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Ayatollah Khamenei lambasts Western ‘hypocrisy’ on women

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Ayatollah Khamenei lambasts Western ‘hypocrisy’ on women

TEHRAN – The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, met with a group of prominent Iranian women on Wednesday and addressed a variety of issues related to women. At the beginning of his speech, Ayatollah Khamenei expressed satisfaction with the holding of a meeting that is exclusively for women. “God willing, the […]

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Seven Months On, Russia’s Only Diplomat to Publicly Quit Over the Ukraine War Has Time on His Hands

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Seven Months On, Russia’s Only Diplomat to Publicly Quit Over the Ukraine War Has Time on His Hands

Boris Bondarev, a former member of Russia’s delegation to the United Nations in Geneva, now lives modestly in Switzerland with his wife and their kitten — and spends a lot of time on Twitter. Boris Bondarev.Courtesy photo The ex-diplomat is unable to return to Russia after publicly quitting his job in May when he said the invasion […]

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Still without a ‘speaker’, US Congress remains paralysed

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Still without a ‘speaker’, US Congress remains paralysed

For a long and frustrating third day, divided Republicans kept the speaker’s chair of the US House sitting empty Thursday, as party leader Kevin McCarthy failed again and again in an excruciating string of ballots to win enough GOP votes to seize the chamber’s gavel. House representative Kevin McCarthy on the third day of Congress […]

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Putin’s ‘Ceasefire’ Begins . Ukraine has dismissed it as a strategy by Russia to gain time to regroup its forces.

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Putin’s ‘Ceasefire’ Begins . Ukraine has dismissed it as a strategy by Russia to gain time to regroup its forces.

Children’s Hospital is photographed after a Russian missile attack in the southern city of Kherson on January 1, 2023. The Ukrainian capital and other cities came under fire from missiles and Iranian-made drones on the first day of the year, killing three people. Dimitar Children’s Hospital is photographed after a Russian missile attack in the […]

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Russian anger grows over strike that killed dozens of troops in Ukraine

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Russian anger grows over strike that killed dozens of troops in Ukraine

Russian nationalists and some lawmakers have demanded punishment for commanders they accused of ignoring dangers as anger grew over the deaths of dozens of Russian soldiers in one of the Ukraine war’s deadliest strikes.   FILE: A pro-Russian fighter looks at a building on February 1 , 2015 after it was damaged by shelling the […]

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Fury Mounts in Russia Over “Stupid Losses” Caused by Devastating Ukrainian Attack . Russian lawmakers are demanding that someone be held accountable for “hundreds” of deaths on New Year’s Eve.

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Fury Mounts in Russia Over “Stupid Losses” Caused by Devastating Ukrainian Attack .  Russian lawmakers are demanding that someone be held accountable for “hundreds” of deaths on New Year’s Eve.

Anger is mounting in Russia over a devastating Ukrainian attack on army barracks which may have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of newly-mobilised Russian troops. RIA Novosti A number of Russian lawmakers have called for an investigation into the incident, with one calling for criminal charges to be brought against whoever “allowed the concentration of military […]

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Russia Says 63 Of Its Troops Killed in Strike in Occupied Makiivka.Ukraine claims the death toll from the New Year’s Eve strike is much higher

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Russia Says 63 Of Its Troops Killed in Strike in Occupied Makiivka.Ukraine claims the death toll from the New Year’s Eve strike is much higher

A strike on a complex in the Russian-controlled Ukrainian city of Makiivka killed 63 Russian troops, the Russian defence ministry announced on Monday. They did not say when the strike took place, but Ukrainian forces struck a college converted to a barracks using US-supplied Himars systems as newly-mobilised Russian troops rang in the New Year. […]

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Iran tests drones in military drill near Strait of Hormuz

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Iran tests drones in military drill near Strait of Hormuz

On Saturday, Iran tested new drones as part of an annual military exercise near the Strait of Hormuz. A handout photo made available by the Iranian Army Office shows Iranian Army troops firing a missile during a military drill in Makran beach, Gulf of Oman, near the Strait of Hormuz, southern Iran, Dec. 31, 2022. […]

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Brazil’s Lula sworn in for third term as president

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Brazil’s Lula sworn in for third term as president

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took office Sunday for a third term as Brazil’s president, in a ceremony snubbed by outgoing leader Jair Bolsonaro, underlining the deep divisions the veteran leftist inherits. President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, left, his wife Rosangela Silva, second from left, Vice President-elect Geraldo Alckmin, right, and his wife Maria […]

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Sweden takes over EU presidency with focus on ‘safer’ Europe

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Sweden takes over EU presidency with focus on ‘safer’ Europe

Sweden takes over the presidency of the Council of the European Union from the Czech Republic on Sunday, giving the Scandinavian country a key leadership and mediating role in Brussels over the next six months. Sweden’s Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson poses as he arrives for the first day of the EU leaders Summit at The […]

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