Thursday, 29 Feb, 2024

International

Israeli forces kill 104 people in Gaza waiting for aid

More than 30,000 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip since the start of the Israel-Hamas war nearly five months ago, the Hamas-run health ministry and Gaza said.  The surge in numbers came after witnesses said Israeli troops on Thursday fired at a crowd of people

US urges Israel to let Muslims worship at Al-Aqsa during Ramadan

The United States on Wednesday (Feb 28) urged Israel to allow Muslims to worship at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem during Ramadan after a far-right minister proposed barring Palestinians from the occupied West Bank from praying there. "As it pertains to Al-Aqsa, we

14 dead as Pick-up vehicle overturns in Madhya Pradesh, India

At least 14 people died and 20 were injured after a pick-up vehicle overturned in Dindori, Madhya Pradesh, an official said on Thursday. The pick-up vehicle lost control and overturned at Badjhar ghat in Dindori at around 1:30 am. The injured are currently undergoing treatment at

Hunger leaves children dead in Gaza as Israel blocks aid 

Six children have died from dehydration and malnutrition at hospitals in northern Gaza, the Health Ministry in the besieged Palestinian territory has said, as the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the besieged enclave worsens. Two children died at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City,

S Korea doctors face arrest if they don't return to work

South Korea's government has threatened to arrest thousands of striking junior doctors and revoke their medical licences if they do not return to work on Thursday. Around three quarters of the country's junior doctors have walked out of their jobs over the past week, causing

Top US court will rule on Trump immunity claims

The Supreme Court will decide if ex-President Donald Trump is immune from being prosecuted on charges of trying to overturn the 2020 election. The 6-3 conservative majority court decided on Wednesday to hear Mr Trump's claims that he should be shielded from criminal liability.

EU received over 1.1 million asylum applications in 2023

In 2023, EU+ countries received 1.14 million applications for international protection, reaching a 7-year high.  Syrians continued to lodge the most applications, with Afghans remaining the second largest applicant group, albeit with significantly fewer applications than the

US ‘will not send troops to fight in Ukraine’: White House

The White House said Tuesday that the United States would not send troops to fight in Ukraine, after French President Emmanuel Macron refused to rule out the dispatch of Western forces. “President Biden has been clear that the US will not send troops to fight in Ukraine,”

Forty Moroccan Migrants Cross Ceuta Border by Swimming

According to Spanish news source El Mundo, forty irregular Moroccan migrants, six of them minors, swam across Ceuta border on Sunday to reach the Spanish enclave. Despite the area being affected by a strong downpour, the agency stated that the migrants arrived in Ceuta between Sunday

Israel-Gaza war: Netanyahu and Biden spar over support for conflict

Popular support for Israel in the US will help it fight "until total victory" over Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday. In a statement, Mr Netanyahu cited polls showing that more than 80% of Americans support Israel during the conflict in Gaza. His

At least 31 killed in Mali bus accident

At least 31 people were killed and 10 others injured when a driver lost control of a passenger bus in southern Mali on Tuesday, the country's government announced. The bus carrying Malians and nationals from the West African subregion was en route to Burkina Faso when it

Saudi Arabia executes seven men convicted of terror offenses

Saudi Arabia executed a citizen convicted of acts of terrorism, the Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday. Aoun bin Hassan bin Radhi Al Abu Abdullah was sentenced to death for “joining a terrorist cell” that aimed to “destabilize the country’s security and

Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi indicted in £190m NAB reference

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi have been indicted in a £190 million graft reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The indictment came during the hearing held in Adiala Jail accountability court on Tuesday.

Climate change: 'Ice bumps' reveal history of Antarctic melting

Scientists say they now have a better idea of exactly where and when the margin of Antarctica started melting. They've traced the changing shapes of bumps on the ice surface that mark locations where glaciers are anchored in place. Half a century ago, few of these frozen

US airman dies after setting himself on fire at Israeli embassy 

A US airman has died after setting himself on fire in front of the Israeli embassy in Washington DC. The man was identified by police as Aaron Bushnell, 25. Officers from the US Secret Service extinguished the flames before the man was taken to hospital on Sunday afternoon.

Hungary's parliament clears path for Sweden's Nato membership

Sweden has cleared its final obstacle to joining Nato after Hungary's parliament voted to ratify the bid. The Nordic nation applied to join the defence alliance after Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022. Every member must approve a new joiner, and Hungary had

Israel Gaza: Biden hopes for ceasefire by next week

US President Joe Biden has said he hopes to have a ceasefire "by next Monday" in the Israel-Gaza war. His comments come amid reports of some progress reached in ongoing negotiations involving Israel and Hamas representatives in Qatar. "My national security advisor

Palestinian PM hands resignation to Abbas over Gaza ‘genocide’

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has announced the resignation of his government, which rules parts of the occupied West Bank, due to the escalating violence in the occupied territory and the war on Gaza. “The decision to resign came in light of the unprecedented

UAE Removed, Kenya And Namibia Added To Global Money Laundering List

Global anti-money laundering watchdog the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said Friday that it had removed the United Arab Emirates from its "grey list" of countries subject to increased monitoring, while Kenya and Namibia were added. Countries on the list have

Ukraine war: Zelensky says 31,000 troops killed since Russia's full-scale invasion

Volodymyr Zelensky says 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed during Russia's full-scale invasion. The Ukrainian president said he would not give the number of wounded as that would help Russian military planning. Typically, Ukrainian officials do not make casualty figures