EU announces USD 8 bn aid package for Egypt

EU announces USD 8 bn aid package for Egypt

Monday, 18 March 2024 | AP | cairo

The European Union on Sunday announced a 7.4 billion-euro (USD 8 billion) aid package for cash-strapped Egypt as concerns mount that economic pressure and conflicts in neighbouring countries could drive more migrants to European shores. The deal, which drew criticism from rights groups over Egypt’s human rights record, is scheduled to...

Outrage over Schumer’s criticism of Netanyahu

Sunday, 17 March 2024 | AP | washington

Republicans and Israeli officials were quick to express outrage after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sharply criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the war in Gaza and called for Israel to hold new elections. They accused the Democratic leader of breaking the unwritten rule against interfering in a close...

2 Pak Army officers killed in terror attack

Sunday, 17 March 2024 | PTI | PESHAWAR

At least seven Pakistan Army soldiers, including two officers, were killed when six terrorists launched multiple suicide attacks on a security check post in the restive tribal district of North Waziristan bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, the military said. A Lieutenant Colonel and a Captain were killed along with five soldiers. All...

Navalny allies keep fighting to undermine Putin’s grip on power

Sunday, 17 March 2024 | AP | TALINN (ESTONIA)

Alexei Navalny’s team is used to working independently. The most potent foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin was frequently absent for long stretches after being arrested, assaulted, poisoned, or imprisoned. But when Navalny died suddenly in February at age 47 in a remote Arctic prison, his team was left with a...

Cease-fire talks with Israel and Hamas expected to restart

Sunday, 17 March 2024 | AP | CAIRO

Stalled talks aimed at securing a cease-fire in the war between Israel and Hamas are expected to restart in earnest in Qatar as soon as Sunday, according to Egyptian officials. The talks would mark the first time both Israeli officials and Hamas leaders joined the indirect negotiations since the start of...

India abstains in UNGA on Pak resolution on Islamophobia

Sunday, 17 March 2024 | PTI | UNITED NATIONS

India abstained in the UN General Assembly on a draft resolution introduced by Pakistan and co-sponsored by China on Islamophobia, asserting that the prevalence of “religiophobia” against Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and other faiths facing violence and discrimination must also be acknowledged rather than singling out just one religion. The 193-member General...

Migrant boat sinks off Turkiye’s coast, killing at least 16 people

Saturday, 16 March 2024 | AP | ANKARA

A rubber dinghy carrying migrants sank off Turkiye’s northern Aegean coast on Friday, killing at least 16 people, officials said. Turkish coast guard personnel rescued two migrants from the sea off the town of Eceabat in Canakkale province, while two others were able to reach the shore by themselves, Gov. Ilhami...

15 Indian fishermen detained by Lanka Navy for poaching

Saturday, 16 March 2024 | PTI | colombo

The Sri Lanka Navy on Friday detained at least 15 Indian fishermen off the coast of Karainagar in the northern Jaffna Peninsula for allegedly fishing in the island nation’s waters, an official statement said, in the latest such incident this year. The fishermen and their trawler were escorted by the navy...

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