Suspects arrested in Pakistan mosque blast, police focus on how suicide bomber got in

Suspects arrested in Pakistan mosque blast, police focus on how suicide bomber got in

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Police investigating a suicide bombing that killed more than 100 people at a Pakistani mosque said on Tuesday that several people had been arrested and they could not rule out the possibility that the perpetrator of the attack received assistance from internal security checks. The bombing was the deadliest … Read more

Russia continues its Donetsk campaign; Ukraine wants fighter jets

Russia continues its Donetsk campaign;  Ukraine wants fighter jets

The city of Bakhmut comes under new fire – The Ukrainian army Zelenskiy talks to senior defense officials US prepares $2.2 billion arms package for Ukraine KYIV, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Russian forces are gradually gaining ground in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk province, focusing on the town of Bakhmut, north of the regional capital. After finally … Read more

Two years on, Myanmar coup has ‘catastrophic record’

Two years on, Myanmar coup has ‘catastrophic record’

Jan 31 (Reuters) – Two years after Myanmar’s military coup, a young factory worker turned resistance fighter is mourning the loss of his leg in battle. A former diplomat has not seen his family for four years. A beauty queen adjusts to a new life in wintery Canada. And an exiled teacher dreams of going … Read more

Exxon smashes the profits of Western oil majors with $56 billion in 2022

Exxon smashes the profits of Western oil majors with  billion in 2022

HOUSTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) posted net profit of $56 billion for 2022, the company said on Tuesday, grossing around $6.3 million per hour last year and setting not just a corporate record, but a historical record for the Western oil industry. The oil majors are expected to break their own … Read more

Three years later, Britain is still awaiting the Brexit dividend

Three years later, Britain is still awaiting the Brexit dividend

UK lags peers in growth, investment and trade Many economists say Brexit is contributing to underperformance Polls show Britons increasingly regret leaving the EU Lyons, pro-Brexit economist: UK problems have long roots LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Three years after leaving the European Union, Britain has yet to benefit from the promised Brexit dividend for … Read more

Turkey’s push into Iraq risks aggravating the conflict

Turkey’s push into Iraq risks aggravating the conflict

SARARO, Iraq, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Overlooking the deserted village of Sararo in northern Iraq, three Turkish military outposts shatter the skyline, part of an incursion that has forced residents to flee the year after days of shelling. The outposts are just some of dozens of new military bases Turkey has established on Iraqi soil … Read more

Western allies diverge on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Western allies diverge on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Biden says ‘no’ when asked about F-16s for Ukraine Zelenskiy says Moscow is looking for ‘big revenge’ A Russian administrator claims a foothold in Vuhledar Kyiv could regain ground as Western weapons arrive – group KYIV, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister is expected in Paris on Tuesday to meet President Emmanuel Macron amid … Read more

In diplomatic coup, Taiwanese president holds talks with Czech president-elect

In diplomatic coup, Taiwanese president holds talks with Czech president-elect

Pavel won the Czech presidential election on Saturday Taiwan’s Pavel and Tsai highlight shared values ​​on call China opposes other countries dealing with Taiwan Beijing sees Taiwan as a renegade province TAIPEI/PRAGUE, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen held a phone call with Czech President-elect Petr Pavel on Monday, a highly unusual move … Read more

Exclusive: Pro-Kremlin activists in Germany donated money for Russian army equipment

Exclusive: Pro-Kremlin activists in Germany donated money for Russian army equipment

Jan 30 (Reuters) – A group of pro-Russian activists in Germany donated funds to a Russian army division fighting in Ukraine, and the money was used to buy radios, headphones and phones , according to a division officer and messages from the group’s organizers seen by Reuters. The couple at the center of the group, … Read more

NATO chief urges South Korea to step up military support for Ukraine

NATO chief urges South Korea to step up military support for Ukraine

SEOUL, Jan 30 (Reuters) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday urged South Korea to increase its military support for Ukraine, citing other countries that have changed their policy of not providing arms to countries in conflict after the Russian invasion. Stoltenberg is in Seoul, the first leg of a trip that will include … Read more