordered the Army, the Air Force and the Navy personnel to open fire on anyone looting public property or causing harm to others amidst violent protests in the island nation over the unprecedented economic crisis. The order came after embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa urged people to stop […]

Protests at Lankan naval base housing ex-PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

Protests at Lankan naval base housing ex-PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

COLOMBO: A protest began in front of Sri Lanka’s Trincomalee Naval Base on Tuesday after reports emerged that former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and some of his family members were there after leaving the official residence in Colombo, a media report said. Violence erupted in Sri Lanka on Monday after supporters of then prime minister […]

Sri Lanka imposes nationwide curfew; deploys army in Colombo after clash

Sri Lanka imposes nationwide curfew; deploys army in Colombo after clash

Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities on Monday imposed a nationwide curfew and Army troops were deployed in the capital after pro-government groups attacked protesters outside embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s office, leaving at least 78 people injured. The violence occurred following reports that Mahinda Rajapaksa may offer to stand down as Prime Minister, as pressure mounted on […]

China’s sea levels touched new high in 2021, govt study shows

China’s sea levels touched new high in 2021, govt study shows

SHANGHAI: China’s sea levels reached their highest on record last year, swelled by rising water temperatures and the melting of glaciers and polar icecaps, the government said in a report. Coastal sea levels were 84 mm (3.3 inches) higher in 2021 than the average over the period from 1993 to 2011, the National Marine Environmental […]

Russia marks WWII victory shadowed by Ukraine

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has cast Moscow’s military action in Ukraine as a forced response to Western policies. Speaking at a military parade Monday marking the World War II victory over the Nazis, Putin drew parallels between the Red Army’s fighting against Nazi troops and the Russian forces’ action in Ukraine. He said that […]

New UK India Industry Taskforce launched to facilitate free trade deal

LONDON: A new UK India Industry Taskforce, a joint commission to increase cross-industry collaboration and push the UK-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) over the line, was launched on Monday. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) have created the new taskforce as part of a memorandum of understanding to […]

Imran Khan says he would ‘never have agreed’ to US demand of military bases

Imran Khan says he would ‘never have agreed’ to US demand of military bases

Islamabad: Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Imran Khan has reiterated that during his time in power he would “never have agreed” to any US demands of being given military bases in the country in the aftermath of the former’s evacuation from neighbouring Afghanistan, according to a media report. Addressing overseas Pakistanis in a video message, Khan […]

Dozens feared dead after Russian bomb levels Ukraine school

Dozens feared dead after Russian bomb levels Ukraine school

Zaporizhzhia: Dozens of Ukrainians were feared dead Sunday after a Russian bomb flattened a school sheltering about 90 people in its basement, while Ukrainian troops refused to surrender at a besieged steel plant that Moscow’s invading forces sped to seize before Russia’s Victory Day holiday. The governor of Luhansk province, one of two areas that […]

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