Indonesia: Starlink launch to give millions Internet access

Jakarta [Indonesia], May 20: Millions of people living in Indonesia's remote islands expect to get an internet connection with the slated launch of Elon Musk's...

Iran: Location of president's helicopter still unknown amid rescue efforts

Tehran [Iran], May 20: The exact location of the helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, which experienced a rough landing in northwestern Iran, is still...

Worst fears have passed for shot Slovak PM

Bratislava [Slovakia], May 20: The condition of Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico remains "serious" but worst fears have "passed", the country's defence minister told journalists...

UNRWA: Nearly 800,000 now displaced from Rafah

Gaza [Palestine], May 20: Roughly 800,000 people have been forced to flee Rafah since Israel launched a military operation in the area on 6 May,...

UAE following with deep concern media reports regarding helicopter crash carrying Iranian...

Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 20: The UAE is following with deep concern media reports on the tragic accident of the helicopter carrying the Hon. Dr...

Saudi King to undergo medical examinations in Jeddah: Royal Court

Jeddah [Saudi Arabia], May 20: The Saudi Royal Court said Sunday that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud...

Paramilitary forces kill 8 civilians in central Sudan: resistance committee

Khartoum [Sudan], May 19: At least eight civilians were killed in an attack by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on a village in Gezira...

Cyprus aims at continuous flow of humanitarian aid to Gaza

Nicosia [Cyprus], May 19: Cyprus aims at having a continuous flow of humanitarian aid from the Larnaca port to the Gaza Strip, Foreign Ministry spokesman...

Wildfires sweep across Finland, straining rescue services

Helsinki [Finland], May 19: By Saturday afternoon, Finnish rescue services had responded to a total of 21 wildfire incidents across the country, highlighting the widespread...

Sri Lanka warns of landslides following heavy rain

Colombo [Sri Lanka], May 19: Following heavy rainfall that lashed Sri Lanka, the country's National Building Research Organization (NBRO), in its latest alert on Sunday,...

Palestinian rights group calls for investigation into Meta's data leaks to Israeli...

Gaza [Palestine], May 19: The Sada Social online rights group says US tech giant Meta must be investigated for helping the so-called Lavender AI-assisted targeting...

Prime minister Fico in stable condition; Slovakian politicians say threats rising

Bratislava [Slovakia], May 19: Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico, who was critically injured in an assassination attempt on Wednesday, is in stable condition, Health Minister...

100,000 people affected by climate protest that closes Munich Airport

Munich [Germany], May 19: Members of the German climate activist group Last Generation breached Munich Airport's tarmac and glued themselves to a taxiway, disrupting travel...

Biden's security adviser visits Saudi Arabia, Israel for talks

Washington [US], May 19: US President Joe Biden's security adviser Jake Sullivan is to travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel this weekend.

Russia could increase attacks, says Zelensky

Kyiv [Ukraine], May 19: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said Russia could increase its attacks in Ukraine's north east following its recent gains near the...

At least 23 people are missing off Tunisia coast, say local authorities

Tunis [Tunisia], May 19: At least 23 people are missing off the Tunisian coast, local authorities have said, as search operations are under way.

Georgian president vetoes foreign influence law as Russian in spirit

Berlin [Germany], may 19: Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili on Saturday vetoed a controversial law against NGOs passed by parliament, in an expected move after the...

Australians in New Caledonia face food shortages

Canberra [Australia], May 19: Australians stranded in New Caledonia are rationing food as they wait for a way out of the Pacific island territory, amid...

Japan military needs more women, harassment issue

Tokyo [Japan], May 19: As Japan embarks on a major military build-up, it's struggling to fill its ranks with the women that its forces need...

Britain's Conservatives trail Labour by 18 points

London [UK], May 19: The opposition Labour Party's lead over British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's governing Conservative Party has increased to 18 points, according to...

Eruption of Indonesia's Mt Ibu forces seven villages to evacuate

Mt Ibu [Indonesia], May 19: A volcano on the remote Indonesian island of Halmahera has spectacularly erupted, spewing a grey ash cloud into the sky,...

UAE flies first relief plane for flood-hit victims in Brazil

Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 19: The UAE today sent the first relief plane carrying 100 tonnes of food, medical and relief aid to help the...

Austria to unblock funds for UNRWA

Vienna [Austria], May 19: Austria will release funds to the UN's Palestinian relief organisation UNRWA that were blocked after allegations agency staff were involved in...

All Israeli crossings with Gaza must be opened, says Egyptian FM

Cairo [Egypt], May 19: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry Friday said that all land crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip must be opened for...

UAE President receives phone call from President of Democratic Republic of Congo

Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 19: UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan received a phone call today from His Excellency Felix Tshisekedi,...

Jury of UNESCO-Hamdan Prize for Teacher Development discusses preparation for eighth edition

Paris [France], May 19: The International Jury of the UNESCO-Hamdan Prize for Teacher Development met at the UNESCO headquarters over the past two days, in...

Storms batter Houston, killing 4, causing widespread damage

Houston [US], May 18: Strong storms on Thursday night battered the Houston area, the largest city in the U.S. state of Texas, claiming at least...