Covid-19 epidemic in Japan has been heating up for 9 consecutive weeks as new mutant strains spread

The Covid-19 epidemic in Japan has been heating up for nine consecutive weeks as new mutant strains have spread. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of the Japanese government stated that the number of confirmed cases has increased for nine consecutive weeks, and some people believe that the 10th wave of the epidemic has occurred. As new mutant strains […]

Taiwan: Bei City police conduct anti-robbery drill at annual checkpoint, simulating gangsters breaking into bank

The Spring Festival is approaching, and the Bei City Police is trying to increase the vigilance of financial industry players. The police responded to the roundup and conducted various anti-robbery drills. The Xinyi Police Station simulated a gangster’s investment fraud and robbed a bank with a gun. The Zhongzheng No. […]

Eurostar trains cancels services as flooded tunnels disrupt UK-Europe travel

 Eurostar on Saturday cancelled all services connecting the UK to Europe due to flooded railway tunnels, disrupting travel plans for those heading from London to Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam for the New Year, CNN reported. The cancellation was attributed to the temporary closure of part of the track near London, specifically the flooding of railway tunnels near Ebbsfleet […]

Israel confiscates USD 2.7 million in Hamas terror funds

 Israeli security forces arrested 21 Palestinians in Judea and Samaria overnight suspected of involvement in financing the Hamas terrorist organization and confiscated over USD 2.7 million in funds, the Israel Defense Forces said on Thursday morning. The raids were conducted after Defense Minister Yoav Gallant designated five foreign exchange offices as terrorist organizations due […]

US shoots down 2 Houthi anti-ship ballistic missiles, second such incident in a week

For the second time in a week, the US on Sunday shot down two anti-ship ballistic missiles in response to a Houthi attack on a merchant vessel, the US Central Command stated. The US military shot down two missiles on Sunday morning, the container ship MAERSK HANGZHOU reported, adding that the vessel was struck by a missile while […]

Displaced families in Gaza grapple with cramped conditions in humanitarian catastrophe

Dire living conditions persist in southern Gaza as Israel’s ground offensive exacerbates the already challenging circumstances for displaced Palestinians, CNN reported. The cramped living conditions, soaring food prices, and poor sanitation are further intensified by severe restrictions on the entry of essential supplies into the coastal strip. CNN conducted phone interviews with […]

“State terrorism”: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf decries rejection of nomination papers

 Citing political motivations, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has labelled the rejection of the nomination papers of many of its election candidates as ‘state terrorism’. PTI’s Secretary General Omar Ayub Khan accuses “forces of status quo” of resorting to underhanded tactics, jeopardising election transparency and national unity. He warns of potential political instability due to “pre-poll rigging.” […]

Pakistan: UNICEF to seek over USD130 million to meet critical humanitarian needs of people

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is seeking USD 135.6 million from the donor community for 2024 to meet the critical humanitarian needs of over 5.5 million people in Pakistan, as reported by Dawn. The humanitarian aid will help benefit over 5.5 million people, including 3.4 million children in Pakistan. The […]

Yearender 2023: As Israel-Hamas conflict drags on, children of war on both sides of Gaza fall out of focus

As the Israel-Hamas war enters day 86, the discourse or discussion majorly continues to centre around the casualties, spoils and collateral damage. However, the children on both sides–those who fell clueless victims to the terror and the retaliatory devastation that followed or the ones who survived and are watching helplessly […]