NKorea must prepare for ‘dialogue and confrontation’ with US: Kim

NKorea must prepare for ‘dialogue and confrontation’ with US: Kim

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said the country must prepare for both "dialogue and confrontation" with the United States, but with a particular emphasis on the latter as...
South Africa sends army medics to Covid-hit province

South Africa sends army medics to Covid-hit province

South Africa is deploying army medical personnel to its commercial hub and most populous province to help health workers battle a surge in coronavirus, the government said Friday.South Africa, the...
Lithuania vows asylum for Afghan translators

Lithuania vows asylum for Afghan translators

NATO member Lithuania said Friday it would grant asylum to a dozen Afghans who worked as translators and interpreters for international armed forces and now fear Taliban reprisals once foreign...
‘Verbal ceasefire’ between France, Turkey: Paris

‘Verbal ceasefire’ between France, Turkey: Paris

A "verbal ceasefire" is in place between France and Turkey after months of rancorous exchanges that strained the relations of the NATO allies, the French foreign minister said Friday.Turkish President...
EU to hit key Belarus sectors after plane diversion

EU to hit key Belarus sectors after plane diversion

EU foreign ministers look set to agree sanctions on key sectors of the Belarus economy on Monday to punish the authorities after the forced landing of an airliner, diplomats said.Ministers...
Newest Boeing 737 MAX to make first test flight

Newest Boeing 737 MAX to make first test flight

Boeing said Friday the newest version of its 737 MAX plane, which just recently returned to service following a worldwide grounding after two fatal crashes, will undertake its first test...
UN calls for member states to ‘prevent the flow of arms’ into Myanmar

UN calls for member states to ‘prevent the flow of arms’ into Myanmar

The UN General Assembly on Friday took the rare step of calling on member states to "prevent the flow of arms" into Myanmar, part of a non-binding resolution condemning the...
US cutting forces, missile batteries in Middle East

US cutting forces, missile batteries in Middle East

The Pentagon said Friday it was cutting the number of troops and air defense units deployed to the Middle East, confirming a Wall Street Journal report that eight Patriot batteries...
Newest Boeing 737 MAX makes first test flight

Newest Boeing 737 MAX makes first test flight

The newest version of Boeing's 737 MAX made its first test flight over Washington state on Friday, just months after the plane returned to service following a worldwide grounding after...
Peru leader hits out at ex-military vote interference

Peru leader hits out at ex-military vote interference

Peru's interim President Francisco Sagasti hit out on Friday against retired members of the armed forces who called for the military to prevent leftwing candidate Pedro Castillo from assuming the...
South China airport cancels flights after Covid case

South China airport cancels flights after Covid case

The airport in China's southern city of Shenzhen cancelled hundreds of flights and tightened entry controls Saturday after a restaurant employee tested positive for the Delta coronavirus variant.Anyone entering the...
Four dead after plane carrying parachutists crashes in Siberia

Four dead after plane carrying parachutists crashes in Siberia

Four people were killed and four others seriously injured on Saturday after a plane carrying parachutists crashed in Siberia, Russian authorities said.The L-410 plane carrying 19 people crashed around 10:00...
Myanmar protesters wear flowers to mark Suu Kyi’s birthday

Myanmar protesters wear flowers to mark Suu Kyi’s birthday

Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar donned flowers in their hair Saturday to mark the birthday of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who remains under house arrest and is due...
War crimes trial of ex-Kosovo rebel leader for September

War crimes trial of ex-Kosovo rebel leader for September

The war crimes trial of former Kosovo rebel leader Salih Mustafa will take place in September, the court trying him announced Saturday.Mustafa, a former commander with the Kosovo Liberation Army...
Behind Airbus-Boeing truce lies a common rival: China

Behind Airbus-Boeing truce lies a common rival: China

While the United States and Europe waged a 17-year trade battle over subsidies to Boeing and Airbus, China poured money into its own commercial aircraft to take on the Western...
Two Mali soldiers die in suspected jihadist ambush

