Author: International Desk

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has fled his official residence in the face of protests. He was forced to flee on Saturday (July 9th) when protesters stormed his official residence in Colombo. News AFP. Thousands of protesters surrounded Rajapaksa’s official residence on the day. They demanded that Rajapaksa be arrested. At this time the situation became such that Rajapaksa was forced to flee his residence. The army fired several rounds to bring the situation under control. It was reported till 1.30 pm that the protesters could not be evacuated despite the efforts of water cannons and army. On the contrary,…

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Russia will halt its supply of natural gas to Finland on Saturday, the Finnish state-owned energy firm Gasum says. Finland has been refusing to pay for its supplies in roubles. But it also follows an announcement that Finland will apply for NATO membership. Finland imports most of its gas from Russia but gas accounts for less than a tenth of the country’s energy consumption. Despite its invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, Russia continues to supply gas to many European countries. After Western powers sanctioned Russia over the war, Russia said “unfriendly” countries must pay for gas using the Russian…

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Occupying forces shot dead a Qatari-based Al Jazeera journalist while covering the Israeli operation in the West Bank. The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed the information on Wednesday (May 11). Nida Ibrahim, another Al Jazeera correspondent in the West Bank, said the occupiers shot and killed journalist Shirin Abu Akleh while covering the Israeli operation in Jenin. “All we know so far is that the Palestinian Ministry of Health has declared her (Shirin) dead,” he said. Shirin was covering the events in Jenin, especially the Israeli raid on a town in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. At…

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Sri Lanka’s prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Monday (May 9) to make way for a unity government to try to find a way out of the country’s worst economic crisis in history. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s resignation came hours after clashes broke out in the commercial capital Colombo, where supporters of the ruling party stormed an anti-government protest camp and were beaten back by police using tear gas and water cannon. https://www.facebook.com/PresidentRajapaksa/posts/543775430447990 A nationwide curfew has been now been imposed, on top of the state of emergency that Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa – the prime minister’s younger brother…

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Group of Seven (G7) nations have committed to phasing out dependency on Russian energy, including by banning imports of Russian oil. The move represents the latest attempt by the West to put pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin for his country’s invasion of Ukraine and the deadly aftermath that ensued. “We commit to phase out our dependency on Russian energy, including by phasing out or banning the import of Russian oil. We will ensure that we do so in a timely and orderly fashion,” G7 leaders said in a joint statement. “We will work together and with our partners to…

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A Myanmar court has sentenced pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to five more years in jail after she was ousted in a military coup. The country’s anti-corruption court handed down the verdict against Suu Kyi on Wednesday (April 27th). Following the military coup in the country on February 1, 2021, 11 corruption cases are pending against her. In the first case, she was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. The junta, which seized power through a military coup, has filed several lawsuits against seventy-six-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Charges have been framed against her…

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The Sri Lankan government has already declared a state of emergency across the country to quell widespread protests over the commodity crisis. However, in such a situation, a ship carrying 40,000 tons of diesel has reached the island state. The oil will be supplied across the country in the afternoon. This information was given in a report by NDTV. This is the first time since independence that Sri Lanka has faced such a financial crisis. Imports of goods have almost stopped due to the dollar crisis. On the other hand, due to the lack of oil, darkness has descended across…

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At least nine people were killed in a microbus falls into a ditch in Jammu and Kashmir. Seven more were injured in this incident. This incident happened when the car fell into a ditch on Thursday evening on Thursday evening in the Balanciaz area of Kashmir. Local media reported that during the remote area of Tararawali Balfiyaz, Kashmir’s Panchlia’s Tararwali Balfiyaz, the car fell into 300 feet deep ditch. This was the incident of the casualties. Police said six people were killed on the spot after the accident. Later, three more people died in the hospital. The condition of the…

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Sri Lanka is turning off all street lights to save electricity. A Sri Lankan minister said this on Thursday. Transactions in the country’s main stock market have also stopped due to the power crisis. Sri Lankan Power Minister Pabitra Waniyarachchi said, “I have already instructed the officials to turn off all street lights in the country to save electricity.” Sri Lanka was without power for 13 hours yesterday due to a power outage. The country has never had such a long power outage before. Sri Lanka’s state-owned power company, which has a monopoly on the power sector, has said there…

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Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of London to demand an end to the war and solidarity with Ukraine. Ordinary people gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square with blue and yellow flags after Ukrainian President Zelenskyy called for a worldwide rally against Russian aggression. According to The Guardian, the procession was led by London Mayor Sadiq Khan. “Ukraine has endured unimaginable suffering for the past month. London stands shoulder to shoulder in the dark moments of Ukraine,” he said. On this day, women and children also took part in it expressing solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The…

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