After two months of intense protests sparked by the death in custody of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, arrested for allegedly breaking the country’s strict dress code – the headscarf – Iran has finally removed its police units from morality, his top judicial official reportedly said. Separately, US Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines said on Saturday (December 3rd) that Russian forces in Ukraine are running out of ammunition “pretty quickly.”
US Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines said on Saturday (December 3rd) that Russian forces in Ukraine are running out of ammunition “pretty quickly”. Despite recent attacks on missile infrastructure, US intelligence believes fighting in parts of Ukraine has slowed.
Indonesia’s tallest volcano on its most densely populated island of Java erupted, spouting large clouds of gas and a river of lava, early Sunday. This prompted authorities to issue the highest warning and begin the evacuation of at least 93 residents of East Java province to shelters.
Experts say China’s zero-COVID strategy was a good approach at the start of the pandemic because it succeeded in keeping the number of cases low. But, over the past three years, the world has changed and health services are now fully prepared to provide Covid treatment and deal with epidemics.
Iranian authorities on Sunday executed four people accused of working for the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, the official IRNA news agency reported. The country’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of those accused of “the crime of cooperating with the Zionist regime’s intelligence services and kidnapping”.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday that a cap of $60 per barrel of Russian oil transported by sea, imposed by the G7 (Group of Seven), the European Union and Australia, was “not serious “.
In a rare move, the U.S. military informed allies as well as adversaries of the docking of a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine for the first time on the remote island of Diego Garcia, located in the Indian Ocean, as part of the multi-month deployment.
In retaliation for a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave into its territory, Israel announced on Sunday that it had carried out airstrikes overnight against Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip. On Saturday, the Israeli army, according to an AFP report, said that for the first time in a month, a rocket had been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel.
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