Turkey greenlights Sweden, Finland’s NATO bid

This handout photograph taken and released on June 28, 2022 in Madrid by Turkish Presidential press office, shows (back, from left) NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Finland's President Sauli Niinisto and Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and (front, from left) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, Swedish […]

Virus: Japan ‘closely monitoring’ cases as border controls eased

Pedestrians wearing protective face masks cross a road in the Roppongi district of Tokyo, Japan, July 30, 2020. (SHOKO TAKAYASU / BLOOMBERG) TOKYO / DHAKA / BANGKOK- Japan's minister in charge of coronavirus measures on Tuesday said the government is "closely monitoring" the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Daishiro Yamagiwa, following the […]

World urged to help Afghans as Chinese aid arrives in Kabul

A Taliban fighter stands guard as people receive food rations distributed by a Chinese humanitarian aid group, during the holy month of Ramadan, in Kabul, Afghanistan on April 30, 2022. (EBRAHIM NOROOZI / AP PHOTO) The international community is being called upon to give assistance to Afghanistan as recent drought, a conflict-induced economic crisis, and […]