Indonesian palm oil companies were bracing on Wednesday for the impact of a government ban on exports of refined palm olein, with the new rules aimed at taming soaring prices of domestic cooking oil due to come into effect from midnight. The expor..
State media in North Korea have broadcast footage from a military parade, which showcased banned intercontinental ballistic missiles. The country's leader, Kim Jong-un, made a speech at the parade, vowing to ramp up the country's nuclear a..
A man has been arrested over the beating to death of an endangered brown bear that wandered into a village in north-western Iran on Sunday. Residents of Kenazaq, in Ardabil province, chased and hit the animal before using a tractor to restrain it,..
Kyiv accused Russia of blackmailing Europe by cutting off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria as the crisis in Ukraine deepened, with tensions surging in nearby Moldova and Moscow warning the West to back off. NATO member and staunch Kremlin oppon..
Russia warned Britain on Tuesday that if it continued to provoke Ukraine to strike targets in Russia then there would be an immediate "proportional response". Russia's defence ministry cited statements from Britain's armed forces..
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has fined 10 Umrah companies $13,000 each for failing to provide adequate services to pilgrims. The companies were fined for negligence, breach of duties, and failure to fulfill their obligatio..
Moldova held an urgent security meeting on Tuesday and the Kremlin voiced serious concerns after two blasts damaged Soviet-era radio masts in the breakaway region of Transdniestria where authorities said a military unit was also targeted. The Mold..
Russia accused NATO of engaging in a proxy battle that created a serious risk of nuclear war as Washington convened its allies on Tuesday at a German air base to pledge the heavy weapons Ukraine needs to achieve victory. With Russian forces having..
India is prepared to take a much bigger role in global affairs and would help the world with more supplies of wheat to tame food inflation if WTO rules allow, Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said on Tuesday. "India is prepared to ste..