UK defense minister says China sending ‘lethal aid’ to Russia for Ukraine war

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Trump supporters meet representatives of Michigan’s Arab and Muslim communities CHICAGO: Arab and Muslim supporters of the former US president, Donald Trump, held a meeting in Michigan on Tuesday night to discuss with community leaders his actions while he was in the White House, and attempt to win their support for his bid to regain … Read more

Russia returns six children to Ukraine: state media

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COPENHAGEN: Norway, Spain and Ireland are formally recognizing Palestine as a state, the countries’ leaders said on Wednesday. Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store said: “There cannot be peace in the Middle East if there is no recognition.” Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez also announced that the country’s council of ministers would recognize an independent Palestinian … Read more

Bahrain’s king to visit Russia and China

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DUBAI: Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa is visiting the Russian capital, Moscow, on Wednesday at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin, state news agency BNA reported on Wednesday.  The two leaders will discuss cooperation between their respective countries, regional and international developments, and the results of the 33rd Arab Summit, hosted last week in Bahrain. … Read more

Russia fails in rival UN bid on nuclear, other weapons in space

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MUMBAI: A parade of India’s business and entertainment elite — many of them supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi — went to the polls Monday as the financial capital Mumbai voted in the latest round of the country’s six-week election. Modi, 73, is widely expected to win a third term when the election concludes early … Read more

Russia orders jail term for Meta spokesman in absentia on ‘terrorism’ charges

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MOSCOW: A Russian military court on Monday sentenced in absentia Meta spokesman Andy Stone to six years behind bars for “justifying terrorism,” as part of efforts to restrict Western social media platforms in the country. The largely symbolic ruling came several months after Mosocw, which has blocked Meta platforms Instagram and Facebook, put the US … Read more

Finnish PM: EU should help end migrant influx from Russia

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After Pakistan alert, WHO likely to issue wider warning on contaminated J&J cough syrup LONDON: The World Health Organization is likely to issue a wider warning about contaminated Johnson and Johnson-made children’s cough syrup found in Nigeria last week, it said in an email. Nigeria’s regulator recalled a batch of Benylin paediatric syrup last Wednesday, … Read more

Germany holds 2 over military base attack plot for Russia

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BERLIN: Two German Russian nationals have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of plotting sabotage attacks, including on US military facilities, in what officials called a serious effort to undermine military support for Ukraine. Authorities have searched the homes and workplaces of the two suspects who stand accused of working for a foreign secret service. … Read more

Ukraine’s top commander says Russia aims to capture Chasiv Yar by May 9

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At UNSC meeting, Iran and US swap threats while Israel urges ‘all possible sanctions’ over attack NEW YORK: Iran has on Sunday said that it has no intention of engaging militarily with the US in the region, but if the latter initiates a military operation against it, its citizens, or security interests “Iran will use … Read more

Kremlin says talks about Ukraine without Russia ‘make no sense’

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MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Thursday said that Ukraine peace talks due to be held in Switzerland in June made “no sense” unless Russia took part. Switzerland on Wednesday announced that a high-level conference on the Ukraine conflict would be held on June 15-16, but without Russia. Ukraine and up to 100 countries would attend the … Read more