Asharq Al-awsat English https://aawsat.com/english Middle-east and International News and Opinion from Asharq Al-awsat Newspaper http://feedly.com/icon.svg

World

Somalia Says Top Shabab Extremist Leader Killed

Somalia Says Top Shabab Extremist Leader Killed

Somali authorities said a top leader of the al-Shabab extremist group has been killed in a joint operation by the Somali National Army and international partner forces. Abdullahi Nadir had a $3 million bounty on his head by the United States and the Somali government described him as “one of the

Indonesia Sets up Team to Probe Soccer Stampede; Police Use of Tear Gas in Focus

Indonesia Sets up Team to Probe Soccer Stampede; Police Use of Tear Gas in Focus

Indonesia has set up an independent team to investigate a crowd crush at a football stadium that killed 125 people, including 32 children, authorities said on Monday, as the country's human rights commission questioned the police use of tear gas.

Hurricane Ian Death Toll Climbs to 83, Officials Defend Response

The death toll from Hurricane Ian climbed past 80 on Sunday as embattled residents in Florida and the Carolinas faced a recovery expected to cost tens of billions of dollars, and some officials faced criticism over their response to the storm.

World Bank to Give Ukraine $530 Mln in Additional Aid

World Bank to Give Ukraine $530 Mln in Additional Aid

The World Bank has said it will provide an additional $530 million in support to Ukraine, bringing the total aid by the bank to $13 billion, as Russia's invasion of the country continues, reported Reuters. The aid is supported by the United Kingdom ($500 million) and the Kingdom of Denmark ($30 m

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles, Fourth Time this Week

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles, Fourth Time this Week

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles early on Saturday, South Korea's military said, the nuclear-armed country's fourth launch this week as Seoul, Tokyo and Washington ramp up joint military drills to counter Pyongyang. South Korea, Japan and the US staged anti-submarine drills Friday -- the

Sweden Resumes Arms Exports to Türkiye after NATO Membership Bid

Sweden Resumes Arms Exports to Türkiye after NATO Membership Bid

Sweden's Inspectorate of Strategic Products (ISP) said on Friday reversed a ban against exporting military equipment to Türkiye, following the Nordic country's decision to join the NATO military alliance and agreement to overcome Turkish objections.

Ukraine Applies for NATO Membership, Rules Out Putin Talks

Ukraine Applies for NATO Membership, Rules Out Putin Talks

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy announced a surprise bid for fast-track membership of the NATO military alliance on Friday and ruled out talks with President Vladimir Putin, striking back at Moscow after it said it had annexed four Ukrainian regions.

Pages