Israel on Monday night targeted Gaza with airstrikes, claiming that the Hamas launched incendiary balloons from the Palestinian enclave. Israeli army said it had targeted locations belonging to the group that controls the Gaza Strip. However, the witnesses said that the army had also fired artillery at the north of Gaza. The reports said that no one was killed in the Palestinian enclave.
The Taliban invited Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and Qatar to attend an event on its looming government formation. This gave an early glimpse of their foreign policy and geopolitical alignment. It is reportedly said that the necessary procedures for the announcement of the new cabinet had been completed. Moreover, Taliban have so far twice delayed the announcement of its government.
Atif Mehmood, a Pakistani salesman based in Dubai, saved a pregnant cat stuck on the second-floor balcony of a residential building in Dubai. Pakistani, 24, from Lakki Marwat, along with a Moroccan and an Indian man, spread a bed sheet and caught the cat after it jumped from the second floor. They received Dh50,000 each for their quick thinking that saved the life of the cat.
A New Zealand-based furniture company decided to take a traditional ‘charpai’ and up-market it to around 95,469 rupees on sale. ANNABELLE’S, a home design business, advertises its “‘Vintage Indian daybed” on their website. This is a typical hand-woven cot found in India and Pakistan, called a charpai. Originally, the item was priced at $1200.
After the Taliban took over Afghanistan, an American publication that obtained emails and diplomatic cables revealed that the Biden administration quietly pressed Pakistan to cooperate in the fight against terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda. Pakistan has responded by indicating it deserves more public recognition for aiding Afghans fleeing the country.
The Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar will head a new Afghan government set to be announced shortly, sources said on Friday. He will be joined by Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, son of late Taliban founder Mullah Omar, and Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai. Abdul Ghani Baradar, who heads the Taliban’s political office in Afghanistan, is the de facto leader of the Islamist organization.
Brazilian researchers at SAU PAULO University claimed that a molecule in the venom of a jararacussu pit Brazilian viper can block the reproduction of Coronavirus in monkey cells, which could lead to the development of an anti-COVID drug. A jararacussu can grow to 6 feet long, making it one of Brazil’s largest snakes has a 75% inhibitory effect on virus growth in monkey cells.
The Indian foreign ministry said several Indian diplomats held talks with a Taliban leader in Qatar. This is the group’s first official diplomatic engagement since taking over Afghanistan. Foreign ministry officials said Deepak Mittal, the envoy, met Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, the head of the Taliban’s political office, in Doha on Tuesday. The two sides discussed the safety of Indians in Afghanistan.
US Central Command Reports claim that US troops destroyed 70 airplanes at the Kabul airport before leaving the country. Americans have destroyed the Eagle base at Kabul Airport with controlled explosions heard in the entire city. US officials have confirmed that Eagle base was the final C.I.A outpost outside the Kabul airport.
London-based teen Benjamin Ahmed has made approximately £290,000 (Rs 2,93,38,798) by selling his pixelated emoji whale collection, called Weird Whales, as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). The 12-year-old Ahmed decided to keep his profits from selling his collection in a currency called Ethereum. Benjamin Ahmed has been a coding enthusiast since the age of five.