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World Daily News – In Brief – Wednesday 30/03/2022

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. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Lavrov on first China visit since Russian invasion of Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has arrived in China on his first visit to the country since Moscow began its invasion of Ukraine last month. Lavrov will take part in two multinational meetings on Afghanistan along with representatives from Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

. REUTERS (CANADA)

Ukraine isn’t naive, Zelenskiy says after Russian pledge to scale down attack on Kyiv

Ukraine reacted with skepticism to Russia’s promise in negotiations to scale down military operations around Kyiv and another city as some Western countries expected Moscow to intensify its offensive in other parts of the country.

. NEWS 24 (S. AFRICA)

Motions of no confidence against Ramaphosa, Cabinet to be heard on Wednesday afternoon

After all the political machinations of the previous days, the motion of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa and the motion of no confidence in his Cabinet are to go ahead on Wednesday afternoon.

. BBC (UK)

Scott Morrison: Australian PM’s own senator calls him autocrat and bully

An Australian government senator has accused Prime Minister Scott Morrison of being “an autocrat” and “a bully with no moral compass”

. HAARETZ (ISRAEL)

Gunman Kills Five Israelis in Tel Aviv Suburb in Third Shooting Attack in a Week

The assailant, a 26-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank who had previously served time in Israel, was shot dead

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Modi seeks greater regional cooperation amid Russia-Ukraine war

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said recent developments in Europe have raised a question mark over the stability of the international order, although he did not directly refer to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

. THE GUARDIAN (UK)

US astronaut returns to Earth with Russian cosmonauts after record-breaking mission

A Nasa astronaut caught a Russian ride back to Earth on Wednesday after a US record 355 days at the International Space Station, returning with two cosmonauts to a world torn apart by war.

. BAHA (AUSTRIA)

South Ossetia soon to take steps to join Russia – president

Georgian breakaway state South Ossetia President Anatoly Bibilov (pictured left) stated on Wednesday that the country will in the coming period take legal steps to officially join Russia.

. ARAB NEWS (SAUDI ARABIA)

Major peace talks between Yemeni factions begin in Riyadh

The most comprehensive peace talks involving Yemen’s warring factions kicked off on Wednesday in Riyadh as the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen announced a truce that is hoped would help end the devastating conflict.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Ecuador’s Interior Minister resigns due to disagreements with President Lasso

The Minister of Government (Interior) of Ecuador, Alexandra Vela, resigned on March 29 from her position due to disagreements with President Guillermo Lasso regarding the possibility of calling for a “cross death” to the National Assembly (Parliament), of opposition majority.