BEIJING. As China and the United States tussle over what Washington says was a Chinese surveillance balloon over US territory, dozens of Chinese documents point to surging interest in using balloon technology for military purposes ... China condemned what it called an “over-reaction” and warned of possible retaliation ... .
A damaged vehicle is seen on top the rubbles after an earthquake in Iskenderun, Turkey. A series of earthquakes have devastated parts of Turkey and Syria, killing more than 3,000 people and toppling thousands of buildings ... What happened? ... The epicentre was about 16 miles (26 km) east of the Turkish city of Nurdagi on the East Anatolian Fault ... .
Iraq will discuss with Washington this week how to pay dues owed to Russian oil companies despite sanctions, Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein said on Monday. "We will discuss this problem with the American side ... Russian investments in Iraq are believed to be worth more than $10 billion, mostly in the oil industry ... Reporting by Reuters ....
“I fear the world is not sleepwalking into a wider war. It is doing so with its eyes wide open,” he said ... The proposed new U.N ... Guterres told diplomats that 2023 must also be “a year of game-changing climate action,” not of excuses or baby steps — and there must be “no more bottomless greed of the fossil fuel industry and its enablers.” ... ___ ... Source .
The quakes were Turkey’s worst seismic event in decades, rocking an area around the city of Gaziantep that is home to millions of Turkish citizens, displaced Syrians and refugees.The first earthquake struck at 4.17 a.m ... It was like a nightmare. I woke up the kids. I told them to stay calm.
A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Turkey and neighbouring Syria on Monday morning, killing more than 2,300 people and injuring thousands. Hours later two more earthquakes hit the country. The epicentre of the earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale was in Kahra-Man-Maras in Turkey's Gaziantep province ... READ . Turkey earthquake.
By Kim Won-soo... peacekeeping operations and collective self-defense activities ... From this, we can easily surmise that no matter what measures Japan decides to take, it will likely be met with strong opposition and countervailing measures from three out of four of its regional neighbors across the sea to its west ... Two opposing views exist ... .
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are keeping Ukrainian troops tied down with fighting in the eastern Donbas region as Moscow assembles additional combat power there for an expected offensive in the coming weeks, Ukrainian officials said Monday ... “The battles for the region are heating up,” Donetsk Gov ... In Luhansk, Gov ... 24 ... The U.N ... .
On the evening of 15 October 2022, when the street protests in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini were at their peak, 25-year-old Dorsa* was stopped at a checkpoint while driving through a city in the country’s northern Gilan province... Dorsa was with her sister and two male friends ... Finally, she was taken to another room ... He then left.” ... .
A landslide in southern Peru has left at least eight people dead and five more missing, as torrential rain washes through the region on Monday. Twenty more people were treated for minor injuries, according to a bureau for Peru’s Ministry of Health in the mountainous town of Secocha, where the landslide took place ... .
PopeFrancis has said some in the conservative wing of the Roman Catholic Church had exploited the death of the former pope, Benedict, in an unethical way for their own gains. Speaking to reporters aboard the plane returning from a trip to Africa on Sunday, Francis also rejected claims by some conservatives that Benedict, who died on Aug ... (credit ... .