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Israeli air strikes kill 3 militants, wound 4 civilians in Lebanon

Israeli air strikes kill 3 militants, wound 4 civilians in Lebanon

Beirut: Israeli warplanes carried out three air strikes on a village in southern Lebanon on Tuesday, killing a Hezbollah fighter and two members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s al-Quds Brigades and wounding four civilians, Lebanese military sources said. The sources, who requested anonymity, said the airstrikes hit the village of Aita al-Shaab, in the central […]

Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 29,782: ministry

Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 29,782: ministry

Gaza: The Palestinian death toll from ongoing Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip has risen to 29,782, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said in a press statement on Monday. During the past 24 hours, the Israeli army killed 90 Palestinians and wounded 164 others, bringing the total death toll to 29,782 and injuries to 70,043, according […]

Maryam Nawaz Sharif elected first female chief minister of Pak Punjab

Maryam Nawaz Sharif elected first female chief minister of Pak Punjab

Islamabad: Maryam Nawaz Sharif, senior vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party, was elected on Monday as the first female chief minister for Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, Speaker of the provincial assembly Malik Muhammad Ahmad announced. Maryam, the daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, secured 220 votes against zero votes received by Aftab […]

5.1-magnitude quake hits Shikoku, Japan – GFZ

5.1-magnitude quake hits Shikoku, Japan – GFZ

Hong Kong: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 jolted Shikoku, Japan at 0624 GMT on Monday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences said. The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 33.54 degrees north latitude and 132.39 degrees east longitude.

Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 29,606: ministry

Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 29,606: ministry

  Gaza: The Palestinian death toll from ongoing Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip has risen to 29,606, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said in a press statement on Saturday. During the past 24 hours, the Israeli army killed 92 Palestinians and wounded 123 others, contributing to a cumulative death toll of 29,606 and 69,737 wounded. […]

5.3-magnitude quake hits China, no casualties reported

5.3-magnitude quake hits China, no casualties reported

Beijing:  No casualties have been reported so far following a 5.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Akqi County in Kirgiz Autonomous Prefecture of Kizilsu in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 6:58 a.m. Saturday, authorities said. The epicenter, with a depth of 10 km, was monitored at 41.12 degrees north latitude and 78.54 degrees east longitude, […]

Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 29,514

Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 29,514

  Gaza: The Palestinian death toll in the Gaza Strip has risen to 29,514 since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas conflict in October last year, the Gaza-based Health Ministry said on Friday. “During the past 24 hours, about 104 Palestinians were killed and 160 others wounded by Israeli attacks in Gaza,” the ministry said in […]

Yemeni govt condemns Houthis for attacking commercial ship

Yemeni govt condemns Houthis for attacking commercial ship

Aden, Yemen: Yemen’s internationally recognised government expressed strong condemnation on Wednesday for the Houthi group’s assault on a commercial ship carrying 40,000 tons of grain intended for the war-ravaged Yemen. In a statement released by the state-run Saba news agency, the government said that the ship named the Sea Champion was fired upon by Houthi […]

WHO experts to arrive in SL to help local authorities eliminate leprosy

WHO experts to arrive in SL to help local authorities eliminate leprosy

Colombo: A team of medical experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), specialising in leprosy, will arrive in Sri Lanka in March, said Director of the Anti-Leprosy Campaign (ALC) Prasad Ranaweera appearing in local TV on Wednesday. He said that the number of leprosy patients found in Sri Lanka has significantly increased in 2023 following […]

Death toll of overworked election staff in Indonesia rises to 84

Death toll of overworked election staff in Indonesia rises to 84

File Photo Jakarta: Indonesia’s Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said on Tuesday that the number of local poll administrators who reportedly died from exhaustion increased to 84. The minister said that he obtained the figure from the country’s General Election Commission and the Elections Supervisory Agency between last Wednesday and Sunday. Indonesia conducted its single-day […]

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