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According to the Syrian news agency ‘Sana’, several missiles were shot down by Syria’s air defense system.
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Israel has fired several missiles at Syria, killing five people and injuring 7 civilians. Due to these missiles, the fields of Masyaf city in Syria caught fire. According to the Syrian news agency ‘Sana’, several missiles were shot down by Syria’s air defense system.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based organization that monitors the conflict in Syria, said Israeli planes fired at least eight missiles that landed at weapons depots and sites belonging to Iranian militia in Masyaf, causing fire.
UN criticizes killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen
The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shirin Abu Akleh and called for an immediate, thorough, transparent and impartial investigation. He was shot by the Israeli army on May 11 while reporting in the city of Jenin in the West Bank during the attack.
Palestine has rejected the demand for a joint investigation into the incident and called for an independent international investigation. Meanwhile, the people who attended Akleh’s funeral on Friday were also assaulted by the Israeli police. The US has condemned the incident.
Wheat prices triple in Iran, violent protests in many cities, one dead
According to social media reports, the prices of imported wheat have tripled since the government abolished subsidy on imported wheat last week. Violent demonstrations are going on in many cities against this. An MP said that one person died during the demonstration in the southwest area.
President Ibrahim has also increased the prices of cooking gas and milk. In the northern city of Rasht, the central city of Farsan, the northwestern city of Neshabur, etc., people have come out on the streets and are demonstrating tremendously.
Rules soon to link Aadhaar with voter list
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra said that the government may soon issue rules on linking Aadhar card with the voter list. Sharing Aadhaar details would be voluntary for voters, but those who did not would have to give “adequate reasons”, he said.
Chandra also said that the Election Commission played a key role in accelerating the vaccination campaign in five states where assembly elections were held in March this year. He said that this was done to ensure that voters and those involved in election duty are safe from the corona virus.
Great focus on India under French presidency of EU: Ambassador
India, headed by France’s European Union Council, is receiving a lot of attention and political ties between the grouping of 27 countries and New Delhi must be strengthened as well as people-to-people ties. This was stated by the French Ambassador to India, Emmanuel Lenin.
Calling for greater academic engagement between India and the European Union, the Ambassador said, “This will be the best investment in the future of the partnership.” On Friday, Lenin addressed an event to mark the 35th anniversary of the European Union’s Erasmus-Plus programme. India has a significant focus in the current presidency of France in the EU Council, he said.