Indonesian lawmakers approve bill to relocate nation capital to Borneo remote area

Indonesia’s parliament has approved a bill to relocate the nation’s capital from Jakarta to a jungled area of Kalimantan on Borneo island, the planning minister said on Tuesday. The new state capital law, which provides a legal framework for President Joko Widodo’s ambitious $32 billion mega project, stipulates how development of the capital will be… Read More Indonesian lawmakers approve bill to relocate nation capital to Borneo remote area

Tennis star Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia following Australia deportation

Novak Djokovic returned to a rapturous welcome in Serbia on Monday after Australia deported the world men’s tennis No. 1 for being unvaccinated against COVID-19, a stance jeopardising his quest for a record 21st Grand Slam title. Most Australians had wanted him gone, but Serbian fans cheered and waved national flags as Djokovic touched down… Read More Tennis star Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia following Australia deportation

Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrives country to face treason charges

Ukraine’s former President Petro Poroshenko landed in Kyiv on Monday to face treason charges in a case he says was trumped up by allies of his successor, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. In a brief stand-off at border control after arriving on a flight from Warsaw, he accused the border guards of taking away his passport. He… Read More Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrives country to face treason charges

North Korea test-fires two ballistic missiles

North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) on Monday from an airport in its capital city of Pyongyang, South Korea’s military reported, the fourth test this month to demonstrate its expanding missile arsenal. Japan also reported the launch, with chief cabinet secretary Hirokazu Matsuno condemning it as a threat to peace and security… Read More North Korea test-fires two ballistic missiles

Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies at 76

Former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was ousted by the military in 2020 after a turbulent seven-year rule, has died, officials said on Sunday. He was 76. Known by his initials IBK, Keita ran the West African country from September 2013 until August 2020, during which Islamist insurgents overran large areas and ethnic violence… Read More Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies at 76

Myanmar ousted leaders Aung San Suu Kyi, Win Myint to face five new corruption charges

Myanmar’s ousted former leader Aung San Suu Kyi and deposed President Win Myint will face five additional charges of corruption, each carrying a maximum of 15 years in prison, a source familiar with the proceedings said on Friday. The cases centre on the hiring a helicopter while in office, said the source, who declined to… Read More Myanmar ousted leaders Aung San Suu Kyi, Win Myint to face five new corruption charges

Australia revokes tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa again

Unvaccinated tennis star Novak Djokovic on Friday asked an Australian court to block his deportation ahead of the Australian Open after the government cancelled his visa for the second time over COVID-19 entry regulations. Djokovic’s lawyers submitted their request for an injunction late at night, less than three hours after Immigration Minister Alex Hawke used… Read More Australia revokes tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa again

North Korea test-fires two ballistic missiles

North Korea fired at least two ballistic missiles on Friday, its third test in less than two weeks, just hours after criticising a U.S. push for new sanctions over the previous launches as a “provocation” and warning of a strong reaction. Two weeks of missile launches by North Korea, retaliatory sanctions designations by the United… Read More North Korea test-fires two ballistic missiles