Japan to honour Shinzo Abe with controversial state funeral
Japan to honour Shinzo Abe with controversial state funeral

Japan bids farewell to slain leader as anger grows over cost of funeral and the ruling party's ties to a religious cult.

Japan lodges protest after Russia detains diplomat in Vladivostok
Japan lodges protest after Russia detains diplomat in Vladivostok

Tatsunori Motoki, accused of spying by Russia's FSB, was released after a few hours and ordered to leave the country.

Giorgia Meloni is on track to winning. What’s next for Italy?
Giorgia Meloni is on track to winning. What’s next for Italy?

What is going to be Brothers of Italy stance with the EU, and are its members' experienced enough?

The church linked to Abe’s killing, Japan’s political turmoil
The church linked to Abe’s killing, Japan’s political turmoil

Controversy erupts over the Unification Church's ties to Japan's governing Liberal Democratic Party.

Apple says it will make some of its iPhone 14 in India
Apple says it will make some of its iPhone 14 in India

Apple has asked manufacturers to shift production from China amid geopolitical tensions and pandemic restrictions.

Kremlin says no decision to seal Russia’s borders amid chaos
Kremlin says no decision to seal Russia’s borders amid chaos

Thousands are fleeing the country to avoid call to fight in Ukraine after Russia ordered first mobilisation since WW II.

Germany calls for new sanctions on Iran over crackdown on protesters
Germany calls for new sanctions on Iran over crackdown on protesters

"We will now have to talk very quickly in EU circles about further consequences, and for me this also includes sanctions against those responsible," the minister told dpa on Monday.

NASA spacecraft to hit asteroid in planetary defence test
NASA spacecraft to hit asteroid in planetary defence test

In world's first attempt to change motion of an asteroid, scientists hope the method can prevent collisions with Earth.

Will Italy have its first female prime minister?
Will Italy have its first female prime minister?

A right-wing coalition, led by Giorgia Meloni, is set to take a majority of seats in parliament.

Turkey files protest with Greece and US as Aegean tensions rise
Turkey files protest with Greece and US as Aegean tensions rise

Turkey summons Greek ambassador, files protest with US amid Aegean islands row while Greece slams move as 'unfounded'.

BoE says monitoring markets ‘very closely’ after pound plunges
BoE says monitoring markets ‘very closely’ after pound plunges

The central bank statement came towards the end of a day of turmoil for Britain's currency and debt.

White House announces Dec. 1 state visit for France's Macron
White House announces Dec. 1 state visit for France's Macron

The president and first lady will host Macron and his wife Brigitte, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said.

UN says aid truck hit by debris from Ethiopian drone strike
UN says aid truck hit by debris from Ethiopian drone strike

Truck carrying food to internally displaced people was hit in Ethiopian drone strike, UN food agency says.

EU, US question Serbia’s EU commitment after Russia deal
EU, US question Serbia’s EU commitment after Russia deal

West questions Belgrade after signing deal with Moscow pledging long-term consultations on foreign policy.

Putin grants Russian citizenship to US whistleblower Snowden
Putin grants Russian citizenship to US whistleblower Snowden

Former US security contractor one of 75 foreign nationals listed by the decree as being granted Russian citizenship.

US aircraft carrier starts joint military drills in South Korea
US aircraft carrier starts joint military drills in South Korea

US military official says aircraft carrier's visit is 'clear and unambiguous demonstration' of commitment to alliance.

Cuba overwhelmingly approves same-sex marriage in referendum
Cuba overwhelmingly approves same-sex marriage in referendum

New code also would allow surrogate pregnancies, broader rights for grandparents and measures against gender violence.

Hurricane Ian strengthens as Cuba and Florida brace for impact
Hurricane Ian strengthens as Cuba and Florida brace for impact

Authorities urge residents to heed evacuation orders as Hurricane Ian expected to bring heavy rainfall and strong winds.

