China defends countermeasures over Pelosi’s Taiwan region visit

BEIJING: Chinese countermeasures in response to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan region are a necessary warning against...

Kremlin accuses Kyiv of nuclear plant shelling, warns of ‘catastrophic consequences’

Moscow: The Kremlin on Monday accused Ukrainian forces of firing on the Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant, warning of potential "catastrophic consequences"...

China announces fresh military drills around Taiwan

TAIPEI: China's military announced fresh military drills on Monday in the seas and airspace around Taiwan -- a day after the scheduled...

Biden expresses solidarity with Muslim community after ‘horrific’ killings

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden has condemned a series of fatal shootings of Muslim men whose slayings in the southern American state of...

One year after Afghanistan, US spy agencies pivot toward China

WASHINGTON: In a recent closed-door meeting with leaders of the counterterrorism centre at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the agency's No. 2...

Israel and Palestinian group declare Gaza truce

-- 44 Palestinians, including children, have so far been killed: officials GAZA/JERUSALEM: Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group declared a truce late...

London police strip-searched hundreds of kids: new data

LONDON: London's under-fire police force strip-searched more than 600 children over a two-year period, most of them black boys, according to new...

Any attack on a nuclear plant ‘suicidal’: UN chief

NEW YORK: Any attack on a nuclear plant is "suicidal", United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday after fresh shelling hit a...

Children among 41 dead in Gaza amid Israel truce reports

GAZA CITY, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Nine children were among 17 Palestinians killed Sunday in Gaza, health officials in the enclave said, amid talks...

China’s largest-ever Taiwan military drills draw to a close

BEIJING: China's largest-ever military exercises surrounding Taiwan were drawing to a close on Sunday following a controversial visit last week to the...

Nuclear-free world is possible, test-ban treaty chief says

UNITED NATIONS: Nuclear weapons will continue to pose a risk to humanity unless countries fully adhere to the treaty that prohibits their...

Israel, Palestinians agree truce from Sunday evening: sources

JERUSALEM/ GAZA: Israel and Palestinian militants have agreed to a truce in Gaza from Sunday evening as mediated by Cairo, sources said,...

Blinken kicks off Africa tour to counter Russian influence

JOHANNESBURG:US Secretary of State Antony Blinken landed in South Africa on Sunday, kicking off a three-nation African visit as Washington scales up...

Civil Society demands opening of Srinagar Jamia Masjid, release of Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Society Forum has demanded the opening of Srinagar Jamia...

Ten Sri Lankans ‘go missing’ from Commonwealth Games: official

COLOMBO: Ten members of crisis-hit Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Games contingent in Birmingham have disappeared in a suspected attempt to remain in Britain,...