Pakistan court grants interim bail to former PM Imran Khan
Pakistan court grants interim bail to former PM Imran Khan

Judge grants bail until September 1 after Khan was charged under anti-terror law for 'threats' to police and a judge.

EU's Borrell warns Russia to be held accountable for 'rocket terror'
EU's Borrell warns Russia to be held accountable for 'rocket terror'

"The EU strongly condemns another heinous attack by Russia on civilians," EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell tweeted on Thursday, as the death toll from the strike in Chaplyne rose to 25.

3 journalists face trial for publishing classified defense intel in Finland
3 journalists face trial for publishing classified defense intel in Finland

The trial of three journalists from Finland's largest newspaper accused of publishing classified defense intelligence will start next month, with proceedings kicking off in the capital Helsinki on Thursday.Two

‘It’s a nightmare, every day’: Rohingya in India live in fear
‘It’s a nightmare, every day’: Rohingya in India live in fear

Some 40,000 Rohingya refugees live in India where fears are growing as calls for deportations to Myanmar increase.

Türkiye concerned over resumption of conflict in Ethiopia
Türkiye concerned over resumption of conflict in Ethiopia

Turkish Foreign Ministry on Thursday voiced concern over the return of conflict in Ethiopia despite an indefinite humanitarian cease-fire."We invite the parties to return to dialogue for the permanent

EU warns Russia to be held accountable for 'rocket terror'
EU warns Russia to be held accountable for 'rocket terror'

The European Union on Thursday condemned Russia's deadly bombardment of a railway station in Ukraine and warned those "responsible for Russian rocket terror will be held accountable"."The EU strongly

France’s Macron in Algeria: Frosty ties, bitter history
France’s Macron in Algeria: Frosty ties, bitter history

Macron's visit is an attempt to mend relations between France and Algeria, which hit a new low in the last year.

Russian and French defence ministers discussed Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in phone call
Russian and French defence ministers discussed Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in phone call

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu discussed the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant with his French counterpart by telephone, the ministry said on Thursday.Zaporizhzhia, Europe's largest nuclear plant,

Russia's Gazprom says no Nord Stream 1 turbines in Canada
Russia's Gazprom says no Nord Stream 1 turbines in Canada

Russia's Gazprom on Thursday said no turbines used on the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline were undergoing maintenance in Canada, a day after a Canadian minister was quoted as saying five turbines were there.Canada's

Israeli officials fail to arrange 'urgent' phone call between Biden, Lapid: Report
Israeli officials fail to arrange 'urgent' phone call between Biden, Lapid: Report

Israeli government officials have failed to arrange an "urgent" phone call between Prime Minister Yair Lapid and U.S. President Joe Biden, an Israeli TV reported.When asked by Israeli officials for

Pakistan’s former premier Khan gets pre-arrest bail in terrorism case
Pakistan’s former premier Khan gets pre-arrest bail in terrorism case

A Pakistani court on Thursday extended former Prime Minister Imran Khan's pre-arrest bail for one week in a terrorism case over a speech, his lawyer said, shortly after the former premier appeared in court

Death toll from train station attack in Ukraine rises to 25
Death toll from train station attack in Ukraine rises to 25

The death toll from a Russian rocket attack as Ukraine observed its Independence Day has risen to 25, including an 11-year-old boy found under the rubble of a house and a 6-year-old killed in a car fire

Iran ‘carefully reviewing’ US response to nuclear deal proposal
Iran ‘carefully reviewing’ US response to nuclear deal proposal

Iran had sent a 'reasonable' response to EU's proposal to restore the nuclear deal last week, as negotiations continue.

Photos: Rohingya mark five years since the exodus to Bangladesh
Photos: Rohingya mark five years since the exodus to Bangladesh

Some 740,000 Rohingya refugees fled persecution in Myanmar in August 2017 only to live in dire conditions in Bangladesh.

Meet South Korea’s Oldest Influencers
Meet South Korea’s Oldest Influencers

The elderly social media influencers revolutionising views on what it means to grow old in an ageing society.

UN chief hopes finally to release report on China's Uyghurs in coming week
UN chief hopes finally to release report on China's Uyghurs in coming week

Bachelet said her office — as is common practice when the U.N. rights office reports on countries — has informed China about its “findings” and officials have come back with a “substantial” number of comments.