UN chief calls for end to ‘era of nuclear blackmail’
UN chief calls for end to ‘era of nuclear blackmail’

Guterres renews call for abolition of nuclear weapons as concerns grow over Russia's threat to use them in Ukraine.

Canada to end all COVID travel restrictions from October 1
Canada to end all COVID travel restrictions from October 1

The move is likely to boost the Canadian travel industry, already booming after months of lull during the pandemic.

Putin grants Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden
Putin grants Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden

Snowden's name was added to the list of those who have received Russian citizenship, which was enclosed to the presidential decree and published on the official portal.

Wall Street mixed as it deals with ‘tsunami’ of news
Wall Street mixed as it deals with ‘tsunami’ of news

US stocks and global equities were mixed on Monday morning after a slew of developments last week.

Royal family to return to normal official duties as mourning ends
Royal family to return to normal official duties as mourning ends

Royal mourning in memory of the late Queen will end for the monarchy and their households on Tuesday.Since the death of the Queen on September 8, the royal family has only carried out official duties

Türkiye protests unlawful deployment of armored vehicles on Aegean islands
Türkiye protests unlawful deployment of armored vehicles on Aegean islands

Turkish army drones have recorded the Greek deployment of armored vehicles on the islands of Midilli (Lesvos) and Sisam (Samos), which is in violation of international law.

Venezuela-Colombia border reopening to trade as tensions ease
Venezuela-Colombia border reopening to trade as tensions ease

People along shared border hope reopening crossings to cargo will boost the economy after years-long closure.

Türkiye's President Erdoğan denounces foreign military buildups in Greece
Türkiye's President Erdoğan denounces foreign military buildups in Greece

"The occupation-looking military buildups of foreign countries all over Greece should, in essence, disturb Greek people, not us," Erdoğan said after the Cabinet meeting in the capital Ankara.

German chancellor, interior minister test positive for coronavirus
German chancellor, interior minister test positive for coronavirus

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Interior Minister Nancy Faeser both tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday.The 64-year-old Scholz has mild cold symptoms and immediately went into isolation

Moldova fears Gazprom could cut gas supply from Oct. 1, president says
Moldova fears Gazprom could cut gas supply from Oct. 1, president says

Moldova fears Russian gas company Gazprom could reduce or cut the country's gas supply from Oct. 1 and is looking at alternative energy sources, President Maia Sandu said on Monday.One of Europe's

Gunman opens fire at Russia school killing 13
Gunman opens fire at Russia school killing 13

At least 13 people have been killed, including seven children, after a gunman opened fire in Izhevsk city in Russia.

Blinken says U.S. to work with Italy including on rights
Blinken says U.S. to work with Italy including on rights

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday the United States looked forward to working with Italy's new government after a far-right victory but would encourage respect for human rights."We are

Colombia, Venezuela set to reopen cargo trade at two major crossings
Colombia, Venezuela set to reopen cargo trade at two major crossings

The re-opening - which will see goods like coal, toilet paper and fruit moved through crossings between the Colombian city of Cucuta and the Venezuelan state of Tachira - was a key campaign promise of

Ukrainians in Russian occupied Melitopol fear military call-up
Ukrainians in Russian occupied Melitopol fear military call-up

"Our residents are frightened, they are panicking, they don't know what will happen tomorrow, and when people will start being called up (to Russia's army)," Mayor Ivan Fedorov told a news briefing via

NATO starts 2-day air force drill in Baltic region
NATO starts 2-day air force drill in Baltic region

Air forces from 9 NATO members-Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Türkiye, the UK, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania-and candidate country Finland are taking part in the Ramstein Alloy exercise, the

EU denounces decision by Serbia to hold regular foreign policy consultations with Russia
EU denounces decision by Serbia to hold regular foreign policy consultations with Russia

The EU on Monday denounced a decision by Serbia to hold regular foreign policy consultations with Russia, saying the move raised "serious questions" at a time when Brussels has told membership candidates

