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Anti-hijab protests: Iran abolishes morality police

Iran has scrapped its morality police after more than two months of protests triggered by the arrest of Mahsa Amini for allegedly violating the country’s strict female dress code, local media said yesterday.

11h ago| Middle East

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fired from enclave

The Israeli air force said it had carried out overnight air strikes against sites of the Islamist movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave towards Israeli territory.

12h ago| Middle East

Iran state body reports 200 dead in protests, president hails 'freedoms'

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday hailed Iran's Islamic Republic as a guarantor of rights and freedoms, defending the ruling system amid a crackdown on anti-government protests that the United Nations says has cost more than 300 lives.

West must accept Moscow’s demands

Russian President Vladimir Putin is “open to negotiations” on Ukraine but the West must accept Moscow’s demands, the Kremlin said yesterday, a day after US President Joe Biden said he was willing to talk if Putin were looking for a way to end the war.

2d ago| USA

New York seeks ‘bloodthirsty’ rodent czar

If you are “somewhat bloodthirsty” and willing to consider “wholesale slaughter” of vermin then you might be the ideal candidate to become New York City’s new rat czar.

2d ago| Europe

World food prices ease further in Nov: FAO

The United Nations food agency’s world price index fell marginally in November, marking an eighth straight monthly fall since a record high in March after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022

Iran reviews hijab law amid deadly protests

Iran's parliament and the judiciary are reviewing a law which requires women to cover their heads, and which triggered more than two months of deadly protests, the attorney general said.

December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022

Dramatic increase in Andaman Sea crossings

The number of people attempting to cross the Andaman Sea, mostly from Bangladesh and Myanmar, has increased dramatically in recent times, reports UN News quoting United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees..The UNHCR also issued an alert over the matter yesterday as attempts at these jou

December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022

Biden has 'no intention' to meet Putin now: White House

The White House poured cold water Friday on President Joe Biden's conditional offer to sit down with President Vladimir Putin, saying he has "no intentions" at present of holding a meeting.

December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022
USA

New York seeks ‘bloodthirsty’ rodent czar

If you are “somewhat bloodthirsty” and willing to consider “wholesale slaughter” of vermin then you might be the ideal candidate to become New York City’s new rat czar.

December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022

World food prices ease further in Nov: FAO

The United Nations food agency’s world price index fell marginally in November, marking an eighth straight monthly fall since a record high in March after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022

West must accept Moscow’s demands

Russian President Vladimir Putin is “open to negotiations” on Ukraine but the West must accept Moscow’s demands, the Kremlin said yesterday, a day after US President Joe Biden said he was willing to talk if Putin were looking for a way to end the war.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Pak embassy in Kabul attacked, one injured

Pakistan's embassy in Kabul came under attack today with gunfire injuring a Pakistani security guard, officials said, in what Islamabad called an attempt to assassinate its head of mission, who was unhurt.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Indonesia set to criminalise sex outside marriage

Indonesia's parliament is expected to pass a new criminal code this month that will penalise sex outside marriage with a punishment of up to one year in jail, officials have confirmed.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Man killed in October was IS chief: Syrian state media

An Islamic State group commander killed in Syria in October was the group's overall leader, a Syrian security source was quoted as saying Friday by state media.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Putin open to talks and diplomacy on Ukraine: Kremlin

President Vladimir Putin is open to talks on a possible settlement to the conflict in Ukraine and believes in a diplomatic solution, the Kremlin said on Friday after Joe Biden suggested he was prepared to speak to the Russian leader.