Taliban ban on women in the UN and 10 news from the world that are not on the front page

Eight migrants drown in river on US-Canada border

Police are investigating the drowning of eight people trying to cross a river between Canada and the United States and are looking for a man believed to be linked to irregular migrant smuggling. Near the Mohawk community of Akwesasne, which lies between Quebec, Ontario, and the state of New York, St. The bodies of eight people, including two young children, were found on the swampy shores of the Lawrence River. Bad weather often creates big waves on the river, and police say this happened when the boat carrying eight immigrants is believed to have capsized last week.

At least 46 people were killed in an attack by gunmen in a village in Nigeria.

Local government officials said forty-six bodies were found after gunmen attacked a rural village in north-central Nigeria. The attack took place Wednesday in the community of Umogid in Benue state, where clashes are common between nomadic herders competing for land and resources and settled farmers. The reason for the attack is not clear, but Benue is one of the states hardest hit by conflicts between farmers and herders, with the former accusing the latter of destroying farmland by grazing livestock. Intercommunal violence is just one of the security challenges facing elected President Bola Tinubu, who won a presidential election last month marred by massive delays and allegations of electoral fraud. Security forces are also battling the 14-year-long jihadist conflict in the northwest of the country and separatist attacks in the southeast. Intercommunal violence has spilled over into wider crime in northwest and central Nigeria, where heavily armed rogue militias loot villages and carry out mass kidnappings for ransom.

Four people were killed in a gun attack on Mexico’s Cancun beach.

Four people were killed in a gun attack involving suspected drug dealers on a beach near the city’s hotels district on Monday in the popular resort town of Cancun. Arrest two people allegedly linked to drug dealing activities.” Cancun is considered one of the safest places in Mexico, where more than 300,000 people have been killed in drug war-related violence, where the government has deployed the military since 2006. Cancún and the Riviera Maya in the south. It is the crown jewel of Mexico’s tourism industry and attracts millions of tourists each year. But the region is plagued by violence as drug cartels compete for blackmail and local drug markets.

Avalanche kills at least 7 tourists in Indian Himalayas

An avalanche in India’s Himalayas on Tuesday killed at least seven tourists and rescued more than 370. The avalanche, reported at noon local time, occurred near Nathu La, a scenic mountain pass that connects Tibet with Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim province. The severity of the avalanche was enough to push cars off the road and more than 80 vehicles were affected. A cloud-like snowfall engulfed an area near the village of Shooling, killing at least one person. In October last year, at least 26 people died in the avalanche that hit mountaineers in Uttarakhand state, one of the worst events in years. Just a month ago, an avalanche in Nepal had killed 49-year-old Hilaree Nelson, a well-known American ski mountaineer.

The meeting of the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran in China has not been held for 7 years.

The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran met in Beijing on Thursday for the highest meeting among regional rivals since the two countries cut diplomatic ties seven years ago. Middle East. In a joint statement, the two governments said they see “great opportunities for their two peoples to achieve mutual benefits”, given their natural resources and economic potential. Ministers discussed issues such as the resumption of flights and the reopening of diplomatic missions. The meeting comes after a surprise rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Iran, announced last month, mediated by China. The statement signaled that the agreement was advancing as Saudi Arabia, a long-time ally of the United States, developed more independent foreign and economic policies.

ISIS leader who planned attack in Europe killed in US attack in Syria

The US military said it carried out an attack in Syria and killed a senior official of the Islamic State group allegedly responsible for planning the attack in Europe. The US Central Command said that Khaled Aydd Ahmad al-Jabouri was killed in an attack in the northwest of the country on Monday. The command said it was “responsible for planning ISIS attacks in Europe”. The statement did not specify the location of the attack and stated that “no civilians were killed or injured”. General Michael Kurilla said that despite difficulties, the jihadist group, which was also expelled from its last territory in Syria in 2019, “remains its ability to conduct operations within the region with a desire to strike beyond the Middle East.”

Venezuela arrests 44 officials in corruption probe

At least 44 people have been arrested as part of an anti-corruption operation involving state oil company PDVSA and other related government agencies in Venezuela. The crackdown began on 17 March following the publication of an anti-corruption police statement calling for the prosecution of officials “who may have been involved in serious acts of corruption and embezzlement.” So far, the country’s powerful oil minister Tareck El Aissami has stepped down due to the investigation, while the most recent high-profile arrests were Pedro Maldonado, head of state-owned mining company Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana, and some officials. Sidor metallurgical company. Authorities were charged with embezzlement of public funds, money laundering, trading in influence and treason.

Baloch separatist leader arrested in Pakistan

Pakistani intelligence agency has arrested the leader of the Baloch rebel group in the southwest of the country. Gulzar Imam, also known as Shambay, was to become the founder and leader of the banned nationalist Baloch army (Bna). This army was formed after the merger of two main groups: Baloch Republican Army and Baloch United Army. The military said the BNA was involved in dozens of “terrorist” attacks in the country, including those against security forces. The gas-rich province of Balochistan in the southwest, bordering Afghanistan and Iran, has been the scene of separatist rebellions for more than 20 years. Initially, the nationalists wanted a share of the province’s resources, but later they started a movement for full independence.

Talbeians ban women from working at the UN

The Taliban issued an order banning Afghan female UN personnel from working in Afghanistan. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said it was the latest step in a “worrying trend” that is undermining the ability of humanitarian agencies to operate in Afghanistan, where more than half of the country’s population, as many as 23 million people, need assistance. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres would have found it “unacceptable and frankly inconceivable” that Afghan women were banned from working for the United Nations in their country. The Taliban administration, which came to power after the US-led forces withdrew from Afghanistan after 20 years of war, says it respects women’s rights according to its interpretation of Islamic law. In December, Taliban officials blocked most NGO workers from working, which aid workers said made it difficult to reach beneficiaries and could cause donors to cut funding.

Chinese military exercises around Taiwan following the island’s president’s US trip

The Chinese military has sent dozens of planes over the midline of the Taiwan Strait, hours after the island’s president Tsai Ing-wen announced three-day exercises around Taiwan in response to a visit to the United States and a meeting with all of Taiwan. Head of the Chamber. Tsai’s meeting with Kevin McCarthy while in Los Angeles on Wednesday infuriated Beijing, which claimed Taiwan was a Chinese province it was planning to annex. Less than 24 hours after Tsai returned home on Saturday morning, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army said it would hold “battle-ready patrols” and exercises “as scheduled” in the Taiwan Strait and northern, southern and eastern Taiwan. State media said the exercises were aimed at “testing the ability to take control of the sea, air and information”.

Source: Today IT