Category: Foreign News

Powerful earthquake in Morocco kills 632 people

A powerful earthquake struck Morocco’s High Atlas mountains late on Friday, killing at least 632 people, destroying buildings and sending residents of major cities rushing from their homes, state television reported.

At least 49 civilians, 15 soldiers killed in northeast Mali attacks – interim government

At least 49 civilians and 15 soldiers were killed when Islamist militants attacked a military camp and a vessel in northeastern Mali on Thursday, the interim government said.

After the moon, India launches rocket to study the sun

Following quickly on the success of India’s moon landing, the country’s space agency launched a rocket on Saturday to study the sun in its first such solar mission.

Donald Trump’s mug shot released after booking at Georgia jail on election charges

Donald Trump’s mug shot was released on Thursday evening after he was booked at an Atlanta jail on more than a dozen felony charges as part of a wide-ranging criminal case stemming from the former U.S. president’s attempts to overturn his 2020 election defeat in Georgia.

Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft lands on the moon in ‘victory cry of a new India’

An Indian spacecraft became the first to land on the rugged, unexplored south pole of the moon on Wednesday in a mission seen as crucial to lunar exploration and India’s standing as a space power, just days after a similar Russian lander crashed.

At least 44 killed in Pakistan suicide bombing during political rally

At least 44 people have been killed and nearly 200 injured after a suicide bomb blast at a political rally in Pakistan.

Yellen ‘eager’ to work with China on debt, other global challenges

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Sunday she was “eager” to work with China on areas of mutual interest, including debt restructurings for poorer countries, and that multilateral development banks needed reforms before capital increases could be considered.

Titanic sub destroyed in ‘catastrophic implosion,’ all five aboard dead

A deep-sea submersible carrying five people on a voyage to the century-old wreck of the Titanic was found in pieces from a “catastrophic implosion” that killed everyone aboard, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday, ending a multinational five-day search for the vessel.

Foreign powers want Pakistan to default like Sri Lanka – Pakistan Finance Minister

Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar continued with his “contradictory” approach with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), alleging that geopolitics was behind a stalled loan programme as global institutions wanted Islamabad to default like Sri Lanka and then enter negotiations.

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrested, aides call for nationwide protest

Pakistan’s anti-graft watchdog arrested former Prime Minister Imran Khan at Islamabad High Court on Tuesday, in a dramatic move that threatens fresh turmoil in the nuclear-armed country.

Janet Yellen warns United States could run out of cash by June 1

The United States could run out of money to pay its financial obligations – risking a catastrophic default – as early as the start of June, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Monday (May 1), as policymakers tussle over raising the debt ceiling.

Huge earthquake hits Turkey and Syria, kills about 1,700, many trapped

A huge earthquake killed about 1,700 people and injured thousands more on Monday in central Turkey and northwest Syria, flattening apartment blocks and heaping more destruction on Syrian cities already devastated by years of war.

‘We’ll end up like Sri Lanka’: Pakistan stares at economic collapse as IMF visits

Pakistan is gripped by a major economic crisis, with the rupee plummeting, inflation soaring and energy in short supply as IMF officials visit to discuss a vital cash injection.

Bangladesh secures $4.7 billion from IMF as other South Asian countries see delays

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved loans of $4.7 billion to Bangladesh for disbursal starting immediately, making it the first to secure such funds out of three South Asian countries that applied last year amid economic trouble.

Global economy faces tougher year in 2023, IMF chief warns

For much of the global economy, 2023 is going to be a tough year as the main engines of global growth – the United States, Europe and China – all experience weakening activity, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday.

Heeraben Modi: Indian Prime Minister Modi’s mother dies

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother, Heeraben, died in the early hours of Friday at the age of 99.