READ MORE: Year of the Water Rabbit: When is the 2023 Chinese Lunar New Year? (Sai Aung Main / AFP)The animals of the Chinese zodiac are lined up in a specific order based on ancient Chinese folk stories. A giant rabbit installation was placed to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, South Korea. Serbia held a "Chinese Lights Festival " event to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Novi Sad. Many light shows such as the Chinese dragon, butterflies and magic fish attracted the attention of visitors.
(Reuters Archive)UK police have said their biggest-ever counter-fraud operation had disrupted an international criminal network targeting hundreds of thousands of victims in millions of spam phone calls. "This is about starting from the organised criminals that drive and create the fraud that we see in the world around us," he told reporters. Around 40 percent were in the United States, while more than a third were in the UK, targeting 200,000 potential victims there alone. Fraud detection agencies have so far recorded $58 million in losses in the UK alone, with the largest single theft of $3.6 million and an average of $12,000. "What we're doing here is trying to industrialise our response to the organised criminals' industrialisation of the problem," Rowley added.2 months ago TRT World
Fast NewsUkraine’s President Zelenskyy says that Kiev has been able to defend the independence of the country in the eight months of the conflict with Russia as it enters into its 244th day. (Reuters Archive)Tuesday, October 25, 2022Russia has destroyed over a third of Ukraine's energy sector - ZelenskyyPresident Volodymyr Zelenskyy has told a conference on Ukraine reconstruction that Russian rockets and Iran-made drones had destroyed more than a third of his country's energy sector. The Ukrainian army said Russian troops were on the offensive in the Donetsk region towards the cities of Bakhmut and Avdiivka. Ukraine asks Israel to stand against Russia in the fightUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called on Israel to join the fight against Russia and repeated a request for Israeli air defence systems. “Ukraine is breaking the so-called second army of the world,” Zelenskyy said.3 months ago TRT World
Moscow's authorities in the southern Ukrainian region have urged residents to cross to the right bank of the Dnipro River as Ukrainian forces make gains in the south. (AFP)Friday, October 28, 2022Civilian departures 'complete' in Kherson – Moscow officialThe head of Moscow-annexed Crimea has said civilian departures from Kherson organised by Russia's forces amid a Ukrainian counter-offensive were "completed," after he visited the region with the Kremlin's domestic chief Sergei Kiriyenko. Moscow's authorities in the southern Ukrainian region have urged residents to cross to the right bank of the Dnipro River as Ukrainian forces make gains in the south. President Vladimir Putin's first deputy chief of staff, Sergei Kiriyenko, visits the Russian-controlled Ukrainian city of Kherson, governor of Crimea says. Why is he talking about the ability to use a tactical nuclear weapon?"3 months ago TRT World
Fast NewsEuropean Union member states, the G7 countries and Australia say they have reached an agreement on price caps for Russian petroleum products as fighting enters its 346th day. Russian forces continue to shell the southern region of Kherson, after withdrawing its forces from the region's main city last year. (AFP)Saturday, February 4, 2023Dozens of Russian and Ukrainian prisoners of war have returned home following a prisoner swap, officials on both sides said. Top Ukrainian presidential aide Andriy Yermak said in a Telegram post that 116 Ukrainians were freed. "I know how many tanks will be (sent to Ukraine) but that will be announced at the appropriate time."14 hours ago TRT World
While Iran denies selling its drones to Russia and their use in the Ukraine conflict, it’s accepted universally that they are Iranian-made, which shows how the conflict drew in other regional actors like Tehran. Russia also denies that it used Iranian drones against Ukraine. Tehran “should not remain indifferent” to the Russian use of Iranian drones against Ukrainians if it is proven so, said Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on Monday. "If it is proven to us that Iranian drones are being used in the Ukraine war against people, we should not remain indifferent," said Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian. This would help Putin as well as provide the Iranian military with very valuable combat experience for its drone pilots and technicians,” Erickson tells TRT World.3 months ago TRT World
Fast NewsThe US pop singer, wearing a dress of bejewelled mesh, won best artist, best pop, best video and best long-form video. The event, broadcast on MTV from Duesseldorf in western Germany, honoured musicians from Brazil to South Korea. (AP)Taylor Swift has walked away with four prizes at MTV's Europe Music Awards, including best video for her 10-minute "All Too Well". An absent Nicki Minaj also came out on top with a trio of prizes for best song, best hip-hop and a category called super freaky girl. READ MORE: Taylor Swift wins top MTV video awardSource: AP2 months ago TRT World
Pakistan has been battling a balance of payment crisis with foreign exchange reserves falling to $4.6 billion, barely enough to cover three weeks of imports — mostly for oil. It said in October it was considering buying discounted Russian crude, citing neighbouring India, which has been purchasing from Moscow. READ MORE: Russia says pipeline gas delivery to Pakistan possibleREAD MORE: Russia, Pakistan sign deal to build Pakistan Stream gas pipelineTrade in alternate currencyPakistan junior oil minister Musadik Malik told local Geo News TV separately that Islamabad wanted to import 35 percent of its total crude oil requirement. ..."All these things will be finalised in the next 60 days, so that by the end of March the oil supply starts from Russia." Shulginov said Russian gas companies might not be in a position at present to extend any supplies to Pakistan.14 days ago TRT World