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

Russia-Ukraine war in maps and charts: Live Tracker
Russia-Ukraine war in maps and charts: Live Tracker

The Russian offensive enters its 215th day, we track where battles are taking place and the human cost of war.

At least six dead as Typhoon Noru batters Philippines
At least six dead as Typhoon Noru batters Philippines

The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year left at least six people dead, authorities said Monday, after heavy rain and fierce winds battered the country's most populous island.Typhoon

Influential Muslim cleric Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi passes away - IUMS
Influential Muslim cleric Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi passes away - IUMS

The Doha-based International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) confirmed Senior Muslim cleric Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi's death in a statement on its website. >Qaradawi, an Egypt-born cleric who was based

To fight hate and violence in the Sahel, we need to talk more
To fight hate and violence in the Sahel, we need to talk more

As attacks by armed groups rise, new data shows that open dialogue — and dance — work in fighting hate.

Orban warns of prolonged war in Ukraine, urges immediate ceasefire, peace talks
Orban warns of prolonged war in Ukraine, urges immediate ceasefire, peace talks

Decrying the sanctions imposed on Russia, Orban said that the sanctions are causing huge damage to Europe."Cause of the economic troubles are the sanctions that are imposed on Russia and the surging

Truckloads of apples are rotting as Kashmir highway is blocked
Truckloads of apples are rotting as Kashmir highway is blocked

Roadworks halt thousands of trucks carrying millions of dollars worth of apples, triggering protests by the growers.

‘No to war!’: Anger over troop conscription rages in Russia
‘No to war!’: Anger over troop conscription rages in Russia

Thousands of men of fighting age have flocked to airports and Russia's land border crossings to avoid military service.

Influential Muslim cleric Qaradawi dies - Twitter
Influential Muslim cleric Qaradawi dies - Twitter

Senior Muslim cleric Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, who was based in Qatar and was a spiritual leader for the Muslim Brotherhood, died on Monday, according to a post on his official Twitter account.The

Influential Muslim religious leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi dies
Influential Muslim religious leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi dies

Qatar-based Egyptian scholar Qaradawi, who was in his nineties, was well-known across the Muslim world.

Iran says 450 protesters arrested in northern province
Iran says 450 protesters arrested in northern province

Hundreds of demonstrators, reformist activists and journalists have been arrested during the mostly night-time demonstrations across the country since unrest first broke out after Mahsa Amini's death was

Israel closes Ibrahimi Mosque located in Hebron amid Jewish New Year celebrations
Israel closes Ibrahimi Mosque located in Hebron amid Jewish New Year celebrations

"The Israeli army prevented the call for prayer from the mosque and made it off-limits to Muslim worshippers," mosque director Ghassan Al-Rajabi told Anadolu Agency. He said Israeli settlers, however,

Kazakhstan not to recognise referendums in eastern Ukraine
Kazakhstan not to recognise referendums in eastern Ukraine

"As for the holding of referendums ... Kazakhstan proceeds from the principles of territorial integrity of states, their sovereign equivalence and peaceful coexistence," ministry spokesman Aibek Smadiyarov

Syria cholera death toll rises to 29 - health ministry
Syria cholera death toll rises to 29 - health ministry

Rapid assessment testing confirmed 338 cases since the outbreak was first recorded last month, with the bulk of deaths and cases in the northern Aleppo province, the ministry said in a statement.

Pakistan's finance chief Miftah Ismail resigns amid economic crisis
Pakistan's finance chief Miftah Ismail resigns amid economic crisis

"In a meeting with Mian Nawaz Sharif and PM Shehbaz Sharif today, I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister. I will tender a formal resignation upon reaching Pakistan," Pakistan's Finance Minister Miftah

U.S., UK seek UN human rights debate to discuss concerns about China's treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslims
U.S., UK seek UN human rights debate to discuss concerns about China's treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslims

The United States and Britain on Monday called on the UN Human Rights Council to organise a debate on rights violations in China's Xinjiang region, following a report warning of possible crimes against

Kremlin admits mobilisation 'errors,' denounces school shooting
Kremlin admits mobilisation 'errors,' denounces school shooting

"Indeed, there are cases when the (mobilisation) decree was violated. In some regions, governors are actively working to correct the situation. We hope... all errors will be corrected," Kremlin spokesman

German Chancellor Scholz tests positive for coronavirus
German Chancellor Scholz tests positive for coronavirus

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has tested positive for the coronavirus, his spokesman said on Monday.The 64-year-old has mild cold symptoms and immediately went into isolation after learning of the

Malaysia and Indonesia interested in buying Turkish-made UAVs
Malaysia and Indonesia interested in buying Turkish-made UAVs

"Many Asian countries, especially Malaysia and Indonesia, show great interest in our defence industry products. Agreements are being signed," Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told a press conference

New Pacific island rises after underwater volcanic blast
New Pacific island rises after underwater volcanic blast

The tiny island came into existence 11 hours after a volcanic eruption and grew to 24,000 square metres in size.

Photos: Poverty pushes Afghan children to work at brick kilns
Photos: Poverty pushes Afghan children to work at brick kilns

Recent Save the Children survey says half of Afghanistan's families have put children to work to keep food on the table.

IAEA chief: ready for Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant talks in Russia, Ukraine this week
IAEA chief: ready for Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant talks in Russia, Ukraine this week

U.N. atomic watchdog chief Rafael Grossi said on Monday he is ready to hold talks in Ukraine and Russia this week on setting up a protection zone at the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in

Malaysia and Indonesia interested in buying Turkish-made UAVs
Malaysia and Indonesia interested in buying Turkish-made UAVs

"Many Asian countries, especially Malaysia and Indonesia, show great interest in our defence industry products. Agreements are being signed," Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told a press conference

At least nine dead, 20 wounded in Russia school shooting
At least nine dead, 20 wounded in Russia school shooting

The shooter turned the gun on himself after killing several people in the central Udmurtia region.

