Category: Foreign News

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi feared dead as helicopter wreckage found

Hopes are fading for the survival of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister following a helicopter crash in mountainous and icy conditions, an Iranian official stated on Monday after search teams found the wreckage.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s helicopter crashes in heavy fog

Reuters reports that a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian crashed on Sunday while navigating mountainous terrain in dense fog.

End of Lee era for Singapore as Prime Minister steps down

Singapore’s long-serving Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is stepping down, marking the end of a political era for the island nation.

Former Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Joins BJP, Contests Lok Sabha Election

Former Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, has joined India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and is contesting in the elections.

Israeli missile strikes Iran amid escalating Middle East tensions

An Israeli missile has struck Iran, according to two U.S. officials who spoke with CBS News, the BBC’s US partner.

Iran Claims It Warned of Attack on Israel; U.S. Denies Receiving Notice

According to a Reuters report, Turkish, Jordanian, and Iraqi officials confirmed that Iran had issued a broad notification prior to its recent drone and missile strike on Israel, contrasting with U.S. claims that Washington received no prior warning.

Pakistan’s new president Asif Ali Zardari decides to forgo salary

Pakistan’s newly-elected President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday announced that he would not draw any salary during his tenure as part of his bid to help the cash-strapped country face the challenging economic hardship.

Moon landing today: US clinches first touchdown in 50 years

A spacecraft built and flown by Texas-based company Intuitive Machines landed near the south pole of the moon on Thursday, the first U.S. touchdown on the lunar surface in more than half a century and the first ever achieved by the private sector.

Pakistan elections: Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif both claim wins

Former Pakistani prime ministers and bitter rivals Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan on Friday both declared victory in elections marred by delayed results and militant attacks, throwing the country into further political turmoil.

Poonam Pandey dies at 32 of cervical cancer

Indian actress Poonam Pandey passed away today (February 02) at the age of 32.

Imran Khan sentenced to 10 years in jail for leaking state secrets

Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan has been sentenced to 10 years in jail in a case in which he was charged with leaking state secrets.

Japan makes history, becoming fifth country to land spacecraft on moon

Japan on Saturday became the fifth country to put a spacecraft on the moon, but solar power issues threatened to cut short the nation’s mission to prove a “precision” landing technology and revitalise a space programme that has suffered setbacks.

Houthi missile hits U.S. cargo ship in Gulf of Aden

Houthi rebels targeted a cargo ship owned by the U.S. with a ballistic missile off the coast of Yemen, according to U.S. reports.

United States and Britain launch airstrikes against Yemen’s Houthis

The United States and Britain have carried out airstrikes by air and sea in Yemen against Houthi military targets.

Gabriel Attal becomes France’s youngest Prime Minister

French President Emmanuel Macron named 34-year-old Education Minister Gabriel Attal as his new prime minister on Tuesday, seeking to breathe new life into his second mandate ahead of European parliament elections.

South Korea opposition leader stabbed in Busan

The leader of South Korea’s political opposition was stabbed at a news conference in the southern port city of Busan, Yonhap news agency reports.