McDonald's Corp (MCD.N) is selling its restaurants in Russia to one of its current local licensees, who will rebrand them under a new name, ending more than three decades of the "Golden Arches" in the country, the fast-food company said..
India's top court has sentenced cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu to one year in prison in a decades-old road rage case. The Supreme Court ruled that Sidhu "intentionally caused hurt" to Gurnam Singh, who was 65, resulti..
Russia claims to have used laser weapons on the battlefield in Ukraine, although the US says it has seen no evidence of this and Ukraine has derided it as propaganda. What are laser weapons and how effective could they be in the conflict? Yury Bor..
Sri Lanka's prime minister has warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis and vowed the government will buy enough fertiliser for the next planting season to boost productivity. A decision in April las..
Turkey has told allies that it will reject Sweden and Finland's membership to NATO, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in a video posted on his Twitter account on Thursday. Finland and Sweden formally applied on Wednesday to join U.S.-led N..
Taliban authorities in Afghanistan have asked television broadcasters to ensure that female presenters on local stations cover their faces when on air, an official said on Thursday. The move comes days after authorities ordered women to cover thei..
Two militants were killed on Wednesday during a security operation carried out by the Pakistani security forces in Karachi, Southern Pakistan. A raid was carried out in Maripur based on intelligence information in Karachi, where two militants were..
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed today that the United States has reopened an embassy in Kyiv, nearly three months after withdrawing its diplomats and suspending work due to the military operation in Ukraine. "The Ukrainian peop..
Any major North Korea weapons test over the next five days could overshadow U.S. President Joe Biden's broader trip focus on bolstering Asian allies against China, analysts say. Despite the Biden administration's vow to break a stalemate i..