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Four people killed, 10 wounded in bombing in Somali capital .Armed group al-Shabab claims responsibility for suicide bombing in a Mogadishu tea shop near a military base.

Four people killed, 10 wounded in bombing in Somali capital .Armed group al-Shabab claims responsibility for suicide bombing in a Mogadishu tea shop near a military base.

Al-Shabab frequently carries out bombings and gun assaults in Mogadishu and elsewhere in Somalia [File: Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP Photo] At least four people have been killed and 10 others injured in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu by a suicide bombing at a tea shop near a military base, state-run SONNA news agency said. The armed group al-Shabab […]

China, North Korea resume rail freight, to facilitate normal trade

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China, North Korea resume rail freight, to facilitate normal trade

Hong Kong authorities said that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for COVID-19 at a pet store where an employee was also infected. The city will also stop the sale of hamsters and the import of small mammals, according to officials from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. […]

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China, North Korea resume rail freight, to facilitate normal trade

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China, North Korea resume rail freight, to facilitate normal trade

Rail freight between China and North Korea has resumed after the pandemic caused it to be suspended for some time, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday. After friendly consultations between the two countries, freight transportation at the rail port between China’s Dandong and North Korea’s Sinuiju has resumed, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian […]

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Senior UAE official condemns ‘heinous’ attack on Abu Dhabi by Houthi militia .Ministry of Foreign Affairs says UAE ‘reserves the right to respond to terrorist attacks’ that killed three and injured six

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Senior UAE official condemns ‘heinous’ attack on Abu Dhabi by Houthi militia .Ministry of Foreign Affairs says UAE ‘reserves the right to respond to terrorist attacks’ that killed three and injured six

Explosions that killed three people in Abu Dhabi on Monday were a “heinous attack on civilian facilities” by Yemen’s Houthi militia, a senior Emirati official said. Dr Anwar Gargash, Special Adviser to the UAE President, described the group as a “terrorist militia” after two blasts in the capital. Dr Anwar Gargash said the Houthis were behind […]

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N.Korea launches two apparent ballistic missiles eastward from Pyongyang .A spate of missile tests serves ‘domestic political and foreign policy purposes,’ analysts say

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N.Korea launches two apparent ballistic missiles eastward from Pyongyang .A spate of missile tests serves ‘domestic political and foreign policy purposes,’ analysts say

North Korea launched two apparent short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea from an airfield in Pyongyang on Monday morning, in its fourth weapons test this year. “We are aware of the ballistic missile launches and are consulting closely with our allies and partners,” a US Indo-Pacific Command spokesperson said in a statement, adding the […]

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Elephants die after eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump

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Elephants die after eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump

Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste in an open landfill in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the region, after two more were found dead over the weekend. Around 20 elephants have died over the last eight years after consuming plastic trash in the dump in Pallakkadu village in Ampara district, about […]

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Brit synagogue hostage taker pictured as two teenagers arrested in Manchester

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Brit synagogue hostage taker pictured as two teenagers arrested in Manchester

A British man shot dead after taking people hostage inside a Texas synagogue has been pictured. Malik Faisal Akram, originally from Blackburn in Lancashire, was shot dead on Saturday night after a 10-hour standoff with police at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville. The 44-year-old held four people hostage, including the rabbi at the Beth Israel […]

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Somalia government spokesman wounded in blast in capital

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Somalia government spokesman wounded in blast in capital

  Government soldiers look at the scene of suicide bomb attack in Mogadishu [AFP] Somalia’s government spokesperson was wounded in an explosion in the capital in a suspected suicide bomber attack, state-run media reported. A photographer at the scene of the blast on Sunday reported seeing body parts lying on the ground outside the house […]

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Sweden rolls out tanks on Baltic island over Russia tensions

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Sweden rolls out tanks on Baltic island over Russia tensions

Soldiers from Gotland’s regiment MP David and Martin patrol in Visby harbor on Thursday. Russia’s mobilization at Ukraine’s border and the increased tonebetween Russia and NATO have led the Swedish army to increase its activities, including on Gotland.. Photo: Karl Melander / TT In an unusual move, Sweden deployed armoured combat vehicles and armed soldiers to […]

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COVAX delivers 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

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COVAX delivers 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Sunday that a United Nations-backed program shipping coronavirus vaccines to many poor countries has now delivered 1 billion doses, but that milestone “is only a reminder of the work that remains” after hoarding and stockpiling in rich countries. A shipment of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by the COVAX Facility arrives in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, […]

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