More than 80 saved, two dead in migrant rescues off Libya News

More than 80 migrants were saved, but two died and three were missing following two sea rescue operations in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, the Doctors Without Borders, or Medecins Sans Frontieres, charity said on Sunday. MSF’s vessel Geo Barents picked up over 60 people late on Saturday from a rubber dinghy in … Read more

Russian opposition leader Navalny is dead, says prison service News

NEW DELHI: India’s main opposition party said Friday that its bank accounts had been frozen by the tax department just weeks before the expected announcement of national elections. Critics and rights groups have accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of using law enforcement agencies to selectively target its political foes. Congress spokesman Ajay Maken said … Read more

1,300 migrants dead or missing off Tunisia in 2023: NGO News

TUNIS: More than 1,300 irregular migrants died at sea or went missing trying to reach Europe from Tunisia last year, a Tunisian rights group said on Tuesday. Islem Ghaarbi, a migration expert at the Tunisian Forum for Social and Economic Rights, told a press conference that “1,313 people died or disappeared off the Tunisian coast, … Read more

One dead, five injured in New York subway shooting News

BEIRUT/PARIS: France has delivered a written proposal to Beirut aimed at ending hostilities with Israel and settling the disputed Lebanon-Israel frontier, according to a document seen by Reuters that calls for fighters including Hezbollah’s elite unit to withdraw 10 km (6 miles) from the border.The plan aims to end fighting between the Iran-backed Hezbollah and … Read more

Six-year-old Gaza girl found dead, family says, blaming Israel News

GAZA STRIP, Palestinian Territories: Israeli air strikes pummeled densely crowded Rafah on Saturday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered his troops to “prepare to operate” in the southern border city that has become a last refuge for displaced Palestinians.Netanyahu’s planned offensive on Rafah, where an estimated 1.3 million people have fled, has drawn condemnation from … Read more

Four dead including civilians in Israeli strikes on Syria: monitor News

Pregnant women and new mothers face terrifying ordeal as Israel-Hamas war in Gaza enters fifth month JEDDAH: Mashael was at home with her husband when an explosion tore through their building in central Gaza in late December. Since then, Mashael’s unborn baby has not moved. Without prenatal care, she has no idea whether the baby … Read more

Nearly 100 dead or missing migrants in Mediterranean so far in 2024 – IOM News

GENEVA: Nearly 100 migrants have died or disappeared in the central and eastern Mediterranean since the beginning of 2024, more than double the toll recorded last year during the same period, the UN migration agency said on Monday. The comment was made during an Italy-Africa Conference in Rome attended by more than two dozen African … Read more

No rest for Gaza dead with swift burials, bodies dug up News

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania: Ten Sudanese civilians were killed on Jan. 20 when the bus they were traveling in struck a land mine on a road in Al-Jazirah state, south of Sudan’s capital Khartoum, where fighting between rival military factions has been ongoing since April last year. The tragedy’s aftermath was marked by a deafening silence from … Read more

Attacks in Nigeria’s Plateau state leave at least 30 dead News

MAIDUGURI: At least 30 people have been killed and several others injured in Nigeria’s central Plateau state in a series of attacks around Mangu town, despite a curfew imposed by the state government, a community spokesperson said. Farmer-herder attacks and communal conflicts are rife in central Nigeria, an ethnically and religiously diverse hinterland known as … Read more

Palestinian carrying white flag shot dead by IDF, moment captured by ITV cameraman News

’Mass casualties’ at UN complex as Israeli forces advance through Khan Younis GAZA/JERUSALEM: A UN training center sheltering tens of thousands of displaced people was hit on Wednesday, causing “mass casualties” as buildings blazed, a senior UN relief official said as Israeli forces advanced through southern Gaza’s main city.Israeli forces also cut off southern Gaza’s … Read more