Iran retrieves oil cargo confiscated by U.S. near Greek island

An Iranian-flagged tanker has retrieved an oil cargo which the United States had confiscated and is set to leave Greece, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. The seizure from the Lana, formerly the Pegas, prompted Iranian forces in May to seize two Greek tankers in the Middle East Gulf which have not yet… Read More Iran retrieves oil cargo confiscated by U.S. near Greek island

Legal team of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner files appeal against Russian narcotics conviction

The defence team of Brittney Griner, the U.S. basketball star jailed for nine years in Russia on drugs charges, appealed on Monday against her conviction for narcotics possession and trafficking. Griner was convicted on August 4 in a verdict that U.S. President Joe Biden called “unacceptable”. Washington says she was wrongfully detained and has offered… Read More Legal team of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner files appeal against Russian narcotics conviction

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak asks court to admit new evidence in final 1MDB case appeal

Lawyers for former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak sought on Monday to introduce fresh evidence for a re-trial, a final bid to overturn a 12-year jail term over a corruption case linked to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal. Najib, 69, has pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges over the alleged theft of $4.5 billion from… Read More Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak asks court to admit new evidence in final 1MDB case appeal

Iran says it does not bear any responsibility for attack on novelist Salman Rushdie

No one has the right to level accusations against Iran over Friday’s attack on Salman Rushdie, for which he and his supporters are solely to blame, the foreign ministry in Tehran said on Monday. The novelist, who has lived under threat for decades since enraging clerical authorities in Iran through his writing, is recovering after… Read More Iran says it does not bear any responsibility for attack on novelist Salman Rushdie

Myanmar court jails deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi for six years on corruption charges

A court in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to six years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty in four corruption cases, a source with knowledge of the proceedings said. The 77-year-old Nobel laureate and figurehead of Myanmar’s opposition to military rule has been charged with at least 18 offences… Read More Myanmar court jails deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi for six years on corruption charges

Indian billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala dies at 62

India’s best-known stock investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, dubbed the country’s Warren Buffett, died on Sunday, prompting an outpouring of tributes for a self-made billionaire whose fortunes rose with the country’s economy. Jhunjhunwala died at the age of 62, a week after the launch of his budget airline, Akasa Air. He had looked and sounded frail promoting… Read More Indian billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala dies at 62

Seven injured following gun attack on bus conveying Jewish worshippers in Jerusalem

A gunman wounded seven people aboard a bus carrying Jewish worshippers in the Old City of Jerusalem on Sunday, Israeli police and witnesses said. The shooter later turned himself into Israeli authorities, according to a statement by the police, which did not identify him. Israeli media reported the assailant was a Palestinian from east Jerusalem.… Read More Seven injured following gun attack on bus conveying Jewish worshippers in Jerusalem

U.S. delegation visits Taiwan amid China tensions

A U.S. lawmaker delegation arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a two-day visit during which they will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, the second high-level group to come amid continued military tensions with the island’s giant neighbour China. Beijing, which claims democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, has been holding military drills around the island… Read More U.S. delegation visits Taiwan amid China tensions