When Russia attacked, we were told to ‘take it easy’
When Russia attacked, we were told to ‘take it easy’

Now, a generation of children has seen dead bodies and knows blood types and the sound of sirens.

Gas price in Europe climbs to more than €300
Gas price in Europe climbs to more than €300

A shortage of natural gas due to the war in Ukraine has caused the price of gas to keep climbing, the Title Transfer Facility (TTF) in Amsterdam - a key natural gas trading hub - said Thursday.After

Probe under way after baby dies at asylum centre in Netherlands
Probe under way after baby dies at asylum centre in Netherlands

The Dutch authorities are probing a three-month-old baby's death as asylum seekers face an accommodation crisis.

2 Bulgarian police killed by speeding bus carrying migrants
2 Bulgarian police killed by speeding bus carrying migrants

Two Bulgarian police officers were killed early Thursday as they tried to stop a bus containing migrants who had entered the country illegally, a senior interior ministry official said.The incident

As Johnson departs, UK takes stock of his messy legacy
As Johnson departs, UK takes stock of his messy legacy

The moving vans have already started arriving at Downing Street as Britain's Conservative Party prepares to evict Prime Minister Boris Johnson.The debate over what mark he left on his party, his country

Timeline: Five years of Rohingya refugee crisis
Timeline: Five years of Rohingya refugee crisis

August 25 marks the fifth anniversary of the military crackdown that UN said was carried out with 'genocidal intent'.

‘Feeling like prisoners’: The plight of Rohingya refugees today
‘Feeling like prisoners’: The plight of Rohingya refugees today

Five years after crackdown by security forces led to mass exodus from Myanmar, Rohingya remain stuck in 'cruel limbo'.

‘Iran-linked’ fighters killed, US soldiers injured in Syria clash
‘Iran-linked’ fighters killed, US soldiers injured in Syria clash

The attacks follow US raids on 'Iran-linked' targets in Syria, and come amid negotiations over a nuclear deal.

S.Korea's Yoon orders update of war plans over N.Korea's threats
S.Korea's Yoon orders update of war plans over N.Korea's threats

South Korea's president Yoon Suk-yeol on Thursday ordered an update of the military's operational plans to address North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threats, his office said.Yoon gave the instructions

Bangladesh begins COVID-19 vaccination for schoolchildren
Bangladesh begins COVID-19 vaccination for schoolchildren

Bangladesh on Thursday started vaccination for schoolchildren aged between 5 and 11 with pediatric Pfizer jabs.A circular by Dhaka District Primary Education Office said the first dose of pediatric

3 more grain ships leave Ukraine, says Turkish National Defense Ministry
3 more grain ships leave Ukraine, says Turkish National Defense Ministry

Three more ships left Ukrainian ports under the Istanbul grain export deal, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Thursday.While one ship departed from the port of Pivdennyi in the Yuzhne city

Will embracing climate sabotage help save the planet?
Will embracing climate sabotage help save the planet?

As time runs out to change the world’s climate trajectory, activists are escalating efforts to curb global warming.

France's Macron heads to Algeria in bid to heal colonial-era wounds
France's Macron heads to Algeria in bid to heal colonial-era wounds

The first French president to be born after Algerian independence, Macron is hoping "to lay a foundation to rebuild and develop" a sometimes difficult relationship with the North African nation, his office

Greece harasses Turkish F-16 jets over Aegean Sea
Greece harasses Turkish F-16 jets over Aegean Sea

2 Turkish planes carrying out NATO missions over Aegean Sea harassed by Greek F-16s on 24 August according to Turkish National Defense Ministry.

Malaysia’s jailed ex-PM Najib returns to court for 1MDB trial
Malaysia’s jailed ex-PM Najib returns to court for 1MDB trial

Hearings come as Mahathir Mohamad says Najib is likely to get a royal pardon for his first corruption conviction.

South Korea’s central bank lifts benchmark rate to cool inflation
South Korea’s central bank lifts benchmark rate to cool inflation

Governor Rhee Chang-yong says taming price growth remains the central bank's first priority.

