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Indonesia's coast guard seizes Iranian and Panamanian tankers

Indonesia's coast guard seizes Iranian and Panamanian tankers

Indonesia said on Sunday its coast guard had seized the Iranian-flagged MT Horse and the Panamanian-flagged MT Frea vessels over suspected illegal fuel transfers off the country's waters.

Gunmen kill six Malian soldiers in coordinated attacks

Gunmen kill six Malian soldiers in coordinated attacks

Gunmen in Mali killed at least six soldiers and wounded 18 others in two coordinated attacks in the centre of the African nation on Sunday morning, an army spokesman said.

China rescues seven miners after 14 days trapped underground: CCTV

China rescues seven miners after 14 days trapped underground: CCTV

Chinese rescuers pulled seven gold miners to safety on Sunday 14 days after they were trapped by an underground explosion, state broadcaster CCTV reported, with at least four others still believed to be alive in the mine.

Biden speaks with Trudeau in first foreign leader call as US president

Biden speaks with Trudeau in first foreign leader call as US president

In his first call to a foreign leader as US president, Joe Biden spoke with Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday on a number of topics and made plans to continue the conversation next month, Ottawa and Washington said in separate statements.

Pakistan’s Bilawal told to ‘show numbers’

Pakistan’s Bilawal told to ‘show numbers’

Senior Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal has asked Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to “show numbers” to back up his suggestion of a no-confidence motion against the incumbent government, pointing out that a similar effort had previously failed.

Protests sharpen in Tunisia

Protests sharpen in Tunisia

Hundreds of people marched in central Tunis yesterday against inequality and police brutality, in defiance of a ban on demonstrations and as security forces tried to block off the city’s main central avenue.

Wuhan marks a year since Covid lockdown as others scramble

Wuhan marks a year since Covid lockdown as others scramble

The Chinese city of Wuhan marked one year since the start of its traumatic 76-day coronavirus lockdown yesterday, while the pandemic raged elsewhere and governments scrambled to put in place new measures.

Modi pays tribute to legendary freedom fighter

Modi pays tribute to legendary freedom fighter

Paying homage to legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said the country is following in his footsteps and working towards creating an India Netaji once dreamt of.

Police arrest over 1,000 at Russia protests backing jailed Kremlin foe Navalny

Police arrest over 1,000 at Russia protests backing jailed Kremlin foe Navalny

Police detained more than 350 people across Russia on Saturday and broke up rallies around the country as protesters defied bitter cold and a ban by authorities to demand the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

US television host Larry King dies aged 87: CNN

US television host Larry King dies aged 87: CNN

Larry King, who quizzed thousands of world leaders, politicians and entertainers for CNN and other news outlets in a career spanning more than six decades, has died at age 87, CNN reported on Saturday, citing a source close to the family.

Hong Kong orders thousands to stay home in two-day virus lockdown

Hong Kong orders thousands to stay home in two-day virus lockdown

Thousands of Hong Kongers were ordered to stay in their homes on Saturday for the city's first coronavirus lockdown as authorities battle an outbreak in one of its poorest and most densely packed districts.

UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

A group of British doctors have written to England's chief medical officer to tell him to cut the gap between doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine to six weeks from up to 12.

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