More than 500 arrested in Dhaka over deadly unrest

More than 500 arrested in Dhaka over deadly unrest

More than 500 people, including some opposition leaders, have been arrested in Dhaka over violence that has wracked Bangladesh and killed 163 people since students started protesting against civil service hiring rules, police said on Monday. What began as demonstrations against politicised admission quotas for sought-after government jobs has snowballed into some of the worst […]

Bangladesh PM vows punishment for perpetrators as students mourn dead classmates

Bangladesh PM vows punishment for perpetrators as students mourn dead classmates

Bangladeshi Prime Minister vowed Wednesday to punish those responsible for killing six people in ongoing student protests over civil service hiring rules, hours after police forcibly dispersed a funeral ceremony to mourn the dead. Six people were killed Tuesday in clashes around the country as rival student groups attacked each other with hurled bricks and […]

Israeli army orders evacuation of devastated Gaza City

Israeli army orders evacuation of devastated Gaza City

• Tanks unleashed on buildings in Rafah • France, Germany demand probe into attacks on schools • Latest fighting has displaced 350,000 civilians GAZA STRIP: Israel’s army dropped thousands of leaflets over war-torn Gaza City on Wednesday, urging all residents to flee a heavy offensive through the main city of the besieged Palestinian territory. The […]

Russian missiles kill 24 in Ukraine, gut Kyiv children’s hospital

Russian missiles kill 24 in Ukraine, gut Kyiv children’s hospital

Russia fired dozens of missiles at cities across Ukraine on Monday in a massive barrage that killed at least 24 people and smashed into a children’s hospital in Kyiv, trapping victims under the rubble, officials said. Dozens of volunteers, doctors and rescue workers were digging through the debris of a part of Okhmatdyt paediatric hospital […]

Israel approves biggest West Bank land seizure in decades

Israel approves biggest West Bank land seizure in decades

JERUSALEM: Israel has approved its biggest land seizure in the occupied West Bank in more than three decades, a move criticised by activists on Wednesday as detrimental to Palestinian peace hopes. The 12.7-square-kilometre of land in the Jordan Valley was officially declared “state property” in June, according to an official declaration revealed by the Peace […]

Fighting rages in Gaza City’s Shujaiya for fourth day

Fighting rages in Gaza City’s Shujaiya for fourth day

GAZA STRIP: Heavy battles and bombardment hit Gaza City’s Shujaiya district for a fourth day on Sunday, months after Israel declared Hamas’s command structure dismantled in the northern area. Tens of thousands of Palestinians have fled the devastated neighbourhood, where the army said it has fought Palestinian fighters both “above and below ground” in tunnels. […]

‘Shaken to the core’: Kenya shocked as anti-tax protests turn deadly

‘Shaken to the core’: Kenya shocked as anti-tax protests turn deadly

Kenya was in a state of shock on Wednesday following unprecedented scenes that left parts of parliament ablaze and gutted, as protests over proposed tax hikes turned deadly, prompting President William Ruto’s government to deploy the military. “Deaths, mayhem”, read the front-page headline on The Standard newspaper, while The Daily Nation described the situation as […]

18 Chinese among 22 dead in South Korea battery plant fire

18 Chinese among 22 dead in South Korea battery plant fire

Twenty-two people were killed — including 18 Chinese nationals — in a massive fire at a South Korean lithium battery factory, the fire department said Monday, one of the country’s worst factory disasters in years. Over 100 people were working in the factory when workers heard a series of explosions from the second floor, where […]

Wildfire kills 11 in Turkiye’s Kurdish region

Wildfire kills 11 in Turkiye’s Kurdish region

CINAR: A huge wildfire has killed 11 people and critically injured five, as it ripped through Turkiye’s mainly Kurdish southeast overnight, the health minister stated on Friday. Hundreds of animals perished or were badly injured in the blaze, which roared across the dry landscape, sending flames into the night sky. By morning, the fire had […]

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