Iran thwarts drone attack on military site

Iran thwarts drone attack on military site

DUBAI, Jan. 29 (Reuters) – A loud explosion at a military factory in Iran’s central city of Isfahan was caused by a “failed” drone strike, Iranian state media reported on Sunday, citing the defense ministry. “One of (the drones) was hit by the…air defenses and the other two were caught in defensive traps and exploded. … Read more

Israel vows to respond quickly to synagogue shooting

Israel vows to respond quickly to synagogue shooting

Shootings after incursion into Israeli West Bank, attacks in Gaza Israel Reinforces Armed Forces in the West Bank Abbas blames Israel for escalation JERUSALEM, Jan. 28 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday promised a “vigorous, swift and precise” response to a deadly Palestinian shooting near a synagogue on the outskirts of Jerusalem … Read more

India expects more clashes with Chinese troops in the Himalayas

India expects more clashes with Chinese troops in the Himalayas

NEW DELHI, Jan. 28 (Reuters) – A security assessment by Indian police in the Himalayan region of Ladakh says there could be more clashes between Indian and Chinese troops along their disputed border there as Beijing ramps up military infrastructure in the region. At least 24 soldiers were killed when the armies of the Asian … Read more

Exclusive: India’s Adani says $2.5 billion share sale on track even as bankers ponder changes

Exclusive: India’s Adani says .5 billion share sale on track even as bankers ponder changes

MUMBAI, Jan. 28 (Reuters) – A $2.5 billion share sale by India’s Adani Enterprises (ADEL.NS) remains on track at its planned issue price, the company told Reuters on Saturday, while sources said bankers were considering changes as a result of a market failure in the group’s shares. Bankers on the deal were considering extending the … Read more

Pro-Western retired general Pavel wins Czech presidential election

Pro-Western retired general Pavel wins Czech presidential election

Pavel wins in an overwhelming vote over ex-prime minister Babis Pavel clearly supports Ukraine, West Promises to end the divisions of Babis, the incumbent Zeman Turnout in the presidential election was record high PRAGUE, January 28 (Reuters) – Former army chief and senior NATO official Petr Pavel won presidential elections in the Czech Republic on … Read more

Exclusive: Top US Treasury official warns UAE and Turkey about sanctions evasion

Exclusive: Top US Treasury official warns UAE and Turkey about sanctions evasion

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (Reuters) – The US Treasury’s top sanctions official will travel to Turkey and the Middle East next week to warn countries and companies that they could lose access to the US market if they do business with entities which are subject to US restrictions such as Washington. cracks down on Russian attempts … Read more

Wall Street ends higher, posts weekly gains as Fed meeting looms

Wall Street ends higher, posts weekly gains as Fed meeting looms

PCE: Inflation Cools With Consumer Spending American Express, Visa move higher on strong demand Chevron falls after missing earnings estimates Indexes up: Dow 0.08%, S&P 0.25%, Nasdaq 0.95% NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Wall Street moved ahead on Friday, marking the end of a rocky week in which economic data and corporate earnings expectations … Read more

War in Ukraine: Fighting in the East and North escalates after tank pledges

War in Ukraine: Fighting in the East and North escalates after tank pledges

Ukraine says it needs more weapons, calls for sanctions Western allies this week agreed to supply tanks Russia says US president holds key to ending fighting NEAR VUHLEDAR, Ukraine, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Friday battled Russian forces attempting to breach its lines in the east and northeast, and artillery bombardments increased after Western … Read more

Israel attacks Gaza as the conflict flares up after clashes in the West Bank

Israel attacks Gaza as the conflict flares up after clashes in the West Bank

Rockets from Gaza caused alarm in Israeli communities Cross-border fire followed Israeli incursion into the West Bank Israeli raid killed at least nine Palestinians Violence in the West Bank has exploded in the past year JERUSALEM/GAZA, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Israeli fighter jets hit the Gaza Strip on Friday night in retaliation for two rockets … Read more

Archaeologists hail possibly ‘oldest’ mummy ever found in Egypt

Archaeologists hail possibly ‘oldest’ mummy ever found in Egypt

CAIRO, Jan. 26 (Reuters) – Egyptologists have discovered a pharaonic tomb near the capital Cairo containing what may be the oldest and “most complete” mummy yet discovered in the country, the excavation team’s leader said on Thursday. The 4,300-year-old mummy was found at the bottom of a 15-meter shaft in a recently uncovered group of … Read more