Hong Kong criminalizes CBD as a “dangerous drug” along with heroin

Hong Kong CNN – Two years ago, cannabidiol was booming in Hong Kong. The compound, known as CBD, has been popping up in cafes, restaurants and shops, as companies eager to join an exciting new market already well-established in countries around the world. It all came to an end on Wednesday, when CBD was decriminalized … Read more

A suicide bomber attacks a heavily guarded Pakistani mosque, killing 59

The number of worshipers reached 400 at the time of the explosion Most of the dead were police officers No one has claimed responsibility for the attack PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a crowded mosque in a heavily fortified security compound in Pakistan on Monday, killing 59 people in … Read more

An Iranian military factory was hit by a drone attack

Drones target a factory near Isfahan, and there were no casualties Iran: “cowardly” attack will not slow down nuclear activity He says two drones fell into defensive traps and exploded A major fire hits a motor oil factory in northwestern Iran DUBAI (Reuters) – A powerful explosion ripped through a military factory near the central … Read more

Exclusive: A senior US Treasury official warns the UAE and Turkey against evading sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department’s top sanctions official on a trip to Turkey and the Middle East next week will warn countries and companies that they could lose access to G7 markets if they do business with entities subject to U.S. restrictions. Washington is cracking down on Russian attempts to evade sanctions imposed … Read more

From China to Japan, a deadly cold is gripping East Asia. Experts say it’s the ‘new norm’

Hong Kong CNN – A deadly cold snap sweeping across East Asia has killed at least four people in Japan after sub-zero temperatures and heavy snow wreak havoc on travel over the Lunar New Year holiday, with climate experts warning such extreme weather events are becoming ” The new rule. Japanese officials said all those … Read more

An Indian university announces a power outage ahead of the screening of Modi’s documentary

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A major Indian university cut electricity and internet on campus on Tuesday before its students’ union screened a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India branded as propaganda, television station NDTV reported. . . Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in the capital, New Delhi, has threatened disciplinary action if the … Read more

South Africa defends planned military exercises with Russia and China

Lavrov is on a visit for talks with a key African ally After that he will travel to Eswatini, Botswana and Angola Pandor says naval exercises are ‘normal’ President Ramaphosa of South Africa is a neutral party PRETORIA (Reuters) – South Africa’s foreign minister on Monday sidestepped criticism of planned joint military exercises with Russia … Read more

The protests in Stockholm, including the burning of the Quran, drew strong condemnation from Turkey

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Protests in Stockholm on Saturday against Turkey and Sweden’s bid to join NATO, including the burning of a copy of the Holy Quran, heightened tensions with Turkey at a time when the Scandinavian country needs Ankara’s support to gain entry. for the military alliance. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said, “We condemn in the … Read more

Lunar New Year tourism hopes are fading as Chinese stay home

BANGKOK (AP) — A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism to Asia over the Lunar New Year holiday next week looks set to be more than momentary as most travelers choose to stay within China if they go anywhere. From the beaches of Bali to the powdery ski slopes of Hokkaido, tour operators say, the hordes … Read more

Berlin sets US condition on German tank exports to Ukraine – Source

German Leopard tanks are the most suitable for Ukraine All eyes will be on Germany when the defense chiefs meet on Friday The United States will provide 125 million dollars to Ukraine to support energy systems A government minister among the dead in the Ukraine helicopter crash Kyiv/BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will send German-made tanks … Read more