Ukraine war to take centre stage at UN as west and Russia vie for support

The general assembly is expected to see fresh tussles over future of Ukraine, as well as the threats of famine and the climate crisis in the global southThe UN general assembly summit this week will be dominated by a struggle – between the US and its a…

Putin and Xi ‘could meet in September’ at summit in Samarkand

Wall Street Journal suggests Russian and Chinese leaders could hold discussions in Uzbek cityXi Jinping could meet Vladimir Putin in mid-September at a regional summit in the Uzbek city of Samarkand, it has been reported.According to the Wall Street Jo…

Chinese president Xi Jinping to visit Saudi Arabia next week

The planned gala reception is in stark contrast to the low-key audience afforded Joe Biden in June, as ties between China and the kingdom grow closerThe Chinese president Xi Jinping will visit Saudi Arabia next week, where plans are under way for a gal…

How Ayman al-Zawahiri’s ‘pattern of life’ allowed the US to kill al-Qaida leader

After a decades-long hunt the simple habit of sitting out on the balcony gave the CIA an opportunity to launch ‘tailored strike’ In the end it was one of the oldest mistakes in the fugitive’s handbook that apparently did for Ayman al-Zawahiri, the top …

Ayman al-Zawahiri: al-Qaida leader killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan, Joe Biden says

President ordered strike on Kabul safe house last month during a high-level meeting, administration saysA US drone strike in Afghanistan has killed the top al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, Joe Biden announced on Monday.The US president described the …

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