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World in brief: November 6, 2023

SOUTH AFRICA: Ambassador and diplomatic mission to Israel recalled today in condemnation of the bombardment of the Gaza Strip, calling it a “genocide.”

The government also threatened action against the Israeli ambassador to South Africa over his recent remarks on the African country’s stance on the Israel-Gaza war. No further details were given about the remarks.

FRANCE: Senators were set to begin a debate on a Bill today intended to toughen the country’s immigration law, but advocacy organisations have criticised it as a threat to the rights of asylum-seekers and other migrants.

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said that the legislation “is about being firm” on immigration, saying that the Bill is aimed at “being tougher on foreigners who commit crimes, expelling them all.”

PAKISTAN: Authorities have stepped up security at military and other sensitive installations following the weekend attack by militants on an air base that damaged three grounded aircraft and destroyed a fuel tanker, security officials said today.

The Tehreek-e-Jihad Pakistan group has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack in Mianwali, a city in eastern Punjab province.

UKRAINE: A probe was launched today into military officers who organised a ceremony to honour troops hit by a Russian missile strike that killed 19 soldiers in one of the deadliest single attacks reported by Ukrainian forces.

The State Bureau of Investigation said that it aims to hold military officials accountable for the Rocket Forces and Artillery Day event held on Friday near the front line in Zaporizhzhia where Russian reconnaissance drones could easily spot the crowded gathering.


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