Iran holds fifth military drill in two weeks amid tension with US

Iran showcases special forces, helicopters and tanks shortly after the US flies B-52 bombers over the…

US Senate to take up Biden’s top cabinet selections

US President-elect’s Joe Biden’s nominees for secretary of state and secretary of defence are set to…

Turkey slaps advertising ban on Twitter with new social media law

Under new law, social media companies that do not appoint local representatives will face a series…

Billions in aid needed to help Afghan children in 2021: NGO

Some 10 million children in war-ravaged Afghanistan are at risk of not having enough food to…

Indian vaccine company warns of side effects days after approval

The vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech ran into controversy after the Indian government allowed its use…

Swiss gov’t urges voters to reject niqab ban in March referendum

Banning full facial coverings will deter tourists and ‘be unhelpful for certain groups of women’, Switzerland’s…

Russian-American mountaineer found dead near Pakistan’s K2 peak

Climber fell off world’s 12th-highest mountain after refusing to turn back in dangerous winter conditions, organisers…

Uganda accuses US of ‘subversion’ after envoy tries to visit Bobi Wine

US Ambassador Natalie E Brown was stopped from visiting Bobi Wine who is effectively under house…

Norway policy on Pfizer vaccine unchanged after alarm over deaths

Norway will not change its policy on the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine following deaths among…