UAE invests $10 billion in Turkey as Erdoğan, Al Nahyan meet

The United Arab Emirates has set aside a $10 billion fund to invest in Turkey, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Development Holding Mohammed Hassan Al Suwaidi said in a statement late Wednesday. Earlier on the same...

Pentagon to launch new unit to study UFOs

Defense Department says it takes reports of any airborne incursions 'very seriously'. The US Department of Defense announced Wednesday it is forming a new group to study UFO sightings to assess threats to safety of...

China slams US for inviting Taiwan to Biden’s summit on democracy

Washington invites 110 ‘participants', including Taiwan, to attend virtual summit on democracy next month. China on Wednesday came down heavily on the US invitation to self-ruled Taiwan to President Joe Biden’s virtual summit on democracy. “Those...

‘Growing number of Tube passengers not wearing face masks’

London Underground workers are facing potential danger as mask-wearing is now being “openly ignored” on a large scale, unions have warned. Union officials and passengers say there has been a noticeable decline in the number...

Calls to domestic abuse helpline rose 22% during pandemic

Calls to the national domestic abuse helpline rose by more than a fifth during the coronavirus pandemic, figures show. There were 49,756 calls to the helpline, run by Refuge, in England over the year to...

Russia dismisses claims of Ukraine invasion plans

Kremlin spokesman says Russia has no any aggressive plans for Ukraine and suggestions to contrary are 'completely wrong'. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday denied allegations that Russia is prepping for a possible invasion of...

US supports peace and stability in Sudan, says Blinken

Sudan PM Abdalla Hamdok reinstated on Sunday after signing political agreement with the military. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday reiterated his country's support for Sudan to achieve peace and stability. Blinken’s remarks came...

First Minister to make announcement on Scotland’s vaccine passport scheme

Nicola Sturgeon is to set out any further expansion of vaccine passports in Scotland during a scheduled coronavirus briefing. The First Minister will make an announcement on potential changes to Covid-19 restrictions in the Scottish...

BBC criticised by royals for ‘overblown and unfounded claims’

The BBC has been criticised by the royal households for giving credibility to “overblown and unfounded claims” in a documentary which explored the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex’s relationship with the media. Buckingham...

Starmer says it is his ‘mission’ to raise skills of young people

Sir Keir Starmer has pledged to make it his “mission” to raise the level of skills of a generation of young people entering the workplace for the first time. Addressing the CBI annual conference, the...