'Spartan Khorfakkan' Championship attracts 2,250 contestants cheered on by more than 3,500...

Sharjah [UAE], January 29: More than 2,250 people of various nationalities on Saturday successfully took part in the Spartan Khorfakkan 2023 Championship, organised by the...

Syria dismisses report on Syrian military's involvement in alleged 2018 chemical attack

Damascus [Syria], January 29: The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Saturday slammed as "lacking credibility" a recent report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical...

Iranian official vows legal pursuit of Trump, Pompeo for Soleimani's assassination

Tehran [Iran], January 29: An Iranian official vowed on Saturday that the legal pursuit of former U.S. President Donald Trump and former Secretary of State...

Afghan women students barred from sitting university entrance exam

Islamabad [Pakistan], January 29: The Taliban-run Ministry of Higher Education has banned female students in Afghanistan from registering for the 2023 university entrance exam.

Nepali government websites disrupted by hacker attack

Kathmandu [Nepal], January 29: Following a cyber attack on Saturday, all websites run by the Nepali government were temporarily disrupted, according to officials.

Faure elected leader of French Socialist party, ending power struggle

Paris [France], January 29: Members of the French Socialists party have elected incumbent Olivier Faure as the party chairman, ending a power struggle over the...

Sweden hopeful for NATO membership despite tensions with Turkey

Stockholm (Sweden), January 29: The tensions with Turkey over Islamophobic incidents are having an impact on the country's NATO accession process, the Swedish government has...

German leader Scholz sets off on S America trip, to meet Lula

Berlin [Germany], January 29: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is travelling to South America for a four-day trip to Argentina, Chile and Brazil - his first...

Former NATO general Pavel wins Czech presidential election

Prague [Czech Republic], January 29: The former Chief of General Staff Petr Pavel will be the new president in the Czech Republic after gaining 58.3%...

Russian athletes' neutral Olympic flags 'stained by blood': Zelensky

Kyiv [Ukraine], January 29: Ukrainian President VolodymyrZelensky has once again called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headed by Thomas Bach not to allow Russia...

Usain Bolt fires business manager over Jamaica fraud case

Kingston [Jamaica], January 29: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt told reporters Friday that he is baffled over how $12.7 million of his money has gone missing...

Auckland flooding: Three people dead after torrential rain in New Zealand

Auckland (New Zealand), January 29: At least three people have died and one is missing after New Zealand's largest city experienced its "wettest day on...

Israeli PM warns of 'swift' response after attacks

Jerusalem [Israel], January 29: Israel's prime minister has promised "strong" and "swift" response after two separate attacks by Palestinians in Jerusalem over the past two...

House collapses in Tauranga landslide amid wild weather

Tauranga (North Island) [New Zealand], January 29:Tauranga residents told 1News it sounded like a "tornado" others said they heard a loud "bang" when the home...

Three dead in ritzy LA neighbourhood shooting

Los Angeles [US], January 29:Three people were killed and four others wounded in a shooting at a multi-million dollar short-term rental home in an upscale...

Memphis disbands police unit in fatal beating; more protests expected

Washington (US), January 29: The specialized police unit that included at least some of the Memphis officers involved in the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols...

This asteroid just missed Earth's satellites

Washington (US), January 29: Asteroid watchers got their calculations right - we can all relax. The American space agency NASA had made it plain a...

Pakistan govt withdraws security of Imran Khan

Islamabad (Pakistan), January 29: The Islamabad Police on Friday withdrew security from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan's residence, Bani Gala, in the federal capital and...

Dubai emerges as one of world's most popular wedding destinations

Dubai [UAE], January 29: Dubai is fast emerging as the city of choice for destination weddings, with a growing number of wedding and event planners...

Muslim Council of Elders hosts 4th seminar at Cairo International Book Fair...

Cairo [Egypt], January 29:The Muslim Council of Elders has hosted the fourth seminar at its stand at the Cairo International Book Fair 2023.

Russia holds memorial event to mark WWII Siege of Leningrad

St Petersburg [Russia], January 28: Russia's second largest city St. Petersburg on Friday held the annual "900 Days and Nights" memorial event marking the 79th...

5 killed in car crash in southern Myanmar

Yangon [Myanmar], January 28: Five people were killed when a passenger bus collided with a probox car on Friday evening in southern Myanmar, according to...

Deadly Russian missiles hit Ukraine energy infrastructure

Kyiv [Ukraine], January 28: Russian forces fired dozens of missiles at Ukraine on Thursday in a blistering wave of strikes targeting energy infrastructure, a day...

Beirut blast victims' relatives rally for embattled probe judge

Beirut [Lebanon], January 28: Families of the victims of the deadly 2020 Beirut port explosion rallied Thursday to support the judge who has resumed work...

6 Chinese among 8 dead after ship sinks near Japan

Beijing [China], January 28: Eight people are dead, including six Chinese nationals, after a ship sank in waters off the coast of Japan, a Chinese...

Zionist raid in West Bank kills 10 Palestinians

Ramallah [Palestine], January 28: Zionist forces in a West Bank raid killed ten Palestinians Thursday, officials in the occupied territory said. The bloodiest day in...

Man crushed by telescopic urinal dies

London [UK], January 28: A man died after he was crushed and trapped underneath a telescopic public urinal while working on the device in central...