Israel catch 5 Sudanese men on Lebanon border
Israeli forces caught five Sudanese men who tried to illegally enter the country across the Lebanese border overnight and sent them back, the army said in a statement.
A military spokeswoman said it was believed the men had intended to seek work in Israel, which was home to more than 6,000 Sudanese asylum seekers as of January.
The Lebanese army said it had detained "five Sudanese people" near the Israel border for their illegal presence there and was investigating them.
Iran accused of torturing Afghan migrants and throwing them into a river
Afghan officials on Sunday launched a hunt to retrieve bodies of Afghan migrants from a river in a western province after reports that Iranian border guards tortured and threw Afghans into the river to prevent their entry into Iran.
Afghanistan's foreign ministry in a statement on Saturday said an inquiry had been launched and a senior official in the presidential palace in Kabul said initial assessments suggested at least 70 Afghans who were trying to enter Iran from bordering Herat province were beaten and pushed into the Harirud river.
The Harirud river basin is shared by Afghanistan, Iran and Turkmenistan.
Saad Hariri's Future to boycott president’s Baabda economic talks
Lebanon’s Future Movement said on Sunday it will not attend meetings with the president to discuss the government’s recently agreed economic rescue plan.
The party of former prime minister Saad Hariri refused to attend the Baabda Palace meeting with President Michel Aoun saying that the proper location for parties to be informed of the government's work was in Parliament.
Last Thursday, Cabinet agreed on a major economic rescue plan aimed at stabilising the collapsing currency, reducing the country's debt and protecting the most vulnerable.
North and South Korea trade fire across border
The rare exchange comes a day after Kim Jong-un made his first public appearance in weeks
North Korea and South Korea technically remain at war, with military guard posts at the border in Paju. AP
North Korean troops have opened fire across the demilitarised zone dividing the peninsula, prompting South Korean forces to fire back.
The rare exchange of gunfire took place on Sunday, a day after North Korean state media reported the country's leader Kim Jong-un made his first public appearance in about three weeks.
Mr Kim's absence caused intense speculation about his health and fears about the stability of North Korea.
A South Korean guard post was hit by several shots fired from the North Korea, the joint chiefs of staff in Seoul said.
Boris Johnson and his fiancée name son
Britain’s Boris Johnson and his fiancée Carrie Symonds have named their new born child - Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson - after the two nurses who treated the prime minister when he had Covid-19 last month. Courtesy: Carrie Symonds's Instagram account
Britain’s Boris Johnson and his fiancée Carrie Symonds have named their new born child - Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson - after the two doctors who treated the prime minister when he had Covid-19 last month.
Ms Symonds made the announcement via her Instagram account.
Ms Symonds said the child was named after Mr Johnson’s grandfather Wilfred and her grandfather Lawrie. The middle name Nicholas is a tribute to Dr Nick Price and Nick Hart, who saved the prime minister’s life when he was intensive care last month after contracting the coronavirus.
In her post, Ms Symonds praised the maternity team at University College Hospital in London, saying: "Thank you so, so much to the incredible NHS maternity team at UCLH that looked after us so well.