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World Daily News – In Brief – Sunday 13/03/2022

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. REUTERS (CANADA)

Air strike launched on Ukraine military base near Polish border – Lviv authorities

Russia launched an air strike on a Ukrainian military base Yavoriv in the west of the country near the Polish border, local officials said on Sunday, in what appeared to be the westernmost attack of the war.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

A dozen ballistic missiles hit Iraq’s Kurdish capital: Officials

A dozen ballistic missiles launched from outside Iraq have struck the country’s northern Kurdish regional capital Erbil, Kurdish officials say, adding there are no casualties.

. GULF NEWS (UAE)

Saudi Arabia executes 81 men in one day for terrorism and other charges in biggest mass executions in decades

Saudi Arabia executed 81 men on Saturday, including seven Yemenis and one Syrian, for terrorism and other offences including holding “deviant beliefs”, authorities said, in the biggest mass execution in decades.

NEWS 24 (S. AFRICA)

How civil servants milk the state: Their R60 million grab

Despite the political leadership’s repeated promises to crack down on public servants doing business with the state, employees who hold strategic positions in national and provincial departments continue to hold positions as directors of private companies that are scoring big business with government.

. DW (GERMANY)

NATO chief warns against ‘possible’ Russian plan to use chemical weapons

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expects a further intensification of the fighting and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, he told the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.