Palestinian officials have revealed that nine Palestinians, including an elderly woman, have reportedly been killed in an Israeli military raid in the occupied West bank. According to Palestinian health ministry 16 others were injured with live ammunition in the raid on Jenin refugee camp. The ministry also warned that the situation was “critical” in Jenin, with many other people injured and ambulances unable to get to get. Israeli forces launched a large-scale raid and besieged the camp in the early hours with undercover forces, dozens of armoured vehicles and snipers. Armed confrontation with Palestinian resistance fighters soon broke out.
Iran's top court has ordered the retrial of a third death row inmate sentenced over the nationwide protests that started more than 100 days ago. The Islamic Republic has been rocked by demonstrations since the September 16 death in custody of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd, after her arrest in Tehran for an alleged breach of the country's strict dress code for women.
Nigeria has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vietnam in the areas of defence collaboration, agriculture, telecommunications, amongst others, for the mutual benefit of both countries. The signing of the MoU took place on Monday during Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo’s bilateral meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart, Madam Vo Thi Xuan at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Saudi Arabia is lifting restrictions imposed on the Muslim Hajj Pilgrimage following the coronavirus pandemic forced a downsizing of the annual event for three years. The minister in charge of the Hajj, Tawfiq bin Fawzan al-Rabiah, said that the numbers of pilgrims would return to pre-pandemic figures with restrictions, including age limits, being lifted according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
Afghanistan government on Tuesday barred women from attending private and public universities, until further notice. The higher education minister announced the regression on Tuesday, saying it would take immediate effect. A letter, confirmed by a spokesperson for the higher education ministry on Tuesday, and signed by Minister for Higher Education, Neda Mohammad Nadeem instructed Afghan public and private universities to suspend access to female students immediately, in accordance with a Cabinet decision. “You all are informed to immediately implement the mentioned order of suspending the education of females until further notice.”
Former President of the Peoples’ Republic of China Jiang Zemin is dead.State media announced that Jiang died in Shanghai on Wednesday, 30 November, at the age of 96.The former Chinese president Jiang Zemin led his country out of isolation following the crushing of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth.