Death toll from Armenian fireworks warehouse blast rises to six

Rescuers have recovered six bodies from the site of a fireworks warehouse that exploded in the Armenian capital of Yerevan and more than a dozen people remain missing, the emergencies ministry said on Monday. Blasts ripped through the warehouse storing fireworks at a market in Yerevan on Sunday, causing parts of the building to collapse… Read More Death toll from Armenian fireworks warehouse blast rises to six

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

Britain approves vaccine to tackle Omicron coronavirus variant

Britain, the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine in late 2020, has now also given the first green light to a variant-adapted shot that targets both the original and Omicron version of the virus. The UK medicines regulator (MHRA) gave the so-called bivalent vaccine made by U.S. drug company Moderna conditional approval as a… Read More Britain approves vaccine to tackle Omicron coronavirus variant

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

One dead, dozens injured following explosions at fireworks warehouse at shopping mall in Armenia

Blasts ripped through a fireworks warehouse in a shopping mall in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported, killing one and injuring more than 50 people. Video footage showed thick grey smoke rising above a building, followed by an explosion that sent people running from the scene. People were trying to… Read More One dead, dozens injured following explosions at fireworks warehouse at shopping mall in Armenia

Twelve dead, six injured following mass shooting in western Montenegro

Twelve people including a gunman were killed in a mass shooting in Montenegro on Friday, according to local media reports, while another six were injured. Police at the scene in the western Montenegrin city of Cetinje declined to comment on the incident. The media reports said a man from Cetinje had opened fire at random… Read More Twelve dead, six injured following mass shooting in western Montenegro