Guterres is deeply saddened to learn of increasingly large numbers of casualties, including children, from Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, and of Israeli fatalities from rockets launched from Gaza, said Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman, in a statement, Xinhua news agency reported. The secretary-general's thoughts are with the families of the victims, said the statement.
At least 24 people, including nine children, have been killed in the Gaza Strip since late Monday in this latest round of violence, Xinhua news agency quoted the Hamas-run Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip said in a statement. The violence was triggered by spiralling tensions in East Jerusalem over flashpoint holy site the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
The daily brought into global spotlight the existence of a Chinese military paper that discusses the potential of bioweapons based on SARS coronaviruses. Covid-19 is also a mutant of SARS coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. The findings by the Australian have reopened the debate about the origins of Covid-19, driving holes in the theory that a wet market in Wuhan.
"Bilateral relations with Bangladesh would be substantially damaged if it joins hand with [Quad] initiatives," Radio Free Asia quoted Chinese Ambassador in Bangladesh Li Jiming as saying. Last month, Chinese Defence Minister Gen. Wei Fenghe who called on Bangladesh President Mohammad Abdul Hamid had insisted that the two countries should join hands to form a military alliance in South Asia.
The sources said that Pakistani security officials have approached the Afghan Taliban leadership in Doha and made it clear to them that their refusal to participate in the Istanbul Conference was a big blow to the Afghan Peace Process, and if they do not show some flexibility, they will have to face the consequences.
Talking to media persons in Dhaka, Li Jiming, Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh, reportedly said that Beijing considers Quad to be an anti-China grouping. “We do not want any form of participation of Bangladesh in this alliance, ” the Chinese ambassador was quoted as saying by Times of India.
The source confirmed to the TASS News Agency that the victims comprised eight children and a teacher and among the 10 injured, four were rushed to a local hospital. According to a TASS source in the law enforcement agencies, the shooting took place at school No. 175 in Kazan located in the Tatarstan region.