KYIV, May 7: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said diplomatic efforts were underway to save the remaining fighters holed up inside the Azovstal steelworks in the city of Mariupol, as more civilians were evacuated from the bombed-out plant.

SEOUL/TOKYO, May 7: North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, South Korea's military said, three days before the inauguration of South Korean president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol, who has vowed to take a hard line against the North.

Sri Lanka leader declares emergency amid protests

Published On: May 7, 2022 09:42 AM NPT By: Associated Press

COLOMBO, May 7: Sri Lanka’s president declared a state of emergency on Friday giving him broad authority amid widespread public protests demanding his resignation over the country’s worst economic crisis in recent memory.

G7 leaders to hold video conference with Zelensky on Sunday

Published On: May 6, 2022 09:09 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

BERLIN, May 6: Leaders of the world's top industrialised nations will hold video talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday, a spokeswoman for the German government as acting G7 chair said.

BRUSSELS, May 6: The European Commission has proposed changes to its planned embargo on Russian oil to give Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic more time to prepare for the shift in their energy supplies, three EU sources said on Friday.

LVIV, Ukraine, May 6: Ukrainian fighters in the tunnels underneath Mariupol’s pulverized steel plant held out against Russian troops Thursday in an increasingly desperate and perhaps doomed effort to deny Moscow what would be its biggest success of the war yet: the complete capture of the strategic port city.

KYIV, May 5: Civilians including women and children are still trapped inside Ukraine's besieged city of Mariupol and a prolonged ceasefire is needed to ensure their evacuation as Russia presses its assault, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday.

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, May 4: The European Union is expected to outline oil sanctions against Moscow on Wednesday as Russian forces pounded targets in eastern Ukraine, unleashing rockets on a steel plant that is the last redoubt for resistance in the port city of Mariupol.

Russian strikes pound Ukraine on eve of new EU sanctions

Published On: May 4, 2022 08:45 AM NPT By: Reuters

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, May 4: Russian forces pounded targets in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, unleashing rockets on a steel plant that is Ukraine's last redoubt in the port city of Mariupol as the European Union prepared to slap oil sanctions on Moscow.

NEW DELHI, May 2: India's COVID-19 tally rose to 43,082,345 on Monday as 3,157 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the South Asian country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.