Russia, Ukraine swap prisoners captured in conflict

Moscow [Russia], June 1: Russia and Ukraine have each exchanged 75 prisoners who were captured during their ongoing conflict, the Russian Defense Ministry said on...

Germans show increasing interest in EU elections: survey

Berlin [Germany], June 1: Germans expressing interests in European politics surged to 61 percent from 38 percent 10 years ago, according to the Politbarometer...

NASA's Webb space telescope finds most distant known galaxy

Los Angeles [US], June 1: Astronomers using data from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope have found what appears to be the most distant known galaxy,...

Canada's electricity imports soar due to prolonged dry conditions

Ottawa [Canada], June 1: Canada, generally a net electricity exporter, imported 3.3 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity, a jump of 127.8 percent year over year,...

Malaysia's median monthly wages up 4.9 pct in December 2023

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], June 1: The median monthly wages for the formal sector in Malaysia increased by 4.9 percent year-on-year to 2,900 ringgits (616 U.S....

The situation of US-China defense talks

Singapore, June 1: On the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue taking place in Singapore, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chinese Defense Minister Dong...

World Bank approves 250 mln USD loan to support Ghana's financial stability

Accra [Ghana], June 1: The World Bank Group has approved a 250-million-U.S. dollar loan to support Ghana's financial sector stability program over the next five...

4 killed, 19 injured in traffic accident in Tunisia

Tunis [Tunisia], June 1: Four immigrants from sub-Saharan African countries were killed and 19 others injured in a traffic accident in Tunisia's southwestern Gafsa province,...

One South African soldier killed, 13 injured in DRC

Goma [DR Congo], June 1: One South African soldier was killed and 13 others injured Thursday in fighting against rebels on Thursday in the eastern...

Serial killer died after being attacked by fellow inmates

Washington [US], June 1: Serial killer Robert Pickton, nicknamed the 'pig farm killer', died after being attacked by a fellow prisoner, after serving a life...

Pointing a gun at his subordinate's head, the British Ambassador was dismissed

Mexico City [Mexico], June 1: Many media outlets reported that British Ambassador to Mexico Jon Benjamin was dismissed for pointing a gun at an embassy...

UAE bags 17 diverse awards at 16th edition of GCC Radio &...

Manama [Bahrain], June 1: The UAE media institutions participating in the 16th edition of the GCC Radio and Television Festival, which concluded yesterday in Manama,...

Alef Education increases number of shares allocated to First Tranche in its...

Abu Dhabi [UAE], June 1: Alef Education Holding plc ("Alef Education" or "Company" or "Group") today announced that following the approval from the Securities and...

UAE Ambassador visits Gulf Radio & Television Festival in Bahrain

Manama [Bahrain], June 1: Fahd Mohamed Al Amri, the UAE Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, visited the UAE Pavilion at the Gulf Radio &...

Biden proposes Gaza truce, Hamas agrees

New York [US], June 1: U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday laid out what he described as a three-phase Israeli proposal for a ceasefire in...

After Trump's conviction, the jury is still out on political damage

New York [US], June 1: Donald Trump made history on Thursday as the first former U.S. president convicted of a crime. But his ultimate judgment...

China promises aid for Gaza

Beijing [China], May 31: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday promised help for the Gaza Strip and spoke in favour of a peace conference, at...

'Dire conditions': 16,000 displaced people from Rafah crammed into one UN school

Tel Aviv [Israel], May 31: A UN-run school in Deir el-Balah is now housing 16,000 people, as overcrowding worsens due to displacement from Rafah.

Jabalia refugee camp in ruins after Israeli withdrawal

Gaza border [Israel], May 31: Israeli forces appear to have now left Jabalia refugee camp after a military operation that lasted almost 20 days.

20 arrested in latest West Bank raids

Tel Aviv [Israel], May 31: Israeli forces have rounded up 20 people across the occupied West Bank since last (Wednesday) night, according to the Palestinian...

Spanish parliament passes law on Catalan amnesty

Madrid [Spain], May 31: The Spanish parliament on Thursday passed a controversial amnesty for Catalan separatists after months of political wrangling in Madrid.

Seoul accuses North Korea of launching missile test and GPS jamming

Seoul [South Korea], May 31: South Korea on Thursday accused North Korea of launching a missile test and jamming attacks on Seoul's GPS navigation system.

Short registration period opens for Iran's presidential elections

Tehran [Iran], May 31: The registration period has begun for candidates hoping to run in Iran's presidential election in just over a month's time. To...

Global cybercrime crackdown delivers 'significant blow' to criminals

Frankfurt [Germany], May 31: One of the largest crackdowns on cybercriminals has led to the seizure of more than 100 servers worldwide and the shutdown...

Mayoral candidate in Mexican state shot dead

Mexico City [Mexico], May 31: A mayoral candidate in the Mexican state of Guerrero has been shot dead in the latest attack on an aspiring...

NATO's top diplomats meet as Ukraine seeks long-range weapons

Prague [Czech Republic], May 31: NATO foreign ministers were set to meet in Prague in the face of growing calls for leading allies to lift...

The US reconsiders the red line in Ukraine

Washington [US], May 31: Russia's recent advances in Ukraine are pushing the administration of US President Joe Biden to consider lifting restrictions on Kyiv in...