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Sri Lanka expects $2.9bn from IMF with China’s support

Sri Lanka’s President Ranil Wickremesinghe looks on during an interview at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo, Sri Lanka. — Reuters/File Bonds jump, rupee soars on prospect of IMF deal sign…

Qatar emir names new prime minister in shake-up

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, has implemented a cabinet shake-up after the resignation of the prime minister.— AFP/file Qatar’s emir named his top diplomat as prime…

Pentagon chief visits Iraq nearly 20 years after US-led invasion

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin says his visit aims to ‘reaffirm US-Iraq strategic partnership’ and promote ‘a more secure, stable and sovereign Iraq’. — AFP/file US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin…

Japan’s space ambition suffers setback after new rocket fail

An aerial view shows an H3 rocket carrying a land observation satellite lifts off from the launching pad at Tanegashima Space Center on the southwestern island of Tanegashima, Kagoshima Prefecture,…

Poor nations demand debt rescheduling in UN Doha summit

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during the 5th Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) in Doha, on March 5, 2023. — AFP DOHA: Worn down by growing debt and…

date, history and this year’s theme

People take part in a demonstration ahead of the International Women’s Day, in Istanbul, Turkey, March 5, 2023. — Reuters  As the world gears up to celebrate International Women’s Day…

‘Worm moon’, two planets to illuminate sky tonight

Full moon rises over the Gazprom Neft’s oil refinery in Omsk, Russia February 10, 2020.— Reuters You must rush to the rooftop tonight to witness the sky decorated with stunning…

North Korea warns US of war if weapons intercepted

A Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is launched at Pyongyang International Airport, in Pyongyang, North Korea February 18, 2023 in this photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency…

Conflict likely if US does not change its course, says China

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang attends a news conference on the sidelines of the National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China March 7, 2023. — Reuters US engaged in suppression,…

Brazil´s biggest serial killer shot dead

A photo from 08/12/2018 showing Pedro Rodrigues Filho.— Folhapress/file  SAO PAULO: A self-described vigilante murderer who rose to fame in Brazil for claiming to have killed more than 100 victims,…