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US to offer over $800 m in new military aid for Ukraine

Washington: The United States will announce over $800 million in additional assistance to Ukraine, including air defenses, in the coming days, US President Joe Biden said on Thursday. "In the next few days, we intent to announce $800…

Sri Lanka fuel: Postal services limited to thrice a week

Colombo: Amid the ongoing fuel shortage in the country, Sri Lanka's postal department announced that it will be operating its open post and sub ports offices only three days a week, considering the difficulties being faced in transport and…

Russian missile strikes on Ukrainian mall, 18 feared dead

Kyiv: At least 18 people have died in a missile strike on a shopping center in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk. On Monday, some 1,000 civilians were estimated to be inside the busy mall at the time of the attack at around 15:50 (12:50 GMT), BBC…

23 migrants killed in stampede to enter Spanish Enclave

Madrid: The number of migrants who have died trying to cross into the Spanish enclave of Melilla in North Africa has gone up to 23, The New York Times reports citing Moroccan officials. Earlier, a source in the local government of the Moroccan city…

Russia has full control of eastern city, Ukraine says

Moscow: Russian forces are now in full control of the battered city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine, BBC reported on Saturday. "The Russians have fully occupied Severodonetsk, our military has retreated to more prepared positions," Oleksandr…

Germany to send more PzH 2000 Howitzers to Ukraine

Berlin: Germany will give Ukraine two or three more self-propelled Panzerhaubitze 2000 howitzers in response to Kiev's pleas for more heavy weaponry, German media said Friday. Ukraine has asked Europe for 18 German-made PzH 2000 howitzers to…

Germany to begin rationing gas as Russia cuts supply

Berlin: Germany has announced that it is now closer to rationing gas after it raised the alert level under an emergency plan after Russia slashed supplies to the country, Al Jazeera reported on Thursday. German Economy Minister Robert Habeck said…

Pakistan Army eliminates six ‘Baloch nationalists’

Islamabad: Pakistan military on Sunday in a statement said that they have killed six militants of Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF). Pakistan army's public relations wing the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the security forces…

EU hopes for Ukrainian grain exports to resume shortly

Brussels: The European Union is working with the United Nations to find a solution for the resumption of sea exports of Ukrainian grain stalled in Black Sea ports due to hostilities in a matter of days, as further delay risks critical shortages for…

Bangladesh wants early Rohingya repatriation

Dhaka: Bangladesh on Tuesday called upon Myanmar early commencement of repatriation to lessen the colossal burden of hosting the displaced Rohingya people. Dhaka also urged expeditious verification of eligibility for return, security, livelihood and…

Russian forces encircle Ukraine’s key city Sievierodonetsk

Moscow: Russian forces are very close to encircling the key city of Sievierodonetsk in eastern Ukraine and cut it off completely in just a matter of days, the governor of Luhansk said, The New York reported on Monday. Ukraine has been bringing in…

Biden announces new security assistance for Ukraine

Washington: US President Joe Biden announced a new Ukraine military assistance package, which includes HIMARS rocket systems. "Today, I am announcing a significant new security assistance package to provide timely and critical aid to the Ukrainian…

Russian, Saudi FM discussed OPEC+, investment cooperation

Moscow, June 1: During talks in Riyadh, Russian and Saudi foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov and Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud praised the level of interaction between the countries in the OPEC+ format and confirmed their mutual interest in strengthening…