Air raid sirens blared and explosions rang out in practically a dozen main cities as Russia rained missiles throughout Ukraine on Tuesday, in what Kyiv stated was the heaviest wave of missile assaults in practically 9 months of conflict.
A Ukrainian Air Pressure spokesman stated Russia had launched about 100 missiles into Ukraine by early night, greater than on October 10, beforehand described as the most important quantity because the opening salvoes of the conflict.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated the primary goal of the missile flurry was power infrastructure.
“It’s clear what the enemy needs. He won’t obtain this,” he stated in a video tackle circulated on the Telegram messaging app.
Within the capital Kyiv, flames funnelled out of a five-storey condominium block, one in all two residential buildings that authorities stated had been hit. Residents later huddled by the smouldering ruins. Kyiv’s mayor stated one particular person was confirmed lifeless and half the capital was with out energy.
Different assaults and explosions have been reported in cities starting from Lviv and Zhytomyr within the west to Kryvy Rih within the south and Kharkiv within the east. Regional officers reported that a few of the assaults had knocked out electrical energy provides.
Shehbaz Sharif exams constructive for the coronavirus a day after coming back from London.
Pakistan’s prime minister has examined constructive for the coronavirus and was feeling unwell, a day after coming back from London, the nation’s data minister has mentioned.
It was the third time that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had examined constructive for the virus; the primary two instances had been in June 2020 and in January this yr.
Data minister Marriyum Aurangzeb requested the nation in a tweet on Tuesday to hope for the 71-year-old chief’s fast restoration.
Sharif travelled earlier this month to the Egyptian Pink Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, the place he participated on the annual United Nations local weather summit, often known as COP27, and from there went on to London on a personal journey to see his older brother, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The elder Sharif was disqualified from operating for workplace by the nation’s Supreme Court docket in 2017, and has been convicted of concealing belongings overseas and sentenced to 10 years. He has been dwelling in exile after a Pakistani court docket launched him on bail and allowed him to depart the nation in 2019 for medical therapy overseas.
His daughter, Maryam Nawaz, was sentenced to seven years in the identical case, over fees linked with the acquisition of luxurious flats in London. The daughter, who can be the vp of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League, was acquitted of all fees by an appeals court docket in September.
Prime Minister Sharif had prolonged his London keep after feeling a slight fever whereas there and returned residence on Monday. He turned the premier in April after a no-confidence vote in parliament eliminated his predecessor, cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan.
The Maroons hope to make it previous the group stage of the worldwide soccer match the place they are going to be making their debut.
Earlier World Cup appearances: Debutants Participant to observe: Akram Afif Rating: 50 Fixtures: Ecuador (November 20), Senegal (November 25), Netherlands (November 29)
Qatar is making its first look on the international soccer match.
The Center Jap nation of two.8 million folks comprised of largely expatriates certified mechanically because the host nation. The reigning Asian champions are ranked 50 on this planet and are the primary Arab nation to host the competitors.
Of their run to lifting the Asian trophy, the nation’s first massive soccer title, the Maroons conceded only one objective and beat favourites and four-time champions Japan 3-1 within the closing.
Main the crew from the dugout on house soil is Spaniard Felix Sanchez – a former Barcelona youth coach.
The Maroons have been busy getting ready for the match collaborating in a number of competitions as they hope to make it previous the group stage.
Final 12 months, Qatar beat Egypt on penalties to complete third within the FIFA Arab cup hosted within the Qatari capital, Doha.
Within the semi-final, the Maroons misplaced 2-1 to eventual winners – Algeria’s Desert Warriors – in a pulsating match at Thumama stadium, conceding a objective within the seventeenth minute of stoppage time.
In 2019, Qatar was invited to participate within the Copa America the place they had been positioned in Group B with Argentina – who completed third – Colombia and Paraguay. The Maroons had been eradicated within the first spherical after ending backside of their group with a single level after drawing 2-2 with Paraguay of their opening match.
The squad consists of gamers picked from the native league – Qatar Stars League. The Maroons are in Group A with Ecuador (ranked 44), Senegal (ranked 18) and the Netherlands (ranked 8).
Because the host nation, the Maroons will kick off the present with their match in opposition to the South Individuals on the 60,000-seater Al Bayt stadium.
The star of the crew is the tough left-winger Akram Afif. The 25-year-old is the 2019 Asian footballer of the 12 months after his one objective and 10 assists led Qatar to the continental trophy.
Afif was beforehand on the books of La Liga aspect Villarreal and has additionally performed KAS Eupen within the Belgian league. Afif’s older brother, Ali, can be a part of the squad.
The match might be the final World Cup for Qatar’s most capped participant and the present crew captain Hassan al-Haydos who will flip 32 earlier than the ultimate on December 18.
Al-Haydos, who performs for Al-Sadd, can be fourth on the nation’s goal-scorer’s checklist.