Afghan professor: ‘If they kill me, I won’t stay silent’
Men must stand up and defend the rights of Afghan women and girls, a professor at a Kabul university says.
Lavrov visit to South Africa: Pandor defends joint Russia-China military exercise
South Africa has the right to conduct such exercises with its “friends”, the foreign minister says.
Andrey Medvedev: Russian Wagner mercenary who fled to Norway arrested
A man believed to be the Wagner Group’s first defector to the West is being held by police.
Japan PM says country on the brink over falling birth rate
Fumio Kishida says Japan is on the brink of not being able to function due to its falling birth rate.
Russia orders Estonian ambassador to leave country
Moscow accuses Estonia of “total Russophobia” after Tallinn reduced its diplomat numbers.
Beyoncé divides fans with Dubai Atlantis Royal live show
Some have questioned the US singer’s decision to perform given the LGBT rights record in the UAE.
Jeff Zients to be Biden’s new White House chief of staff – reports
The man who led Joe Biden’s Covid task force is set to become his next chief of staff, US media says.
Razzie nominations: Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde leads with eight
The biopic about Marilyn Monroe gets eight nominations, while actor Tom Hanks gets three.
Ukraine war: Germany won’t block export of its Leopard 2 tanks
The country has been under increasing international pressure to send its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
Covid: Thailand tourism up but still below pre-pandemic level
The holiday destination is set to start charging overseas visitors $9.20 each from the start of June.