The US fully supports Israel’s right of self-defense from the external threats, an official spokesman for the Pentagon said. This statement was made after the Israeli Air Forces conducted a series of air raids on Syrian territory, in response to the loss of one F-16 that was shot down by Syrian air defense.
Mikhail Saakashvili announced that the authorities of Ukraine are preparing his extradition to Poland. According to Saakashvili, at this very moment, the Ukrainian Immigration Service has prepared all the documents for such action. At the same time, the politician said that, regardless of the further development of this event, he will continue to conduct his political fight.
North Korea was unable to make its contribution to the UN budget for 2018. As stated in Pyongyang, the reasons for such outcome were the international sanctions implemented upon the state bank of the DPRK. At the moment, representatives of North Korea in the UN are trying to negotiate with the leaders of the organization regarding the terms of the transfer of a contribution of 186,000 US dollars.
On Saturday in the city of Oruro (Bolivia) during the carnival an explosion occurred in a street tent with food. At least 6 people died, including 4 children. 28 people were injured. According to preliminary information, the explosion happened because of a gas tank.
After lengthy negotiations in Nigeria, between the authorities and the terrorists from the group «Boko Haram», 13 hostages were released. «Three lecturers of the University of Maiduguri, kidnapped by the alleged terrorists of ’Boko Haram’ in Magumery, the state of Borno, and ten other women, were released,» – official administration of the president Mohammad Bukhari said in Twitter. The president himself participated in the negotiations. Assistance to the negotiations was provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross. All released hostages were sent to the capital to for medical and psychological assistance.
The official representative of the UN Secretary General, Stefan (Ду-Жаррик) Dujarrik, announced that according to the organization, a thousand people died from the air strikes in Syria during the first week of February. «The Secretary-General is closely following the military escalation across Syria and the dangerous consequences beyond its borders. The latest events were among the bloodiest in almost seven years of the conflict.» — The statement says. Stefan (Ду-Жаррик) Dujarrik urged all the parties of the conflict and the involved countries to take responsibility for the current situation in the region, and comply with the international legislation. He also stressed the need for «immediate de-escalation of violence without preconditions.’’