Two Mali soldiers die in suspected jihadist ambush

Two soldiers have been killed in an ambush by suspected jihadists and eight United Nations troops wounded by a landmine in conflict-riven Mali, military and UN sources said Sunday."Two of...
NATO members need stronger China policy: Stoltenberg

NATO members need stronger China policy: Stoltenberg

Leaders of NATO countries should forge a stronger common policy toward an increasingly dominant China, the alliance's secretary-general said Sunday on the eve of a NATO summit in Brussels. In...
Junta trial of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to hear first testimony

Junta trial of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to hear first testimony

The trial of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will hear its first testimony in a junta court Monday, more than four months after a military coup. Near daily...
Myanmar’s anti-junta movement shows viral support for Rohingya

Myanmar’s anti-junta movement shows viral support for Rohingya

Anti-junta protesters flooded Myanmar's social media with pictures of themselves wearing black on Sunday in a show of solidarity with the Rohingya, a minority group that is among the most...
Two Mali soldiers in ambush by suspected jihadists

Two Mali soldiers in ambush by suspected jihadists

Two Malian soldiers were killed in an ambush by suspected jihadists in the country's conflict-riven north, military sources said on Sunday."Two of our men were killed by terrorists on Saturday...
Two Mali soldiers killed in ambush by suspected jihadists

Two Mali soldiers killed in ambush by suspected jihadists

Two Malian soldiers were killed in an ambush by suspected jihadists in the country's conflict-riven north, military sources said on Sunday."Two of our men were killed by terrorists on Saturday...
Biden arrives in Brussels for NATO, EU summits

Biden arrives in Brussels for NATO, EU summits

US President Joe Biden arrived Sunday in Brussels for two days of summits with leaders from the NATO military alliance and the European Union.Biden, on his first foreign trip as...
Biden congratulates incoming Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett

Biden congratulates incoming Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett

US President Joe Biden on Sunday congratulated incoming Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett after an alliance of parties ousted Benjamin Netanyahu and formed a new government."I congratulate Prime Minister Naftali...
Erdogan says US can count on Turkey after Afghanistan troop pullout

Erdogan says US can count on Turkey after Afghanistan troop pullout

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would be the "only reliable" country left to stabilise Afghanistan after the US pulls out its troops, indicating Washington could rely on...
Myanmar’s anti-junta movement shows viral support for Rohingya

Myanmar’s anti-junta movement shows viral support for Rohingya

Anti-junta protesters flooded Myanmar's social media with pictures of themselves wearing black Sunday in a show of solidarity for the Rohingya, a minority group that is among the most persecuted...
Airline industry sees long-term rebound for sector

Airline industry sees long-term rebound for sector

After flying into the financial turbulence of the Covid pandemic, the airline sector expects passenger traffic to take off despite concerns about the industry's impact on climate change.In its latest...
Guam wants say in safe zone for US-bound Afghan allies

Guam wants say in safe zone for US-bound Afghan allies

Guam offered Sunday to temporarily house thousands of Afghans being evacuated from their country as part of the US troop withdrawal, but insisted it be consulted on the planning.In a...
Light-plane crash in France kills three

Light-plane crash in France kills three

Three people died after a sightseeing plane crashed in northern France Saturday, following what is thought to have been an engine failure, the local prosecutor said.The four-seater Robin HR 100...
US flight diverted after man threatens to ‘take plane down’

US flight diverted after man threatens to ‘take plane down’

A flight en route from Los Angeles to Atlanta was diverted for an emergency landing when a passenger attacked two flight attendants and threatened to bring down the plane, authorities...
US will do whatever ‘necessary’ to protect Afghan translators: general

US will do whatever ‘necessary’ to protect Afghan translators: general

The United States said Thursday it will do whatever is necessary to protect Afghans who worked as translators for US forces and now fear for their lives once foreign troops...
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