Foreign News

Russia Planning Post-Invasion Arrest and Assassination Campaign in Ukraine, U.S. Officials Say
February 18, 2022 1213 1117

The United States has obtained intelligence that Russia may target prominent political opponents, anti-corruption activists, and Belarusian and Rus... Read more

Mali Asks France To Withdraw Troops 'Without Delay'
February 18, 2022 1187 1089

Mali's army-led government asked France on Friday to withdraw its troops from the Sahel state "without delay", calling into question Paris' plans t... Read more

Ex-Dictator Used UK To Protect $8 Billion Business Empire
February 18, 2022 1293 1166

Kazakhstan’s former dictator used the UK to help safeguard a multibillion-dollar business empire built during his three-decade rule, the Bure... Read more

US Senate Approves Resolution For Ukraine, Warning Russia
February 18, 2022 1201 1101

The U.S. Senate voted in a rare bipartisan moment late Thursday to send a show of support for an independent Ukraine and warn against Russian milit... Read more

Ukraine Tensions: Russia Slams Blinken Speech At UN As 'Dangerous'
February 18, 2022 1057 973

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin on Thursday said the military scenarios put forward by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken were... Read more

S. Korea's Daily COVID-19 Cases Rise Closer To 100,000 Over Raging Omicron
February 17, 2022 1990 1816

South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases hit another high Thursday, exceeding 90,000 for the second consecutive day, amid few signs that the spread of th... Read more

Germany Plans ‘Freedom Day’ As COVID-19 Curbs To Be Lifted From March 20
February 17, 2022 1688 1551

Germany will start rolling back most of its coronavirus restrictions in three stages as falling infection rates suggest the Omicron-fuelled wave ha... Read more

UK Pledges $50 Million To Enhance Security In Indo-pacific
February 17, 2022 1479 1358

In a video call on Thursday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison also called for peace and stability... Read more

Israel Launches Missile Strikes On Syrian Town South Of Damascus
February 17, 2022 1311 1205

Israel carried out missile strikes on a town south of Syria's capital Damascus on Wednesday evening, Syrian state media reported. Several surface-... Read more

Ukraine Crisis: Russia Adds 7k More Troops Near Ukraine Border
February 17, 2022 1245 1133

Ukrainians defied pressure from Moscow with a national show of flag-waving unity on Wednesday, while the US warned that Russia had added as many as... Read more

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Be Days Away, Say Negotiators In Vienna
February 17, 2022 1168 1059

A new deal to restrict Iran's nuclear programme and lift US sanctions could be announced within days. After nearly a year of negotiations between ... Read more

COVID-19 Vaccine 'Recommended' For All 5 To 11-year-old Children
February 16, 2022 1799 1655

Children as young as five look set to be offered a COVID-19 vaccine after officials in Wales said it will become the first UK nation to roll out th... Read more

UK Living Standards See Biggest Fall In Eight Years
February 16, 2022 1581 1454

UK living standards fell at the fastest pace in almost eight years in December, a squeeze that is set to intensify in April when energy bills and t... Read more

N. Korea Celebrates Late Leader's Birthday, Pushes For Unity
February 16, 2022 1345 1248

North Korea celebrated the 80th birthday of late leader Kim Jong Il with a concert, fireworks and a rare outdoor ceremony near its border with Chin... Read more

Gunfire And Explosions Rock Somalia's Capital
February 16, 2022 1268 1169

Gunfire and explosions were heard in Somalia's capital Mogadishu in the early hours of Wednesday as Al Shabab militants attacked police stations an... Read more

US Ready To Respond 'Decisively' To Russian Attack On Ukraine: President Biden
February 16, 2022 1147 1054

The US is ready to respond "decisively" to a Russian attack on Ukraine which is still very much a possibility, President Joe Biden has said, urging... Read more

U.S Moves Ukraine Embassy From Kyiv To Lviv Amid Russian Buildup
February 15, 2022 1630 1482

The United States is relocating its Ukraine embassy operations from the capital Kyiv to the western city of Lviv, Secretary of State Antony Blinken... Read more

Russia Says It's Pulling Back Troops From Ukraine And Claims West 'Humiliated And Destroyed'
February 15, 2022 1378 1246

Russia says it has pulled back some of its troops along its border with Ukraine, as Kyiv called on its people to fly flags and sing in unity amid t... Read more

Putin Is Ready For Talks On Security And Ukraine - Spokesperson
February 15, 2022 1233 1132

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready for talks on security and the Ukrainian crisis as CNN reported citing Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.... Read more

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Invokes Emergency Powers To Quell Truckers' Protests
February 15, 2022 1132 1018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked emergency powers on Monday to quell the paralyzing protests by truckers and others angry over Canada’s ... Read more

Afghans Say They Feel Safer But Less Hopeful Under Taliban Rule
February 15, 2022 1072 973

Afghanistan has undergone a dramatic transformation in half a year of Taliban rule. The country feels safer, less violent than it has in decades, ... Read more

US Requests Extradition Of Former Honduran President
February 15, 2022 987 889

The United States has asked Honduras to arrest former President Juan Orlando Hernandez for his eventual extradition to the US. Honduras’ for... Read more

UK's Tax Authorities Seize NFTs For The First Time In A 7-figure Fraud Case
February 14, 2022 1689 1514

The UK tax department, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has seized three non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as part of an investigation into ... Read more

Singapore Reports 9,082 New COVID-19 Cases, 9 Deaths
February 14, 2022 1488 1367

Singapore reported 9,082 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Monday (Feb 14), comprising 8,927 local and 155 imported infections.  There were al... Read more

Ukraine Reaffirms Desire To Join NATO After Envoy Comments
February 14, 2022 1351 1225

NATO membership remains an absolute priority for Ukraine, a spokesman for Volodymyr Zelenskyy said as Ukraine's UK ambassador backtracked on commen... Read more

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