Friday, September 29, 2023


Blinken Meets Indian Counterpart Amid Sikh Leader’s Killing Fallout

Canada PM says he received assurances that US will raise Hardeep Singh Nijjar's killing with Indian foreign minister.

Israel Reopens Gaza Crossing for Palestinian Workers

Erez: Israel said it reopened Thursday a key crossing with Gaza to Palestinian workers after shutting it during violent protests that saw the army launch strikes targeting Hamas military posts. The Israeli authorities had initially closed the Erez crossing, the only gateway for Palestinian pedestrians from the Gaza Strip, for the Jewish new year holiday on September 15. But they extended the closure citing security reasons following daily demonstrations along the border that left several protesters dead and injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers.

Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh: Is it Finally Resolved?

After two major wars and a recent lightning Azerbaijani offensive, the self-styled republic will be dissolved.

Iraq PM visits wedding fire victims as 2 more die from injuries | TOME

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s prime minister on Thursday visited injured patients and the families of victims in northern Iraq days after a deadly wedding fire killed around 100 people, as two more people died from their injuries.Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani arrived in Nineveh province early Thursday with a delegation of ministers and security officials, state television reported. He met with the wounded and family members of victims at Hamdaniyah Hospital and Al-Jumhoori Hospital.He later visited the Syriac Catholic Mar Behnam Monastery to express his condolences to victims.

American Soldier Travis King Returns to US After Release from North Korea

King lands at US army base in Texas, more than two months after he was detained for illegally crossing into North Korea.

‘Wedding Bliss Turned Funeral: Yesterday’s Joy Now Laid to Rest’ | TOME

JEDDAH: Nine people were arrested on Wednesday and warrants were issued for a further four after more than 100 people died when a fire ripped through a packed wedding hall in northern Iraq.

Taiwan’s New Submarine: Essential Insights in 500 Words | TOME

Taiwan has plans to build eight submarines, which will be a key part of the island's strategy of deterrence.

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