Iran blames Israel for sabotage at Natanz nuclear site

Iran blames Israel for sabotage at Natanz nuclear site

Iran on Monday blamed Israel for a sabotage attack on its underground Natanz nuclear facility that damaged the centrifuges it uses to enrich uranium there, warning that it would take revenge for the assault. The comments by Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh represent the first official accusation levelled against Israel for the incident on Sunday […]

Diplomats loyal to Myanmar military seize London embassy

Diplomats loyal to Myanmar military seize London embassy

LONDON: Britain on Thursday condemned “bullying” by the Myanmar junta after the country’s ambassador to London was ousted in an extraordinary diplomatic coup after calling for the release of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Diplomats loyal to the Myanmar military authorities seized control of the embassy on Wednesday, leaving ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn locked […]

Forces fire at anti-coup protesters in Myanmar, kill 13

Forces fire at anti-coup protesters in Myanmar, kill 13

YANGON: Myanmar troops fired at anti-coup protesters on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people and wounding several, media said, as a series of small blasts hit the commercial capital Yangon and a Chinese-owned factory was set on fire. The country’s military ruler said the civil disobedience movement was “destroying” Myanmar. More than 580 people have […]

Saudi to allow only ‘immunised’ pilgrims to perform Umrah, starting from Ramazan

Saudi to allow only ‘immunised’ pilgrims to perform Umrah, starting from Ramazan

Saudi authorities said on Monday only people immunised against Covid-19 will be allowed to perform the year-round Umrah pilgrimage from the start of Ramazan. The Haj and Umrah ministry said in a statement that three categories of people would be considered “immunised” — those who have received two doses of the vaccine, those administered a […]

Over 50 die after flash floods in Indonesia and East Timor

Over 50 die after flash floods in Indonesia and East Timor

JAKARTA: More than 50 people were killed after flash floods and landslides swept through eastern Indonesia and neighbouring Timor Leste on Sunday, authorities said, warning the toll could rise further. Floods sparked by torrential rain wreaked havoc and destruction on islands stretching from Flores Island in Indonesia to Timor Leste (East Timor), a small nation […]

Three women polio workers shot dead in Afghanistan

Three women polio workers shot dead in Afghanistan

Gunmen killed three Afghan women involved in a nationwide polio immunisation programme on Tuesday, officials said, a day after authorities launched a new drive against the crippling disease. The three women were killed in two separate attacks in the restive eastern city of Jalalabad, officials said. “They were all on duty going from house to […]

Thousands flee airstrikes by Myanmar forces in border area

Thousands flee airstrikes by Myanmar forces in border area

MAE SAKOEP: Thai soldiers began sending back some of the thousands of people who have fled a series of airstrikes by the military in neighboring Myanmar, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. But Thai officials denied that insecurity on the border added a new dimension to an already volatile crisis set off by […]

Kuwait receives tonnes of national archives from Iraq

Kuwait receives tonnes of national archives from Iraq

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait received on Sunday eight tonnes of documents and other items taken during the 1990 Iraq invasion led by Saddam Hussein, officials said. It is the third shipment that Kuwait has received since 2019, according to officials from both countries. Kuwait’s assistant foreign minister Nasser al-Hain welcomed the move, saying the shipment contained […]

More than 30 killed as trains collide in Egypt

More than 30 killed as trains collide in Egypt

TAHTA: A collision between two trains killed at least 32 passengers and left more than 100 injured on Friday in southern Egypt, a country plagued by fatal rail accidents widely blamed on crumbling infrastructure and poor maintenance. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged tough punishment for those responsible for the crash, which came as his government […]

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