Tensions in the Persian Gulf region escalated to levels unseen since 2019 over a suspected fatal attack on an Israeli-managed oil tanker and an alleged attempt to hijack an asphalt carrier in the Gulf of Oman. Israeli and Western officials and media blamed Iran. Tehran denied any responsibility and has accused the West of “psychological warfare”.
Greece and Turkey have been suffering from an unprecedented heatwave for more than a week, with people in some regions forced to evacuate by boat as the flames fed by strong winds approached their homes.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - The authorities of the Fujian and Guangdong provinces in southeast China have evacuated almost 60,000 people from the coastal areas due to the Lupit typhoon, the national media reported on Thursday.
On a Sunday in May 2020 Aya Hachem, a university student, was walking home from buying groceries in Blackburn, a town in northern England. CCTV cameras caught the moment her path crossed fatally with a gunman who had been hired to shoot at a business rival.
Three consequent announcements made on 20, 22, and 25 July by the Russian Ministry of Defence about the successful interception of Israeli missiles in Syrian air space have prompted a heated debate among Mideast and Western observers. Why have the briefings of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation produced so much fuss?
Gov. Andrew Cuomo refuses to resign following the release of a bombshell report accusing him of sexual harassment and disputes the findings. What factors could force the governor to step down and how could the Cuomo sexual scandal impact the Democratic Party image ahead of the 2022 midterms?
While the gift whiskey bottle was reportedly appraised at $5,800, US officials apparently cannot keep gifts that cost more than $390 unless they purchase them.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israeli archaeologists detected ruins of an 8th century BCE earthquake described in the Bible during excavations in the City of David, Jerusalem earliest settlement, Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) said.