Sunday, 03 March 2024

South Asian Update
South Asian Update
Putin announce Russia is close to creating cancer vaccines

Putin announce Russia is close to creating cancer vaccines

Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed on Wednesday that Russian scientists are on the verge of creating cancer vaccines, potentially offering a breakthrough in cancer treatment.

NATO launches largest military drill since the Cold War

NATO launches largest military drill since the Cold War

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) on Wednesday began its biggest military drill since the Cold War with a US warship leaving the United States for transit across the Atlantic to alliance territory in Europe.

Germany urges swift EU agreement on Red Sea mission

Germany urges swift EU agreement on Red Sea mission

Germany is urging the European Union (EU) to swiftly reach an agreement on a mission aimed at protecting the bloc`s commercial ships in the Red Sea from potential attacks by Yemen`s Houthi group. 

‘We will be glad to see our friend,’ Putin invites Modi to Russia

‘We will be glad to see our friend,’ Putin invites Modi to Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended an invitation to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Russia next year. 

Rishi Sunak cancels Greek PM meeting 
Rishi Sunak cancels Greek PM meeting 

A significant diplomatic rift has surfaced between the British and Greek governments concerning the contentious issue of the Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles.

UK PM Sunak dismisses interior minister amidst criticism
UK PM Sunak dismisses interior minister amidst criticism

British Premier Rishi Sunak dismissed his interior minister Suella Braverman, as part of a broader reshuffle following her criticism of the police`s handling of a pro-Palestinian march, according to a government source.

EU ministers convene in Ukraine to show support after US, Slovakia wobbles

EU ministers convene in Ukraine to show support after US, Slovakia wobbles

European Union foreign ministers have made history by holding their inaugural meeting outside the EU in Ukraine. This gathering serves as a strong demonstration of support for Ukraine, following recent events that raised concerns about the country`s international backing. 

UK awards £4bn contract to build AUKUS nuclear submarines

UK awards £4bn contract to build AUKUS nuclear submarines

The United Kingdom has recently awarded a substantial 4 billion pound ($4.9bn) contract to three prominent British companies to oversee the design and production of a nuclear-powered attack submarine, an integral component of the AUKUS initiative, which involves cooperation between the UK, Australia, and the United States.

Powerful earthquake in Morocco kills more than 2000 people

Powerful earthquake in Morocco kills more than 2000 people

Morocco`s most devastating earthquake in recent history has claimed the lives of over 2,000 individuals, according to official reports on Saturday. Emergency responders and military personnel are working tirelessly to access remote mountain communities where there are concerns that people may still be trapped beneath the rubble.

Deadly shooting in New Zealand hours before Women’s World Cup

Deadly shooting in New Zealand hours before Women’s World Cup

A shooting has left two people dead in the centre of Auckland, New Zealand, hours before the city is due to open the Fifa Women`s World Cup.

NATO seeks agreement on Ukraine bid after Turkey deal on Sweden

NATO seeks agreement on Ukraine bid after Turkey deal on Sweden

NATO leaders gather for a summit in Lithuania on Tuesday seeking to overcome divisions on Ukraine`s membership bid after a deal to lift Turkey`s block on Sweden joining the military alliance.

Wagner chief to leave Russia in deal to ease crisis

Wagner chief to leave Russia in deal to ease crisis

The chief of the rebel Wagner mercenary force will leave Russia and won`t face charges after calling off his troops` advance on Saturday, Moscow said, easing Russia`s most serious security crisis in decades.

Searchers for Titanic submersible detect banging noises

Searchers for Titanic submersible detect banging noises

A Canadian military search plane has detected sounds they think may be coming from a submersible that disappeared while taking people down to the wreck of the Titanic, the US Coast Guard said in a statement on Wednesday.

Russia says it welcomes any effort aimed at ’peaceful solution’ to Ukraine war

Russia says it welcomes any effort aimed at ’peaceful solution’ to Ukraine war

Russia on Monday said it welcomes efforts aimed at finding a `peaceful solution` to the Ukraine war by any country, after Indonesia`s Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto floated a peace plan.

Erdogan celebrates presidential election run-off win

Erdogan celebrates presidential election run-off win

Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin were among world leaders congratulating Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after he won Sunday`s historic runoff election to extend his two-decade rule. 

EU updates sanctions list over human rights breaches in Iran

EU updates sanctions list over human rights breaches in Iran

European Union (EU) foreign ministers agreed on Monday to update the EU`s sanctions list over human rights breaches in Iran, adding police chiefs and organizations linked to the Revolutionary Guard.