Kyiv attack: Ukrainian officials report several powerful explosions in the capital

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Kyiv was rocked by several powerful explosions on Saturday morning, with officials in the Ukrainian capital reporting a missile attack on critical infrastructure. “There is an attack on the capital,” the Kyiv City Military Administration said on Saturday. Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said the strikes took place on the eastern side … Read more

Alireza Akbari: Iran executes dual British-Iranian citizen

CNN — Alireza Akbari, a dual British-Iranian citizen and former Iranian official, has been executed, Iranian justice affiliate media Mizan reported on Saturday. He was hanged for crimes such as “corruption on earth”, according to tweets from Mizan, who did not specify when the execution took place. Two media tweets on Saturday accused Akbari of … Read more

Top US lawmaker opposes potential F-16 sale to Turkey

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has told Congress it is preparing a potential $20 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, prompting an immediate objection from a senior US lawmaker who has long opposed the deal. The State Department sent the informal notice … Read more

The war game suggests that the United States must strengthen Taiwan’s defenses now to avoid heavy casualties

A Chinese invasion of Taiwan would result in heavy casualties not only in China and Taiwan, but also in the United States and Japan, one of Washington’s leading think tanks discovered after conducting war game simulations, mimicking a Chinese invasion of Taiwan in 2026. These war games, conducted by the Center for Strategic & International … Read more

Zelenskyy mocks Russian forces fighting for Soledar ‘credit’ | Conflict News

The leader of the Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, had accused the Russian military establishment of trying to “steal victory” from Soledar. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has mocked the infighting between the Russian Defense Ministry and the Wagner mercenary group over who should take credit for efforts to seize the town of Soledar, saying it … Read more

Sushmita Sen’s brother reacts to Lalit Modi’s message about being on oxygen assistance | Bollywood

Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi said on Instagram on Friday that he was on 24/7 oxygen support after suffering from both “Covid-19 and deep pneumonia”. In a series of messages, Lalit opened up about his condition and said he was in Mexico when he contracted the infection and has now arrived in London by … Read more

Menendez vows to block plan to sell fighter jets to Turkey

But in a statement drafted by Menendez’s office for the media and obtained in advance by POLITICO, the senator said he had not changed his mind. “I strongly oppose the Biden administration’s proposal to sell new F-16 jets to Turkey,” Menendez said, slamming Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for continuing to “undermine international law, not … Read more