Top news World

EU agrees on new sanctions package against Russia

Mehr News - 4 hours ago - 1 related news
“(EU) Ambassadors reached a political agreement on new sanctions against Russia, as a strong EU response to Putin's illegal annexation of Ukraine’s territories,” the Czech government, acting as the term president of the Council of the European Union, announced on Twitter, Anadolu Agency reported. The measures include a prohibition of transporting oil to non-EU countries above a certain price, mostly affecting the shipping industry of Greece, the Greek Cypriot administration, and Malta. The bloc also extends its import ban to Russian “steel products, wood pulp, paper, machinery and appliances, chemicals, plastic, cigarettes,” the Czech EU presidency said. According to European Commission estimates, it would deprive Russia of €7 billion ($6.96 billion) in revenues yearly. The EU further restricts exports of IT, engineering, and legal services to Russia, as well as expands the list of high-tech goods that cannot be sold to the country. The new package also adds to the individual sanctions list the people responsible for the mobilization of over 300,000 Russians and the recent organization of referendums in four Ukrainian regions, leading to Moscow last week declaring their “annexation,” a move widely condemned. Ahead of the vote, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell also reaffirmed the bloc’s...

VIDEO: Liz Truss speech disrupted by protesters

Mehr News - 4 hours ago - 1 related news
Download 14 MB...

Taliban says put out huge fire at major Kabul market

Mehr News - 10 hours ago - 1 related news
The interim Taliban government said in a statement on Wednesday that a big fire that engulfed the Abbasin Zadran market in the Kote Sangi District in Kabul was put out by the firefighters after hours of burning. The Taliban defense ministry said it used helicopters in addition to firefighters to extinguish the fire. Abasin Zadran commercial center in Kote Sangi district in Kabul, which is one of the important shopping centers in the west of Kabul, also suffered another massive fire in 2016. MNA

Huge blast reported at mosque near Taliban interior ministry

Mehr News - 10 hours ago - 1 related news
According to media reports, citing Afghan local media, the explosion occurred at the ministry’s mosque. Aljazeera has cited security sources as reporting that 25 people have been killed and dozens have been injured in the blast. No group has so far claimed responsibility for that attack. The blast comes a few days after a suicide bombing on Friday, which killed  53 people in a classroom, including 46 girls and women. KI/5603060

South Korea, US fire missiles in response to North Korea test

Mehr News - 15 hours ago - 1 related news
The South Korean and United States (US) militaries fired a volley of missiles into the sea in response to North Korea firing a ballistic missile over Japan, Seoul said on Wednesday (Oct 5) as tension on the Korean Peninsula escalates.  South Korea and the United States staged a drill of their own in response, firing ground-to-ground missiles into the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, Seoul's military said. Both militaries fired two ATACMS short-range ballistic missiles into the water "to precisely strike a virtual target," the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The drills "showed the ability...

Latest News World