European countries summon Russian diplomats over Navalny death News

WARSAW: Yulia Navalnaya on Monday vowed to continue her husband Alexei Navalny’s fight after his death in a Russian prison last week, for which she blamed the Kremlin.She spoke as the Kremlin said it had no details about his death, while his mother Lyudmila was denied access to his body for a third day.Navalnaya’s address … Read more

Russian strike on Kramatorsk, Ukraine kills two News

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine: Russian rocket fire killed at least two people in the eastern city of Kramatorsk Saturday night, the regional governor said. AFP journalists at the scene saw rescue workers carrying a victim from a destroyed two-story home in a white body bag, as emergency services dug through rubble for survivors. Ukraine’s Donetsk Governor Vadim … Read more

UK summons Russian embassy over Navalny death News

JAKARTA: On course to win Indonesia’s presidential election by a wide margin, Prabowo Subianto faces the task of balancing the resource-rich archipelago’s relations with the US and China, among other challenges.Here is what his presidency will mean for Indonesia’s allies around the world:Prabowo will have to balance relations with two global powers as the US … Read more

Russian opposition leader Navalny is dead, says prison service News

NEW DELHI: India’s main opposition party said Friday that its bank accounts had been frozen by the tax department just weeks before the expected announcement of national elections. Critics and rights groups have accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of using law enforcement agencies to selectively target its political foes. Congress spokesman Ajay Maken said … Read more

Ukrainian military says it sank a Russian landing ship in the Black Sea News

KYIV: Ukraine’s military said Wednesday it used naval drones to sink a Russian landing ship in the Black Sea, a report that has not been confirmed by Russian authorities. The Caesar Kunikov amphibious ship sank near Alupka, a city on the southern edge of the Crimean Peninsula that Moscow annexed in 2014, Ukraine’s General Staff … Read more

Kremlin, Musk deny Russian army using Starlink News

BEIRUT/PARIS: France has delivered a written proposal to Beirut aimed at ending hostilities with Israel and settling the disputed Lebanon-Israel frontier, according to a document seen by Reuters that calls for fighters including Hezbollah’s elite unit to withdraw 10 km (6 miles) from the border.The plan aims to end fighting between the Iran-backed Hezbollah and … Read more

Russian cosmonaut to set record Sunday for most time spent in space News

LONDON: Former Iraqi Member of Parliament Rizan Al-Sheikh Delir has addressed the issue of sexual harassment in an on-air interview, shedding light on the experiences faced by Iraqi women in various spheres, including the halls of parliament. During an interview on popular Iraqi program “Game of Chair” this week, Delir expressed her concern over widespread … Read more

Drone attack sets Russian refinery ablaze: governor News

MOSCOW: A fire broke out overnight at a major Russian oil refinery in the southwestern Volgograd region, authorities said Saturday, after a drone strike claimed by Ukraine. Kyiv has launched drone attacks on Russia for months during Moscow’s almost two-year offensive, and a Ukrainian defense source told AFP Kyiv’s SBU security service had “organized” the … Read more

Russian dissident Kara-Murza transferred to unknown location, wife says News

ROME: Africa will have “a place of honor” on the agenda of Italy’s G7 presidency in 2024, Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni pledged on Monday. At the Italy-Africa Summit in Rome, Meloni presented the government’s Mattei Plan, which aims to transform Italy into an energy hub and stop migrants reaching the country from North Africa. The … Read more

Russian woman sentenced to 27 years for handing bomb to war blogger News

MUMBAI: Authorities in India’s financial capital Mumbai have torn down several Muslim-owned makeshift shopfronts after religious clashes sparked by a divisive Hindu temple opened this week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  Minor clashes broke out Sunday in parts of Mumbai, including one incident where Hindus chanting religious slogans passed through a Muslim neighborhood on the … Read more