Erdogan confirms Russian S-400 tests despite US obejections

Istanbul, Oct 23 (AP) Turkey's president on Friday confirmed the country tested its Russian-made S-400 missile defence system, despite objections from the United States. President...

Libyan factions sign countrywide UN-brokered cease-fire

Geneva, Oct 23 (AP) The rival sides in Libya's conflict signed a permanent cease-fire Friday, a deal the United Nations billed as historic after...

China threatens to stop recognising BNO passports to avert exodus from Honk Kong to...

Beijing, Oct 23 (PTI) China on Friday threatened to stop recognising the UK-issued passports for Hong Kong residents after the country reaffirmed its plan...

US Embassy in Turkey issues alert on potential attacks

Istanbul, Oct 23 (AP) The US Embassy in Turkey issued a security alert Friday, saying it received reports of a possible attack on Americans...

Anwar warns Malaysia PM seeks emergency law to keep power

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 23 (AP) Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Friday he was concerned about reports that the prime minister is seeking the...

Nagorno-Karabakh war: US to host Armenia, Azerbaijan ministers for talks

Stepanakert, Oct 23 (AP): Heavy fighting raged Friday over Nagorno-Karabakh even as top diplomats from Armenia and Azerbaijan traveled to Washington for negotiations on...

Libyan factions sign countrywide UN-brokered permanent cease-fire

Geneva, Oct 23 (AP): The rival sides in Libya's conflict signed a permanent cease-fire Friday, a deal the United Nations billed as historic after...

China may not recognise British-issued Hong Kong passports

Beijing, Oct 23 (AP) China's foreign ministry said Friday it may decide not to recognise British-issued passports for Hong Kong residents in retaliation for...

Police: 3 dead, 1 critically hurt in Houston club shooting

Houston, Oct 21 (AP) Three people were killed in a shooting at a Houston nightclub where about 30 people had gathered for an open...

NATO chief rules out rushed, early exit from Afghanistan

Brussels, Oct 21 (AP) As rising violence threatens to derail Afghan peace talks, the head of NATO said Wednesday that the military alliance will...

5 takeaways from the government’s lawsuit against Google

Washington, Oct 21 (AP) The Justice Department's lawsuit against Google alleging antitrust violations marks the government's most significant attempt to protect competition since its...

Japan govt sticks to nuclear fuel cycle despite plutonium stockpile

Tokyo, Oct 21 (AP): Japan's government said Wednesday it will pursue its nuclear fuel recycling program that would involve extracting plutonium from spent fuel,...

Russia calls for collective security in Persian Gulf, US blames Iran

United Nations, Oct 21 (AP): Russia's foreign minister called for collective efforts to prevent a large-scale war in the Persian Gulf and got strong...

One in six children living in extreme poverty, figure set to rise: UN

United Nations, Oct 21 (PTI): An estimated one in six children or 356 million globally were living in extreme poverty before the COVID-19 pandemic...

UN rights chief expresses concern over restrictions on NGOs, arrest of activists in India

Geneva, Oct 20 (PTI) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday expressed concern over the restrictions on foreign funding for the...

China hopes its missing soldier held by Indian Army will be released soon

Beijing, Oct 20 (PTI) China on Tuesday expressed hope that its missing soldier apprehended by the Indian Army in eastern Ladakh will be released...

Russia, US appear ready for deal to extend nuclear pact

Moscow, Oct 20 (AP) Russia said Tuesday it's ready to accept a US proposal to freeze the number of nuclear warheads and extend the...

Chinese drugmaker setting up vaccine production lines

Beijing, Oct 20 (AP) A state-owned Chinese drugmaker is setting up production lines to supply 1 billion doses of two possible coronavirus vaccines that...

Justice Dept files landmark antitrust case against Google

Washington, Oct 20 (AP) The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and...

Trump attacks Dr Fauci and other public health experts as ‘idiots” during campaign call

Washington, Oct 20 (PTI) In an unprecedented attack on Dr Anthony Fauci and other public health experts, President Donald Trump has said that Americans...