Photos: Typhoon Noru kills at least five in northern Philippines
Photos: Typhoon Noru kills at least five in northern Philippines

Super Typhoon Noru smashed into the archipelago nation with sustained winds of 185km (115 miles) per hour.

Several dead and dozens injured reported after school shooting in city of Izhevsk in central Russia
Several dead and dozens injured reported after school shooting in city of Izhevsk in central Russia

Investigators of the incident reported later that there were at least 9 people dead, including 5 children, in the shooting, with the reports saying that the attacker then killed himself.

Ukraine: Referendum voting door-to-door under Russian-backed security
Ukraine: Referendum voting door-to-door under Russian-backed security

Serhiy Gaidai said residents' names were taken down if they failed to vote correctly or refused to cast a ballot. "A woman walks down the street with what looks like a karaoke microphone telling everyone

Cholera death toll rises to 29 in Syria as outbreak spreads
Cholera death toll rises to 29 in Syria as outbreak spreads

Health Ministry says rapid assessment testing confirmed 338 cases since the outbreak was first recorded last month.

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

'Populism always ends in catastrophe': Spain FM after Italy vote
'Populism always ends in catastrophe': Spain FM after Italy vote

"These are uncertain times and at times like this, populist movements always grow, but it always ends in the same way -- in catastrophe because they offer simple short-term answers to problems which are

Zelensky doesn't think Putin is bluffing over nuclear arms
Zelensky doesn't think Putin is bluffing over nuclear arms

"Look, maybe yesterday it was bluff. Now, it could be a reality," Zelensky, who had previously played down such warnings as nuclear blackmail, told CBS News on Sunday."I don't think he's bluffing,"

Protests in Tunisia’s capital amid inflation, food shortages
Protests in Tunisia’s capital amid inflation, food shortages

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Tunis in unrest compounded by an ongoing political crisis.

Hindu nationalists now pose a global problem
Hindu nationalists now pose a global problem

The recent UK violence should serve as a wake-up call. Hindu nationalism is no longer a worry just in India.

Poland bars entry of Russians by air, sea
Poland bars entry of Russians by air, sea

Poland on Monday barred the entry of Russian nationals crossing into its land by air and sea.The restriction began a week after Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland closed their land borders to Russians,

Six killed as Pakistan army helicopter crashes in Balochistan
Six killed as Pakistan army helicopter crashes in Balochistan

Military says the chopper crashes during a late night mission in the country's southwest, killing all six on board.

Serbia to not recognise sham Russian referendums results in Ukraine
Serbia to not recognise sham Russian referendums results in Ukraine

When asked about the sham referendums in Ukraine, Nikola Selakovic, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, said that "Serbia cannot recognize the results of those referendums, given both international

Six dead, 20 wounded after school shooting in Russia's Izhevsk
Six dead, 20 wounded after school shooting in Russia's Izhevsk

TASS reported that there were at least 6 dead and 20 wounded in the school shooting in Russia, while the governor said there were children among the victims and the attacker killed himself.

Roger Waters gigs cancelled in Poland after Ukraine comments
Roger Waters gigs cancelled in Poland after Ukraine comments

The Pink Floyd co-founder, who was booked to play in Poland in April, denies claims he or his management cancelled.

Police clash with Iran protesters in London and Paris
Police clash with Iran protesters in London and Paris

French and British police try to prevent demonstrators in their capital cities from reaching Iran's diplomatic missions.

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 215
Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 215

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 215th day, we take a look at the main developments.

Iran says U.S. trying to violate sovereignty over unrest, warns of response
Iran says U.S. trying to violate sovereignty over unrest, warns of response

U.S. attempts to violate Iran's sovereignty over the issue of protests triggered by the death of a woman in police custody will not go unanswered, the foreign ministry said on Monday.There have been

Russia's Putin to meet Belarus' Lukashenko later today
Russia's Putin to meet Belarus' Lukashenko later today

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko on Monday in Moscow, Belarus state media reported.Russia and Belarus are close allies, with Russia having

Tax-cut plan pull British pound to four-decade lows
Tax-cut plan pull British pound to four-decade lows

British currency trades at levels last seen in the early 1980s against the dollar as UK struggles to fight inflation.

Ukraine's Zelensky says two more burial sites found in liberated Izium
Ukraine's Zelensky says two more burial sites found in liberated Izium

Zelensky made his comment in an interview with CBS published late on Sunday in which he also called for sustained sanctions pressure on Russia, whose troops were routed in northeastern Ukraine in a lightning

Pro-Kremlin businessman confirms he founded Wagner mercenary group
Pro-Kremlin businessman confirms he founded Wagner mercenary group

Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin said in a statement from his company that he founded the group in order to send fighters to Ukraine's Donbas region in 2014: "From that moment, on May 1, 2014, a group

Ex-Russian officer flees army call-up: 'I am disgusted'
Ex-Russian officer flees army call-up: 'I am disgusted'

As soon as President Vladimir Putin announced a "partial mobilisation" for the war in Ukraine former Russian army officer Alex jumped in his car and drove to Finland with a single suitcase."I don't

Gunman detained after shooting at draft office in Russia's Irkutsk region
Gunman detained after shooting at draft office in Russia's Irkutsk region

The gunman, who in a video published on social media is seen identifying himself to police officers as 25-year-old Ruslan Zinin, opened fire at a draft office in the town of Ust-Ilimsk. A separate video