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Israeli has recaptured four of the six Palestinian militants who escaped from a high-security prison last week in one of the most daring breakouts in the country’s history, police said on September 11. Since September 6’s jail break from Gilboa prison in northern Israel, the army has poured troops into the occupied West Bank for
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he would go after lawmakers who continue to question government transactions, including those involving his longtime friend Michael Yang who had financially assisted an undercapitalised trading company that won billions of pesos worth of government contracts for pandemic supplies. “This is how our game will go. You find fault in
Thailand plans to reopen Bangkok to fully vaccinated visitors next month, officials said on September 10, as the kingdom seeks to salvage a tourism industry hammered by the pandemic. Tourism made up a fifth of Thailand’s national income in 2019 but severe travel curbs imposed to fight Covid-19 saw the usual flood of foreign visitors
Fallen biotech star Elizabeth Holmes’s fraud trial opened on September 8 in the US state of California, with prosecutors claiming she told grandiose lies to cheat investors in her once-billion-dollar company, as her defence said she simply made mistakes. When she launched the diagnostics firm Theranos Inc in 2003 at age 19, the charismatic Holmes
China welcomes the end of “three weeks of anarchy” in Afghanistan with the establishment of a new interim government in Kabul, “as a necessary step to restore order and rebuild the country”, foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a press briefing on September 8. Beijing has already said it is ready to build friendly relations
The Taliban announced their government on September 7, with a UN-blacklisted veteran of the hardline movement in the top role, weeks after they swept to power and toppled the US-backed president. But as the Taliban transitions from militant force to governing power of Afghanistan, security officials grappled with a growing number of protests against its
South Korea’s Agency for Defense Development last week carried out underwater ejection tests of the SLBM from a new, locally developed 3,000-tonne class submarine fitted with six vertical launching tubes, Yonhap reported, citing unnamed military sources. The SLBM is believed to be a variant of the country’s Hyunmoo-2B ballistic missile, with a range of around
The Taliban on September 6 claimed total control over Afghanistan, saying they had won the key battle for the Panjshir Valley, the last remaining holdout of resistance against their rule. Following their lightning-fast victory in mid-August over the former Afghan government’s security forces and the withdrawal of US troops after 20 years of war, the