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Israel-Hamas crisis: IDF strikes 400 targets in Gaza Strip

The Israel Defense Forces on Saturday (December 2, 2023) said that it has carried out airstrikes against 400 targets across the Gaza Strip since the temporary truce ended.

Afghanistan: $26 million appeal for returnees from Pakistan

WFP is seeking $26.3 million to assist one million Afghans forced to leave Pakistan following the Government’s decision to deport undocumented foreigners.

UN: Security Council agrees to terminate UN mission in Sudan

The Security Council on Friday decided to terminate the mandate of the UN political mission in Sudan from next Monday, after Khartoum called for its immediate withdrawal last month.

Israeli missile strike targets Syrian capital

Damascus/UNI: An Israeli missile attack hit military sites in the vicinity of Syrian capital Damascus early Saturday, the latest in a spate of Israeli attacks against Syria, according to the national Syrian TV.

Antony Blinken calls for Iraq to protect US installations

Washington/UNI: Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shiaa al-Sudani, urging the Iraqi government to fulfill commitments in safeguarding US installations on Iraqi soil and to pursue those responsible for attacks on US personnel, Spokesperson Matthew Miller said in a statement.

Several hostages, including grandfather and a kindergarten teacher, killed in Hamas captivity

Several hostages, including an elderly grandfather and a female kindergarten teacher, have died in Hamas captivity, confirmed Israel Defense Forces on Friday.

UNSC renews sanctions regime on Somalia-based terror group Al-Shabaab

The UN Security Council on Friday adopted two separate resolutions to renew the sanctions regime on Somalia-based Al-Shabaab and to lift the arms embargo on the Somali government.

Palestine-Israel crisis: Shock and terror haunt Gaza as bombardment of shattered enclave resumes

As Secretary-General António Guterres spoke of his deep regret about the resumption of military operations in Gaza on Friday, UN humanitarians vowed to stay and help all those in need, while reiterating “nowhere is safe from attacks” in the war-shattered enclave.

Israel intends to kill top 3 Hamas leaders as part of operation in Gaza

Gaza: Israel plans to eliminate the top three commanders of Hamas, including the movement's leader in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, as part of the ongoing military operation in the Palestinian enclave, the Financial Times newspaper reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the strategy.

Canada’s economy shrank in third quarter, but still above recession, says Statistics Canada

Ottawa/IBNS: Amid weak business and consumer spending as well as lower exports, the Canadian economy shrank in the third quarter, Statistics Canada reported.

Death toll from Israeli strikes on Gaza exceeds 109 in a single day after fighting resumes

The death toll from Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip on Friday has exceeded 109, the enclave's Health Ministry said.

US plans visa ban on extremist Israeli settlers in West Bank: Reports

Washington/IBNS/UNI: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken conveyed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the White House plans to impose visa bans within a matter of weeks on Israeli settlers involved in extremist violence in the West Bank, The Washington Post reported on Friday, citing a senior State Department official.

US's PCAOB sanctions three China-based firms, imposes $7.9 million in total fines

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board of the USA has announced three settled disciplinary orders sanctioning three China-based firms and four individuals for violations of the U.S. securities laws and PCAOB rules and standards.

Pakistan: Local tribal council boycotts polio drive over ‘lawlessness’ in N. Waziristan

Uthmanzai tribal jirga (a tribal council responsible for settling disputes in Afghanistan and Pakistan) recently boycotted the ongoing polio drive in North Waziristan district till the improvement of the law and order situation in the Pakistani region.

Russia: UN rights chief denounces outlawing of ‘the international LGBT movement’

UN human rights chief Volker Türk has deplored the decision by Russia’s highest court to outlaw what it called “the international LGBT movement” and brand it as “extremist” - a move he feared could lead to gay and transgender rights groups there being banned outright.