Millions of Indians are experiencing a brutal heatwave that is throwing lives and livelihoods out of gear - and there is no relief in sight. "Temperatures are rising rapidly in the country, and rising much earlier than usual," Prime Mini..
Any country trying to intervene in the Ukraine war will face a "lightning-fast" response, Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned. "We have all the tools no-one can boast of... we will use them if necessary", he said, in wh..
A worker in Dubai has been sentenced to life in jail for killing his employer who rejected his leave request to travel back home. According to the Dubai Court of First Instance, the 23-year-old defendant, who worked at a garage in Al Quoz Industri..
Saudi Arabia has shut down an eatery in Jeddah after discovering that it had been preparing samosas and other snacks in toilets for more than 30 years, local media reported. Acting on a tip-off, Jeddah Municipality raided the 'restaurant&..
Russian forces were on Wednesday pounding a huge steel works in Mariupol where the southern Ukrainian city's last defenders and some civilians are holed up, a local official said. Petro Andryushchenko, an aide to the city mayor, said there had..
Russian energy giant Gazprom (GAZP.MM) on Wednesday halted gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland for failing to pay for gas in roubles, the Kremlin's toughest response yet to the crippling sanctions imposed by the West for the invasion of Ukraine. ..
Ukraine retains control over the majority of its airspace, Britain's defence ministry said on Wednesday, adding that Russia has failed to effectively destroy the country's air force or suppress its air defences. "Russia has very limit..
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..