https://english.alahednews.com.lb/nicons/rsslogo.png https://english.alahednews.com.lb/ Alahednews https://english.alahednews.com.lb/ Alahednews N Korea’s Kim: US, S Korea Threaten Peace with Arms Buildup Kim stood in front of a variety of weapons, including a Hwasong-16 intercontinental ballistic missile https://english.alahednews.com.lb/62348/551 Sydney Exits Lockdown As Australia Gears Up to “Live With” COVID With new infections now falling and more than 70% of people over the age of 16 fully vaccinated, the city is now reopening. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/62322/551 Multiple Injured After US Nuclear Sub Hits Object In South China Sea - Report The submarine is now headed to Guam on the surface and is expected to pull in within the next day. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/62276/551 Cyclone Lashes Oman and Iran, Kills At Least Nine At least nine people were killed in Oman and Iran on Sunday as Tropical Cyclone Shaheen pummeled parts of their coastlines. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/62192/551 Philippines President Announces Retirement from Politics “Today, I announce my retirement from politics,” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/62180/551 Japan Ruling Party Elects Fumio Kishida Leader, Next PM The 64-year-old will be confirmed as the new premier in a vote in parliament on October 4. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/62116/551 Tensions Grow as US, Allies Deepen Indo-Pacific Involvement The US and its allies are becoming growingly assertive in their approach toward a rising China. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/62033/551 Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Strikes near Melbourne, Tremors Rattle Southeast Australia The quake’s epicenter was near the rural town of Mansfield in the state of Victoria, about 200 km northeast of Melbourne. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/62008/551 Australian Police Clash with Anti-lockdown Protesters Brief clashes with officers were captured on film, with protesters seen hurling bottles as police responded with pepper spray. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/61956/551 Hundreds of Hong Kong Politicians Quit, Protesting New Loyalty Oath to China So far a total of 260 – more than half of the 452 elected members – have resigned. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/61851/551 Indonesia Prison Fire: At Least 41 Killed, Dozens Injured At least 41 killed and dozens injured after massive blaze erupts at overcrowded prison near Indonesia’s capital. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/61817/551 Over 20 Myanmar Troops Killed near China Border Clashes broke out in Mongko when troops tried to seize a base from the MNDAA. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/61767/551 New Zealand Shooting: Police Kill Suspect, PM Says Stabbing Is “Terrorist Attack” New Zealand police shoot and kill suspect who ‘injured multiple people’ in stabbing attack at Auckland supermarket. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/61740/551 Boat Accident in Bangladesh Leaves At Least 21 People Dead A witness said two cargo vessels hit the boat and it quickly sank. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/61674/551 New Zealand Extends Nationwide Lockdown As COVID Outbreak Tops 100 Cases The epicenter of the outbreak will remain in lockdown until at least August 31. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/61592/551 Australian Police Clash, Arrest Anti-Lockdown Protesters in Sydney, Melbourne Clashes and arrests in Sydney and Melbourne as anti-lockdown protesters defy Australian police pledge to unleash ‘full force’. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/61583/551 Japan Issues Highest Emergency Alert for Over 1mn People as Heavy Rains Trigger Evacuation Japan issues highest emergency alert for over 1mn people as heavy rain ‘like never before’ triggers evacuations. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/61497/551 Navies of 21 Countries Take Part in US-led Drills in Southeast Asia The annual drills began on Tuesday and involve the navies of 21 countries. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/61443/551 Knife Attacker Who Injured 10 on Tokyo Train Wanted to Kill “Happy Women” At least 10 had been hurt in stabbings on Tokyo commuter train. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/61375/551 Malaysia: Tension Escalates As Riot Police Faces MPs Marching towards Parliament Political tension over the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/61292/551 Bangladesh Floods Displace Thousands of Rohingya Refugees Nearly one million Rohingya live in crowded camps in the border district of Cox’s Bazar. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/61270/551 Japan Extends Virus Emergency As Infection Rates Spike Amid Olympics Daily infections nationwide topped 10,000 for the first time on Thursday, with Tokyo reporting a record 3,865 cases. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/61265/551 Philippines President Won’t Scrap Military Pact with US Despite Prior Threats Duterte has swung back and forth on the decision ever since February 2020. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/61254/551 Three Armenian Soldiers Killed in Ongoing Clashes with Azerbaijani Troops Azerbaijan said that reports about alleged damages to civilian facilities in Armenia were ’false.’ https://english.alahednews.com.lb/61216/551 Sydney Extends Lockdown Again for Another Month Amid Small Spike in COVID Cases Sydney extends lockdown yet again, forcing city of 5mn to stay home for another month amid small spike in COVID cases. https://english.alahednews.com.lb/61213/551