Russian mobilisation, Ukraine war: Heartbreaking photos of reservists saying goodbye

Heartbreaking photos have captured friends and relatives saying goodbye to Russian reservists drafted during Moscow’s partial mobilization to bolster its army in Ukraine. It came as Georgia and Kazakhstan said on Tuesday that you have of thousands of Russians had flooded into their countries from neighboring Russia since the announcement. Russian President Vladimir Putin last … Read more

Iran protest updates: Death toll doubles as authorities crack down on citizens

Warning: Graphic content. The official death toll has nearly doubled to 35 in a crackdown by Iran’s security forces on more than a week of protests that erupted after the death of a young woman in custody. Hundreds of angry demonstrators have been arrested with crowds taking to the streets of major cities across Iran … Read more

China FM calls on Russia, Ukraine not to let war ‘spill over’

China on Saturday at the United Nations urged Russia and Ukraine not to let effects of their war “spill over” and called for a diplomatic resolution. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also sounded a fresh warning on Taiwan amid tensions in the Taiwan Strait, saying Beijing would take “forceful steps” to prevent any outside support … Read more

Death toll doubles, hundreds arrested in ‘harrowing’ Iran protest crackdown

The official death toll has nearly doubled to 35 in a crackdown by Iran’s security forces on more than a week of protests that erupted after the death of a young woman in custody. Hundreds of angry demonstrators have been arrested with crowds taking to the streets of major cities across Iran for eight straight … Read more

US, China top diplomats meet to contain high tensions on Taiwan

The top US and Chinese diplomats met Friday in New York as soaring tensions show signs of easing, but Beijing issued a new warning against support for Taiwan. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shook hands but only exchanged pleasantries before the cameras before sitting down with aids on the … Read more

Russia begins troop mobilisation for Ukraine fight

Moscow began its mandatory troop call-up Thursday to try to bolster a stumbling war effort in Ukraine, with authorities saying thousands had volunteered even as Russian men fled the country to avoid being forced to fight. Amateur footage posted on social media since President Vladimir Putin ordered the mobilization of reservists on Wednesday purported to … Read more

Blinken hosts Armenia, Azerbaijan FMs in bid to boost peace

NEW YORK (AP) — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan on Monday in a bid to ease tensions and maintain a fragile ceasefire between the ex-Soviet countries and rivals following the largest outbreak of hostilities in more than two years. Blinken brought Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat … Read more

Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s support from China, India could be faltering

Vladimir Putin has long been confident in his support from the East, but a shocking backflip from key players could spell disaster for the Russian leader. In recent months, Putin has been relying heavily on support from China, focusing his energy on strengthening his relationship with Xi Jinping as he continues his invasion of Ukraine. … Read more

Ukraine war updates: Ukraine armed forces recaptures over 20 settlements in past 24 hours

Russia’s armed forces are “collapsing” in the Kharkiv Oblast after a lightning counteroffensive by Ukraine. The military advances have been described as “the most consequential of the Ukraine War” as Russia’s grip on northeast Ukraine was decimated. It’s been estimated that Ukrainian forces broke through 50km past Russian lines in the counterpunch. The three cities … Read more

Russian forces in northeast ‘collapsing’ as Ukraine ‘routs’ invading army

Russia’s armed forces are “collapsing” in the Kharkiv Oblast after a lightning counteroffensive by Ukraine. The military advances have been described as “the most consequential of the Ukraine War” as Russia’s grip on northeast Ukraine was decimated. It’s been estimated that Ukrainian forces broke through 50km past Russian lines in the counterpunch. The three cities … Read more