Finland to apply for Nato membership: president, PM – World

Finland confirmed on Sunday its offer for NATO members as a bulwark to Russia, redrawing Europe’s balance of power after decades of military non-alignment. In Helsinki, President Sauli Ninisto called the move “historical”. “A new era is Serbing,” he said before the decision was approved by Congress. Finland’s move, expected to be followed by neighboring … Read more

UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed dies – World

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan has passed away, the Ministry of Government Affairs said on Friday. He was also the ruler of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. “The President mourns the people of the UAE, Arab and Islamic countries and the world who died on Friday,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said … Read more

PM Shehbaz meets PML-N supremo Nawaz in London – World

Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif met his older brother and PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif in London on Wednesday. Details of the meeting’s agenda were not disclosed. The prime minister is in London with senior PML-N leadership amid heightened tensions on the political front. The Prime Minister’s delegation consisted of 10 members, including Defense Minister Kawaza Asif, … Read more

Saudi king admitted to hospital in Jeddah for tests: report – World

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz was admitted to a hospital in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Saturday and underwent a medical examination, state media reported on Saturday. Saudi media It was reported on Sunday, citing a statement from the royal family. He is being tested at King Faisal Specialist Hospital, with no … Read more

Amnesty says evidence shows Russian troops committed war crimes near Kyiv – World

Amnesty International said on Friday that there was strong evidence that Russian troops had committed war crimes, including: extrajudicial execution When civilians occupied areas outside the Ukrainian capital in February and March. The human rights group said in a report that civilians who failed air strikes on Kyiv in the early stages of the invasion, … Read more

Pakistani man shot in Greece in suspected hate crime – World

A Pakistani worker in Greece was shot in the head on charges of hate crimes ahead of a major appeals trial involving the anti-racist group Golden Dawn said on Wednesday. The Kirpa group said 26-year-old Ali Riaz was repeatedly shot by a passing taxi driver while returning from prayers to celebrate the end of Ramazan … Read more

France and India call for immediate end to Ukraine hostilities – World

India and France called for an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in Ukraine on Wednesday, which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi halted again until he condemned Russia’s invasion of neighboring countries. India, which imports a lot of military equipment from Russia, has long walked a diplomatic tightrope between the West and Moscow. In particular, it has … Read more

Sri Lanka opposition declares no confidence in government – World

Sri Lanka’s main opposition party announced on Tuesday a declaration of no confidence aimed at overthrowing Prime Minister Marina Rajapaksa and his cabinet. A group belonging to the United People’s Force, led by leader Sajith Premadasa, passed a bill to Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena calling for a no-confidence vote in the parliament. The move … Read more