Biden announces nearly $3B in new military aid for Ukraine
Biden announces nearly $3B in new military aid for Ukraine

The United States is providing Kyiv nearly $3 billion for weapons and equipment in Washington's "biggest tranche of security assistance to date", U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday, six months

Why does the US still have forces in Syria?
Why does the US still have forces in Syria?

US forces have targeted a base operated by Iranian allies in eastern Syria after an attack near a US base last week.

Germany inaugurates world’s first hydrogen-powered train fleet
Germany inaugurates world’s first hydrogen-powered train fleet

A fleet of 14 trains powered entirely by hydrogen is launched in Germany's Lower Saxony state.

German health minister expects renewed coronavirus wave in autumn
German health minister expects renewed coronavirus wave in autumn

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said on Wednesday he expects a wave of COVID-19 infections this autumn but ruled out further lockdowns or school closures.He made the comments after a cabinet

Ebola vaccine doses arrive in east Congo after new case confirmed
Ebola vaccine doses arrive in east Congo after new case confirmed

More than 200 Ebola vaccine doses have been brought to the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern city of Beni, where a new case of the virus was confirmed this week, the World Health Organization (WHO)

Anger among Khan supporters in Pakistan as legal challenges mount
Anger among Khan supporters in Pakistan as legal challenges mount

Imran Khan's supporters rally behind him over the government's actions against the cricketing icon-turned-politician.

Macron warns France needs to prepare for difficult time ahead
Macron warns France needs to prepare for difficult time ahead

Macron says that France faces 'sacrifices' in a new era marked by climate change and Russia's war in Ukraine.

Abducted Catholic nuns in southeast Nigeria freed: Police
Abducted Catholic nuns in southeast Nigeria freed: Police

Kidnappings by criminal gangs are frequent in Nigeria, especially in the northeast but increasingly elsewhere.

Türkiye says 2 more grain ships leave Ukraine
Türkiye says 2 more grain ships leave Ukraine

Two more ships have left a Ukrainian port under the Istanbul grain export deal, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.The ships departed from the port of Chornomorsk, the ministry

Russian president, Armenia premier discuss Karabakh region over phone
Russian president, Armenia premier discuss Karabakh region over phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday discussed the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, a region of the South Caucasus that in fall 2020 saw a 44-day war, with the Armenia's prime minister, the Kremlin

Italy’s farmers battle worst drought in decades
Italy’s farmers battle worst drought in decades

Italy's agricultural output has been hit by a drought and record-high temperatures this year, taking a heavy toll on both small- and large-scale farmers.Many of them are fighting the rainfall deficit

Afghan evacuees protest in UAE over slow resettlement
Afghan evacuees protest in UAE over slow resettlement

Some Afghans who fled the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan say they have been stuck in limbo in the UAE for a year.

New Zealand's 'off-duty' soldier killed in Ukraine
New Zealand's 'off-duty' soldier killed in Ukraine

A New Zealand soldier on leave from the armed forces has reportedly been killed in Ukraine, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) said on Wednesday.

Is DR Congo putting oil and gas before the global climate crisis?
Is DR Congo putting oil and gas before the global climate crisis?

Environmental groups alarmed at government's auction of permits to drill in sensitive rainforest.

Fighting resumes in Ethiopia despite truce – Tigray forces
Fighting resumes in Ethiopia despite truce – Tigray forces

The fighting marks the end of a ceasefire observed since March and could worsen the humanitarian crisis in Tigray region

Timeline: Six months of Russia’s war in Ukraine
Timeline: Six months of Russia’s war in Ukraine

On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale assault on Ukraine. These are the main events of the war over six months.

Macron warns French sacrifices will be needed as tough winter looms
Macron warns French sacrifices will be needed as tough winter looms

"The moment we are living ... may seem to be structured by a series of crises, each more serious than the other, "I believe that what we are going through is rather a big shift, a big change" President

Transactions: The pressure of sending money home to Zimbabwe
Transactions: The pressure of sending money home to Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwean family separated across the world meets online to decide who needs the most financial support back home. 

