U.S. to impose sanctions on Russia over Navalny's death
The U.S. is set to announce a major package of sanctions against Russia on Friday. Officials said the package was intended to "hold Russia accountable" over the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the two-year Ukraine war.
U.S. vetoes ceasefire resolution in Gaza for the fourth time
The U.S. has blocked Security Council action on an immediate ceasefire resolution for the fourth time, despite strong support from the other 13 delegations on the Security Council.
Biden mulls more sanctions against Russia
President Joe Biden said he's considering more sanctions against Russia after the death of prominent opposition figure, Alexei Navalny, drew ire from the international community.
U.S. vetoes Gaza ceasefire resolution at the U.N.
The United States vetoed a draft United Nations Security Council resolution on the Israel-Hamas war, blocking a demand for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire as it instead pushes the 15-member body to call for a temporary ceasefire link...
U.A.E. poised to exit watchdog's dirty money list
The United Arab Emirates is poised to exit a global watchdog's "gray list" as soon as this week, following a push to clamp down on illicit financial flows in and out of the oil-rich Gulf state.
E.U. and U.S. mull more sanctions against Russia
Western condemnation for Alexei Navalny's death has been unanimous, with several European countries calling for additional sanctions against Russia.
African leaders unite to condemn Israeli war on Gaza
African leaders condemn Israeli war and occupation, but fail to broker Somalia-Ethiopia peace talks. The two-day summit was marked by divisions, but leaders found near-absolute consensus on Palestine, condemning the Israeli war on Gaza.
Fragments of North Korean missiles found in Kharkiv
Prosecutors in Ukraine say they’ve found fragments of North Korean missiles which were fired by Russian forces at the city of Kharkiv. These missiles have been used to target civilian buildings, the Ukrainians also claim.
Netanyahu pushes back against Biden's post-war plan
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed back against the White House' vision for a post-war Gaza and Biden's calls for an independent Palestinian state.
Western leaders react to Alexei Navalny's death
Alexei Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin's most formidable opponent, collapsed and died after a walk at the "Polar Wolf" Arctic penal colony where he was serving a three-decade jail term. Western leaders have poured out their con...
Iranian directors 'forbidden' to join Berlin premiere
Empty chairs marked the absence of Iranian directors Maryam Moghaddam and Behtash Sanaeeha who should have presented "My Favourite Cake" at the Berlin Film Festival. Both directors were prevented from traveling by Iranian authorities.
Trump considers NATO makeover in second term
Former U.S. President Donald Trump is reportedly considering a two-tiered NATO alliance if he returns to power next year, as well as a push for Ukraine to negotiate an end to the war with Russia.
NATO hails Ukraine's attack on Russian ship in the Black Sea
NATO chief, Jens Stoltenberg has called Ukraine's recent gains in the Black Sea a great achievement. The significant military success comes as NATO defence ministers meet in Brussels to discuss support for Ukraine and their own defence s...
Turkey, Egypt sign deal to boost co-operation
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Egyptian counterpart Adbel Fattah el Sisi have met in Cairo. It's Erdogan's first visit after a decade of tense ties. Both leaders have called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
Turkey’s Erdogan set for first Egypt visit in 12 years
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to arrive in Cairo - it's his first trip to Egypt in more than a decade. The two countries are looking to revive cooperation after severing diplomatic relations in 2013.
Russian tour group arrives in North Korea
A group of Russian tourists are in North Korea, marking the first such known visit since the COVID-19 pandemic. Their journey is a sign of the deepening ties between Pyongyang and Moscow, as the two nations find themselves isolated and a...
European leaders call for stronger defence ties
The leaders of Germany, France and Poland are calling for stronger military ties in Europe. That's after Donald Trump said he would not protect NATO member states that aren't contributing enough funds to the alliance.
Jordan’s King urges lasting Gaza ceasefire after meeting Biden
In a White House meeting, President Joe Biden and King Abdullah II of Jordan discussed strategies to end the Gaza war. Disagreements arose on the approach as King Abdullah emphasized the need for an immediate and lasting ceasefire.
Battle-scarred Taiwanese islands star in Oscar nominated film
A film about frontline Taiwanese islands repeatedly fought over with China during the height of the Cold War is vying for an Oscar this year, with the director hoping the attention will help better explain tensions over Taiwan to a broad...
NATO, allies slam Trump's comments on Russia attack
The head of the NATO military alliance warned that Donald Trump was putting the safety of US troops and their allies at risk after the he said Russia should be able to do "whatever the hell they want" to NATO members.
Biden urges caution in Rafah as Israel mulls offensive
US President Joe Biden has spoken to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, urging him to ensure the safety of civilians in any ground assault on Rafah.
U.S describes Iran-backed militants as 'not very good'
More than a month before a deadly drone strike that killed three U.S. soldiers in Jordan, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin sought to reassure U.S. troops about the military's ability to withstand attacks by Iran-backed militants.
Putin tells U.S. to 'stop supplying weapons' to Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with U.S. television host Tucker Carlson that the U.S. should "stop supplying weapons" to Ukraine for the war in the country to end. In the two-hour interview, Putin also said a deal ...
Chinese economic slowdown overshadows lunar new year
The IMF expects China’s economic growth to slow over the coming four years. Ordinary Chinese people are already feeling the pain of the slowdown.
Taiwan's U.S. envoy accuses China of stealing tech
China has sought to "cheat" and "steal" its way to matching Taiwan in chip technology, the island's new envoy to Washington claimed, drawing the Chinese embassy in the U.S. to hit back at the claims as false and ill-intentioned.
Sweden ends Nord Stream sabotage probe
Sweden has dropped its investigation into the explosions in 2022 on Nord Stream pipelines carrying Russian gas to Germany, saying it lacked jurisdiction in the case but had handed evidence it had uncovered over to German investigators.
Potential cease fire in Gaza shows signs of progress
A deal mediated by Qatar and Saudi Arabia shows promise, as Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is in the Middle East working hard to broker a cease fire between Hamas and Iraeli forces, though President Biden has urged caution against be...
Russia blasts U.S. ‘escalation’ of war in Middle East
An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council has been held at Russia's request. Moscow accuses the US of irresponsibly escalating tension in the Middle East - following last week’s military attacks in Iraq and Syria.
Ireland, U.K. leaders meet to make power-sharing deal
The prime ministers of the U.K. and Ireland met Northern Ireland's political leaders in Belfast to mark the return of power-sharing in the devolved province after a two-year impasse.
Oil and energy's impact on Iran-U.S. relations
Iran and the U.S. have a long and tangled political history, yet one clear thread between them is the energy sector. Here's a look the relationship between the two countries, as the U.S. strikes Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria in...