Dutch court orders Netherlands to stop export of  F-35 parts to Israel

Dutch court orders Netherlands to stop export of F-35 parts to Israel

Tuesday, 13 February 2024 | AP | The Hague

An appeals court ordered the Dutch government on Monday to halt the export of F-35 fighter jet parts to Israel, citing a clear risk of violations of international law. A trio of human rights organisations brought a civil suit against the Netherlands in December, arguing authorities needed to reevaluate the export...

CEO of major Nigerian bank killed in California helicopter crash

Monday, 12 February 2024 | AP | california

The CEO of one of Nigeria’s largest banks was killed on Friday along with his wife and son when a helicopter they were riding in crashed near Interstate 15 in southern California’s Mojave Desert. Herbert Wigwe, chief executive of Access Bank, was among the six people on board when the helicopter...

Iran marks 45th anniv of Islamic Revolution

Monday, 12 February 2024 | AP | Tehran

Iran marked Sunday the 45th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution amid tensions gripping the wider Middle East over Israel’s continued war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Thousands of Iranians marched through major streets and squares decorated with flags, balloons and banners with revolutionary and religious slogans. In Tehran, crowds...

Finns vote for a new president

Monday, 12 February 2024 | AP | helsinki

Voters in Finland are choosing on Sunday between two experienced politicians to be their next president, whose main task will be to steer the Nordic country’s foreign and security policy now that it is a member of NATO, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Former prime minister Alexander Stubb, 55, on the...

Russia launches 45 drones as Kyiv continues war cabinet reshuffle

Monday, 12 February 2024 | AP | kyiv

Russian forces launched 45 drones over Ukraine on Sunday in a five-and-a-half-hour barrage, officials said, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy continued the reshuffle of his war cabinet as the war enters its third year. In a statement, the Ukrainian air force said it had shot down 40 of the Iranian-made...

Losing candidates backed by PTI challenge Pak poll results

Monday, 12 February 2024 | PTI | islamabad

Pakistan courts have been flooded with petitions by losing candidates who challenged the provisional results in their constituencies within days after the highly polarised general elections in the country, it emerged on Sunday. Though Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) emerged as the single largest party in the February 8 elections, the number...

King Charles thanks public for support

Monday, 12 February 2024 | PTI | LONDON

Britain’s King Charles III on Sunday expressed his “heartfelt thanks” to the British public for their messages of support ever since his cancer diagnosis was revealed by Buckingham Palace this week. The 75-year-old monarch wrote the message from his royal estate at Sandringham in Norfolk, eastern England, in which he...

Sunak says ‘totally up for fight’ to win UK general election

Monday, 12 February 2024 | PTI | LONDON

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said he is “totally up for the fight” of pitching his policies to the electorate to win another term for the governing Conservative Party as he prepares for a general election expected to take place in the second half of the year. In an interview...

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