World airline federation blasts UK virus test ‘scam’

The chief of the International Air Transport Association on Tuesday said airlines are suffering a "scam" as pricey coronavirus tests are required of people travelling to Britain."Nobody will object to...

Dubai leasing firm buys Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX jets

US plane builder Boeing said Tuesday that it had sold 15 of its troubled 737 MAX jets to Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, a leasing company, for an undisclosed amount.Worth around $1.8...

Deby son to take over as head of military council: Chad army

A four-star general who is a son of Chad's slain president Idriss Deby Itno will replace him at the head of a military council, the army announced Tuesday. "A military...

Chemical weapons watchdog weighs Syria sanctions

World powers urged the global chemical weapons watchdog on Tuesday to hit Syria with unprecedented sanctions for alleged toxic gas attacks and for failing to declare its arsenal.Syria faces the...

Chad’s army promises ‘democratic’ elections in 18 months

Chad's army dissolved government and parliament after announcing the death of longtime president Idriss Deby Itno on Tuesday, but vowed "free and democratic" elections following an 18-month transition period.The army...

Boeing extends retirement age for CEO Calhoun to age 70

Boeing announced Tuesday that it will lift the company's retirement age for David Calhoun to 70, enabling him to remain as chief executive potentially through April 2028.Boeing, which has a...

Dozens dead, ‘disappeared’ in Mali military ops: HRW

Mali's military has killed at least 34 people and disappeared 16 or more during recent operations in the war-torn centre of the Sahel state, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday.The...

France hails Chad president Deby as ‘courageous friend’

France on Tuesday paid tribute to Chad's president Idriss Deby Itno as a "courageous friend" and "great soldier", while urging stability and a peaceful transition in the African country after...

Chad leader’s death deprives West of key security ally

The death of Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno has deprived France and the West of a key security ally in the volatile Sahel region where jihadist groups are gaining in...

US wants to reposition forces to Afghanistan region

The US plans talks to reposition some of its forces in neighbors of Afghanistan after it withdraws from the country, Washington's military commander for the region said Tuesday."We are further...

Boeing CEO Calhoun given more time to chart comeback

Boeing announced on Tuesday that David Calhoun would remain CEO potentially through 2028 as the aviation giant navigates a multi-year comeback following the 737 MAX scandal and the Covid-19 travel...

Chinese hackers behind VPN attack on US defense firms: security experts

Chinese hackers allegedly penetrated a company's VPN technology to break into computer networks of the US defense industry sector, security consultant Mandiant said Tuesday.Mandiant linked at least two hacking groups,...

Greece to lend Patriot battery to Saudi as Huthi attacks spike

Greece will lend a Patriot missile battery to Saudi Arabia to protect its critical energy infrastructure, Greek officials said Tuesday, as the Gulf kingdom grapples with growing attacks by Yemen's...

Junta attacks displace nearly 250,000 people in Myanmar: UN envoy

The Myanmar military junta's crackdown on anti-coup protesters has displaced close to a quarter of a million people, a United Nations rights envoy said Wednesday.The military has stepped up its...

Germany plans to pull troops out of Afghanistan from July 4

Germany's defence ministry on Wednesday said it planned to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in early July, after the United States announced plans to pull out by September 11."The current...

Myanmar’s ousted MPs form new shadow government

A "parliament" working in hiding to oust Myanmar's junta from power announced a new shadow government Friday, with deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi at its helm alongside ethnic minority...

EU set to expand Myanmar sanctions to military-linked firms

The European Union is set to impose more sanctions next week over the coup and crackdown in Myanmar, targeting 10 individuals and two businesses controlled by the military, European diplomats...

Russia calls for deeper military ties with Libya

Russia on Friday welcomed the prospect of renewed military cooperation with war-shattered Libya as Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu hosted Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah.Libya has been gripped by chaos for almost...

Myanmar’s ousted MPs form shadow government

A "parliament" working in hiding to oust Myanmar's junta from power announced a new shadow government Friday, with deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi at its helm alongside ethnic minority...

Norway and US sign new defence deal

Norway and the United States on Friday signed a defence agreement paving the way for the Pentagon to invest in military infrastructure in the Nordic country that shares a border...

Merkel, Macron, Ukraine president call for Russian troop withdrawal at border: statement

he leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine called on Russia after talks on Friday to pull back its troops from the Ukrainian border as tensions escalate in the region.Chancellor Angela...

Russia blocking of Black Sea would be ‘unjustified’: NATO

Russian plans to block parts of the Black Sea would be "unjustified", NATO said Friday, calling on Moscow "to ensure free access to Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov,...

Potential Boeing 737 MAX issue affects more of plane: report

The potential electrical problem that prompted airlines to remove some 737 MAX planes from service has been found in more areas of the plane than initially known, a report said...

Myanmar’s junta releases 23,000 prisoners in New Year’s amnesty

The junta is planning to release more than 23,000 prisoners nationwide, an official said Saturday, even as the military continues to detain and issue arrest warrants for anti-coup dissidents.Myanmar typically...

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack

The Israeli military said Saturday it had conducted airstrikes against targets in the Gaza Strip following a rocket attack from the Palestinian enclave, in the second such exchange in as...

Myanmar’s junta leader ‘confirmed’ to attend ASEAN meeting: Thai foreign ministry

Myanmar's junta leader General Min Aung Hlaing will attend a special meeting of Southeast Asian leaders next week, said a spokesman with Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Saturday."Several leaders have...

Myanmar junta leader set to join ASEAN summit

Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing will join a special ASEAN summit next week, the Thai foreign ministry said Saturday, his first official trip since masterminding a coup which deposed...

Five Nigerian troops killed in jihadist attack

Five Nigerian soldiers were killed, four injured and dozens missing when IS-aligned jihadists attacked a military base in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, two military officers told AFP Saturday.Fighters from the...

Four dead in light plane crash outside Paris: fire service

Four people died when a light plane crashed east of Paris on Sunday, the local fire service said.A Robin DR400 aircraft that had taken off from Beauvais, northwest of the...

Myanmar shadow government wants ASEAN crisis talks invite

Myanmar's shadow government on Sunday urged Southeast Asian leaders to give it a seat at the table during crisis talks next week, and not to recognise the military regime that...
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