Saturday, February 24

Asia

Four Officers Killed in Pakistan Shooting With Islamists
Asia, News, Pakistan

Four Officers Killed in Pakistan Shooting With Islamists

Four officers died on Tuesday after they became involved in a shooting spree with Islamist fighters in southwest Pakistan. On Monday evening, four people were killed in a bomb attack at the same place, the local police said. Gunmen believed to be part of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group, the Pakistani Taliban, opened fire on some officers just before dawn in Kuchlak, about ten kilometres north of Quetta, the capital of the province. Balochistan. "The men opened fire on a group of officers from a building; four officers were killed," said police officer Muhammad Zohaib. "One terrorist also died from bullets, and the others managed to escape." On Monday evening, four people - two officers and two civilians - died after a bomb attack. That bomb was planted on a motorcy...
Iranian Dissident Released After Three Months in Prison
Asia, Iran, News

Iranian Dissident Released After Three Months in Prison

Iranian authorities have released Majid Tavakoli, one of the country's most well-known dissidents, from prison three months after his arrest during the protests shaking Iran for several weeks. He was released under conditions, his brother said on Twitter “We are delighted with this news, but our happiness will not be complete until all detainees who are now in prison are released,” Mohsen Tavakoli, with a photo of his brother holding a bouquet at the exit of prison. Dissident Majid Tavakoli was detained shortly after the start of anti-regime demonstrations over the death of Mahsa Amini. The 22-year-old Kurdish woman died after being arrested in Tehran by the vice squad, who accused her of violating the strict dress code that requires women to wear the veil in public. Sever...
Nearly 200 Children Died After Ingesting Contaminated Syrups in Indonesia
Asia, Indonesia, News

Nearly 200 Children Died After Ingesting Contaminated Syrups in Indonesia

The number of children in Indonesia suffering from acute kidney failure after ingesting harmful substances in medical syrups has risen to 324, of which 195 have died, and 27 are still in the hospital. The Indonesian Ministry of Health reported this on Monday. The country has seen a spike in cases of acute renal failure since August, leading to an investigation and a blanket ban on the sale and prescription of syrups and liquid medicines. “Most cases occur in children under the age of five,” Health Ministry spokesman Mohammad Syahril said at a news conference. Tests showed that most deaths could be attributed to syrups contaminated with excessive amounts of ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol, two chemicals used in industrial products such as antifreeze, Syahril said. ...