Italy takes step into unknown with far-right win
Italy takes step into unknown with far-right win

Italy took a sharp turn to the right Monday after Giorgia Meloni's Eurosceptic populist party swept to victory in general elections, putting the one-time Mussolini admirer on course to become the first

Erdoğan offers his condolences over death of Muslim cleric Qaradawi
Erdoğan offers his condolences over death of Muslim cleric Qaradawi

Offering his condolences in a phone call with Qaradawi's son Abdul Rahman Yusuf, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi displayed the "most beautiful example" of how a Muslim

World reacts to Meloni’s right-wing victory in Italy election
World reacts to Meloni’s right-wing victory in Italy election

Giorgia Meloni is set to become Italy's first female prime minister after leading a right-wing alliance to election win.

Why Elon Musk’s Starlink will not affect protests in Iran
Why Elon Musk’s Starlink will not affect protests in Iran

So far the only effect of Starlink’s 'activation' has been indirectly helping spread malware on Iranian devices.

Al Jazeera Digital wins two Online Journalism Awards
Al Jazeera Digital wins two Online Journalism Awards

Stories about women with disabilities and murdered Indigenous women win for social justice reporting.

South Korean mall fire: At least seven die in Daejeon
South Korean mall fire: At least seven die in Daejeon

More than 500 firefighters and 90 vehicles were sent to the site as the fire burned for about seven hours.

Violence displaces 90,000 people in Papua New Guinea: UN
Violence displaces 90,000 people in Papua New Guinea: UN

Around 90,000 people have been displaced due to violence in Papua New Guinea since May this year.The incidents in the country's Highlands Region flared up during elections held in July."Women and

Ukraine probes suspected mass burial on Russia border
Ukraine probes suspected mass burial on Russia border

The site is an industrial chicken farm outside Kozacha Lopan around two kilometres from the international border, once used by Russian troops to shelter their tanks.Officials and soldiers spoke of

Palestinians arrested, injured as far-right Jews enter Al-Aqsa
Palestinians arrested, injured as far-right Jews enter Al-Aqsa

Ultranationalist Jews entered under Israeli police protection, with restrictions imposed on Palestinian movement.

US warns Russia of 'catastrophic' consequences of nuclear strike
US warns Russia of 'catastrophic' consequences of nuclear strike

"We have been very clear with the Russians publicly and as well as privately to stop the loose talk about nuclear weapons," Blinken said in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly. "It's very

Starvation looms over 1M people displaced by Myanmar violence: UN
Starvation looms over 1M people displaced by Myanmar violence: UN

Widespread fear and insecurity among Myanmar's civilian population has forced over 1 million people from their homes, a top UN official said on Monday, warning of rising fears of starvation in the country.More

U.S. announces $457.5 mln in civilian aid for Ukraine
U.S. announces $457.5 mln in civilian aid for Ukraine

The United States will provide $457.5 million in new civilian security aid for Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement on Monday.The aid is designed to help Ukrainian law enforcement

Poland to offer basic military training to all citizens
Poland to offer basic military training to all citizens

The course is to include weapons handling, shooting, close combat and map reading and will be held at 17 army bases on Saturdays in October and November, it said. Only Polish citizens will be eligible

Russia’s Yevgeny Prigozhin admits owning Wagner mercenary force
Russia’s Yevgeny Prigozhin admits owning Wagner mercenary force

Businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin says he is 'proud' of founding Wagner Group staffed by Russian war veterans.

Rice morning, noon, and night in Sri Lanka
Rice morning, noon, and night in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, rice is more than a sustaining staple. It is an undeniable main character in its history and identity.

Berlusconi bounces back with return to Italy's parliament
Berlusconi bounces back with return to Italy's parliament

The Italian right-wing coalition's resounding victory in Sunday's general election marks a return to parliament for former premier Silvio Berlusconi, nine years after he was kicked out over a tax fraud