Muslim pilgrims begin largest Hajj since Covid pandemic (5)
15 minutes ago One million fully vaccinated Muslims are set to take part in this year's Hajj pilgrimage, the largest number since the start of the pandemic. The kingdom's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said Hajj has been opened only for people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and are under the age of 65.
Ankara following a balanced policy towards the Ukrainian war: Turkish researcher (3)
July 6, 2022 - 12:0 TEHRAN - Gloria Shkurti Ozdemir, a Turkish researcher at SETA Foundation, tells the Tehran Times that Ankara "is trying to follow a balanced policy towards the Ukrainian war." She says in several cases Turkey has tried to mediate between Russia and Ukraine. On June 29, Turkey agreed to support Sweden and Finland's membership of NATO.
Joe Biden talks with Brittney Griner's wife, calls her detention 'intolerable' (3)
ReutersPublished 2 hours agoUpdated 1 hour ago U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner, who was detained in March at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and later charged with illegal possession of cannabis, is escorted before a court hearing in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia on July 1.EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA/Reuters Share Bookmark Please log in to bookmark this story.Log InCreate Free Account U.S.
US, UK Leaders Raise Fresh Alarms About Chinese Espionage (8)
By Associated Press on July 06, 2022 The head of the FBI and the leader of Britain's domestic intelligence agency raised alarms Wednesday about the Chinese government, warning business leaders that Beijing is determined to steal their technology for competitive gain. FBI Director Christopher Wray reaffirmed previous concerns in denouncing economic espionage and hacking operations by China as well as the Chinese
MI5, FBI chiefs warn over China in rare joint address (10)
Author: AFP Update: 06.07.2022 23:10 Ken McCallum, director general of MI5, Britain's domestic intelligence agency. / © AFP The heads of MI5 and the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Wednesday about China's commercial espionage thrust in the West, in a rare joint address at the British intelligence service's London headquarters. Speaking to an audience of officials and business executives in Thames
Top Kremlin official warns U.S. against pressing for tribunal to probe alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine (2)
Moscow The Associated PressPublished 42 minutes agoUpdated 12 minutes ago Rescuers clear rubble after a Russian missile strike hit the Amstor mall in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, on June 28.GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images Share Bookmark Please log in to bookmark this story.Log InCreate Free Account A top Kremlin official warned the U.S.
European Parliament backs gas, nuclear energy as sustainable (2)
Associated Press Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 13:23 Last update: about 32 minutes ago European Union lawmakers voted Wednesday to include natural gas and nuclear in the bloc's list of sustainable activities, backing a controversial proposal from the bloc's executive arm that has been drawing fierce criticism from environment groups. The European Commission earlier this year made the proposal as part of its
Wider divisions seen in G20 meet over Ukraine (3)
By Associated Press July 7, 2022 PRESENT TENSIONS This June 24, 2022 file photo shows United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken addressing the media in Berlin, Germany. AP PHOTO WASHINGTON, D.C.: Foreign ministers from the world's largest nations are looking to address the war in Ukraine and its impact on global energy and food security when they meet in Indonesia this week.
OPEC secretary-general has died, Nigerian officials say (1)
Mohammad Barkindo, the secretary-general of oil consortium OPEC, died late Tuesday, Nigerian officials say. (Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle) By CHINEDU ASADU and AYA BATRAWY Associated Press July 6, 2022 1:13 AM PT ABUJA, Nigeria - The secretary-general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has died, Nigerian authorities announced Wednesday. Mohammad Barkindo, 63, died late Tuesday, a spokesperson for Nigeria's
Shanghai, Beijing brace for more Covid testing (1)
By Associated Press July 7, 2022 This map shows current confirmed Covid-19 cases across mainland China. AFP INFOGRAPHIC BEIJING: Residents of parts of Shanghai and Beijing have been ordered to undergo more rounds of Covid-19 testing after new cases were found in the two cities, while tight restrictions remain in place in Hong Kong, Macao and other Chinese cities.Shanghai has only just emerged from a strict