Diplomats fear Russia may use Syrian aid as bargaining chip in Ukraine

Only one route remains open for international convoys bringing food, water and other aid to over 1 million Syrians besieged by civil war. Now, officials warn, Russia might try to shut it down or use it as a bargaining chip with world powers in another war, about 1,000 miles away in Ukraine. Diplomats and experts … Read more

Officials ‘detained’, CPWD staff seek action against J&K LG aid

WITH THE Amarnath Yatra a month away, the construction of dormitories for pilgrims en route at Ramban has come to a halt following alleged detention of two senior engineers of the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, on the reportedly orders of the Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha. … Read more

Behind Stalin’s Lanka aid move: state rights assertion, DMK’s diaspora image makeover

The Tamil Nadu Assembly’s move to pass a resolution Friday urging the Center to allow the state government to send humanitarian aid to the people of Sri Lanka came in the wake of the BJP-led central government not responding to its similar requests made earlier. The resolution was brought by the DMK-led government in the … Read more

US promises new aid to Ukraine in fight against Russia

In meetings with Zelenskyy US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US had approved a $165 million sale of ammunition for Ukraine KYIV: Top American officials promised Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hundreds of millions of dollars in new aid during the highest-level US visit to Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion two … Read more

Ukraine war top developments: Putin claims victory in Mariupol, Biden unveils new $800 million aid package

Nearly two months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin declared the port of Mariupol “liberated”, despite hundreds of defenders still holding out inside a giant steel works. In a televised meeting with his defense minister inside the Kremlin, Putin said there was no need for a final confrontation with the last defenders who … Read more

Russia Claims Mariupol “Liberated”, US Rushes New Aid For Ukraine

Putin said the “liberation” of Mariupol was a “success” for Russian forces Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday claimed the “liberation” of the flattened city of Mariupol after nearly two months of fighting, demanding its trapped Ukrainian defenders be sealed into their underground last stand. The fate of the besieged port has become … Read more