North Korea test-fires hypersonic missile

North Korea test-fired a newly developed hypersonic missile this week, state news media KCNA reported on Wednesday, joining a race headed by major military powers to deploy the advanced weapons system. North Korea fired the missile off its east coast towards the sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, as Pyongyang called on the United… Read More North Korea test-fires hypersonic missile

Fumio Kishida wins election to emerge Japanese prime minister and leader of ruling party

Fumio Kishida, a former foreign minister, on Wednesday won the race to lead Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) party and become the next prime minister. read more The soft-spoken Kishida, 64, won a run-off against vaccine minister Taro Kono with 257 votes to 170. Fumio Kishida, a former foreign minister, on Wednesday won the… Read More Fumio Kishida wins election to emerge Japanese prime minister and leader of ruling party

Iran rejects U.S. call for UN inspectors’ access to nuclear site

Iran on Tuesday rejected a U.S. call to grant U.N. inspectors access to a nuclear site, saying Washington was not qualified to demand inspections without condemning a sabotage attack on the facility, Iranian state media reported. “Countries that did not condemn terrorist acts against Iran’s nuclear site are not qualified to comment on inspections there,”… Read More Iran rejects U.S. call for UN inspectors’ access to nuclear site

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko calls for constitutional changes to prevent opposition from taking power

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko called on Tuesday for changes to the constitution that would prevent an opposition movement that rose up against him in mass street protests last year from taking power, the state news agency Belta reported. President since 1994, Lukashenko has touted constitutional reform as a way out of the political crisis following… Read More Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko calls for constitutional changes to prevent opposition from taking power

International Criminal Court prosecutor seeks approval to resume Afghan war crimes investigation

The International Criminal Court prosecutor on Monday said he was seeking approval to resume a war crimes investigation of Afghanistan, focusing on the actions of the Taliban and the Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) militia. A statement said the request was being made to the court’s judges in light of developments since the Taliban militants seized… Read More International Criminal Court prosecutor seeks approval to resume Afghan war crimes investigation

Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein tests positive for coronavirus

Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein has contracted coronavirus and his parents King Abdullah and Queen Rania, who tested negative, will protectively self-isolate for five days, the palace said on Monday. “His Highness Prince Hussein, who had received the vaccine against the coronavirus, showed mild symptoms and is in very good health,” the Royal Court said in… Read More Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein tests positive for coronavirus

Four critically injured following explosion in residential building in Swedish city of Gothenburg

Four people were seriously hurt in an explosion and fire in a central residential area of the Swedish city of Gothenburg early on Tuesday. The immediate cause of the blast and blaze was unclear. At least 16 people were taken to hospital after fire fighters pulled people out of a residential bloc from which smoke… Read More Four critically injured following explosion in residential building in Swedish city of Gothenburg

North Korea fires missile, urges end to U.S. hostile policy

North Korea fired a missile towards the sea off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, as Pyongyang called on the United States and South Korea to scrap their “double standards” on weapons programmes to restart talks. The missile was launched from the central north province of Jagang at around 6:40 a.m. (2140… Read More North Korea fires missile, urges end to U.S. hostile policy