The BNPB said 1,979 people were taken to 11 shelters, with at least 6 villages affected by the eruption. "A lot of people have started to go down," Thoriqul Haq, the local administration chief for Lumajang, where the volcano is located, told Kompas TV. Most residents in the two most-threatened villages have evacuated themselves, said Patria Dwi Hastiadi, spokesperson of the Lumajang Disaster Mitigation Agency. The local rescue agency distributed free masks to the public because of the threat of polluted air to vulnerable residents. Mount Semeru last erupted exactly one year ago, killing at least 51 people and damaging more than 5,000 homes.
The world is probably entering the "most dangerous" decade since the end of World War II, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Thursday, presenting the Ukraine conflict as part of a wider struggle against western domination. Arguing that Western dominance in global affairs was coming to an end, Putin insisted Russia was not just challenging the West but fighting for its own right to exist. "Ahead is probably the most dangerous, unpredictable and at the same time important decade since the end of the Second World War," Putin told members of the annual Valdai Discussion Club, in a lengthy question-and-answer session. "The historical period of undivided dominance of the West in world affairs is coming to an end," said Putin. "Russia is not challenging the elites of the West, Russia is just trying to defend its right to exist," he said.3 months ago Ahram Online
2 oil producer has so far been able reroute much of its European seaborne shipments to China, India and Turkey, although at steep discounts, and the price cap is near what Russian oil already cost. ``And that depends not only on the willingness of Asian buyers to continue buying Russian oil, but also what is the physical ability of Russia to shift that oil.'' Europe was heavily dependent on Russian oil and natural gas before the war and has had to scramble to find new supplies. Previously, the EU banned imports of Russian coal, and the U.S. and the U.K. halted their limited imports of Russian oil, but those steps had a much smaller economic impact. The idea is to keep Russian oil flowing while reducing the Kremlin's income.1 month ago Ahram Online
The Guards charged the Kurdish groups are being supported by "the global arrogance", code for archfoe the United States and its allies, and said it had targeted their "headquarters and conspiracy centres". The Iranian Kurdish nationalist group Komala said it was also targeted. "Vulnerable to foreign attacks"The US Central Command, which oversees US military operations in the Middle East, condemned the "illegal" Iranian strikes near Arbil. Iraqi Kurdistan hosts several Iranian Kurdish opposition groups which have in the past waged an armed insurrection against Tehran. The latest Iranian attacks also come a day after Turkey carried out air raids against outlawed Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan and northern Syria.2 months ago Ahram Online
The strike on the building came amid a wider barrage of Russian cruise missiles across Ukraine. The Ukrainian military said Sunday that it did not have the means to intercept the type of Russian missile that hit the residential building in Dnipro. It noted reports indicating the Russian military command was in "serious preparations'' for an expanded mobilization effort, conserving mobilized personnel for future use, while seeking to boost military industrial production and reshuffling its command structure. That means Ukraine's Western allies "will need to continue supporting Ukraine in the long run,'' the think tank said. The United Kingdom has pledged tanks and the US military's new, expanded combat training of Ukrainian forces began in Germany on Sunday.10 days ago Ahram Online
Liverpool’s mini-revival came to a crashing halt with a 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest, who secured just their second Premier League win for 23 years thanks to Taiwo Awoniyi’s goal. Liverpool were without the firepower of the injured Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz and it showed as they lacked the spark needed to unlock a deep-lying Forest defence. At the other end, Alisson Becker kept Liverpool in the game with saves from Brennan Johnson and Morgan Gibbs-White as Forest had plenty of chances to kill the game off on the counter-attack. A third league defeat of the season leaves Liverpool still in seventh, 11 points adrift of leaders Arsenal having played a game more. (For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)3 months ago Ahram Online
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni took her first steps on the international stage Sunday, meeting French President Emmanuel Macron just hours after formally taking office. On Sunday she joined Draghi, a former European Central Bank chief in office since February 2021, for a symbolic handover of power. Draghi's energy minister, Roberto Cingolani, will stay on as government advisor as Italy tries to wean itself off Russian gas, reports said. However, she named as foreign minister and deputy prime minister Antonio Tajani, a former president of the European Parliament who co-founded Forza Italia with Berlusconi. Salvini will serve as deputy prime minister and minister of infrastructure and transport.3 months ago Ahram Online
It reported massive power outages after the strikes knocked out a key power line that supplies the small nation, an official said. Zelenskyy said Russia fired at least 85 missiles, "most of them at our energy infrastructure," and shut down power in many cities. The minister, Herman Haluschenko, described the missile strikes as ``another attempt at terrorist revenge'' after military and diplomatic setbacks for the Kremlin. More than a dozen regions, among them Lviv in the west, Kharkiv in the northeast and others in between, reported strikes or efforts by their air defenses to shoot missiles down. At least a dozen regions reported power outages, affecting cities that together have millions of people.2 months ago Ahram Online