BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s conservative president resigned Saturday amid public outcry over a pardon she granted to a man convicted as an accomplice in a child sexual abuse case, a decision that unleashed an unprecedented political scandal for the long-serving nationalist government.

Israel rejects half of aid requests for northern Gaza Strip: UNRWA

Published On: February 11, 2024 09:40 AM NPT By: Republica

GAZA, Feb. 11: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said on Friday that Israel has rejected half of the aid requests submitted by the agency for the northern Gaza Strip.

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The former prime minister of Pakistan expected his party would claim an easy victory in the country’s parliamentary elections, sending him to the top job for a fourth time. Instead, Nawaz Sharif faces a difficult path to power.

Xi tells Putin China, Russia should oppose interference

Published On: February 9, 2024 08:12 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

BEIJING, Feb 9: China's President Xi Jinping on Thursday told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that both countries should oppose interference by "external forces", Chinese state media reported, as the two leaders spoke on the phone to mark Lunar New Year.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistanis braved cold winter weather and the threat of violence to start voting for a new parliament Thursday even as the death toll from twin bombings a day before claimed at least 30 lives, in the worst election-related violence ahead of the contested elections.

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer and has begun treatment, Buckingham Palace said Monday. Less than 18 months into his reign, the 75-year-old monarch will suspend public engagements but will continue with state business, and won’t be handing over his constitutional roles as head of state.

TUMBRU, Bangladesh, Feb 6: At least two people were killed in Bangladesh Monday after mortar shells fired from Myanmar during clashes there landed in a village across the border, police said.

China's Tencent fires more than 120 workers for fraud

Published On: February 5, 2024 08:40 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

BEIJING, Feb 5: Chinese tech giant Tencent said it last year dismissed more than 120 employees for violating its anti-fraud rules, including for corruption and embezzlement.

MOSCOW, Feb. 4: Russia strongly condemns the U.S. strikes on Syria and Iraq and is seeking an immediate review of the emerging situation through the United Nations (UN) Security Council, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Saturday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military launched an air assault on dozens of sites in Iraq and Syria used by Iranian-backed militias and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Friday, in the opening salvo of retaliation for the drone strike that killed three U.S. troops in Jordan last weekend.