World News #11 | NF World Latest News

South Africa Flood 2022 - World News #11 | NF World Latest News

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Flood in South Africa: 259 dead; still not stopped in Durban’s area

Flooding in South Africa’s Durban region has claimed at least 259 lives. It has been described as a “catastrophe of gigantic proportions,” according to President Cyril Ramaphosa on April 13, 2022.

“Climate change is to blame for this calamity”. “It tells us that climate change is serious, and it is here,” Ramaphosa said while touring flooded sections of Durban and the adjacent eThekwini metropolitan area.

“We can no longer put off what we need to do and the steps we need to take to address climate change,” he added.

Officials anticipate the death toll to rise as search and rescue operations continue in KwaZulu-Natal province. The national government is going to declare the province a disaster region, according to Ramaphosa.

Sri Lanka Economic Crisis: India is ready to aid an additional $2 billion with food and fuel

According to Reuters, India is ready to offer up to an additional $2 billion in financial help to Sri Lanka, along with food and fuel assistance.

New Delhi is seeking to reclaim ground lost to China in recent years.

“We are absolutely seeking to assist them and prepared to extend additional swap lines and loans,” an Indian source familiar with different negotiations with Sri Lanka said.

A senior government source in New Delhi said that while Sri Lanka’s warning of debt default was concerning. “We can still provide them up to $2 billion in swaps and assistance,” the source said.

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan resigns; Shehbaz Sharif elected as new PM

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan has opted to quit as a member of Pakistan’s National Assembly ahead of the election for the country’s next Prime Minister. Imran Khan stated that he would not sit in assemblies with “thieves” after this decision.

Confirming the decision, Pakistan’s former Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed stated that sitting in the assembly will empower the Leader of the Opposition, Shehbaz Sharif. Therefore, it has been decided to resign from the National Assembly.

Following the resignation of Imran Khan in a vote of no confidence, Pakistan’s parliament has chosen Shehbaz Sharif as the country’s new prime minister.

Before the election, MPs from Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party rejected Sharif’s election. As he is the younger brother of three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Pakistan Army rocket fired Afghan province; killed five Afghan children and women

According to an official and a resident, the Pakistan army killed at least five children and a woman in an eastern Afghan province on April 16, 2022.

Pakistani armed troops launched rockets along the border in a pre-dawn attack.

Since the Taliban took control in Afghanistan last year, border tensions between the neighbours have increased.

Further, Pakistan accuses terrorist organisations of carrying out assaults on Afghan territory.

The Taliban denies harbouring Pakistani terrorists. But they are also enraged by a barrier Islamabad is building along their 2,700-kilometer border known as the Durand Line.

152 Palestinians injured during a confrontation between Israeli police at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

Confrontations with Israeli riot police injured at least 152 Palestinians within Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound on April 15, 2022.

The latest outbreak in a recent uptick of violence has fuelled worries of a return to wider bloodshed.

According to the Palestine Red Crescent, rubber bullets, stun grenades, and police baton beatings caused the majority of Palestinian injuries at the most sensitive location in the generations-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Following a string of fatal Arab street assaults around the country in the last two weeks, Israeli security personnel have been on high alert. Confrontations at the Al-Aqsa site in Jerusalem’s walled Old City raise the prospect of a wider conflagration similar to last year’s Gaza conflict.

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