DR Congo's prime minister resigns

Kinshasa [DR Congo], February 21: Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Sama Lukonde Kyenge submitted his resignation to President Felix Tshisekedi,...

French navy shoots down two drones over Red Sea

Paris [France], February 21: The French navy has shot down two aerial drones from Yemen over the Red Sea where Houthi attacks have targeted international...

United Airlines Boeing 757 flight makes emergency landing due to wing damage

San Francisco [US], February 21: United Airlines confirmed on Tuesday that its flight 354 from San Francisco to Boston made an emergency landing on Monday...

Cambodia's parliament endorses new deputy PM

Phnom Penh [Cambodia], February 21: Cambodia's National Assembly on Wednesday endorsed Civil Service Minister Hun Many as a new deputy prime minister.

Japan to scrap public aid for COVID-19 treatment

Tokyo [Japan], February 21: The Japanese government has decided to end its subsidies for COVID-19 drugs and hospitalizations next month, local media reported.

'Assange faces flagrant denial of justice if extradited'

London [UK], February 21: Julian Assange is at risk of a "flagrant denial of justice" if he is extradited to the United States, London's High...

Moscow rejects EU demand for investigation into Navalny's death

Moscow [Russia], February 21: The Kremlin has denied an international investigation demanded by the European Union into the death of jailed opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

Tunisian opposition leader Ghannouchi starts hunger strike in prison

Tunis [Tunisia], February 21: The head of Tunisia's opposition Islamist Ennahda movement, Rached Ghannouchi, began a hunger strike in prison to protest his detention along...

26 dead after snowfall in Afghanistan

Islamabad [Pakistan], February 21: At least 26 people have died in Afghanistan due to heavy snow and rain that swept across large parts of the...

Venezuela's Maduro voices support for Brazilian president's stance on Gaza war

Moscow [Russia], February 21: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday backed Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's recent statement comparing Israel's operation in Gaza...

Family of murdered Italian student in Cairo still seeking justice

Rome [Italy], February 21: A second trial of four Egyptian security officers accused of kidnapping and brutally murdering an Italian student in 2016 opened in...

WHO transfers 32 patients out of Gaza hospital

Geneva [Switzerland], February 21: The World Health Organization said Tuesday it had transferred 32 patients out of the besieged Nasser Hospital in southern Gaza but...

Ukraine fights Russian surge on anniversary of revolution

Kyiv [Ukraine], February 21: Ukraine said on Tuesday it was fighting off dozens of attacks, after President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian forces were exploiting delays...

TikTok violates Indonesian in-app transactions ban

Jakarta [Indonesia], February 21: Chinese short video app TikTok is still violating Indonesia's rule that bans in-app transactions, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday, after...

US blocks ceasefire call with third UN veto in Israel-Hamas war

Washington [US], February 21: The United States on Tuesday again vetoed a draft United Nations Security Council resolution on the Israel-Hamas war, blocking a demand...

Two charged in fatal shooting at Kansas City Super Bowl rally

Missouri [US], February 21: Two men were charged with murder on Tuesday in connection with a shooting in Kansas City, Missouri, that killed one person...

Day two of busy Gulfood 2024 puts Dubai at heart of global...

Dubai [UAE], February 21: Gulfood 2024, the largest annual global food and beverage sourcing event in the world, opened its doors for a second...

Saqr Ghobash, Speaker of Egyptian Senate discuss advancing parliamentary cooperation

Cairo [Egypt], February 21: Saqr Ghobash, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC), met with Counsellor Abdel Wahab Abdel Razeq, Speaker of the Egyptian Senate,...

Dragon Oil participates in EGYPS 2024 in Cairo

Cairo [Egypt], February 21: Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dragon Oil Company, which is wholly owned by the Government...

Abdullah bin Zayed pays working visit to Federal Republic of Germany

Berlin [Germany], February 21: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has paid a working visit to the Federal Republic of...

Heavy rain hits Southern California with millions under flood alerts

Los Angeles, February 20: New rounds of heavy rain soaked large portions of Southern California on Monday, and up to 37 million people are under...

Australia to double naval warships

Canberra [Australia], February 20: The Australian government has committed to more than doubling the size of the nation's naval warships.

Tunisian president, EBRD chief discuss enhancing cooperation

Tunis [Tunisia], February 20: Tunisian President Kais Saied on Monday met with visiting President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Odile Renaud-Basso...

Zelensky visits Ukraine's front line after talks with Western allies

Kyiv [Ukraine], February 20: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky paid a visit to troops near the eastern front on Monday after spending the weekend in Germany...

UN considers appointing envoy to engage with Taliban

Islamabad [Pakistan], February 20: The United Nations Secretary-General will begin consultations on the appointment of a UN envoy to coordinate engagement between the Taliban and...

Yemen's Houthis say ship targeted with missiles

Sanaa [Yemen], February 20: Yemen's Houthi movement, also known as Ansar Allah, has attacked a UK Rubymar cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden, Houthi...

Palestinian prime minister says Gaza needs 'a Marshall Plan'

Munich [Germany], February 20: Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has called on the international community to launch a programme akin to the Marshall Plan,...