Italy’s Eni signs $8bn Libyan gas deal as PM Meloni visits Tripoli

Italy’s Eni signs bn Libyan gas deal as PM Meloni visits Tripoli

ROME/TRIPOLI, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Italian energy company Eni and Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) signed an $8 billion gas production deal on Saturday aimed at boosting Europe’s energy supply despite insecurity and political chaos in this North African country. The agreement, signed during a visit to Tripoli by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, aims … Read more

North Korea calls U.S. promise to supply Ukraine tanks an ‘unethical crime’

North Korea calls U.S. promise to supply Ukraine tanks an ‘unethical crime’

SEOUL, Jan 29 (Reuters) – North Korea on Sunday for the second day criticized the U.S. decision to send tanks to Ukraine, calling it an “unethical crime” aimed at perpetuating a volatile international situation. Washington’s allegations that North Korea has supplied arms to Russia are a “baseless rumour” to justify its own military aid to … Read more

Turkey alerts citizens to risk of attack in US and Europe following Western warnings

ANKARA, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Turkey warned its citizens on Saturday against “possible Islamophobic, xenophobic and racist attacks” in the United States and Europe after its Western allies warned their citizens in Turkey against possible terrorist attacks. In two separate travel advisories, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry advised its citizens of the United States and European countries … Read more

Iran foils drone attack on military site

DUBAI, Jan 29 (Reuters) – A loud explosion at a military factory in Isfahan, central Iran, was caused by an “unsuccessful” drone strike, Iranian state media reported on Sunday, citing the Ministry of Defence. “One of the (drones) was hit by … air defense and the other two were caught in defense traps and exploded. … Read more

Ukraine in talks with allies to get long-range missiles, says Zelenskiy aide

Jan 28 (Reuters) – Expedited talks are underway between Kyiv and its allies over Ukraine’s requests for long-range missiles it says are needed to prevent Russia from destroying Ukrainian cities, Kyiv said on Saturday a senior official of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Ukraine has won promises of Western main battle tanks and is seeking fighter jets … Read more

Israel promises quick response to synagogue shooting

Shootings follow Israeli raid in West Bank, strikes in Gaza Israel strengthens its forces in the West Bank Abbas blames Israel for escalation JERUSALEM, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday promised a “strong, swift and precise” response to a deadly Palestinian shooting near a synagogue on the outskirts of Jerusalem, … Read more

US four-star general warns of war with China in 2025

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – A four-star U.S. Air Force general said in a memo his instincts told him the United States would fight China within the next two years, comments that he said Pentagon officials, were inconsistent with US military assessments. “I hope I’m wrong,” wrote Gen. Mike Minihan, who heads Air Mobility Command, … Read more

India expects new clashes with Chinese troops in the Himalayas

NEW DELHI, Jan 28 (Reuters) – An Indian police security assessment in the Himalayan region of Ladakh says there could be more clashes between Indian and Chinese troops along their disputed border as Beijing strengthens the military infrastructure in the region. At least 24 soldiers were killed when the armies of the Asian giants clashed … Read more

Retired pro-Western general Pavel wins Czech presidential election

Pavel wins searing vote against ex-PM Babis Pavel gives clear support to Ukraine and the West Promises to end divisions brought by Babis, outgoing Zeman Record voter turnout in the presidential election PRAGUE, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Former army chief and senior NATO official Petr Pavel won the Czech Republic’s presidential election on Saturday on … Read more

Exclusive: Senior US Treasury official to warn UAE and Turkey over sanctions breaches

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – The top U.S. Treasury Department sanctions official on a trip to Turkey and the Middle East next week will warn countries and companies they could lose access to the U.S. market if they do business with entities subject to US restrictions as Washington cracks down on Russian attempts to evade … Read more