Canada, Czech Republic sign defence cooperation MOU

Ottawa [Canada], February 16: Canada and Czech Republic signed a defence cooperation memorandum of understanding (MOU), Canada's National Defence said on Thursday.

Sri Lanka, Israel sign direct air service agreement

Colombo [Sri Lanka], February 16: Sri Lanka's Ports, Shipping and Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva on Thursday announced the signing of a direct air...

Bangkok: Work from home as pollution blankets city

Bangkok [Thailand], February 16: Bangkok city employees have been told to work from home to avoid harmful air pollution, as a layer of noxious haze...

Doctors operate robot on ISS

Washington [US], February 16: Earth-bound surgeons remotely controlled a small robot aboard the International Space Station over the weekend, conducting the first-ever such surgery in...

Ukraine reinforces 'extremely critical' frontline town

Kiev [Ukraine], February 16: Ukraine has rushed soldiers to the embattled eastern town of Avdiivka, surrounded on three sides by Russian forces, where the military...

US rebukes Zionists for demolishing activist's home in Jerusalem

Washington [US], February 16: The United States has rebuked Zionists for demolishing the home of a Palestinian activist in east Jerusalem, saying its ally was...

Private US lander bound for the Moon

Washington [US], February 16: A private US spaceship was bound for the Moon on Thursday, where it will attempt to land near the south pole...

Gaza doctors measure children for malnutrition

Gaza [Palestine], February 16: Medical workers held strips of plastic around the upper arms of small children in a Rafah tent, measuring the circumferences of...

Israel raids main Gaza hospital as Rafah concerns grow

Gaza [Palestine], February 16: Israeli forces said they had raided the biggest functioning hospital in Gaza as footage showed chaos, shouting and gunfire in dark...

Kansas City police link Super Bowl rally shooting to dispute, not terror

Missouri [US], February 16: An altercation involving several people sparked a shooting spree in Kansas City that killed one person and wounded 22 after a...

Death toll from Philippine landslide rises to 92, search continues

Manila [Philippine], February 16: The death toll from a landslide in the southern Philippines has risen to 92 as the search for missing people continues,...

Dubai Harbour Marinas becomes first in the world to receive three simultaneous...

Dubai [UAE], February 16: Dubai Harbour has won three prestigious accreditations from The Yacht Harbour Association, including the coveted Gold Anchor award - a credible...

International Search and Rescue Conference & Exhibition concludes in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi [UAE], February 16: The 3rd International Search and Rescue Conference & Exhibition (INSRC 2024), organised by the National Search and Rescue Center (NSRC),...

ECDC warns of spike in cases of deadly bacterium strain

Stockholm [Sweden], February 15: Europe has seen an increased number of infections from a strain of antibiotics-resistant hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (hvKp), which is expected to...

Russian oil depot on fire after Ukrainian drone attack

Moscow [Russia], February 15: A fire broke out at an oil depot in Russia's southern region of Kursk as a result of an attack by...

One dead, 22 injured at U.S. Super Bowl victory parade shooting

Washington [US], February 15: At least one person was killed and 22 were injured as gunfire erupted during the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl victory...

DPRK test-fires new-type surface-to-sea missile

Seoul [South Korea], February 15: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) test-fired new-type surface-to-sea missile Padasuri-6 on Wednesday, with its top leader supervising the...

S. Korea's ICT export rises for 3rd month in January

Seoul [South Korea], February 15: South Korea's export of information and communication technology (ICT) products rose for the third straight month due to strong demand...

NATO chief warns allies against undermining nuclear deterrent

Washington [US], February 15: NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned allies on Wednesday that they "should do nothing to undermine" the alliance's nuclear deterrent amidst the...

Police accuse man of stealing plane, ditching it on California beach

Washington [US], February 15: A man accused of taking a small plane from a [San Francisco] Peninsula airport and then ditching it on a Half...

Israeli protesters block aid bound for Gaza

Jerusalem [Israel], February 15: The Nitzana border crossing between Egypt and Israel has been closed after dozens of Israel protesters blocked humanitarian aid trucks from...

Thousands mark 2005 killing of ex-PM Hariri

Beirut [Lebanon], February 15: Thousands of people gathered in the Lebanese capital Wednesday to commemorate the 2005 assassination of former prime minister Rafik Hariri and...

Zionists strike Lebanon amid Gaza carnage

Gaza [Palestine], February 15: Negotiations to pause the Zionist-Hamas war headed into a second day in Cairo on Wednesday, as the Zionist entity launched a...

Subianto claims 'victory for all Indonesians'

Jakarta [Indonesia], February 15: Former general Prabowo Subianto claimed victory in Indonesia's presidential election on Wednesday as preliminary results put him well ahead of his...

EU exempts iMessage and Bing from Rules

Washington [US], February 15: Apple (AAPL.O), opens new tab has won an exemption for its iMessage and Microsoft (MSFT.O), opens new tab for its Bing...

Democrats pick up seat in US House as Suozzi wins in New...

Washington [US], February 15: Democratic former congressman Tom Suozzi won a special U.S. House of Representatives election in New York on Tuesday, narrowing an already...

US House speaker resists Ukraine, Israel bill

Washington [US], February 15: Republican U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson indicated again on Wednesday he has no immediate plans to allow the chamber...