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Top Hamas commanders killed by Israeli airstrikes
World

Top Hamas commanders killed by Israeli airstrikes

  • The Palestinian militant group Hamas has confirmed on Wednesday that several of its top commanding officers were killed in Israeli strikes, including the military chief of Gaza city.
  • Israeli forces announced that they killed 16 Hamas fighters, including a senior commander and numerous weapons developers, in an airstrike on a Hamas command post in the Gaza Strip.
Published 12 May, 2021 07:27pm
Chad President Idriss Deby killed on frontline, son to take over
World

Chad President Idriss Deby killed on frontline, son to take over

  • Chad's President Idriss Deby, who ruled his country for more than 30 years and was an important Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants in Africa, has been killed on the frontline against rebels in the north.
  • Deby's son, Mahamat Kaka, was named interim president by a transitional council of military officers.
Published 20 Apr, 2021 06:27pm
Pakistan offers military training to Qatari armed forces
World

Pakistan offers military training to Qatari armed forces

  • Pakistan's Federal Minister for Defense Production Zobaida Jalal, has offered military training to the Qatari Armed Forces, adding that her country's military institutions were open to soldiers belonging to the Arab state.
  • Last month, the two countries signed a 10-year Liquefied Natural Gas supply contract at the “lowest-ever publicly disclosed price under a long-term contract in the world.”
Updated 03 Mar, 2021 02:59pm
Monks, nurses join nationwide protests against Myanmar coup
World

Monks, nurses join nationwide protests against Myanmar coup

  • Police turned water cannon on protesters in Myanmar’s capital on Monday as tens of thousands of people joined a third day of nationwide demonstrations against the military’s removal of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi a week ago.
  • Calls to join protests and to back a campaign of civil disobedience have grown louder and more organised since last Monday’s coup, which drew widespread international condemnation.
Published 08 Feb, 2021 02:05pm
Facebook urges unblocking of Myanmar social media
World

Facebook urges unblocking of Myanmar social media

  • “We are extremely concerned by orders to shut down the internet in Myanmar,” said Rafael Frankel, Facebook’s director of public policy, APAC emerging countries. “We strongly urge the authorities to order the unblocking of all social media services.”
Published 06 Feb, 2021 03:52pm
Myanmar police file charges against Aung San Suu Kyi after coup
World

Myanmar police file charges against Aung San Suu Kyi after coup

  • Myanmar police have filed charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi for illegally importing communications equipment, detaining her till February 15 for further investigation.
  • The takeover cut short Myanmar’s long transition to democracy and drew condemnation from the United States and other Western countries.
Published 03 Feb, 2021 04:50pm
Suu Kyi's party demands her release as Myanmar generals tighten grip
World

Suu Kyi's party demands her release as Myanmar generals tighten grip

  • The party of Myanmar’s detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on Tuesday for her immediate release and for the junta to recognise her victory in November elections, a day after a military coup sparked global outrage.
  • The United States threatened to reimpose sanctions on Myanmar’s generals after they seized power and arrested Suu Kyi and dozens of her allies in dawn raids on Monday.
Published 02 Feb, 2021 03:16pm
Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi
World

Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi

  • Myanmar’s military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in early morning raids.
  • The army said it had carried out the detentions in response to “election fraud”, handing power to military chief Min Aung Hlaing and imposing a state of emergency for one year, according to a statement on a military-owned television station.
Published 01 Feb, 2021 09:40am
Iran's Revolutionary Guards reveal new missile base, state media reports
World

Iran's Revolutionary Guards reveal new missile base, state media reports

  • The Chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps revealed a new underground base, host to high-accuracy missiles with a range of hundreds of kilometers.
  • Salami claimed that the missiles deployed at the base had a range of "hundreds of kilometers," while also being accurate and capable in handling hostile electronic warfare measures.
Updated 08 Jan, 2021 07:17pm