N.Korea reports unknown fever cases near China border, denies COVID
N.Korea reports unknown fever cases near China border, denies COVID

North Korea's state media said on Thursday that a fever outbreak of unknown origin has emerged in a region bordering China, but it was not the novel coronavirus over which the country declared victory

Britain's former Myanmar envoy detained in Yangon: sources
Britain's former Myanmar envoy detained in Yangon: sources

Authorities in Myanmar have detained Britain's former ambassador to the Southeast Asian nation, two people with knowledge of the situation said on Thursday.Vicky Bowman, who currently runs the Myanmar

Why Sri Lanka’s collapse looms large over Bangladesh
Why Sri Lanka’s collapse looms large over Bangladesh

It's the politics, stupid. A cocktail of dynastic rule, cronyism and debt-fuelled vanity projects, to be precise.

U.S., Greece disagree on extent of Greek airspace
U.S., Greece disagree on extent of Greek airspace

The U.S. recently reiterated that it disagrees with Athens on the extent of Greek airspace, a Greek daily said Wednesday.Citing a report prepared by the U.S. State Department and submitted to Congress,

Finland's Marin justifies party videos, prompting standing ovation
Finland's Marin justifies party videos, prompting standing ovation

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has justified her behaviour at a recent party by saying that she missed "joy, fun and brightness," resulting in a standing ovation from members of her own party.Marin

Taiwan unveils record defence budget amid tensions with China
Taiwan unveils record defence budget amid tensions with China

Proposed budget would raise self-ruled island's military spending by 13.9 percent year on year.

NDTV says Adani will need approval from Indian regulator for bid
NDTV says Adani will need approval from Indian regulator for bid

NDTV founders look to stymie hostile takeover bid amid concerns over media freedom.

Baby dies at center for asylum seekers in Netherlands
Baby dies at center for asylum seekers in Netherlands

A three-month-old infant died this week at a center for asylum seekers in the Netherlands, shining a spotlight on the lack of adequate accommodations for refugees in the country, which has become a national

Philippines reports three deaths from tropical storm Ma-On
Philippines reports three deaths from tropical storm Ma-On

Tropical storm Ma-On caused three deaths in the Philippines, its disaster agency reported on Thursday, with the storm currently headed towards southeastern China.Two people were confirmed dead, both

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 183
Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 183

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 183rd day, we take a look at the main developments.

Vanessa Bryant awarded $16M in trial over Kobe Bryant’s crash photos
Vanessa Bryant awarded $16M in trial over Kobe Bryant’s crash photos

A jury awarded Vanessa Bryant and co-plaintiff Chris Chester a combined $31 million in damages after finding the Los Angeles County Sheriff and Fire Departments liable for sharing graphic photos of the

Rohingya mark 5th anniversary of exodus to Bangladesh
Rohingya mark 5th anniversary of exodus to Bangladesh

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees on Thursday marked the fifth anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh, while the United States, European Union and other Western nations pledged

Japan police chief wants to resign, take responsibility for Abe shooting -Nikkei
Japan police chief wants to resign, take responsibility for Abe shooting -Nikkei

Japan's National Police Agency chief Itaru Nakamura on Thursday expressed his desire to resign to take responsibility for the shooting of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in July, the Nikkei newspaper

Rohingya exodus explained in maps and charts
Rohingya exodus explained in maps and charts

A visual explainer of the crackdown in Myanmar that forced about a million Rohingya to flee their homes.

China touts fiscal, monetary policies to revive flagging economy
China touts fiscal, monetary policies to revive flagging economy

High-ranking official Li Zhong says job market facing 'big challenges' amid rising uncertainties.

N Korea logs new fever cases weeks after COVID victory claim
N Korea logs new fever cases weeks after COVID victory claim

Authorities report four new fever cases in border region two weeks after Kim Jong Un declared victory over COVID-19.

Facebook, Twitter disrupt pro-US influence operation: report
Facebook, Twitter disrupt pro-US influence operation: report

Fake accounts promoted pro-Western narratives while trying to discredit China, Russia and Iran, researchers say.

MPLA leads in Angola election: Early results
MPLA leads in Angola election: Early results

Election officials say early results show a strong lead for MPLA, but opposition says the initial count is unreliable.