announces it will be suspending its mission to NATO
as early as 1 November, in response to the expulsion of 8 diplomats accused of espionage from the mission earlier this month. The NATO information bureau and military liason in Moscow
will also be terminated.
receives Ghazwan al-Zawbaee, the alleged mastermind of the ISIL suicide truck bombing
that killed 340 people in Karrada
, in 2016. He was arrested two days prior through a joint operation in a neighbouring country. It was the deadliest single-bomb attack in Iraq.
Prime Minister Cleopas Dlamini
orders the closure of schools across Eswatini
in an attempt to quell pro-democracy protests that have rocked the kingdom for months. Protesters demand the end of the absolutist monarchy of King Mswati III
, the last of its kind in Africa
, as ministers back the move saying that there "is no room for such anarchy in our society".
The Saudi Arabia
-led coalition says that they have killed 160 Houthi militants
, during 32 airstrikes
in the past 24 hours. The coalition also reports that they killed a total of more than 700 Houthis during the past week.
Twenty-six people are killed and dozens are missing as heavy rains affect the Indian state
Seven activists are sentenced
to prison terms ranging from six to twelve months' imprisonment for protesting against the national security law in July 2020. Among those sentenced are Leung Kwok-hung
and Figo Chan
. Leung is currently serving two sentences of 18 months' imprisonment for other charges and Chan is currently serving a sentence of 18 months' imprisonment for unauthorized assembly.
commander and another militant are killed during a gunfight with security forces in Pulwama. The killed commander, who was involved in the murder of two policemen, was among the top 10 targets of Jammu and Kashmir police. It is also announced that two more rebels, involved in the recent killings of civilians, were killed yesterday during a gunfight in Srinagar.
claims responsibility for the attack, reporting that two attackers shot and killed security guards outside the mosque before blowing themselves up inside, where people were worshipping.