“This Morning, Russian Phosphorus Bombs Were Used”: Zelensky To NATO
Volodymyr Zelensky, during a video address to the US-led military alliance, said: “This morning, by the way, phosphorus bombs were used Russian phosphorus bombs. Adults were killed again and children were killed again”
Yogi Adityanath Chosen Again As UP Chief Minister, Oath Tomorrow
Yogi Adityanath — formally chosen the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh by BJP legislators today — reminded his audience that this was the first time a Chief Minister is getting a second straight term in the state. With this election, the BJP also showed that elections can be “fought on nationalism and good governance,” he added.
Chinese Foreign Minister Lands In Delhi Amid Row Over Kashmir Remark
China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has landed in Delhi — the first high-level Chinese visit to India in more than two years, since the stand-off in Ladakh started. Sources said Wang Yi is expected to meet foreign minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval tomorrow.
Saudi Arabia reach 2022 World Cup in Qatar after Japan beat Australia
Saudi Arabia qualified for the 2022 World Cup on Thursday without even playing a game thanks to Japan’s 2-0 win over Australia in Sydney.
Two late goals from Kaoru Mitoma not only gave Japan a deserved win after an entertaining game but also meant Japan go top of Group B with 21 points, two ahead of the Green Falcons who take on China later today.
More than 30 killed in twin attacks in Somalia
The death toll from twin attacks in central Somalia on Wednesday night has climbed above 30, the Beledweyne district police chief told AFP on Thursday, with the Al-Shabab insurgent group saying it was targeting politicians ahead of elections.
Zelenskyy calls for global protests
- Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls for global protests to demand an end to the Russian invasion.
- He also calls for NATO to provide “effective and unrestricted” aid for Ukraine.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow plans to sell its gas to “unfriendly countries” in roubles.
- US President Joe Biden has landed in Brussels ahead of NATO, G7 and EU summits. He is expected to unveil further sanctions against Russia.
- The US says it has determined that Russian forces committed war crimes in Ukraine.
Iran’s enemies, such as Israel and the United States, have an “expiration date” as a new world order is upon us, Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander-in-chief Hossein Salami threatened on Wednesday, Iranian news outlet Tasnim reported.
UN Special Rapporteur Says Israel is Committing Apartheid
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories Michael Lynk has submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Council, concluding that the situation in occupied Palestine amounts to apartheid, Amnesty International reported in its website.
Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian Youth near Ramallah
A Palestinian youth was shot and injured on Wednesday during clashes with Israeli forces in the town of Beit Liqya to the west of Ramallah, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.
Local sources told WAFA that Israeli forces stormed the town of Beit Liqya, raided and searched a store belonging to one of the residents, spurring clashes with residents.
Iran media accuses Turkey of backing ‘terrorists’
Iran may be upping tensions with Turkey. The evidence can so far be found in one article at Fars News which accuses Turkey and its leading AKP party of backing “terrorists.” This comes as the world is changing and countries weigh their next moves amid the Ukraine war. Turkey is seeking to play both sides, being friendly with Russia and also Ukraine. Meanwhile, Russia is holding up the Iran deal.
Taliban closes Highschool to girls
The Taliban administration in Afghanistan has announced that girls’ high schools will be closed, hours after they reopened for the first time in nearly seven months.
The backtracking by the Taliban means female students above the sixth grade will not be able to attend school.
Jamaica PM tells British royals it wants to be independent
KINGSTON, March 23 (Reuters) – Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness told Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate on Wednesday his country wants to be “independent” and address “unresolved” issues, a day after protesters called on the United Kingdom to pay reparations for slavery.
The royal couple arrived in Jamaica on Tuesday as part of a week-long tour of former British Caribbean colonies, but have faced public questioning of the British Empire’s legacy.