Direct link established between Iranian, Russian banks: official

Tehran [Iran], January 30: The Iranian top banker said on Sunday that a direct connection has been established between the banks of Iran and Russia,...

Yemen forms new reserve military units to confront Houthis

Aden [Yemen], January 30: Chairman of Yemen's Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) Rashad al-Alimi issued on Sunday a republican decree to form new reserve military units...

Sri Lanka to establish 50 regional passport issuance offices

Colombo [Sri Lanka], January 30: The Sri Lankan government will establish 50 regional centers for issuing passports for Sri Lankans, a minister said on Sunday.

Australia mining company sorry for losing radioactive device

Canberra [Australia], January 30: A mining corporation on Sunday apologized for losing a highly radioactive capsule over a 1,400-kilometer (870-mile) stretch of Western Australia, as...

Austrian ruling party OVP loses ground in key state election

Vienna [Austria], January 30: In a regional election in Austria's largest state, the ruling conservative Austrian People's Party (OVP) lost its absolute majority with a...

US police unit whose members are accused of Nichols beating disbanded

New York [US], January 30: The Memphis police unit whose members are charged with beating Tyre Nichols to death was dissolved on Saturday.

Protester killed in Peru's capital, raising crisis toll to 58

Lima [Peru], January 30: A protester has been killed in Lima during brutal clashes between police and demonstrators demanding the resignation of President Dina Boluarte.

UK PM Sunak ruthlessly fires ally Zahawi over tax scandal

London [UK], January 30: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Sunday dismissed a senior ally whose murky tax dealings have focused anger at the government...

51 die in twin Pak tragedies

Islamabad [Pakistan], January 30: At least 51 people were killed in two separate transport accidents in western Pakistan on Sunday, when a bus plunged off...

Drone attack targets Iran defense site

Tehran [Iran], January 30: Iran on Sunday condemned a "cowardly" night-time drone attack that targeted a defense ministry site, at a time of high tensions...

China re-issues visas to Japanese after Covid-19 tension

Beijing [China], January 30: China has restored visa procedures for Japanese people after the tension between the two countries related to Covid-19 prevention testing regulations...

Gunfight at the rich in the US, 3 people died

Washington [US], January 30: A gunfight occurred in the rich Beverly Crest neighborhood of Los Angeles (USA) killing 3 people and injuring 4 others.

Netanyahu gives Israelis 'green light to shoot Palestinians'

Jerusalem [Israel], January 30: A rise in violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem is feared following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

Russians gone from Ukraine village, fear and hardship remain

Kyiv [Ukraine], January 30: When night falls in Tatiana Trofimenko's village in southern Ukraine, she pours sunflower oil that aid groups gave her into a...

Trump opens 2024 run, says he's 'more committed' than ever

Washington [US], January 30: Former President Donald Trump kicked off his 2024 White House bid with stops Saturday in New Hampshire and South Carolina, events...

Heavy rain continues, Auckland state of emergency in fourth day

Auckland [New Zealand], January 30: Aucklanders are waking to the sound of yet more rain over the already sodden city as the state of emergency...

Blinken arrives in Egypt as Israeli-Palestinian tensions soar

Cairo [Egypt], January 30: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in Egypt at the start of a three-day Middle East visit with Israeli-Palestinian...

Ukraine needs more weapons faster, Zelenskiy say

Kyiv [Ukraine], January 30: Ukraine needs new weapons and faster deliveries to confront a "very tough" situation of constant attacks by Russian forces in the...

Germany will not send fighter jets to Ukraine - Chancellor Scholz says

Berlin [Germany], January 30: Germany will not send fighter jets to Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said, while Kiev is asking the West for more...

Erdogan: Turkey could approve the admission of Finland to NATO, but not...

Ankara [Turkey], January 30: Turkish President RecepTayyip Erdogan hinted on Sunday that Turkey might approve the admission of Finland to NATO, but not Sweden.

'Spartan Khorfakkan' Championship attracts 2,250 contestants cheered on by more than 3,500...

Sharjah [UAE], January 29: More than 2,250 people of various nationalities on Saturday successfully took part in the Spartan Khorfakkan 2023 Championship, organised by the...

Syria dismisses report on Syrian military's involvement in alleged 2018 chemical attack

Damascus [Syria], January 29: The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Saturday slammed as "lacking credibility" a recent report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical...

Iranian official vows legal pursuit of Trump, Pompeo for Soleimani's assassination

Tehran [Iran], January 29: An Iranian official vowed on Saturday that the legal pursuit of former U.S. President Donald Trump and former Secretary of State...

Afghan women students barred from sitting university entrance exam

Islamabad [Pakistan], January 29: The Taliban-run Ministry of Higher Education has banned female students in Afghanistan from registering for the 2023 university entrance exam.

Nepali government websites disrupted by hacker attack

Kathmandu [Nepal], January 29: Following a cyber attack on Saturday, all websites run by the Nepali government were temporarily disrupted, according to officials.

Faure elected leader of French Socialist party, ending power struggle

Paris [France], January 29: Members of the French Socialists party have elected incumbent Olivier Faure as the party chairman, ending a power struggle over the...

Sweden hopeful for NATO membership despite tensions with Turkey

Stockholm (Sweden), January 29: The tensions with Turkey over Islamophobic incidents are having an impact on the country's NATO accession process, the Swedish government has...