5h ago| Middle East

Leaders are safe for now, but unrest raise the stakes

The popular revolt in Iran triggered by the death of a woman held by police is unlikely to pose an immediate threat to clerical rulers whose elite security forces have crushed one protest after another in recent years. 

5h ago| World

Ukraine to slash ties with Iran over drones supply to Russia

Ukraine said on Friday it would downgrade diplomatic ties with Iran over Tehran’s decision to supply Russian forces with drones, a move President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called “a collaboration with evil”. 

5h ago| USA

Nasa scraps Moon launch again

Nasa has called off the scheduled Tuesday’s launch of its historic uncrewed mission to the Moon due to a tropical storm that is forecast to

5h ago| Europe

Crackdown on Iran demos: Death toll doubles, hundreds arrested

The official death toll has doubled to 35 in a crackdown by Iran’s security forces on more than a week of protests that erupted after the death of a young woman in custody. 

1d ago| USA

US to develop drones with India

The United States and India will co-develop drones, a senior Pentagon official said Thursday, as Washington seeks closer ties with Delhi as a way of countering China.

1d ago| Middle East

Shipwreck off Syria: 77 migrants killed

At least 77 migrants drowned when a boat they boarded in Lebanon sank off Syria’s coast, Syria’s health minister said yesterday, the deadliest such shipwreck from Lebanon in recent years.

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Leaders are safe for now, but unrest raise the stakes

The popular revolt in Iran triggered by the death of a woman held by police is unlikely to pose an immediate threat to clerical rulers whose elite security forces have crushed one protest after another in recent years. 

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Crackdown on Iran demos: Death toll doubles, hundreds arrested

The official death toll has doubled to 35 in a crackdown by Iran’s security forces on more than a week of protests that erupted after the death of a young woman in custody. 

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022
USA

The US sending ‘dangerous signals’

China has accused the United States of sending “very wrong, dangerous signals” on Taiwan, and has told Washington that it had “no right to interfere” in whatever methods Beijing may use to “resolve” the Taiwan issue. 

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Three Chinese dead after Cambodia boat sinking

The death toll from a capsized boat off Cambodia’s coast rose to three Chinese nationals yesterday, with a further nine rescued in Vietnamese waters and eight still missing, Cambodian authorities said. 

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Russia replaces top general after battlefield setbacks

Moscow replaced its top logistics general yesterday after a series of setbacks as Kremlin-held regions of eastern and southern Ukraine voted for a second day on becoming part of Russia. 

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Boy dies as car swept away in Australian floods

Australian police yesterday located the body of a five-year-old boy trapped in floods west of Sydney, the latest death from a prolonged period of heavy rainfall.  

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Storm Fiona hammers Canada’s east coast

Powerful storm Fiona yesterday slammed into eastern Canada with hurricane-force winds, blowing over trees and powerlines and leaving

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Lebanon migrant tragedy: Death toll hits 89

Twelve more bodies were recovered yesterday after a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon sunk off Syria’s coast, raising the overall toll to 89,

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022
USA

Nasa scraps Moon launch again

Nasa has called off the scheduled Tuesday’s launch of its historic uncrewed mission to the Moon due to a tropical storm that is forecast to

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Ukraine to slash ties with Iran over drones supply to Russia

Ukraine said on Friday it would downgrade diplomatic ties with Iran over Tehran’s decision to supply Russian forces with drones, a move President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called “a collaboration with evil”.