Shrapnel injuries 12 at Saudi Abha airport as drone intercepted

A Saudi security officer walks past Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport (Reuters file photo) DUBAI: Twelve people were injured at Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport by shrapnel from an explosive-laden drone intercepted by air defenses on Thursday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said. In a statement carried by Al Arabiya TV, the coalition later … Read more

Boris Johnson Warns That Ukraine Crisis Is Reaching a Perilous Moment

Emphasizing Britain’s “immovable” commitment to NATO, Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday pledged more military support for the alliance and said he thought that Russia had not yet decided whether to invade Ukraine, but warned that the most perilous moment of the crisis was fast approaching . “This is probably the most dangerous moment, I … Read more

Libya’s parliament names new PM, sparking another challenge for unity government

Issued on: 02/10/2022 – 14:35Modified: 02/10/2022 – 14:36 The parliament of war-torn Libya on Thursday appointed a former interior minister as prime minister, a challenge to interim premier Abdulhamid Dbeibah’s administration. “The House of Representatives unanimously approved Fathi Bashagha to head the government,” the parliament’s spokesman Abdullah Bliheg said in a tweet. The move threatens … Read more

Emmanuel Macron ‘shining Putin’s boots’ – EU ‘weak-kneed!’ | World | News

Emmanuel Macron has been called out for “groveling to Putin” after the French President traveled to Moscow to broker a deal over Ukraine between Russia and the West. Mr Gardiner went on to blast the EU attempts to “appease” the Kremlin over Ukraine as “weak-kneed.” Russian forces have begun carrying out combat exercises in Belarus … Read more

Nathan Chen wins gold in men’s figure skating at the Winter Olympics : NPR

Nathan Chen won gold with his men’s single skate program at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Nathan Chen won gold with his men’s single skate program at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images BEIJING — Nathan Chen completed his redemption story at Beijing. … Read more

Iraq faces political deadlock after ‘West-friendly’ candidate suspended

But a bid to crown his political career with a run for the presidency faced a major hurdle last week when Iraq’s federal court suspended his candidacy due to past corruption charges, causing an election delay that risks exacerbating existing factional divisions. The presidential election was indefinitely postponed on Monday, stalling the already delayed formation … Read more

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus for a second time

London: Britain’s Prince Charles has tested positive for COVID-19, his office said on Thursday, the second time that the heir to the British throne has contracted the virus. “This morning the Prince of Wales has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating,” Clarence House said, adding he had canceled his planned engagements for later … Read more