Saudi Aramco says first-quarter profits jump 82% as oil prices rise

Saudi Aramco on Sunday reported an 82% jump in first-quarter earnings, driven by a global rise in oil prices that made it the world’s most valuable company. The latest financial results came four days after Aramco dethroned Apple as the world’s most valuable company, with shares worth $2.42 trillion compared to Apple’s $2.37 trillion. Originally … Read more

New UAE president meets Macron and Johnson as world leaders arrive

The new president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, met with his French and British counterparts on Sunday as world leaders congratulated and paid tribute to his late predecessor. He was later followed by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who offered his condolences on the death of Sheikh Khalifa and … Read more

US mourns victims of racist store shooting

Buffalo Police on scene at a Tops Friendly Market on May 14, 2022 in Buffalo, New York Shocked residents of Buffalo, New York, gathered Sunday for vigils and church services to mourn 10 people shot dead by an alleged white supremacist in an act that one official described as “domestic terrorism, pure and simple.” The … Read more

‘My body, my choice’: Thousands protest in the US for abortion rights

About 1,000 abortion rights protesters gather outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Louisville, one of two abortion providers in Kentucky. Thousands of activists, many in pink, took to the streets across the United States on Saturday in a national day of action calling for safe and legal access to abortion. The demonstrations are in response … Read more

‘My body, my choice’: Thousands protest in the US for abortion rights

About 1,000 abortion rights protesters gather outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Louisville, one of two abortion providers in Kentucky. Thousands of activists, many in pink, took to the streets across the United States on Saturday in a national day of action calling for safe and legal access to abortion. The demonstrations are in response … Read more

Russia extends drug detention of American basketball star Griner

US basketball star Brittney Griner, seen at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, has been detained in Russia on drug charges A Russian court on Friday extended pretrial detention on drug charges against American basketball star Brittney Griner, state media said, when a US consular official was able to see her. Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist … Read more

Ferdinand Marcos Jr wins victory in the Philippines

Supporters of Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr celebrate outside his campaign headquarters The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos claimed victory in the presidential election on Wednesday, vowing to be a leader “for all Filipinos”, his spokesman said. With an initial count almost complete, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, popularly known as “Bongbong”, won more … Read more

Sri Lankan prime minister resigns after violence kills 5, wounds 180

Anti-government protesters and government supporters clashed outside the president’s office in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo. Violence raged in Sri Lanka until late Monday night, with five people dead and around 180 injured as Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa stepped down after weeks of protests. The clashes precipitated the resignation of Prime Minister Rajapaksa, the older brother … Read more

Putin ‘doesn’t believe he can afford to lose’ in Ukraine, says CIA chief

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes he cannot lose in Ukraine despite setbacks in the war, according to the US CIA chief. Russian President Vladimir Putin believes he cannot afford to lose in Ukraine and is “doubling down” on the war, but shows no signs of planning to use tactical nuclear weapons, CIA Director Bill Burns … Read more

Islamic State ‘Beatle’ Kotey sentenced to life in US prison

Alexanda Kotey, part of the Islamic State kidnapping and murder cell known as the “Beatles”, has been sentenced to life in prison by a US court. Alexanda Kotey, part of the Islamic State kidnapping and murder cell known as the “Beatles”, was sentenced to life in prison by a US court on Friday. Kotey, a … Read more