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

At least seven dead following Taliban attack on army outpost in southwest Afghanistan

Taliban insurgents attacked an army outpost in Afghanistan’s southwestern Farah province killing at least seven soldiers, local officials said on Monday, as the country braces for violence after May 1, a previously agreed deadline for foreign troop withdrawal. In a video message to media, Farah Governor Taj Mohammad Jahid said the Taliban had blown up… Read More At least seven dead following Taliban attack on army outpost in southwest Afghanistan

European Union summons Russian envoy over travel ban of officials

The European Union summoned Russia’s ambassador to the bloc on Monday to condemn Moscow’s decision to bar eight officials from entering the country, which the Kremlin said was in retaliation for sanctions imposed on Russian citizens by the EU. The protest is the latest in rising diplomatic tensions since the start of 2021, when Moscow… Read More European Union summons Russian envoy over travel ban of officials

Britain to send 1,000 additional ventilators to help tackle coronavirus crisis in India

Britain will send another 1,000 ventilators to India, the government said on Sunday, stepping up its support as India’s healthcare system struggles to cope with a huge surge in cases of COVID-19. India has reported more than 300,000 daily cases for more than 10 days straight, leaving hospitals, morgues and crematoriums overwhelmed. The British government… Read More Britain to send 1,000 additional ventilators to help tackle coronavirus crisis in India

Palestinian woman killed, three Israelis injured in separate shootings in West Bank

A Palestinian woman was killed and three Israelis were wounded in two separate shooting incidents in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. An Israeli soldier shot a Palestinian woman who tried to carry out a stabbing attack, the military said. Palestinian officials said the woman, aged 60, died of her… Read More Palestinian woman killed, three Israelis injured in separate shootings in West Bank

Eight dead as Myanmar security forces open fire at anti-coup protesters

Myanmar security forces opened fire on some of the biggest protests against military rule in days on Sunday killing eight people, media reported, three months after a coup plunged the country into crisis. The protests, after a spell of dwindling crowds and what appeared to be more restraint by the security forces, were coordinated with… Read More Eight dead as Myanmar security forces open fire at anti-coup protesters

Israel observes day of mourning for those that died in religious festival stampede

Israel observed a day of mourning on Sunday for 45 people crushed to death at a Jewish religious festival, with flags lowered to half-staff and questions raised about accountability for one of the country’s worst civilian disasters. In accordance with Jewish tradition, funerals were held with as little delay as possible. More than 20 of… Read More Israel observes day of mourning for those that died in religious festival stampede