India Expresses Deep Concern Regarding the Situation in Conflict-Stricken Gaza
India particularly condemned the Hamas terror attack that occurred on October 7 of the previous year. Jaishankar, speaking from New Delhi via video link, reiterated the nation's stance against terrorism and underscored the importance of upholding international humanitarian law.
Zelensky Reports 31,000 Ukrainian Military Casualties Amidst Russian Invasion
"31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have perished in this conflict. Contrary to the inflated figures of 300,000 or 150,000, as claimed by (Vladimir) Putin and his disinformation campaign," Zelensky emphasized, as reported by the BBC. He stressed the profound impact of each loss on the nation.
Maldives Opposition Leader Abdulla Shahid Affirms Strong Bond with India
Speaking in an interview with Sun Online, the 61-year-old former president of the UN General Assembly emphasized the deep-rooted historical, cultural, and strategic connections between India and the Maldives. He underscored India's crucial role in assisting the Maldives during critical moments, such as the foreign military intervention in 1988 and humanitarian crises like the 2004 tsunami and water shortage in Male.
UK PM Rishi Sunak Faces Backlash, Defends Party Amid Allegations of Islamophobia
Sunak, a prominent British Indian leader, faced probing questions during a BBC radio interview in northern England regarding whether the Conservative Party harbors "Islamophobic tendencies," particularly in light of MP Lee Anderson's recent suspension from the party. Anderson had drawn criticism for suggesting that "Islamists" had gained control over Khan, a Pakistani-origin member of the Labour Party, prompting Khan to condemn the remarks as "Islamophobic, racist, and anti-Islam."
Historic Moment: Maryam Nawaz Sworn in as Punjab's First Female Chief Minister
Maryam's ascent to the chief ministerial position comes after she secured victory in the elections amid a walkout by lawmakers from Imran Khan's party-backed Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC). The PML-N described her appointment as a monumental milestone for Pakistan.
Grim Milestone: Russia Reports 409,820 Military Deaths in Ukraine
Furthermore, Ukrainian forces have also dealt significant blows to Russian military assets, destroying 6,542 tanks (with an additional 8 destroyed on Saturday), 12,441 armored combat vehicles (with 16 destroyed on Saturday), 9,981 artillery systems (with 29 destroyed on Saturday), and 999 multiple launch rocket systems. Additionally, Ukrainian forces have successfully neutralized 684 air defense systems, 340 aircraft, 325 helicopters, 7,681 unmanned aerial vehicles (with 22 neutralized on Saturday), 1,907 cruise missiles (with 2 neutralized on Saturday), 25 warships/cutters, one submarine, 13,011 motor vehicles (with 23 neutralized on Saturday), and 1,578 units of special equipment.
Trump's Response to Zelensky's Invitation to Visit Ukraine Still Pending, Says FM
According to a statement from Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in an interview with a US media outlet, there has been no official communication from Trump or his team regarding the invitation. Kuleba emphasized the importance of receiving a response from Trump or his representatives, stating that Ukraine would consider any such response seriously.