Japan scrambles jets as Chinese and Russian warplanes nears its airspace

Japan scrambled jets after Russian and Chinese warplanes neared its airspace on Tuesday, when Tokyo was hosting the leaders of the Quad grouping of countries that includes the United States, Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi said. Tokyo conveyed “grave concerns” to both Russia and China through diplomatic channels, Kishi said at a news conference that was… Read More Japan scrambles jets as Chinese and Russian warplanes nears its airspace

South Korea scrambles fighter jets following entry of Chinese and Russian warplanes into its air defense zone

South Korea’s military said it scrambled fighter jets after at least four Chinese and four Russian warplanes entered its air defence zone on Tuesday. The Russian and Chinese aircraft entered and left the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone (Korea ADIZ) in the Sea of Japan, known in Korea as the East Sea, several times through… Read More South Korea scrambles fighter jets following entry of Chinese and Russian warplanes into its air defense zone

Taliban to sign agreement with UAE on Afghan airports operations

The Taliban will sign an agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on operating airports in Afghanistan, the group’s acting deputy prime minister said on Tuesday, after months of talks with the UAE, Turkey and Qatar. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar made the announcement in a Tweet and later told reporters in Kabul that his administration… Read More Taliban to sign agreement with UAE on Afghan airports operations

Iranian authorities detain mayor, several others following residential building collapse in city of Abadan

Iranian judicial authorities investigating a building collapse that killed at least 11 people have detained the mayor of the southwestern city of Abadan and nine others, state media reported on Tuesday. The 10-storey residential and commercial building partly collapsed on Monday, trapping at least 80 people under the rubble, according to state TV. “Ten people… Read More Iranian authorities detain mayor, several others following residential building collapse in city of Abadan

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi vows to avenge death of Revolutionary Guards commander Sayad Khodai

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday that Tehran will avenge the death of Revolutionary Guards Colonel Hassan Sayad Khodai, who was shot dead by two people on a motorcycle in the capital. “I have agreed for our security forces to seriously follow up on this matter and I have no doubt that revenge for… Read More Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi vows to avenge death of Revolutionary Guards commander Sayad Khodai

UK court jails former lawmaker Imran Ahmad Khan for eighteen months for sexual assault of teenager

Former British Member of Parliament Imran Ahmad Khan was sentenced to 18 months in jail at Southwark Crown Court after being convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy, PA Media reported on Monday. Khan, who was a lawmaker from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, resigned as a member of parliament last month after he… Read More UK court jails former lawmaker Imran Ahmad Khan for eighteen months for sexual assault of teenager