Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 680 | News

As the war enters is 680th day, these are the main developments. Here is the situation on Thursday, January 4, 2024. Fighting Russia and Ukraine exchanged hundreds of prisoners of war in the biggest single release of captives since Russia began its full-scale invasion in February 2022. Ukrainian officials said that 230 of its prisoners … Read more

How devastating was Monday’s earthquake in Japan? | Earthquakes News

On Monday, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake hit Japan near the Noto Peninsula in the Ishikawa prefecture, prompting tsunami warnings for the nine prefectures along the west coast of the country and neighbouring areas such as South Korea. More quakes are expected to come this week. Japan is particularly prone to earthquakes because four of the … Read more

Bangladesh cricket star Shakib Al Hasan’s election run divides hometown | Elections

Dhaka, Bangladesh – In Magura, a sleepy town in southwest Bangladesh, about 168km (104 miles) from capital Dhaka, more than a thousand people are gathered outside a circular-shaped auditorium. The crisp winter air barely cut short their enthusiasm as they waited for Shakib Al Hasan – their “boy from the hometown” and arguably the biggest … Read more

Türkiye.. 33 people arrested on suspicion of “spying for Mossad”

On Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the opposition parties of “exploiting” the dispute that occurred between two Turkish football clubs and Saudi officials, which led to the cancellation of the Turkish Super match that was scheduled in Riyadh, calling for not using what happened as a “provocative tool.” . The Turkish Super Cup … Read more

End ‘unlawful killings’ in occupied West Bank, UN tells Israel | Israel-Palestine conflict News

The United Nations has called on Israel to end “unlawful killings” and settler violence in the occupied West Bank, warning of a rapidly deteriorating human rights situation during intensified Israeli raids. In a report published on Thursday, the UN Human Rights Office detailed a “sharp increase” in air strikes and military incursions into densely populated … Read more

Israel says improper munitions cause of high death toll in Maghazi attack | Israel-Palestine conflict News

The admission by an Israeli official to Kan public broadcaster comes as Israel has been accused of using ‘dirty’ bombs on Gaza. An Israeli military official has said that the high death toll from an attack on Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza was the result of the use of improper munitions, showing a spotlight … Read more

Israeli strike hits residential area near Kuwaiti hospital in Rafah | Israel-Palestine conflict News

NewsFeed “It was a very terrifying scene.“ Al Jazeera’s Tareq Abu Azzoum was reporting near the scene of an explosion where at least 20 people have been killed, many more injured in Rafah. These are the moments following that Israeli strike that hit a crowded residential area, home to many displaced Palestinians and a nearby … Read more

Austin discusses with Gallant the aftermath of major combat operations in Gaza

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made a phone call Thursday with Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant to discuss the Israeli military campaign in Gaza and preparations for the stabilization phase that will follow major combat operations. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Defense, Austin stressed the United States’ determination to ensure that … Read more

A UN report denounces the “rapid deterioration” of human rights in the West Bank… and Israel responds

Egypt announced on Thursday that it had presented a framework for a proposal to end the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, which includes three stages ending with a ceasefire, and said that it was awaiting responses to the plan, according to what was reported by Reuters. The head of the Egyptian … Read more