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Electrical short circuit caused fire that killed over 40 Indians in Kuwait; MoS Singh visits injured Indians

Electrical short circuit caused fire that killed over 40 Indians in Kuwait; MoS Singh visits injured Indians

13 Jun 2024 | 11:22 PM

New Delhi/Kuwait City, June 13 (UNI) The devastating fire that engulfed a six-storeyed building complex in Mangaf in Kuwait City killing over 40 Indian nationals was caused due to an electrical short circuit, the Kuwaiti authorities announced on Thursday. Indian Minister of State for External Affairs KV Singh visited more hospitals where the injured Indians have been admitted.

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Hezbollah claims biggest attack on Israel since outbreak of Gaza conflict

13 Jun 2024 | 9:24 PM

Beirut, June 13 (UNI) Hezbollah launched a barrage of missiles and drones at Israeli barracks and military centres on Thursday, two days after an Israeli strike in southeastern Lebanon killed a senior commander and three other members of the Lebanese armed group.

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Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 37,232

13 Jun 2024 | 7:29 PM

Gaza, June 13 (UNI) Thirty more Palestinians died in the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours taking their total toll to 37,232, health authorities in the Palestinian enclave said on Thursday.

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EU countries ask Borrell to restrict movement of Russian diplomats

13 Jun 2024 | 6:07 PM

Brussels, June 13 (UNI) Foreign ministers of a number of European countries have asked EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell to limit the freedom of movement of Russian diplomats in the European Union as part of a future package of sanctions against Moscow "to narrow operational space for Russian agents," Politico reported on Thursday, citing the ministers' letter.

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42 Indians among 49 dead in Kuwait building blaze; MoS KV Singh visits injured in hospital

42 Indians among 49 dead in Kuwait building blaze; MoS KV Singh visits injured in hospital

13 Jun 2024 | 4:22 PM

New Delhi/Kuwait City, June 13 (UNI) At least 42 Indians are among the 49 people killed in a fire that engulfed a six-storeyed building housing Indian workers in Mangaf in Kuwait’s Ahmadi governorate. Minister of State for External Affairs KV Singh on Thursday visited one of the hospitals where the injured Indians have been admitted.

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3 youths killed after being hit by highway Bihar

3 youths killed after being hit by highway Bihar

13 Jun 2024 | 3:08 PM

Madhepura, June 13 (UNI) Three youths were killed when their bike collided with a truck in Bihar's Madhepura district, police said on Thursday.

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IMF tranche to have significant economic impact on SL: official

13 Jun 2024 | 2:49 PM

Colombo, June 13 (UNI) Sri Lankan State Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe said on Thursday that the completion of the second review of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) would unlock 336 million U.S. dollars for Sri Lanka, with a substantial impact on the country's economy.

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G7, EU members to give loans to Kiev

13 Jun 2024 | 2:47 PM

Moscow, June 13 (UNI) Member states of the G7 and the EU will each provide loans to Ukraine, which will be repaid from profits from the frozen Russian assets, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing sources.

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WHO launches new project to help 9L Somalis affected by climate events

WHO launches new project to help 9L Somalis affected by climate events

13 Jun 2024 | 2:13 PM

Mogadishu, June 13 (UNI) The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Wednesday that it has launched a new project to reach nearly 900,000 people with life-saving interventions by 2024.

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Taiwan detects 23 Chinese military aircraft

Taiwan detects 23 Chinese military aircraft

13 Jun 2024 | 1:34 PM

Taipei, June 13 (UNI) The Taiwanese military has detected 23 aircraft and 7 vessels of the Chinese armed forces close to the island over the past 24 hours, the Taiwanese Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

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Canada begins supplies of 50 new armored vehicles to Ukraine

13 Jun 2024 | 1:26 PM

Ottawa, June 13 (UNI) Canada shipped the first four armored vehicles produced specially for Ukraine, Canadian National Defense Minister Bill Blair said on Thursday.

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2 Aus officers charged after assaulting 92-year-old man in Sydney

13 Jun 2024 | 1:19 PM

Sydney, June 13 (UNI) Two police officers have been charged after assaulting a 92-year-old man in Sydney's southwest earlier this year.

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Police detained 33 people during protests in Buenos Aires

13 Jun 2024 | 1:17 PM

Buenos Aires, June 13 (UNI) Police detained 33 people during protests in the center of Buenos Aires, TN broadcaster reported Wednesday.

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5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesia's North Sulawesi

5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesia's North Sulawesi

13 Jun 2024 | 10:31 AM

Jakarta, June 13 (UNI) A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia's North Sulawesi province early Thursday, but did not generate large waves, according to the country's meteorology, climatology, and geophysics agency.

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Russian navy ships visit Cuba

13 Jun 2024 | 10:11 AM

Havana, June 13 (UNI) Four Russian naval vessels arrived Wednesday at the port of Havana for a visit that will last until June 17.

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