Iran arrests Europeans accused of role in unrest over Mahsa Amini’s death

Iran arrests Europeans accused of role in unrest over Mahsa Amini’s death

Iran, which has blamed “foreign enemies” for protests that swept the country after the death of a woman in morality police custody, said on Friday it had arrested nine European nationals for their role in the unrest. The detention of citizens of Germany, Poland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and other countries is likely to ratchet up tensions between […]

Hurricane leaves trail of destruction in Florida

Hurricane leaves trail of destruction in Florida

FORT MYERS: Hurricane Ian inundated cities, turned out the lights on millions of residents and left migrants from an overturned boat missing on Thursday as Florida assessed damage from what the state governor described as a “500-year flood event.” Officials launched a major emergency response after one of the most intense US storms in years, […]

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman named Saudi PM

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman named Saudi PM

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was named the country’s prime minister on Tuesday. King Salman also ordered a cabinet reshuffle, naming his son Khalid Bin Salman, the former deputy defence minister, as the new defence minister. Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman stays as energy minister under a new cabinet, to be headed by […]

Bangladesh boat tragedy death toll hits 32

Bangladesh boat tragedy death toll hits 32

Rescue workers recovered seven more bodies on Monday after a boat carrying religious pilgrims capsized in Bangladesh, taking the death toll to 32 with scores still missing, police said. The small boat packed with mostly women and children on their way to a popular temple flipped over on Sunday in a river as onlookers screamed […]

Strong quake shakes Mexico days after deadly tremor

Strong quake shakes Mexico days after deadly tremor

A strong earthquake jolted Mexico on Thursday, sending people rushing out into the streets of the capital in the middle of the night, days after a powerful tremor left at least two people dead. The epicentre of the 6.9-magnitude quake was near the Pacific coast, 84 kilometres (52 miles) south of Coalcoman in the western […]

China willing to make effort for peaceful ‘reunification’ with Taiwan

China willing to make effort for peaceful ‘reunification’ with Taiwan

China is willing to make the utmost effort to strive for a peaceful “reunification” with Taiwan, a Chinese government spokesperson said on Wednesday, following weeks of military manoeuvres and war games by Beijing near the island. China claims democratically-governed Taiwan as its own territory. Taiwan’s government rejects China’s sovereignty claims and says only the island’s […]

Ukraine accuses Russia of strike on southern nuclear plant

Ukraine accuses Russia of strike on southern nuclear plant

KYIV: Kyiv accused Russia on Monday of attacking Ukraine’s second-largest nuclear plant in the south of the war-scarred country, the latest burst of fighting around atomic facilities that has raised fears of a radiation emergency. The Kremlin meanwhile dismissed outright claims that their forces had been responsible for mass killings in recently captured areas of […]

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