NASA, Pentagon join forces to develop nuclear rocket for Mars mission

Washington [US], January 25: NASA is working with a Pentagon agency to develop nuclear-powered rocket engines for missions to send humans to Mars.

Cargo ship capsized off the coast of Japan, 18 people missing

Tokyo [Japan], January 25: A cargo ship with a crew of 22 people capsized off the coast of Japan's Nagasaki prefecture late at night on...

US government sues Google, asking to dissolve advertising branch

Washington [US], January 25: On the morning of January 25 (Vietnam time), the Department of Justice and eight US states filed a lawsuit against Google,...

Top Ukrainian officials quit in anti-corruption drive

Kiev [Ukraine], January 25: Several senior Ukrainian officials have resigned as President VolodymyrZelensky begins a shake-up of personnel across his government.

Journalist deaths jumped 50 percent in 2022, CPJ says

Mexico City [Mexico], January 25: At least 67 journalists were killed in 2022, with the toll driven by attacks in Ukraine, Mexico, and Haiti, the...

Alcohol limited in Australian town due to violence

Canberra [Australia], January 25: An outback Australian town has re-imposed a controversial policy directed at Aboriginal communities that restricts the sale of alcohol.

Germany to send Leopard 2s and allow others to export

Berlin [Germany], January 25: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has decided to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, and allow other countries to do the same,...

New Zealand's Chris Hipkins sworn in as prime minister

Wellington [New Zealand], January 25: Labour leader Chris Hipkins was sworn in as New Zealand's prime minister in a formal ceremony on Wednesday, following the...

China COVID: Coffins sell out as losses mount

Beijing [China], January 25: The coffin makers of northern Shanxi province have been busy. We watched the skilled craftsmen as they carved elaborate decorations into...

Giorgio Meloni: Italy will strengthen its economic presence and investments in the...

Rome [Italy], January 25: Italian Prime Minister Giorgio Meloni informed a gathering of key Italian ministers and entrepreneurs in Trieste that Italy has decided to...

Navalny's supporters set up a cell replica in front of the Russian...

Berlin [Germany], January 25: Supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny demonstrated today in front of the Russian embassy in Berlin, where they set up...

UAE strongly condemns burning of a copy of Holy Quran in Netherlands

Abu Dhabi [UAE], January 25: The UAE has strongly condemned the burning of a copy of the Holy Quran by an extremist in The Hague,...

MBZUH partners with UAE Fatwa Council to launch mufti training programme

Abu Dhabi [UAE], January 25: Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities (MBZUH) and the UAE Fatwa Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding launching a...

4.1 million stayed in Abu Dhabi hotels, generating AED5.4 billion in revenues...

Abu Dhabi [UAE], January 25: A total of 4.1 million hotel visitors stayed in Abu Dhabi hotels during 2022, 24% up from 2021, data by...

Germany's Baerbock calls again for Iranian guards to join terror lis

Brussels [Belgium], January 24: German Foreign Minister AnnalenaBaerbock again urged the European Union on Monday to place Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on the...

European Space Agency to probe carrier rocket failures urgently

Paris [France], January 24: The European Space Agency (ESA) expressed concern on Monday over the state of its carrier rockets, following a failed Vega-C rocket...

Striking ambulance workers in UK 'concerned for public safety'

London [UK], January 24: Ambulance workers are staging strikes across England and Wales because they are "genuinely concerned for public safety", staff have said from...

First female Palestinian pastor ordained in the Holy Land

Ramallah [Palestine], January 24: Sally Azar has become the first female Palestinian pastor in the Holy Land after she was ordained in a Lutheran Church...

UK hits key judicial official in new wave of Iran sanctions

London [UK], January 24: The UK on Monday sanctioned five more Iranian officials, including the deputy prosecutor general, over what it said was the "horrific...

'Not afraid of the virus': Wuhan turns page on COVID, three years...

Wuhan [China], January 24: Residents of China's Wuhan said Monday they were hopeful for the future and no longer afraid of COVID-19, three years after...

Canada to pay Indigenous abuse survivors $2.1 billion

Ottawa [Canada], January 24: Canada will pay hundreds of Indigenous communities more than $2 billion in compensation for nearly a century of abuse suffered by...

California police search shooter's home seeking motive for Asian dance hall massacre

California [US], January 24: California police, seeking to learn the motive behind one of the state's worst mass shootings, on Monday searched the home of...

Japan PM says country on the brink over falling birth rate

Tokyo [Japan], January 24: Japan's prime minister says his country is on the brink of not being able to function as a society because of...

Erdogan warns Sweden on NATO bid after Quran burning protest

Ankara [Turkey], January 24: Turkish president says Sweden should not expect Ankara's support in its bid to join the military alliance.

Afghanistan professor on girls' education: 'Men must stand up for women'

Kabul [Afghanistan], January 24: "I call on fathers to take the hands of their daughters and walk them to school, even if the gates are...

Poland increases pressure to send German-made tanks to Ukraine

Warsaw [Poland], January 24: Poland says it is planning to send German-made battle tanks to Ukraine, but will first seek approval from Berlin.

For first-term Georgia prosecutor a historic decision looms in Trump election investigation

Washington [US], January 24: The prosecutor overseeing the investigation into former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election could face perhaps the biggest...