Hindu women press for access to Indian mosque, in latest dispute

Rakhi Singh, Sita Sahu and Laxmi Devi, three of the five petitioners who filed a plea to pray every day before a goddess idol and relics inside the Gyanvapi Mosque, speak with the media after leaving the mosque in Varanasi, India, May 14, 2022. Picture taken May 14, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer Join now for FREE unlimited … Read more

Thousands line up for petrol and gas in Sri Lanka amid food shortage warnings

COLOMBO, May 20 (Reuters) – Thousands of people lined up for cooking gas and petrol in Sri Lanka’s commercial capital on Friday and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned of a food shortage as the island nation is battling a devastating economic crisis. Lines have formed in many parts of Colombo, a city of around 900,000, … Read more

China Eastern crash investigation considers intentional action – sources

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – Investigators investigating the crash of a China Eastern Airlines plane (600115.SS) are examining whether it was due to intentional action on the flight deck, without any evidence of a technical malfunction, informed two people. on the question said. The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that flight data from one … Read more

Explainer: Why Indonesia’s Palm Oil Export Ban Hasn’t Cooled Cooking Oil Prices

May 17 (Reuters) – Indonesia, the world’s biggest exporter of palm oil, has since April 28 halted shipments of edible oil in a bid to flood the domestic market with supplies to control the surge in cooking oil price. Despite these harsh policies that have shaken edible oil markets and cost hundreds of millions of … Read more

North Korea mobilizes military, steps up tracing amid COVID surge

SEOUL, May 17 (Reuters) – North Korea has mobilized its military to distribute COVID medicine and deployed more than 10,000 health workers to help trace potential patients, as it battles a wave of coronavirus , state media KCNA reported on Tuesday. The isolated country is grappling with its first recognized COVID-19 outbreak, which it confirmed … Read more