Japanese F-35

Fighters, submarines and long-range missiles: this is how Asian countries are rearming

Analysts warn that Asia could be sliding into an accelerated arms race as countries react to China's military expansionism. Here is a list of defence systems that several Asian countries are looking to acquire. Australia Australia...

France suspends 3,000 health workers for refusing to receive Covid vaccine

Some 3,000 unvaccinated French healthcare workers were suspended from their jobs on Wednesday on the first day of mandatory COVID-19 immunisation for these groups, health minister Olivier Véran announced on Thursday. In an interview with...
Hurricane Nicholas

Nicholas becomes hurricane as it nears landfall in Texas

The storm 'Nicholas' has become a category one hurricane on Monday night as it approaches landfall in the state of Texas, according to the US National Hurricane Centre. Nicholas was upgraded to a hurricane at...
Ta Jiang

Taiwan unveils “carrier killer”, its new warship to confront China

Taiwan's president on Thursday oversaw the commissioning of a new domestically-built naval warship as part of the island's plan to boost local defence capabilities amid rising tensions with China. President Tsai Ing-wen spoke at...
Coup d'etat Guinea Conakry

What is happening in Guinea-Conakry?

President Alpha Condé was arrested and overthrown on Sunday by a group of soldiers led by Lieutenant Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, head of the Special Forces of Guinea-Conakry. The rebels declared the dissolution of the constitution...

Delta variant hits Israel: why are infections on the rise despite mass vaccination?

Israel has again recorded another new record number of Covid-19 infections, a total of 11,365 as of midnight Thursday, as it ramps up its vaccination campaign with the third dose already given to nearly...
islamist terrorist in Auckland

Islamist shot dead by police after stabbing six people

The attacker had come to New Zealand from Sri Lanka. According to police, he was a supporter of the Islamic State terrorist group. The attack, described as "terrorist" by the New Zealand authorities, took place...
Copenhague little mermaid with facemask

Denmark, the first European country to lift all anti-covid restrictions

Denmark, the first country to introduce the covid passport six months ago, abolished the requirement in most public places on 1 September, just days before it lifts all restrictions. The move comes despite fears of...
Juan Guaido

Venezuelan opposition changes strategy and will run in November election

A change of direction in the Venezuelan opposition's strategy. After accumulating years of frustration in their attempts to remove Nicolás Maduro from power, the four main opposition parties, including that of Juan Guaidó, have...
Pen Farthing

Controversy over the evacuation of 270 dogs and cats from Kabul: “Why is my...

While 150 British and 1,100 Afghan aid workers have been left at the mercy of the Taliban in Kabul, the British government allowed a flight from Afghanistan to land at Heathrow airport carrying 200...
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