Russia vetoes UN resolution calling its referendums illegal

  • UNITED NATIONS: Russia vetoed a UN resolution Friday that would have condemned its referendums in four Ukrainian regions as illegal, declared them invalid and urged all countries not to recognize any annexation of the territory claimed by Moscow. The vote in the 15-member Security Council was ...
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Saudi-UK business to grow ‘significantly’ under GCC trade deal, says lord mayor of London

  • LONDON: A pending free-trade agreement between the UK and the Gulf Cooperation Council will “significantly increase” their financial ties at a transformational moment for the global economy, the lord mayor of the City of London told Arab News prior to his tour of the region. Vincent Keaveny, ...
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US announces ‘severe’ sanctions on Russia over annexations

  • WASHINGTON/LONDON: The US on Friday announced “severe” new sanctions on Russia in response to what President Joe Biden called Moscow’s “fraudulent” claim to have annexed four Ukrainian regions. “The United States is imposing swift and severe costs on Russia,” the White House said in a statemen...
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Putin: Russia will use all means to guard annexed regions

  • KYIV: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed documents to incorporate four Ukrainian territories into Russia in a televised ceremony in the Kremlin. Russia declared the annexations of the regions – Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson - after holding what it called referendum...
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British Muslim MP accuses Labour Party of harassment

  • LONDON: Apsana Begum, an MP for the Labour party in the UK, has accused the party of harassment and targeting her because she is a “socialist, Muslim, working-class woman,” the Guardian reported. Begum announced in June that she had been signed off sick from work as a result of what she descr...
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Former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi convicted again, Australian economist gets 3 years

  • BANGKOK: A court in military-ruled Myanmar convicted former leader Aung San Suu Kyi in another criminal case Thursday and sentenced Australian economist Sean Turnell to three years in prison for violating Myanmar’s official secrets act, a legal official said. Suu Kyi received a three-year sent...
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At least 6 people wounded in shooting at school in Oakland

  • OAKLAND, California: At least six people were wounded in a shooting at a school in Oakland on Wednesday, officials said. The scene of the shooting was “no longer active,” according to Alameda County Sheriff spokesperson Lt. Ray Kelly. Paramedics had transported six patients to hospitals, all w...
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Three Armenians killed in fresh clashes with Azerbaijan

  • YEREVAN: Three Armenians died Wednesday in fresh border clashes with Azerbaijan, officials said, two weeks after the arch foes’ worst fighting since their 2020 war jeopardized nascent peace talks. At least 286 people were killed from both sides during the two-day fighting earlier this month, b...
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North Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast – Seoul

  • SEOUL: North Korea fired a ballistic missile off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korea’s military said, as South Korea and the United States staged joint naval exercises involving an aircraft carrier. Japan’s coast guard also reported a suspected ballistic missile test. The launch came two...
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UN official warns of conflict, more poverty in Afghanistan

  • UNITED NATIONS: A senior UN official warned Tuesday of a possible internal conflict and worsening poverty in Afghanistan if the Taliban don’t respond quickly to the needs of all elements of society, saying their crackdown on the rights of girls and women signals indifference to over 50 percent ...
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