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Former security chief arrested as Kazakhstan tackles unrest
Kazakhstan’s former intelligence chief has been arrested on suspicion of treason, the state security agency said on Saturday, as the former Soviet republic quells a wave of unrest and begins to assign blame. Karim Massimov’s detention was announced by the National Security Committee he headed until he was sacked by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday after violent protests swept through the Central Asian nation.
Six dead, 20 missing after rock face collapses at Brazilian waterfall
At least six people have died and nine were seriously injured on Saturday when a stone wall collapsed on motorboats under a waterfall in southeast Brazil, the local fire department said. A tower of boulders suddenly broke off the canyon wall and crashed into several pleasure boats, sending a huge wave across Lake Capitolio in the state of Minas Gerais.
UK still ready to trigger Article 16 in EU-Northern Ireland dispute, says Truss
The UK is ready to take unilateral action that would suspend customs controls on goods going to Northern Ireland, Foreign Minister Liz Truss said on Saturday ahead of talks with the European Union. Truss is due to meet with EU Vice President Maros Sefcovic next week to resolve disagreements over post-Brexit trade deals for Northern Ireland, part of the UK that shares a land border with the ‘Ireland, member of the EU.
Iran imposes sanctions on Americans for 2020 murder of top general
Iran on Saturday imposed sanctions on dozens of other Americans, many of whom are in the US military, for the 2020 murder of General Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike. Iran’s foreign ministry said the 51 Americans had been targeted for what it called “terrorism” and human rights violations. The move allows Iranian authorities to seize any assets they hold in Iran, but the apparent absence of such assets means it will likely be symbolic.
Russia reacts furiously to Blinken’s jibe over troops in Kazakhstan
Russia angrily responded on Saturday to a comment by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that Kazakhstan may have difficulty getting rid of Russian troops, saying it should instead reflect on the US military’s interference in the world. Blinken on Friday challenged Russia’s justification for sending forces to Kazakhstan https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/kazakhstan-detains-ex-security-chief-crisis-convulses-nation-2022 -01-08 after days of violent unrest in this central Asian country.
US open to talks with Russia over missile exercises, deployments – official
The United States and its allies are ready to discuss with Russia in talks on Ukraine the possibility of each side restricting military exercises and missile deployments in the region, a senior administration official said on Saturday. American. With crucial talks set to begin in Geneva on Monday, senior administration official Biden said the United States was unwilling to discuss limits on U.S. troop deployments or the position of U.S. forces in countries. NATO in the region.
Exclusive – Baby lost in airlift chaos in Afghanistan found, returned to family after long ordeal
A baby boy handed over to a soldier across an airport wall in the chaos of the US evacuation from Afghanistan in desperation has been found and reunited with his loved ones in Kabul on Saturday. The baby, Sohail Ahmadi, was only two months old when he went missing on August 19 as thousands rushed to leave Afghanistan as it fell to the Taliban.
UN launches Sudanese talks to end post-coup crisis
The United Nations said on Saturday it would invite military leaders, political parties and other Sudanese groups to take part in talks aimed at ending a crisis sparked by a coup in October. UN mediation in the weeks following the coup successfully reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, but his resignation last week heightened uncertainty around Sudan’s political future and a transition to elections scheduled for 2023.
Saudi-led coalition says Houthi actions make Yemeni ports legitimate targets
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen believes Houthi forces’ use of two ports as military bases would turn them into legitimate military targets, coalition spokesman Brigadier General Turki said on Saturday. al-Malki. The ports of Hodeidah and Salif are controlled by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi-led coalition has said the Houthis are using them as launch points for military and maritime operations.
Aid workers say airstrike in Ethiopia in northwest Tigray leaves 56 dead
An airstrike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region left 56 dead and 30 injured, including children, in a camp for internally displaced people, two aid workers told Reuters on Saturday, citing local authorities and eyewitnesses. Military spokesman Col. Getnet Adane and government spokesman Legesse Tulu did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s spokeswoman Billene Seyoum did not respond to a request for comment.
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