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  • Almost 44 injured in Lebanon clashes

    In Lebanon, almost 400 people were injured during running battles between anti-government protesters and security forces in Beirut. More street rallies were expected later today as part of the protests that has demanded the ouster of the Lebanese political class, which the activists condemn as inept and corrupt. Rescuers said, at least 377 people were […]

    Missile, drone attacks kill 70 Yemeni soldiers

    At least 70 Yemeni soldiers have been killed in missile and drone attacks blamed on Houthi rebels, on a mosque in the central province of Marib. Medical and military sources said today that yesterday’s strike follows months of relative calm in the war between the Iran-backed Houthis and Yemen’s internationally recognized government which is backed […]

    Thai King presides over oath-taking ceremony on Armed Forces Day

    Thailand’s King presided over an oath-taking ceremony today at an army base where almost 7,000 soldiers and police paraded to mark Armed Forces Day. King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s presence at the ceremony was unusual, as Thai monarchs have rarely attended the occasion, even though the royal palace and the military are closely linked. The Chief of […]

    Ukraine PM Oleksiy Honcharuk resigns

    In Ukraine, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk tendered his resignation to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy today after less than six months in the role. The resignation was still to be confirmed as the presidential office responded to the letter, saying they would consider it. An alleged recording emerged earlier this week where Honcharuk questioned Zelenskiy’s ability to manage the […]

    Russia says Kashmir is India’s internal matter belonging to its constitutional space

    Russian Ambassador to India, Nikolay Kudashev said that Kashmir is India’s internal matter, belonging to its constitutional space. Speaking on Russia’s position on the closed-door meeting on Kashmir, called by China, in UNSC he said as far as the discussions within UNSC is concerned, we have never been in favour of bringing this issue into […]

    Harish Salve appointed as Queen’s Counsel for courts of England, Wales

    Senior Advocate Harish Salve has been appointed as the Queen’s Counsel for the courts of England and Wales. This was announced by the  United Kingdom’s Ministry of Justice Department. The title of Queen’s Counsel is usually awarded to lawyers possessing demonstrated skill and expertise in the conduct of advocacy. The appointment is done by the […]

    Hong Kong Chief Executive says ‘one country, two systems’ can continue beyond 2047

    In Hong Kong, Chief Executive Carrie Lam today said that the ‘one country, two systems’ framework under which the city enjoys freedoms unknown in China could continue after a 2047 deadline if loyalty to Beijing is upheld. Ms Lam’s comments at the Legislative Council appeared to be an appeal to those in Hong Kong who […]

    Philippines’ Taal Volcano threat remains high

    The threat of the Philippines’ Taal volcano unleashing a potentially catastrophic eruption remains high. The authorities have warned today that it was showing dangerous signs. Scores of earthquakes rattle the region daily and large fissures are opening up in the ground, which means the magma that would fuel a major eruption is still flowing beneath. […]

    Fiji braces for second cyclone in three weeks

    In Fiji, disaster response teams were on standby as the Pacific island nation faced a second cyclone threat in less than three weeks. Gale and heavy rain warnings were in place on northern Rotuma island and the Fiji Meteorological Service said the storm was expected to be fully fledged Tropical Cyclone Tino by the evening. […]

    US House votes to send articles of impeachment against Prez Trump to Senate for trial

    The US House of Representatives last night voted to send two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial. Lawmakers split largely along party lines, 228 to 193, in a vote that will allow a historic Senate impeachment trial of Trump to begin in the coming days. Earlier, the House of […]