/18/ wanted persons, including those accused of promoting and using narcotics and others involved in quarrels arrested

Baghdad: The Baghdad Operations Command announced the arrest of 18 wanted persons, including those accused of promoting and using narcotics and others “parties to quarrels”, in addition to closing unlicensed liquor stores on both sides of Karkh and Rusafa.

The Command said in a statement that “with the aim of enhancing security and stability and pursuing outlaws, organized crime gangs and perpetrators of tribal conflicts (terrorism of residential neighborhoods) with the support of agencies and intelligence services, the Baghdad Operations Command units, through the (First, Second, Fifth) Federal Police Division and the units attached to it, carried out a number of security duties and practices and activated judicial arrest warrants.”

The Command added, “The duties resulted in the arrest of 18 suspects, including those accused of promoting and using narcotics and others (parties to quarrels), and the confiscation of unlicensed weapons in their possession, in addition to the closure of a number of illegal liq
uor stores in the areas of (Nahrawan, Husseiniyat al-Maamel, al-Shaab, al-Nasr neighborhood, al-Basatin neighborhood, al-Dulai, al-Rabi’ Street) on both sides of Karkh and Rusafa.” It confirmed that “those arrested and the seized materials were referred to the competent authorities to complete the legal procedures against them.

Source:National Iraqi News Agency

King receives former president of Lebanese Progressive Socialist Party

His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday received former president of the Lebanese Progressive Socialist Party Walid Joumblatt at Al Husseiniya Palace.

According to a royal court statement, the meeting covered regional developments, with His Majesty stressing the need to reach a permanent ceasefire in Gaza and continue the delivery of aid across the Strip to prevent the exacerbation of the humanitarian disaster.

The King warned of the threat of expanding conflict in the region, stressing the importance of maintaining Lebanon’s stability and security.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi attended the meeting.

Source:Jordan News Agency


The Islamic Resistance issued the following statement: “In response to the assassination carried out by the “Israeli” enemy in the town of Al-Khiara, the Islamic Resistance fighters launched an aerial operation on Sunday, June 23, 2024, using a swarm of assault drones on the command headquarters belonging to Unit 91 in Ayelet HaShahar (northeast of Safed) targeting the positions where their officers and soldiers were stationed, resulting in direct casualties, leaving them dead and wounded.”

Source:National News Agency – Lebanon

Eight missing after landslide in rain-drenched central China county

BEIJING: Eight people are missing after a landslide in central China’s Hunan Province early Sunday, local authorities said.

Xinhua News Agency reported that the landslide happened in Douxi Village, Xinhuang Dong Autonomous County of Huaihua City, and was reported to the county’s emergency response centre at around 4 a.m. Sunday. It led to the collapse of four houses.

All other people at the site have been relocated to safe areas, and rescue work is underway. The county has been hit by heavy rain.

Source: Emirates News Agency

China Launches Astronomical Satellite to Capture Gamma-Ray Bursts

China launched an astronomical satellite, a Long March-2C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the result of nearly 20 years of hard work between Chinese and French scientists, to capture gamma-ray bursts which flicker like fireworks in the farthest reaches of the universe.

“We are looking forward to some important discoveries, such as the earliest gamma-ray bursts that occurred when the universe was still in its childhood, which will help us study cosmic evolution,” said Wei Jianyan, Chinese principal investigator at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ National Astronomical Observatories.

Four scientific instruments are installed on the satellite, two of which have been developed by China and two by France. The four instruments can realize a large field of view and high-precision observation.

Source: Qatar News Agency