Monday, 23 May, 2022

International

Tropical Storm Megi: 25 killed in Philippines tropical storm

At least 25 people have died so far in landslides and floods in the Philippines after Tropical Storm Megi swept the nation. On Tuesday, rescue crews were still battling to retrieve people stranded on the eastern and southern coasts. Megi - known locally as Agaton - hit the

Shehbaz Sharif: 34 years in politics, 3 times CM, first-time PM 

Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif is the President of the PML-N, the largest political party in Pakistan at the moment, after removing Imran Khan’s PTI from power on Saturday. He is also the longest-serving chief minister of the Punjab province, having served on the post three times

Over four million Ukrainian children displaced - UN

Nearly two-thirds of all Ukrainian children have fled their homes in the six weeks since Russia’s invasion, and the United Nations has verified the deaths of 142 youngsters, though the number is almost certainly much higher, the U.N. children’s agency said Monday. Manuel

Shehbaz Sharif elected prime minister of Pakistan

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif was elected as the 23rd prime minister of Pakistan after 174 lawmakers voted in his favour as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MNAs boycotted the election. Earlier, PTI MNAs had walked out of the halls, with Shah Mahmood Qureshi — who was the party's

Imran decides to resign from National Assembly en masse

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Monday decided to resign from the National Assembly, minutes before the election for the new prime minister is scheduled to place. The decision was taken in a party's parliamentary meeting, which was chaired by PTI Chairman Imran Khan, at the

Pakistan parliament to vote in new PM after Imran Khan ousting

Pakistan's parliament will get a new prime minister on Monday, after Imran Khan was ousted in a no-confidence vote in the early hours of Sunday. Shahbaz Sharif - the leader of an opposition coalition who worked to depose Mr Khan - is widely expected to win a majority of the

French elections: Macron and Le Pen to fight for presidency

Emmanuel Macron has won the first round of the French election and far-right rival Marine Le Pen will fight him for the presidency for a second time. "Make no mistake, nothing is decided," he told cheering supporters. In the end, he won a convincing first-round victory,

Johnson walks through empty Kyiv with Zelensky

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson walked through the streets of Kyiv with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on a surprise visit on Saturday (April 9), weeks after the city was attacked by Russian forces and remains vulnerable. Zelensky's office published a video of the pair

Australian PM Morrison calls national election for May 21

Australia will hold a general election on May 21, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday (April 10), triggering a campaign expected to be fought over cost-of-living pressures, climate change, and questions of character and competence of the major parties. Opinion polls show Mr

Imran Khan ousted as Pakistan's PM after key vote 

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has been ousted from power after losing a no-confidence vote in his leadership. The vote was held past midnight after opposition parties brought a motion against him, following days of drama. The motion was first brought against Mr Khan last

France prepares to vote in presidential poll

French voters are preparing to cast their ballot in the first round of the presidential elections on Sunday. Recent polls have shown a marked fall in President Emmanuel Macron's lead over his main challenger, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Campaigning has now ended, and

No-trust motion: NA session on PM Imran's fate to resume shortly

The National Assembly session to decide the fate of Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to resume shortly. The session was adjourned till 12:30pm but was seemingly delayed as opposition and government members held meetings. NA Speaker Asad Qaiser is chairing today's session which

Pakistan Supreme Court resumes hearing to decide fate of PM Imran Khan

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday resumed the crucial hearing on the dismissal of a no-confidence vote against embattled Prime Minister Imran Khan through a controversial ruling by the deputy speaker of the National Assembly and the subsequent dissolution of Parliament by the

More Nato weapons needed to save lives: Ukraine

Ukraine's foreign minister issues a "very simple" call for more weapons from Nato countries to help saves lives. Dmytro Kuleba will sit down with his Nato counterparts in Brussels and tell them of the horrors of the war. It's the second day of talks for Nato

US announces extra $100m in military aid to Ukraine

The United States announced Tuesday it will send $100 million in additional anti-armour weapons to Ukraine. “I have authorised, pursuant to a delegation from the President earlier today, the immediate drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $100 million to meet

Sri Lanka president defies calls for his resignation

Sri Lanka's beleaguered president will not be resigning, his government's whip has told parliament. The declaration defies calls from the public and political opponents for Gotabaya Rajapaksa to step down amid the country's economic crisis. Crowds have protested for

US, EU to toughen sanctions against Russia

The US and the EU are set to impose more sanctions on Russia amid allegations of war crimes in the Ukrainian town of Bucha. Washington is reportedly considering measures targeting Putin's two daughters and Russia's largest bank. The US has also announced it will step up

Biden calls for Putin to face war crimes trial 

US President Joe Biden has called for Russian President Vladimir Putin to be tried for war crimes as evidence emerges of atrocities allegedly committed by Russian forces in Ukraine. There is mounting international anger over the alleged killing of civilians in Bucha, a town near the

Sri Lanka parties leave Gotabaya Rajapaksa-led coalition

More than 40 MPs have left Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa's coalition government. MPs from parties aligned with Mr Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led coalition said they would now independently represent themselves. It comes as the South Asian nation

PM Imran nominates former CJP Gulzar Ahmed as caretaker prime minister

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday nominated former chief justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed for the office of the caretaker prime minister. The announcement was made by PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry, who said the premier made the decision after approval from the PTI's core committee.