Ukraine is bracing itself for more cold and darkness due to Russian attacks on infrastructure, and NATO foreign ministers in the Romanian capital on Tuesday are focusing on ramping up military assistance for the war-torn nation, such as air-defence systems and ammunition ... “NATO will continue to stand for Ukraine as long as it takes ... .
Russia has lodged a formal protest with the Vatican over PopeFrancis’s latest condemnation of atrocities in Ukraine, in which the pontiff blamed most of the cruelty on Chechens and other minorities in an apparent effort to spare ethnic Russian troops from criticism ...RIA Novosti quoted Mr Avdeev as saying ... AP/PA Images. / ... Enter email address ... Latest. .
The infelicitous phrase “international basket case” might better apply to Pakistan today than when it was applied to Bangladesh in the 1970s — Pakistan’s former eastern half. Bangladesh has surpassed Pakistan economically and in . There is even talk of Bangladesh graduating to upper middle-income country status ...Photo. AFP/ AamirQureshi ... 10%.” Image.
TEHRAN-. An Iranian general on Monday acknowledged that more than 300 people have been killed in the unrest surrounding nationwide protests, giving the first official word on casualties in two months ... He also suggested that many of those killed were ordinary Iranians not involved in the protests ... They deny having any foreign agenda ... .
Shanghai—China’s major cities of Beijing and Shanghai were blanketed with security on Tuesday in the wake of nationwide rallies calling for political freedoms and an end to COVID lockdowns ... ‘So many police’ ... Small clusters of officers were deployed to metro exits near the protest site ... “The (zero-Covid) policies now—they’re just too strict ... AFP ... ....
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BAGHDAD — Iraq has recovered "part" of $2.5 billion in public funds fraudulently withdrawn from a government account, the prime minister said on Sunday, calling on guilty parties to hand themselves in and return all the money ... The scandal has provoked widespread ire in Iraq, an oil-rich country ravaged by endemic corruption ... Section. BusinessAgency.
Fighting around the key eastern Ukraine town of Bakhmut has descended into a bloody morass with hundreds of dead and injured reported daily, as neither Russian or Ukrainian forces were able to make a significant breakthrough after months of fighting ... “They have been living in catastrophic conditions without power or heating.” ... Free weekly newsletter.
Major global media outlets have joined forces to call on the US to drop charges against the founder of Wikileaks and to stop his prosecution in order to protect journalism ... 29, 2010, the letter also said “journalists and historians continue to publish new revelations, using the unique trove of documents” even today ... .
Scientists have revived a nearly 50,000 year old ‘Zombie’ virus in a record-breaking age for frozen microorganism to return to a stage where it is capable of infecting other organisms. The recent work from scientists at the permafrost of Serbia also included several other viruses that are thousands of years old. ... READ ... .