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  • Russia commissioned over 1,000 new aircraft in past few years: Defence Minister

    The Russian military has commissioned more than 1,000 new aircraft and thousands of tanks in the past few years in a massive modernization effort amid tensions with the West. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Monday in a speech to lawmakers said that the armed forces have turned into a highly mobile force capable of projecting […]

    China orders airlines to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 after crash

    China today ordered domestic airlines to suspend the commercial operation of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, citing the Ethiopian Airlines crash and another deadly accident of that same model in Indonesia. Noting the similarities between the two accidents, China’s Civil Aviation Administration said domestic airlines asked to ground all 737 MAX 8 aircraft by this […]

    UN health chief visits DRC Ebola treatment center after attacks

    The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) visited an Ebola treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after it had been attacked by militants. UN health Chief Ghebreyesus toured the centre in the city of Butembo after the assault on Saturday, which was attacked last week also. While thanking personnel for […]

    US-backed forces launch assault on IS group’s last Syrian enclave

    U.S.-backed Syrian forces launched an assault against the final Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria yesterday. The assault aims to wipe out the last vestige of self-declared “caliphate” of IS that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been poised to advance into the enclave for weeks, […]

    US says Trump ready to meet Kim Jong-un again for denuclearisation talks

    White House has said that President Donald Trump is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un again for denuclearisation talks. US National Security Advisor John Bolton said last night that President Trump’s walk out from his meeting with Kim was friendly and it is not a reflection that the talks broke down. Trump and […]

    Mohammad Shtayyeh named as Palestinian PM

    Mohammad Shtayyeh has been named as Palestinian Prime Minister by President of Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas. A member of the West Bank’s dominant Fatah party is a long time ally of Abbas. The announcement comes six weeks after Rami al-Hamdallah tendered his resignation from the post and of his unity government to President Mahmoud Abbas, […]

    Thousands of Russians protest against internet restrictions

    Thousands of people in Russia have protested against plans to introduce tighter restrictions on the internet. A mass rally in Moscow and similar demonstrations in two other cities were called after parliament backed the controversial bill last month. The government says the bill, which allows it to isolate Russia’s internet service from the rest of […]

    Venezuela’s President lauds military for defeating coup

    Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has praised the armed forces for staying loyal to him and defeating an alleged ‘coup’ led by the US and opposition leader Juan Guaido. Addressing a rally outside the Presidential Palace, Mr Maduro also blamed Venezuela’s widespread power cuts on an ‘international cyber attacks’ by the opposition. His remarks came during […]

    Nine police killed in attack in Myanmar’s Rakhine

    Nine policemen have been killed in a militant attack in the western Rakhine state of Myanmar. The government today said the attack, carried out by Arakan Army insurgents, happened late yesterday in Yoetayoke village, just an hour north of Rakhine state’s capital Sittwe. Myanmar’s Ministry of Information said on its Facebook page that nearly 60 […]

    Ethiopian Airlines crashes en route to Kenya

    An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet has crashed on a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, BBC reports. The airline says, the flight is believed to have had 149 passengers and eight crew members on board. A spokesman said the crash happened at 08.44 local time on Sunday, shortly after take-off from the Ethiopian capital. Prime Minister […]