Kuwait’s government submits resignation to crown prince

Kuwait’s crown prince accepted the government’s resignation on Sunday following a parliamentary election in the Gulf Arab country in which opposition candidates made considerable gains, state news agency KUNA reported. Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah, who has taken over most of the ruling emir’s duties, asked the outgoing government headed by Prime Minister Sheikh… Read More Kuwait’s government submits resignation to crown prince

IAEA chief Rafael Grossi calls for release of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant director-general Ihor Murashov

The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog called for the release of the director-general of Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, saying his detention posed a threat to safety and security. A Russian patrol detained Ihor Murashov on Friday, the state-owned company in charge of the plant said on Saturday, and the International Atomic Energy… Read More IAEA chief Rafael Grossi calls for release of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant director-general Ihor Murashov

Venezuela releases seven jailed Americans in exchange for two relatives of President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela on Saturday freed seven Americans, including five oil executives, in exchange for two relatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro jailed in the United States on drug convictions, U.S. officials said. The swap included executives of Citgo Petroleum held for years, in addition to U.S. Marine veteran Matthew Heath and another U.S. citizen named Osman… Read More Venezuela releases seven jailed Americans in exchange for two relatives of President Nicolas Maduro

Australia imposes new sanctions on Russia over annexation of Ukrainian regions

Australia on Sunday imposed targeted financial sanctions and travel bans on 28 Russian-appointed separatists, ministers and senior officials after President Vladimir Putin proclaimed the annexation of four regions of Ukraine. The new sanctions targeted individuals who the Australian government said were flouting international law to legitimise Russia’s actions in Ukraine through “sham referenda, disinformation and… Read More Australia imposes new sanctions on Russia over annexation of Ukrainian regions

Scores dead, injured following stampede during football match in Indonesia

At least 174 people were killed and 180 injured in a stampede and riot at a soccer match in Indonesia, officials said on Sunday, in one of the world’s worst stadium disasters. When frustrated supporters of the losing home team invaded the pitch in Malang in the province of East Java late on Saturday, officers… Read More Scores dead, injured following stampede during football match in Indonesia

Russian troops abandon bastion in Lyman following encirclement by Ukrainian forces

Russia said on Saturday its troops had abandoned a key bastion in occupied eastern Ukraine, a stinging defeat that prompted one of President Vladimir Putin’s most hawkish allies to call for Russia to consider resorting to low-grade nuclear weapons. The fall of Lyman came just a day after Putin proclaimed the annexation of four Ukrainian… Read More Russian troops abandon bastion in Lyman following encirclement by Ukrainian forces