The most recent violent explosions shook the area around Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant on Saturday evening and again on Sunday morning, the UN said, abruptly ending a period of relative calm at the plant. The COP27 summit finally agreed to set up a climate fund, but not all world leaders are happy with the outcome of the climate summit. In South Asia, Nepal held provincial and national elections in which millions turned out to vote amid the country’s political and economic instability. Regardless, all eyes were on the 2022 FIFA World Cup and we bring you all the details.
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On Sunday (November 20), violent explosions occurred at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. Both Russia and Ukraine have swapped blame, saying the other side shelled the power plant. The Ukrainian nuclear power plant is currently under Russian control. Kyiv “does not stop its provocations aimed at creating a threat of a man-made disaster at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant,” the Russian army said in a statement, according to AFP.
Nations reached a controversial final deal at the COP27 climate summit early Sunday (November 20) that creates a fund to help poor countries hit by climate disasters but fails to step up efforts to reduce the emissions they cause . Egypt’s COP27 leader released the text of the final agreement and convened a plenary session to ratify it quickly after difficult negotiations that lasted all night.
Türkiye launched Operation Claw-Sword airstrikes against banned Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, almost a week after a deadly explosion in central Istanbul, the defense minister said. “We will start Operation Claw-Sword from now on,” Türkiye’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said, according to an AFP report. A Defense Department statement said he directed the offensive from the Air Force Operations Center with top commanders before the planes left their bases to hit the targets.
The Shiveluch volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East has increased activity and is now in danger of violently erupting, according to the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team on Sunday.
“A lava dome growth continues, strong fumarole activity, lava dome glow, explosions and hot avalanches accompany this process,” the observatory said on its website.
The second ballot comes after the horrific Maoist insurgency in Nepal ended in 2015 with the passage of a new constitution. The country’s monarchy was abolished in 2006 after the end of the civil war that killed more than 17,000 people and brought the one-time rebels into power. Since then, Congress and a separate communist party have alternated in power thanks to various coalitions between the former rebels and these groups.
The Dar Al Arkan Global Company deal, which includes a division of Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Company, comes at a time of increasing hostilities between the Saudi government and the US administration of US President Joe Biden, which is less cordial relations exist Saudi leaders than the previous administration of Donald Trump. The project includes “Trump residential mansions, a hotel and a golf course,” according to the filing, adding that it “will be developed over 10 years over an area of 3.5 million square meters.”
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