5h ago| Europe

Joining NATO: Sweden, Finland seek Turkey greenlight

Finland and Sweden joined the United States on Thursday in asking Turkey for its greenlight soon to join NATO, saying they have been fulfilling promises sought by Ankara on militants.

Russia attacks in east Ukraine

Russian forces are pressing forward with air and ground attacks on several settlements in eastern Ukraine, officials said yesterday, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated seizing territory during the nine-month war.

6h ago| Europe

Scientists find 2m-yr-old DNA in Greenland

Scientists in Greenland announced Wednesday they had found DNA dating back two million years -- the oldest ever extracted -- in sediment from the Ice Age, opening a new chapter in paleogenetics.

1d ago| Middle East

Khamenei calls to revolutionise Iran's cultural system

Iran's Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Tuesday called for "revolutionary reconstruction of the country's cultural system", state media reported, as nationwide protests kept up pressure on the authorities.

1d ago| USA

Democratic US senator beats Trump-backed rival in Georgia runoff

Democrat Raphael Warnock won re-election to the U.S. Senate in a hard-fought Georgia runoff on Tuesday, expanding his party's razor-thin majority as he fought off a challenge by Republican former football star Herschel Walker.

1d ago| USA

US Judge dismisses Khashoggi lawsuit against Saudi prince

A federal judge in Washington on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the fiance of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi against Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, citing President Biden's grant of immunity.

December 9, 2022
December 9, 2022

Joining NATO: Sweden, Finland seek Turkey greenlight

Finland and Sweden joined the United States on Thursday in asking Turkey for its greenlight soon to join NATO, saying they have been fulfilling promises sought by Ankara on militants.

December 9, 2022
December 9, 2022

Scientists find 2m-yr-old DNA in Greenland

Scientists in Greenland announced Wednesday they had found DNA dating back two million years -- the oldest ever extracted -- in sediment from the Ice Age, opening a new chapter in paleogenetics.

December 9, 2022
December 9, 2022

Russia attacks in east Ukraine

Russian forces are pressing forward with air and ground attacks on several settlements in eastern Ukraine, officials said yesterday, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated seizing territory during the nine-month war.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022
USA

US basketball star Griner released from Russian custody: Biden

US basketball star Brittney Griner has been released in a prisoner swap with Russia and is now in U.S. custody, President Joe Biden said on Thursday.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022
USA

Over 1,000 NYT workers go on strike over wage dispute

More than 1,000 New York Times employees went on strike at midnight Thursday in the first industrial action of its kind in more than 40 years, their union said.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

Mahsa Amini’s death: Iran carries out 1st known execution over protests

Iran carried out its first known execution Thursday over protests sparked by Mahsa Amini's death, hanging a man convicted of blocking a street and wounding a paramilitary member in what human rights activists condemned as "show trials".

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

Iran carries out first execution over Amini protests

Iran hanged a man today convicted of wounding a paramilitary force member, the judiciary said, the first known execution it has carried out over nearly three months of protests.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

3 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in West Bank

Israeli forces killed three Palestinians today in the flashpoint city of Jenin, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

New Peru president sworn in after impeachment

Peru's Congress swore in a new president on Wednesday in a day of sweeping political drama that saw the former leader, Pedro Castillo, arrested after his ousting from office in an impeachment trial hours after he attempted a last-ditch bid to stay in power by trying to dissolve Congress.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

Law enforcers in Germany foil bizarre coup plot

A prince, an ex-MP and former soldiers were arrested today in raids led by the German police against members of a far-right "terror group" that allegedly planned to attack parliament and overthrow the government.