Türkiye alerts citizens to risk of attack in US, Europe

This undated file photo shows wellwishers wearing headscarves hold Turkish flags as they gather near the Adlon Hotel, near to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. (PHOTO / AFP) ANKARA – Türkiye warned its citizens on Saturday against "possible Islamophobic, xenophobic and racist attacks" in the United States and Europe after its Western allies cautioned their […]

UN aid chief raises women’s rights concerns with Taliban

Afghan female students walk near Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec 21, 2022. (ALI KHARA / REUTERS) KABUL- The United Nations' aid chief visited Kabul on Monday and raised concerns over women's education and work with the Taliban administration's acting minister of foreign affairs, an Afghan ministry statement said. The Taliban-run administration last month ordered […]

India to roll out 1st COVID-19 nasal vaccine next month

A health worker administers Covishield vaccine for COVID-19 at a vaccination center in Hyderabad, India on July 15, 2022. (MAHESH KUMAR A. / AP) NEW DELHI / VIENTIANE / BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN / SINGAPORE / HANOI / MANILA – India's vaccine maker Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) announced the price of newly-developed COVID-19 nasal vaccine iNCOVACC on […]

Iran condemns Australia’s sanctions as meddling in internal affairs

In this photo released on Aug 11, 2022 by the Iranian foreign ministry, ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani speaks in Tehran, Iran. (IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY VIA AP) TEHRAN – Iran on Saturday condemned Australia's sanctions on Iranian individuals and institutions, saying they represent the country's interference in Iran's internal affairs. The Australian government "has for years […]

S. Korea to negotiate with striking truckers again, but gap seen too big

Members of the Cargo Truckers Solidarity union stage a rally against the government's return-to-work order on cement truckers in Uiwang, South Korea on Nov 29, 2022. (AHN YOUNG-JOON / AP) SEOUL – South Korea will meet striking truckers for more negotiations on Wednesday as concerns rose over shortages of petrol, pricier groceries and economic damage, […]