Houthi tribesman stands with a gun as they gather to show defiance after air strikes on Houthi positions near Sanaa, Yemen. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
The US intends to launch further strikes at Iran-backed groups in the Middle East, the White House national security adviser said, after hitting Tehran-aligned factions in Iraq, Syria and Yemen over the last two days. How far will the US go? Listen to correspondent Phil Stewart on the daily Reuters World News podcast.
Palestinians huddling under bombardment in Gaza said they hoped a visit to the region by the US secretary of state would finally deliver a truce, in time to head off a threatened new Israeli assault on the last refuge at the enclave’s edge.
Firefighters in central Chile battled to quell fierce forest fires that have killed 112 people so far and razed entire neighborhoods, while President Gabriel Boric warned the country faces a “tragedy of very great magnitude”.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he was considering a “reset” to replace several senior officials. Speculation has gripped Ukraine for weeks over suggestions that the president was about to dismiss the highly popular commander, Valeriy Zaluzhnyi.
A Beijing court handed Australian writer Yang Hengjun a suspended death sentence on espionage charges, threatening a recent rebound in bilateral ties that followed several years of strained relations between Beijing and Canberra.
Britain’s unemployment rate was much lower late last year than previously thought, the Office for National Statistics said, citing re-weighted survey results that might add to the Bank of England’s caution about cutting interest rates quickly.
Japan’s Eisai aims to roll out its groundbreaking Alzheimer’s drug Leqembi to 1,500 people in China later this year but expects growth to accelerate significantly in 2025 as diagnosis methods change, a company spokesperson told Reuters.
Samsung Electronics Chairman Jay Y. Lee was found not guilty of accounting fraud and stock manipulation by a Seoul court in a case about a 2015 merger that prosecutors said was designed to cement his control of the tech giant.
Turkey earthquake survivors struggle to rebuild their lives one year on
Abdullah Yanar and his wife Sabahat Yanar sit outside their container home. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
Abdullah Yanar planted flowers in front of his container home to make it feel more like a real home for his family, who have been living in temporary shelters in southern Turkey since last year’s devastating earthquake.
The 7.8-magnitude quake that struck last February, modern Turkey’s deadliest, killed several of Yanar’s relatives and damaged his apartment, forcing him and his wife, daughter and son to move first into a tent then to one container home after another.
Taylor Swift won album of the year for “Midnights.”. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Pop superstar Taylor Swift set another record on Sunday, winning the Grammy award for album of the year for an unprecedented fourth time.
Billie Eilish claimed song of the year for “What Was I Made For?,” a ballad written for the “Barbie” movie soundtrack, and Miley Cyrus landed the record of the year honor for her empowerment anthem “Flowers.”