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US reforming Taiwan’s defence system: Reports

Washington: The United States has redoubled efforts to reform and improve Taiwan's defense system amid alleged threat from China, while honing its experience in supplying Ukraine with arms and military equipment, the New York Times reported, citing US officials. On...

North Korea fires missiles as Biden ends Asia visit

Pyongyang: North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast, just hours after United States President Joe Biden wrapped up his Asian tour, Al Jazeera reported on Wednesday. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the first missile was...

In response to US, PLA conducts military exercises off Taiwan

Beijing: In reaction to US President Joe Biden's remark on Taiwan, the Chinese armed forces have organised military exercises near Taiwan.CGTN quoted Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson for the PLA Eastern Theater Command, as saying that the People's Liberation...

UK approves sales of Chelsea by sanctioned Roman Abramovich

London: Roman Abramovich’s 19 years ownership of Chelsea FC moved one step closer to ending after the British government approved the sale of the Premier League club by the sanctioned Russian oligarch to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles...

North tested nuclear detonation device, says Seoul

Seoul: North Korea has tested a nuclear detonation device probably in preparation for its seventh nuclear test, the South Korean presidential office said on Wednesday. Yonhap quoted Kim Tae-hyo, first deputy director of the National Security Office, as saying that...

Turkey to discuss Finland and Sweden NATO bids tomorrow

Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will convene the National Security Council on May 26 to discuss the applications of Finland and Sweden to join NATO, Turkish media reported on Wednesday. In addition to the applications of Sweden and Finland...

Russia withdraws bid to host Expo 2023 over Western bias

Moscow: Moscow has withdrawn its bid to host Expo 2023 accusing the "anti-Russian" Western countries of not evaluating its bid in an impartial manner. Foreign Ministry said, "“It is clear that Moscow's bid to host Expo 2030, faced with competition...

Quad to champion adherence to international law in SCS

Tokyo/New Delhi: Amid China's growing assertiveness in the South China Sea, Quad leaders on Tuesday said they will champion adherence to international law and the freedom of navigation and overflight in the region. "We will champion adherence to international law,...

Quad countries to jointly develop space applications

Tokyo: The leaders of Quad countries, during their Summit in Tokyo, on Tuesday decided to work together to develop space applications, including in the area of Earth observations, and provide capacity building support to other countries. "We will work together...

Two pilots die in F-7 fighter crash in Iran

Tehran: Two pilots died in an F-7 fighter jet crash in Iran's central Isfahan province on Tuesday, the Tasnim news agency reported, citing a local official. The F-7 aircraft was on a training mission in Anarak area of Isfahan at...

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Narinder Batra quits as Indian Olympic Association president

New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra on Wednesday resigned from his post.  Batra, who is also the...