Sri Lanka troops open fire to contain fuel riots

Sri Lanka's military opened fire to contain rioting at a fuel station, officials said Sunday as unprecedented queues for petrol and diesel were seen across the bankrupt country.

Troops fired in Visuvamadu, 365 kilometres (228 miles) north of Colombo, on Saturday night as their guard point was pelted with stones, army spokesman Nilantha Premaratne said.

Three Palestinians killed in Israeli operation in West Bank

Three Palestinians were killed Friday morning and eight others wounded in an operation by Israeli forces in Jenin in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.

The three men were killed when Israeli forces, who have increased their operations in the area in recent months, opened fire on the vehicle in which the men were travelling.

Vučić laid a wreath at the Monument to the Košare Heroes; "Thank you very much" VIDEO

President Aleksandar Vucic laid a wreath at the Monument to the Heroes of Kosare to mark the anniversary of the end of the battle.
After laying the wreath, Vui talked to the veterans of the Battle of Koare, who also laid the wreath at the monument, and thanked them for everything they did for the fatherland.

"The most brutal battles, we paid a terrifying price"

Ukraine paid a "terrifying" price for that fight, Volodymyr Zelensky added, as reported by the Guardian.
The Ukrainian President made this statement late last night, during his night address to the nation, at a time when Russian forces are close to capturing Sieverodonetsk, a strategic city in the east of the country, according to the British paper.

Defense Minister: Bulgaria Needs a whole Squadron of F-16s

"If there is no parliament, the project for the F-16 Block 70 will be restarted, it will not be clear at all what the price will be and it is unclear when the second 8 fighters will come at all. In the first quarter of 2025, we expect the first already paid planes".

This was stated to bTV this morning by the Minister of Defense Dragomir Zakov.

US religious freedom report notes pending requests in Slovenia

Washington – The US Office of International Religious Freedom published its 2021 religious freedom report on Thursday, noting religious communities’ concerns in Slovenia about several loopholes and pending requests, including those related to halal meals, male circumcision and a lack of certain religious staff in the military.