Israeli military forces have shot and injured a Palestinian man in the southern part of the West Bank as tensions continue in the occupied Palestinian territories as part of the aftermath of US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital and relocation of the US embassy to the occupied city.
Nearly 170 Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence on Saturday, officials said, as the legislative election turned chaotic with many polling centers opening hours late – or not at all – due to technical glitches and lack of staff.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned a recent terrorist attack in Afghanistan, which led to the death of several senior provincial officials, including its powerful police chief ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections.
Taliban militants in Afghanistan have killed and wounded dozens of Afghan police forces, including a provincial police chief, in heavy fighting in the northern and central parts of the country, just ahead of parliamentary polls that the militants have vowed to disrupt.
Roberto Azevêdo, the head of the World Trade Organization, called on defenders of the multilateral trading system to “raise their voices” to help it survive as it faced pressure from protectionist governments and growing public skepticism of the benefits of global trade.