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Two Indian nationals found dead in Ivory Coast

Mar 02, 2024

Two Indian nationals have been found dead in Ivory Coast's Abidjan, authorities said on Saturday.

Iranian singer, Grammy winner sentenced to prison for 'encouraging protest'

Iranian singer, Grammy winner sentenced to prison for 'encouraging protest'

Mar 02, 2024

Hajipour, known for his anthem supporting the 2022 protests, was handed a three-year, eight-month sentence for charges including "propaganda against the system" and "encouraging people to protest."

Anti-India campaign spreading on Arabic social media

Mar 01, 2024

The Israel-Hamas conflict has triggered a disinformation campaign on social media in Arab nations with pro-Palestine accounts circulating copy-cat message about “rape” of Israeli soldiers by “Indian mercenaries” in Gaza.

Shehbaz Sharif, backed by PML-N and PPP, expected to be Pakistan's new PM

Shehbaz Sharif set to be elected as Pakistan's new Prime Minister

Mar 01, 2024

Shehbaz Sharif, backed by the Pakistan Muslim League (N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), is expected to be elected as Pakistan's new Prime Minister. This comes after no party secured the necessary majority in the February 8 polls.

 Bangladesh: 44 dead, dozens injured in devastating building fire in Dhaka

Bangladesh: 44 dead, dozens injured in devastating building fire in Dhaka

Mar 01, 2024

In a heroic effort, firefighters undertook a perilous rescue mission, managing to save 70 individuals from the inferno. Among those rescued, 42 were found unconscious and in critical condition.

Antarctica's Doomsday Glacier is losing ice at an alarming rate due to climate change.

Antarctica's Doomsday Glacier melting rate increases, risks global sea level rise

Feb 29, 2024

Antarctica's Doomsday Glacier, the world's widest glacier, has lost over 50 billion tons of ice due to global warming. The accelerating melting rate could potentially cause a significant rise in global sea levels.

Pakistani air hostesses fly to Canada and 'vanish', leave 'Thank You' note

Feb 28, 2024

A cabin crew member of Pakistan International Airlines identified as Maryam Raza, flew to Canada and didn't board the return flight. She left behind a note thanking PIA. Maryam is one the several PIA staffers who have sought asylum in Canada in recent years.

Sri Lanka to Expel Visa-Overstay Russians, Ukrainians

Sri Lanka issues two-week notice for Russians, Ukrainians on expired visas to leave

Feb 28, 2024

Sri Lanka has issued a two-week notice for thousands of Russians and Ukrainians residing on expired extended visas to leave the country. This decision follows a social media uproar over illegal Russian-run businesses and a 'whites only' policy.

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan, wife indicted in corruption case

Feb 27, 2024

Jailed former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and his third wife Bushra Bibi were indicted by a court on Tuesday on charges that they allegedly received land as a bribe by misusing his office during his premiership.

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Russian rights activist sentenced to 30 months in prison over Ukraine conflict criticism

Feb 27, 2024

Russian court sentences co-chair of Nobel-winning rights group to 30 months in prison following criticism of Ukraine conflict, sparking international concern.

Uzbekistan: Indian man gets 20-year jail over cough syrup deaths

Feb 26, 2024

An Indian man has been sentenced to 20 years in jail by a court in Uzbekistan in connection with the deaths of as many as 68 children who allegedly consumed contaminated cough syrup produced by an Uttar Pradesh-based pharmaceutical company.

Palestinian Prime Minister resigns amid uncertainty over post-war Gaza plans

Feb 26, 2024

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced his resignation today, as the Palestinian Authority looks to build support for an expanded role following Israel's war against the Islamist group Hamas in Gaza.

Pakistan: Maryam Nawaz becomes first woman Chief Minister of Punjab province

Feb 26, 2024

Maryam Nawaz, senior leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party and daughter of three-time former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, today became the first woman Chief Minister of Punjab province.

Young doctor's protest in South Korea

South Korea sets Thursday as last warning for striking young doctors

Feb 26, 2024

The South Korean government has given a four-day ultimatum to striking young doctors, promising no punishment if they return to work within the deadline. Failure to comply could result in suspensions of medical licenses and possible legal action.

US Airman shouts "Free Palestine", attempts self-immolation outside Israeli embassy

US Airman shouts "Free Palestine", attempts self-immolation outside Israeli embassy

Feb 26, 2024

In a video, a man is seen saying, "I will no longer be complicit in genocide," before going on to say that what he's about to do is minimal compared with the suffering of Palestinian".

Feleti Teo named Pacific Island nation's new Prime Minister

Feleti Teo named Pacific Island nation's new Prime Minister

Feb 26, 2024

Tuvalu's government announced on Monday (February 26) that Teo, the sole candidate nominated by his 15 lawmaker colleagues, was declared elected without a vote.

Imran Khan, IMF, Pakistan Election, Audit, Controversy, Debt Repayment, Loan, Coalition Government

Pakistan: Imran Khan appeals to IMF for audit amid Pakistan election controversy

Feb 24, 2024

Amid controversy over Pakistan's election results, ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan appeals to IMF for an audit before considering financial aid. This comes as Pakistan seeks a new loan from the IMF to manage its debt repayments.

5.7 Tons of Cocaine Seized in UK's Largest Drug Bust

5.7 tons of Cocaine worth 450 million pounds Seized in UK's Largest Drug Bust

Feb 23, 2024

British officials seize a record 5.7 tons of cocaine, worth around 450 million pounds, at Southampton Port. The National Crime Agency suspects the shipment was headed to Germany and is working to identify the involved criminal networks.

Taliban Conducts Double Public Execution in Afghanistan, Thousands Witness the Act

Taliban conducts double public execution in Afghanistan

Feb 22, 2024

In a horrifying act witnessed by thousands, the Taliban carried out a double public execution at a stadium in southeastern Afghanistan. The two executed men were convicted for the stabbing deaths of two victims in separate incidents.

Elon Musk's X claims "orders" from India to withhold account, disagrees

Elon Musk's X claims "orders" from India to withhold account, disagrees

Feb 22, 2024

In a statement released by X's Global Government Affairs division, the social media giant expressed its disagreement with the directive stating that the withholding of posts should not impinge on freedom of expression.

World's largest snake weighing over 200 kg found in Amazon rainforest

Feb 22, 2024

Scientists have discovered the world's largest snake in the Amazon rainforest, a previously undocumented giant anaconda. The discovery was made by TV wildlife presenter, Professor Freek Vonk during a National Geographic expedition.