The South Asian country blamed the quality of Russian crude for suspending the imports. It noted the refining process of Russian oil yielded more furnace oil than petrol. Refineries in Pakistan have also reportedly refused to process any more Russian crude.
Around nine people were killed after a landslide led to the collapse of a temple and another seven people were killed due to a cloudburst in the last 24 hours.
Germany Enhances Ukraine's Air Defense With Patriot Missile Batteries, Offers Extensive Military Aid Package
The missiles provide Ukraine with increased air defense capabilities against Russian aircraft.
"At present, despite being positioned as one of the world's major economies, poised to potentially ascend to the ranks of the fifth or fourth-largest expanding economies, we now confront the disheartening reality of shaking on the brink of bankruptcy after 55 years of existence," President Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
"I think we're very far from really understanding the scope of Chinese propaganda in the world. In our research work, every time we do a new research project, we unveil more and more projects, funds and initiatives aimed at spreading Chinese propaganda abroad," said Marius Dragomir, the Founding Director of the Media and Journalism Research Center.
Should Japan proceed with this initiative, it will align with the U.S. military's ongoing exploration of incorporating standoff attack capabilities into its existing transport aircraft repertoire.
Factory inspections occurred shortly after the reclusive leader's participation in a prominent military parade, all in a span of three days.
Chinese Documentary Shows Army's Readiness For Taiwan Attack; Invasion Could Change Status Quo In Region
A Chinese invasion of Taiwan "would diminish U.S. credibility, and create a psychological shock for many countries around China's periphery," Frédéric Grare told International Business Times. "It would potentially cut off the sea lines of communications between these countries and therefore impede mutual and in some cases U.S. support. It would also increase global polarization."
Niger closed its airspace due to the "threat of intervention" as the junta defied a deadline from the West African bloc ECOWAS to reinstate democratically elected President Mohamed Bazoum or face possible military action.
Mining is the literal bedrock of the Mongolian economy, contributing around a quarter of the country's GDP and 89% of its exports.
China rejected blame for the G20 climate meet's failure to secure an agreement, blaming "some countries" that "introduced geopolitical issues as an obstruction."
China aims to become carbon neutral by 2060 and it has made significant strides in renewable energy, but it continues to rely on coal for energy generation.
In May, Ukraine formally requested Germany to supply Taurus air-to-surface cruise missiles, which have a range of over 310 miles.
Berlin has expressed its plans to simplify regulations pertaining to the export of defense products to South Korea, Seoul's arms procurement agency has revealed.
The U.S. Department of State has called for calm and urged the communities to "refrain from violent actions" in light of the incidents.
An analytical review by the Institute for the Study of War highlights that Iran has entered into enduring strategic pacts with Belarus and Russia.
Philippines Senate Condemns Beijing's Actions in West Philippine Sea, Urges Sovereign Rights Assertion
Both the Philippines and various other nations have consistently voiced their disapproval of Beijing's forceful actions within the resource-rich region.
In recent years, Beijing's relations with Tokyo and Washington have been deteriorating, primarily due to its assertive territorial behavior.
India's space agency "might decide to send a team out to Australia to look at the location and look at the actual rocket itself ... or they may decide to actually leave it in Australia," Flinders University Associate Professor Alice Gorman said.
US Becomes India's Biggest Smartphone Export Destination, But Concerns Remain Despite Increased Shipments
India is emerging as an attractive destination for electronics manufacturing, with global tech giants considering the country for its portfolio of production bases.
The Chinese defense ministry announced Monday that the military drill, named "Falcon Shield 2023," will take place in the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.
Binance announced its Dubai subsidiary was the first exchange to get the Operational Minimum Viable Product license issued by Dubai's Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. made efforts to ease maritime tensions between Manila and Beijing during his state visit to China earlier this year.
"The issue today is: how to walk back (from the BRI) without damaging relations [with Beijing]. Because it is true that China is a competitor, but it is also a partner," Italian Defense Minister Guido Crosetto said.
Environment ministers from G20 nations failed to agree on peaking global emissions by 2025 and other crucial issues to address the global climate crisis at their meeting in India on Friday.
Russian Military Claims US MQ-9 Reaper Drone Conducted Perilous Flyby Near Russian Fighter Jets In Syria
In recent weeks, Syria has experienced a surge in tensions between the Russian and US military forces.
Latin America received an uptick in attention in India when Foreign Minister S Jaishankar visited Guyana, Panama, Colombia and Dominican Republic earlier this year. This also marked a diplomatic shift because high-level visits from India to Latin America were rare.
Doksuri has left the Philippines, but its impacts can still be felt in regions where power has yet to be restored, agricultural crops were wiped out, homes were totally damaged and landslides resulted in deaths.
The strong winds wreaked havoc on power lines, sparked fires and uprooted trees. It also led to the closure of factories and shopping malls in the affected area.
Currently, the Indian economy sits in the fifth position in the world, behind the U.S., China, Japan and Germany.
The U.S. prosecutors surprisingly announced Wednesday that they were dropping the lawsuit against Bankman-Fried, citing the country's treaty obligations to The Bahamas, the country to which Bankman-Fried was extradited in December 2022.
"Unless the manpower in R&D sector is raised by at least 10 times, it cannot compete with China in the same sector. It has to raise by a factor of 40-50 to complete with USA. So that's a big vacuum,"
The International Seabed Authority has delayed the release of regulations for deep-sea mining until 2025. Deep-sea mining may be the future of raw material gathering.
"Piloting rupee trade with India's most important partners in the immediate neighborhood, both economic and strategic, is of great significance to bring in predictability and assurances in long-term trade," Dr. Sabyasachi Saha, associate professor at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries, said.