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MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia was "not striving" to recreate the Soviet Union as he prepared to annex four Moscow-occupied Ukrainian regions at a Kremlin ceremony. "The USSR is no more....
BRUSSELS: The European Union said on Friday it firmly condemned the annexation by Russia of occupied Ukraine regions, adding it would never recognise "illegal" referendums held there and would tighten its sanctions to increase pressure...

Putin accuses the West of sabotaging Baltic Sea pipelines

COPENHAGEN: Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of sabotaging the Russia-built gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea to Germany. Speaking Friday...

United States created nuclear precedent by bombing Japan: Putin

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said the United States had created a "precedent" by using nuclear weapons against Japan at the end of...

Putin says Russia has ‘four new regions’ as he announces annexation of Ukrainian territory

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday announced Russia had "four new regions". In a speech in Kremlin, he outlined Russia's annexation of four...

Putin signs decree recognising ‘independence’ of Ukraine’s Zaporizhia, Kherson regions

MOSCOW: In a major move by Russia, President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree recognising the so-called "independence" of the Ukrainian regions Zaporizhzhia...

Cholera outbreaks surging worldwide, fatality rates rising – WHO

GENEVA: Cholera cases have surged this year, especially in places of poverty and conflict, with outbreaks reported in 26 countries and fatality rates...

A great deal of world’s history will be written in Indo-Pacific in coming years: US President Biden

WASHINGTON: The US is committed to ensuring a free, open, stable and secure Indo-Pacific, President Joe Biden has told visiting leaders from more...

Thai PM Prayuth respects court verdict on his tenure – spokesperson

BANGKOK: Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha respects Friday's decision by the Constitutional Court and thanks those who provided encouragement, a government spokesperson said....

China wary of Italy’s new leader Giorgia Meloni

ROME: The victory of Giorgia Meloni in the Italian general election has drawn widespread public attention, owing to questions about the new Italian...

Gunfire heard in Burkina Faso, sparking mutiny fears

OUAGADOUGOU (Burkina Faso): Gunfire rang out early Friday in Burkina Faso's capital and the state broadcaster went off the air, sparking fears of...

UK ‘will never accept’ Russian annexation of four Ukrainian territories: PM

LONDON: Prime Minister Liz Truss on Friday accused Vladimir Putin of breaching international law as Russia prepared to formally annex four occupied Ukrainian...

5 Bangladeshi cabbies in London charged with aiding people smuggling network

LONDON: The UK’s national crime agency (NCA) has broken up a sophisticated people smuggling network that allegedly involves five Bangladeshi taxi drivers in...

Iran targets celebrities, media over Mahsa Amini protests

PARIS: Iran stepped up pressure on celebrities and journalists Thursday over the wave of women-led protests sparked by outrage over the death of...

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