Iran Reroutes International Flight To Deboard Football Legend’s Family

Iran Reroutes International Flight To Deboard Football Legend

Iran has seen massive anti-hijab protests since September 2022. (Representational) Tehran, Iran: Iranian football legend Ali Daei, who has backed protests following Mahsa Amini’s death, said Monday an airplane from Tehran to Dubai had been rerouted and his family ordered off. Protests have gripped Iran since the September 16 death of Iranian-Kurdish Amini, 22, after … Read more

US Concerned By China’s ‘Provocative’ Military Activity Near Taiwan

US Concerned By China

The US reaffirmed its commitment to assist Taiwan. (Representational) Washington, United States: The United States is concerned by China’s military activity near Taiwan, which it called “provocative” and “destabilizing,” the White House said on Monday. “We will continue to assist Taiwan in maintaining a sufficient self-defense capability in line with our long-standing commitments and consistent … Read more

More NGOs Stop Work In Afghanistan After Taliban Ban On Women Staff

The ban is the latest blow against women’s rights. (Representational) Kabul: Christian Aid and ActionAid on Monday became the latest foreign aid groups to suspend operations in Afghanistan after the country’s Taliban rulers ordered all NGOs to stop women staff from working. Announcements by the two groups take to six the number of bodies who … Read more

Historic Winter Storm Kills Nearly 50 Across US

The blizzard has stubbornly refused to release its grip on western New York. (File) New York: US emergency crews counted the grim costs of a colossal winter storm that brought Christmas chaos to millions, especially in hard-hit western New York, where the death toll reached 25 Monday in what authorities described as a “war with … Read more

China To Scrap Quarantine For Overseas Arrivals From January 8: Report

China To Scrap Quarantine For Overseas Arrivals From January 8: Report

Since March 2020, passengers arriving in China had to undergo 3-week mandatory quarantine Beijing: China will scrap quarantine measures for overseas arrivals starting January 8, health authorities announced Monday, after nearly three years of strict pandemic border restrictions. The National Health Commission announced the downgraded containment measures for Covid-19 in an online notice, adding that … Read more

Season Festivities In Moscow Highlight The Ukraine Conflict

Season Festivities In Moscow Highlight The Ukraine Conflict

The festive season in Moscow incorporates symbols of the conflict. (Representational) Moscow, Russia: Outside the gates of Moscow’s Gorky Park, the three Latin letters Z, V and O – frontline military symbols now used to promote the conflict in Ukraine – loom on plinths. Nearby, traditional festive decorations and a giant decorative bauble jostle for … Read more

Brutal Winter Storm Kills 25 In Western New York County

The extreme weather sent wind chill temperatures below freezing over the weekend. (File) New York: At least 25 people have died in western New York’s Erie County as a result of a devastating winter storm that left much of the eastern United States in a deep freeze, regional officials said Monday. “In addition to the … Read more

Ukraine Calls For Russia’s Removal From United Nations Over War

Ukraine Calls For Russia

Russia has world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons, with close to 6,000 warheads, experts say. Kyiv: Ukraine on Monday called for Russia to be removed from the United Nations, where Moscow can veto any resolution as a permanent member of the Security Council. “Ukraine calls on the member states of the UN… to deprive the … Read more

Russia’s Putin, China’s Jinping To Talk This Week, Says Kremlin: Report


Putin and Xi proclaimed a “no limits” partnership between the two countries. (File) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will speak before the end of the year, Russian state news agency TASS said on Monday, without giving details of the timing or format. It quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying … Read more

In Pics: From Zelensky To Elon Musk, World’s Biggest Newsmakers Of 2022

In Pics: From Zelensky To Elon Musk, World

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky emerged as an international hero this year. 2022 was a year of headlines that shook up the globe, dominated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. While Elon Musk became the ‘Chief Twit’ of Twitter, Putin appeared determined to press ahead despite Ukraine’s fierce resistance on the battlefield. The United Kingdom saw a … Read more