Saturday , July 13 2024


International News

Indirect nuclear talks with US ongoing via Oman: Iran

13-07-2024 TEHRAN/ WASHINGTON: Iran is still conducting indirect nuclear talks with the United States via Oman, the country’s Etemad newspaper on Thursday quoted Iran’s acting foreign minister as saying. Ali Bagheri Kani’s reported comments followed remarks on Monday in which a White House spokesperson said the United States was not …

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Biden faces more pressure to abandon re-election bid

13-07-2024 WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden faced more calls from fellow Democrats to abandon his re-election bid on Friday, following a news conference in which he delivered nuanced responses but occasionally stumbled over his words. It was unclear whether Biden’s performance would convince doubters in his party that he is their …

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Prisoners escape from Niger jail that holds jihadists

13-07-2024 NIEMAY: Authorities in Niger have declared a curfew in the volatile Tillaberi region after several prisoners escaped from a heavily fortified jail known to hold jihadists. The incident occurred on Thursday at Koutoukale prison located about 50 kilometres (30 miles) north-west of the capital, Niamey, the interior ministry said. …

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Australian soldier charged with spying for Russia

13-07-2024 MOSCOW: An Australian soldier and her husband have been arrested and each charged with spying for Russia. Investigators say the couple both Russian-born Australian citizens obtained Australian Defence Force (ADF) material to share with Moscow. However, Australian police say “no significant compromise” of military secrets has been identified. It …

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China hits back at NATO over Russia accusations

13-07-2024 BEIJING: China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has hit back at NATO’s “groundless accusations” that Beijing is helping Russia in its war on Ukraine. He has also warned the Western alliance against stirring up confrontation. Wang’s comments, made in a call with his Dutch counterpart, came hours after leaders of …

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