Ukraine will fight to the end: Zelenskyy’s Independence Day vow
Ukraine will fight to the end: Zelenskyy’s Independence Day vow

Ukraine celebrates 31 years of independence from the Soviet Union, and also marks six months since start of invasion.

IMF to meet Sri Lanka president to finalise bailout package
IMF to meet Sri Lanka president to finalise bailout package

The second such IMF visit is on Wednesday as Sri Lanka scrambles to lock in $3bn to pave its way out of the crisis.

Pope warns of potential
Pope warns of potential "nuclear disaster" at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia plant

Pope Francis on Wednesday called for "concrete steps" to end the war in Ukraine and avert the risk of a "nuclear disaster" at the Zaporizhzhia plant.Speaking at his weekly general audience, Francis

China launches remote sensing satellite into space
China launches remote sensing satellite into space

China on Wednesday launched a remote sensing satellite into space.Long March-2D rocket carried the Beijing-3B satellite into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China's northern province

NATO allies need to invest more in defense, says alliance chief
NATO allies need to invest more in defense, says alliance chief

Speaking to British outlet Sky News in an exclusive interview, Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that NATO allies needed to invest more in defense spending.

Ukraine is reliving a promise it made on this day in 1991
Ukraine is reliving a promise it made on this day in 1991

The six-month anniversary of Russia's war coincides with the day Ukraine decided to break from the Soviet Union.

Tropical Storm Ma-on barrels towards Hong Kong, Guangdong province
Tropical Storm Ma-on barrels towards Hong Kong, Guangdong province

Tropical Storm Ma-on was headed for Hong Kong and other parts of southeastern China Wednesday after displacing thousands in the Philippines.

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 182
Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 182

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 182nd day, we take a look at the main developments.

‘Victory is our hope’: Older Ukrainians on six months of war
‘Victory is our hope’: Older Ukrainians on six months of war

As Ukraine's Independence Day coincides with six months since the war began, older people reflect on what has been lost.

Privacy complaint targets Google over unsolicited ad emails
Privacy complaint targets Google over unsolicited ad emails

Google has breached a European Union court ruling by sending unsolicited advertising emails directly to the inbox of Gmail users, Austrian advocacy group noyb.eu said on Wednesday in a complaint filed

Head of Russian-controlled Ukrainian town killed in car bomb -local Russian-backed official
Head of Russian-controlled Ukrainian town killed in car bomb -local Russian-backed official

The Russian-installed head of the Ukrainian town of Mykhailivka in the Russian-controlled part of Zaporizhzhia region was killed in a car bomb on Tuesday, an official in the region's Russian-backed administration

UK’s Trades Union Congress calls for large rise in minimum wage
UK’s Trades Union Congress calls for large rise in minimum wage

The call for the rise of the minimum wage to 15 pounds ($17.7) an hour comes amid a series of strikes.

Bangladesh cuts school, office hours to save power amid crisis
Bangladesh cuts school, office hours to save power amid crisis

Schools to close an additional day and government offices and banks shorten work hours to reduce electricity usage.

Myanmar trade unions facing extinction after coup, UN agency says
Myanmar trade unions facing extinction after coup, UN agency says

Groups assisting workers and migrants have faced violence and arbitrary arrest since February 2021 coup, report says.

Thai PM suspended by Constitutional Court: statement
Thai PM suspended by Constitutional Court: statement

Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha while it hears a case that could see him kicked out of office.The court agreed to hear a case brought by opposition

Japan considering building next-gen nuclear reactors: PM Kishida
Japan considering building next-gen nuclear reactors: PM Kishida

Japan is considering building next-generation nuclear reactors, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Wednesday, with the country facing soaring imported energy costs linked to the war in Ukraine.The government

Thai court to rule on Prayuth’s term limit as protests continue
Thai court to rule on Prayuth’s term limit as protests continue

Protesters say Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has reached his constitutional term limit and must step down.

