Shipping brokers and analysts estimate Moscow quietly amassed more tankers this year after new Western sanctions. Also, 6 million tons of wheat was collected from areas controlled by Russia, Nasa says.


More than 44,000 Russians visited the kingdom in October, compared with less than 10,000 each in the months following the start of the Ukraine war in February.


London’s Heathrow ground-handling staff will strike from December 16 and US airport service workers are gearing up for a day of action on December 8.

The artist – who now calls himself Ye – tweeted the image late on Thursday night and it was removed by the social media service for breaching the company’s rule against incitement to violence.

Buy a second-hand Rolex from an authorised dealer – Bucherer is the first dealer signed up – and it will come authorised as genuine by the watchmaker, under one condition.

VNG Corp is accelerating efforts overseas starting with video games and plans to move into artificial intelligence and cloud computing.


If there are risks ‘it would be appropriate … to take a look’, she said, contradicting previous comments in which she said there was ‘no basis’ for a review.

India’s leader said the world remains trapped in a ‘zero-sum mindset’ when countries fight over territory or resources and essential goods are weaponised.

US Space Force lieutenant general Nina Armagno said Australia’s location represented a ‘pot of a gold at the end of the rainbow’ for the two nations’ space cooperation.


Shares of Indonesia’s largest tech company have fallen some 60 per cent since its debut in April, giving it a market share currently of US$10.7 billion.

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is facing renewed pressure after a panel probing a burglary scandal at his farm said it found enough evidence to warrant a parliamentary debate on whether he should be impeached.

Labelling Wagner a foreign terrorist organisation would allow the US to pursue criminal prosecution against the group and its members, as well as go after its assets around the globe.

Anwar Ibrahim is looking for a finance minister who can steer Malaysia’s fragile recovery amid concerns of a global slowdown. The job is widely seen as a training ground for future prime ministers – and there are numerous names in the mix.

Bitcoin has so far weathered the bankruptcy of BlockFi this week, staying around US$16,500, as the crypto world nervously watches for further fallout from FTX.

The bipartisan vote came amid fears that a conservative-leaning Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 ruling that established the right to gay marriage.


SIA will invest US$250 million into Air India as part of the transaction that will see it emerge as a 25.1 per cent owner of India’s national carrier.

Qatar Energy and ConocoPhillips have signed an agreement for Qatar to send up to 2 million tonnes of LNG a year to Germany from 2026, for at least 15 years.


A sale of Hyderabad-based Gland, which specialises in injectable drugs such as antibiotics, oncology and cardiology treatments, will help Fosun raise cash and shore up its balance sheet.

As Europe and the US seek to cut dependence on Russian petroleum products, it opens opportunities for refineries in places such as China and Kuwait.


‘Look at the leader’s hair too, if it’s fully white, that means they are thinking about the people,’ the Indonesian president said, in an apparent reference to Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo.

South Korea’s central bank chief thinks Japan’s ‘sideshow’ of using stimulus to combat the challenges of an ageing economy is best avoided. Yet there are no easy answers for a problem that China and Thailand are facing too.

Wong was appointed Deputy Secretary-General, a newly created role in the People’s Action Party, one of the final steps of a well-telegraphed political succession.