Novelist Akunin says Russia has frozen wife’s bank assets

Russian novelist Boris Akunin, who lives in Britain and has been accused by Moscow of

Brazil police repatriate exotic native animals trafficked to Togo

Brazil's federal police and environmental protection agency Ibama have repatriated native parrots and monkeys suspected

Yellen says Israel resuming tax revenue transfers to Palestinian Authority

Israel has agreed to resume transferring tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority to fund basic

Germany’s Scholz rules out Western ground troops for Ukraine

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday ruled out suggestions that European countries and NATO alliance

Jordan’s King Abdullah says Gaza aid must be doubled to stem crisis

Jordan's King Abdullah said on Tuesday that humanitarian aid to Gaza must be doubled to

Yellen: Moves to unlock value of frozen Russian assets ‘necessary and urgent’

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Tuesday it was "necessary and urgent" to find

Details of 40-day Gaza truce draft proposal being studied by Hamas

Palestinian Islamist group Hamas has received a draft proposal from Gaza truce talks in Paris

Italy’s Meloni suffers setback as centre-left claims Sardinia election win

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is set for her first regional election loss since winning

Sydney gay Mardi Gras asks police not to march after officer accused of murders

Australian police are in talks with organisers of Sydney's world-famous Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

New Zealand set to scrap world-first tobacco ban

New Zealand will repeal on Tuesday a world-first law banning tobacco sales for future generations,

Ukraine says it destroys 11 Russia-launched drones, two missiles

Russia launched 13 attack drones and a barrage of missiles at Ukraine overnight, with air

Exclusive: Hamas studies Paris truce proposal involving 40-day pause and hostage exchange, source says

Palestinian Islamist group Hamas has received a draft proposal from Gaza truce talks in Paris