Ukraine celebrates Independence Day six months after Russian invasion
Ukraine celebrates Independence Day six months after Russian invasion

Ukraine on Wednesday will both celebrate its national day and mark six months since Russia launched its invasion.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky it was an important day for Ukrainians and "for

South Korea sees lowest childbirth rate, record deaths in 40 years
South Korea sees lowest childbirth rate, record deaths in 40 years

South Korea recorded the lowest childbirths in 40 years during the second quarter of this year while deaths rose to an all-time high, local media reported on Wednesday.During the April-June period,

Zelenskiy says Ukraine was born again when Russia invaded
Zelenskiy says Ukraine was born again when Russia invaded

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told Ukrainians on Wednesday in a emotional speech to mark 31 years of independence that Ukraine was reborn when Russia invaded on Feb. 24 and would recapture annexed Crimea

China warns of 'severe' threat to harvest from worst heatwave on record
China warns of 'severe' threat to harvest from worst heatwave on record

China's autumn harvest is under "severe threat" from high temperatures and drought, authorities have warned, urging action to protect crops in the face of the country's hottest summer on record.The

Norway, Britain donate micro drones to Ukraine
Norway, Britain donate micro drones to Ukraine

Norway and Britain will jointly supply micro drones to Ukraine to aid in its war with Russia, the Norwegian defence ministry said on Wednesday.The cost of the Teledyne Flir Black Hornet drones, used

Sunak, Truss take part in UK leadership debate in Birmingham
Sunak, Truss take part in UK leadership debate in Birmingham

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and current Foreign Secretary Liz Truss took part in a leadership campaign event Tuesday in Birmingham, England.The pair took turns answering questions

Brazilian police raid prominent Bolsonaro supporters
Brazilian police raid prominent Bolsonaro supporters

Police in Brazil raided the premises of several prominent businessmen Tuesday who support President Jair Bolsonaro.The raid came days after leaked messages appeared to show the group supporting a potential

Six months since Russia invaded Ukraine: What’s next?
Six months since Russia invaded Ukraine: What’s next?

Experts analyse the past six months and predict how the conflict may evolve.

Hosepipe ban comes into force across much of England
Hosepipe ban comes into force across much of England

A hosepipe ban announced last week has come into force across much of England on Wednesday.Thames Water, one of England's major water service providers, announced the restrictions on commercial water

U.S. carries out airstrikes against Iran-backed groups in eastern Syria
U.S. carries out airstrikes against Iran-backed groups in eastern Syria

The U.S. military said it carried out air strikes on Tuesday in Syria's Deir al-Zor against facilities used by groups affiliated with Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).

Photos: Six months of Russia’s war in Ukraine
Photos: Six months of Russia’s war in Ukraine

From scenes of devastation to images of broken-hearted victims, Russia's brutal invasion has been well documented.

China probes current, former bosses at real estate firms
China probes current, former bosses at real estate firms

Anti-corruption watchdogs announce investigations into executives in Shenzhen, Xiamen and Sichuan province.

Indian tycoon Adani bids for NDTV in potential hostile takeover
Indian tycoon Adani bids for NDTV in potential hostile takeover

One of the nation's most popular news organisations, NDTV said the bid came without the consent of its founders.

‘Absolutely glorious’: Malaysians hail jailing of Najib Razak
‘Absolutely glorious’: Malaysians hail jailing of Najib Razak

Najib Razak becomes Malaysia's first former prime minister to go to prison after top court upholds his graft conviction.

US carries out raids in Syria on Iran-linked groups
US carries out raids in Syria on Iran-linked groups

Central Command says the raids on Deir Az Zor were aimed at protecting US forces from attack by Iran-linked groups.