Afghan Taliban launches major offensive following elapse of U.S. troops withdrawal deadline

Afghan security forces fought back a major Taliban offensive in southern Helmand province in the last 24 hours, officials and residents said on Tuesday, as militants launched assaults around the country after a missed U.S. deadline to withdraw troops. Although the United States did not meet the May 1 withdrawal deadline agreed in talks with… Read More Afghan Taliban launches major offensive following elapse of U.S. troops withdrawal deadline

Three kids, two workers dead following knife attack at daycare center in southern Brazil

A teenager broke into a daycare center in southern Brazil and stabbed three children and two workers to death on Tuesday before being overpowered by police, officials said. Municipal Education Secretary Gisela Hermann described a “horror scene” at the facility in Saudades, a town in Santa Catarina state. She said in an interview that a… Read More Three kids, two workers dead following knife attack at daycare center in southern Brazil

At least twenty-four dead following metro train collapse in Mexico

Mexico will punish those responsible for an overpass collapse that killed at least 24 people and injured dozens when a train on Mexico City’s newest metro line plunged onto a busy road below, the government said on Tuesday. Accompanied by officials involved in the construction and maintenance of the elevated metro line that collapsed, President… Read More At least twenty-four dead following metro train collapse in Mexico

Israel, Lebanon resume talks over disputed maritime border

Lebanon and Israel resumed U.S.-mediated talks on Tuesday over a dispute about their Mediterranean Sea border that has held up hydrocarbon exploration in the potentially gas-rich area, an official Lebanese source said. The longtime foes held several rounds of talks in October – a culmination of three years of diplomacy by the United States –… Read More Israel, Lebanon resume talks over disputed maritime border

Twitter bans Indian actress Kangana Ranaut for violation of hate and abuse policies

Twitter Inc on Tuesday said it has banned leading Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, known for her ardent support of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing her of violating its rules on hateful conduct and abusive behaviour. Ranaut issued a tweet on Monday in which she urged Modi to resort to gangster tactics to “tame” West… Read More Twitter bans Indian actress Kangana Ranaut for violation of hate and abuse policies

Israel to send emergency medical aid to India

Israel will begin sending emergency medical aid, including badly needed oxygen equipment, to India on Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry said, to help fight the world’s biggest COVID-19 surge. In a statement on Monday, the ministry said a series of flights throughout the week would carry aid that included thousands of group and individual oxygen generators,… Read More Israel to send emergency medical aid to India

Myanmar charges Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi for misinformation

A Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar last month has been charged with spreading false news, an official at the Japanese embassy in Yangon said on Tuesday, amid a crackdown on media since the military seized power three months ago. Yuki Kitazumi, who had been picked up from his home by troops and taken into custody… Read More Myanmar charges Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi for misinformation