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Putin says end to Ukraine conflict ‘the sooner, the better’

Russian President Vladimir Putin at press conference a joint press conference with German Chancellor at the Kremlin in Moscow, on February 15, 2022.— Reuters  MOSCOW: The Kremlin has accused Kyiv…

N Korea sold arms to Russia’s Wagner group, US says

Yevgeny Prigozhin (R), who controls the Wagner private military group, with Russian President Vladimir Putin.— AFP WASHINGTON: North Korea has delivered arms to Russia’s private military group Wagner, the White…

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles: Seoul’s military

North Korea has conducted a flurry of sanctions-busting weapons tests.— AFP  SEOUL: North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles on Friday, Seoul’s military said, the latest in a flurry of…

16 Indian soldiers killed in road accident

The accident occurred in the state of Sikkim while the truck carrying the soldiers was negotiating a treacherous turn in a mountainous area near the border with China.— Indian Army…

Hospitals overflow in China’s COVID wave

Hospitals in the central Chinese city of Chongqing are overflowing with Covid cases as the country battles a coronavirus wave.— AFP  CHONGQING: “Deceased, deceased,” a staffer in full protective gear…

China’s stretched health system braces for peak in COVID infections

People line up at a mobile fever clinic that was transformed from a nucleic acid testing booth for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a park in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, China December…

North Korea denies media report it supplied munitions to Russia

A North Korean flag flutters at the propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea, in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating…

Capitol riot panel’s final report sets out case to try Trump

A mob of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump fight with members of law enforcement at a door they broke open as they storm the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington,…

Taliban minister defends closing universities to women as global backlash grows

Afghan women protest against the closure of universities to women by the Taliban. Photo:REUTERS US says Afghan women being sentenced to a ‘dark future’. Dozens of women protested outside Kabul…

Putin says Russia wants end to war in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits an exposition of projects ahead of a meeting of the State Council on youth policy in Moscow, Russia, December 22, 2022. — Reuters   Putin says…