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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy urges G7 to push to end war by year’s end, for more sanctions

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday urged world leaders gathered at the G7 summit to do their utmost to end Russia’s invasion of his country by the end of the year, a source told AFP. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. Zelenskyy also urged them to “intensify …

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Cyberattack forces major Iran steel company in Khuzestan to halt production

One of Iran’s major steel companies said on Monday it was forced to halt production after being hit by a cyberattack, apparently marking one of the biggest such assaults on the country’s strategic industrial sector in recent memory. The state-owned Khuzestan Steel Company said experts had determined the plant had to stop work until further …

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Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh killed by Israeli forces in Palestine: UN review

The United Nations said Friday that its findings showed that the shot that killed TV journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11 was fired by Israeli forces. The Palestinian-American journalist, who was wearing a vest marked “Press” and a helmet, was killed on May 11 while covering an Israeli army operation in Jenin camp in …

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Hundreds of migrants storm border separating Spain’s Melilla enclave from Morocco

Hundreds of migrants stormed the border separating Spain’s Melilla enclave from Morocco on Friday, the first such attempted mass crossing into the territory since the two nations mended diplomatic ties in March. Melilla and Ceuta, Spain’s other tiny North African enclave, have the European Union’s only land borders with Africa, making them a magnet for …

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Belgium hands over tooth to family of Congo independence hero Patrice Lumumba

Belgium handed over a tooth, the only known remains of the murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba, to his family during at a ceremony in Brussels on Monday. Lumumba became the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) first democratically elected prime minister after independence from Belgium in 1960, but alarmed the West with overtures to Moscow …

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Lebanon says ‘final’ gas deal with Egypt to be signed June 21

Lebanon will sign a “final” agreement to import gas from Egypt on June 21, its energy ministry told Reuters, after months of delays to a plan viewed as critical to boosting power supplies for Lebanon’s stricken economy. The plan, first floated in summer 2021, is part of a US-backed effort to address Lebanon’s crippling electricity …

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