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 VoV Web Desk

Riots in Brussels after Morocco beat Belgium in FIFA World Cup

Riots in Brussels after Morocco beat Belgium in FIFA World Cup

Police used water cannon and teargas after coming under attack from football supporters who brought havoc to the centre of Brussels on Sunday following Morocco’s shock 2-0 World Cup win over Belgium in Qatar. Dozens of fans smashed shop windows, threw fireworks and torched vehicles. Police said that 11 people had been arrested with one […]

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Tehran sends more troops to Kurdish region

Tehran sends more troops to Kurdish region

DUBAI: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have built up their presence in restive Kurdish regions, state media reported on Friday amid a crackdown on mass protests, as video showed demonstrations in minority Baluch areas of the southeast. The mass demonstrations that erupted after the Sept 16 death in custody of 22-year old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini spread […]

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Kyiv counts its dead and damage after missile strikes

Kyiv counts its dead and damage after missile strikes

KYIV/CHISINAU: Russian missiles knocked out electricity in the Kyiv region and killed at least three people in the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday during attacks that caused blackouts across the country. Kyiv was one of the main targets of missile strikes on energy facilities that cut power in many regions and made emergency blackouts necessary in […]

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Twin blasts in Jerusalem kill at least 1, injure 14: officials

Twin blasts in Jerusalem kill at least 1, injure 14: officials

At least one person was killed and 14 wounded in two separate explosions targeting bus stops in Jerusalem Wednesday, security and medical officials said, with Israel’s public security minister calling them “attacks.” An explosion at a bus stop at the western exit from Jerusalem killed a man and wounded 11. A separate blast at another […]

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Pentagon chief raises concern about Beijing’s ‘dangerous’ behaviour with Chinese counterpart

Pentagon chief raises concern about Beijing’s ‘dangerous’ behaviour with Chinese counterpart

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday emphasised the need to improve crisis communications during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart while raising concern about “increasingly dangerous” behaviour by Chinese military aircraft. The roughly 90-minute meeting in Cambodia, described as “productive and professional” by a US official, was the pair’s first since a visit to Taiwan by […]

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Several Beijing districts shut schools as Covid-19 cases rise in China

Several Beijing districts shut schools as Covid-19 cases rise in China

Students in schools across several Beijing districts buckled down for online classes on Monday after officials called for residents in some of its hardest-hit areas to stay home, as Covid-19 cases in China’s capital and nationally ticked higher. China is fighting numerous Covid-19 flare-ups, from Zhengzhou in central Henan province to Chongqing in the southwest […]

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Angry funerals spark fresh protests in Iran

Angry funerals spark fresh protests in Iran

PARIS: Funerals for young Iranians, including a small boy, who families say were killed in a state crackdown, sparked a fresh wave of anti-government protests across the country on Friday. Iran’s leadership under Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is facing its biggest challenge in two months of protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini. The authorities […]

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Taliban visit fails to solve Chaman border issue

Taliban visit fails to solve Chaman border issue

QUETTA: The Friendship Gate at the Pak-Afghan border could not be opened for a fourth consecutive day, as efforts for reopening of the border failed on Wednesday. Sources said a delegation of the Afghan Taliban administration visited Chaman and condoled with the Pakistan security officials over the death of a soldier of the Frontier Corps […]

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Poland raises alarm after ‘Russian missiles hit village’

Poland raises alarm after ‘Russian missiles hit village’

WARSAW: Two people were killed in an explosion in Przewodow, a village in eastern Poland near the border with Ukraine, firefighters said on Tuesday as Nato allies investigated reports that the blast resulted from Russian missiles. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called an urgent meeting of a government committee for national security and defence affairs, […]

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Sri Lanka budget lays down plans to clinch IMF deal

Sri Lanka budget lays down plans to clinch IMF deal

COLOMBO: The crisis-hit Sri Lankan economy can turn around by the end of 2023 if budget policies, which are not limited to the International Monetary Fund’s recommendations, are followed, Presi­dent Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Mon­day. IMF recommendations have only been looked at to stabilise the economy, Wickremesinghe, who is also the country’s finance minister, told […]

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