After a night of violence in Jerusalem, the Israeli police made over 50 arrests and Palestinian medics said 100 were injured during Ramadan clashes in the contested city at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
From late Thursday night into early Friday, the police in riot gear and on horseback fought to keep apart two groups of protesters — Palestinian youth hurling firecrackers and setting fire to garbage bins, and ultra-nationalist Israelis chanting anti-Arab slogans. The police deployed armoured vehicles spraying foul-smelling skunk water towards Palestinians gathered around Jerusalem’s historic Damascus Gate and hundreds of right-wing Israelis several hundred metres away. — Reuters
Palestinians say the police tried to stop them from holding their usual Ramadan evening gatherings outside Damascus Gate.
3 killed, 21 injured in blast
At least three people were killed and 21 injured in a blast that was reported in a residential area of Pakistan’s Lahore on Wednesday.
The explosion took place near a hospital in Lahore’s Johar Town. A Capital City Police Officer confirmed to Ary News that two people died in the explosion that left seventeen others wounded.
The cause of the blast is yet to be ascertained, the officer said.
Multiple witness account said that the glass windows of nearby houses and buildings have been shattered. According to the media reports, the sound of the blast was so loud that it was heard in faraway areas.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has sought a report from IG police on blast in Johar Town Order for an immediate investigation of the incident. Buzdar said that those responsible for the explosion be brought to justice at once and the best possible medical aid be provided to the injured.
A spokesperson for the emergency rescue team who was among the first to reach the spot said: “So far we have not been able to determine whether a gas pipeline burst or whether it was a cylinder. But we have shifted four people [to the hospital] and more injured are expected.”
The Pakistani daily said that police and bomb disposal teams have reached the site.
City Deputy Commissioner Mudassir Riaz Malik has directed the relevant police officials to reach the site of the incident. The Lahore Deputy Commissioner also directed emergency wards at all hospitals to be on alert.
“No need of nuclear weapons once Kashmir issue is resolved” Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan
Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is simply a deterrent to protect the country, and there will no longer be any need for it once the Kashmir issue is resolved, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said as he asserted that if the Americans have the resolve and the will, the problem can be sorted out.
“I don’t know where they’ve come up with this. Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is simply a deterrent, to protect ourselves,” Prime Minister Khan said during an interview with the news program Axios on HBO, which was reported by Dawn online. Khan said that he was “not sure” whether it was growing. “As far as I know, it’s not an offensive thing. Any country which has a neighbor seven times its size would be worried.
“I always have been. We’ve had three wars against India, and ever since we have had a nuclear deterrent, there has been no war between the two countries. We’ve had border skirmishes, but we’ve never faced battle. The moment there is a settlement in Kashmir, the two neighbors would live as civilized people. We will not need to have nuclear deterrents”, Khan said.
This year, Pakistan has 165 nuclear warheads, and it appears to be expanding its nuclear arsenals, a study by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
Good News For Instagram Users: Details Here
Popular photo-sharing platform Instagram is rolling out display advertisements for its Reels feature all over the world.
Mashable has learnt that Facebook is finally launching advertisements globally on Instagram Reels, a short-video maker, that rivals another similar popular app TikTok.
The trial for the same has already taken place in countries like India, Australia, Brazil, and Germany in April.
“We see Reels as a great way for people to discover new content on Instagram, and so ads are a natural fit. Brands of all sizes can take advantage of this new creative format in an environment where people are already being entertained,” said Instagram’s Chief Operating Officer, Justin Osofsky.
According to Mashable, Instagram teamed up with leading brands and tested their advertisements on Reels. The brands were: BMW, Louis Vuitton, Netflix and Uber.
The Instagram Reels will have the same vertical and full-screen format as regular Reel uploads. The Reel advertisements will be up to 30 seconds long and will appear between individual Reels.
In fact, as per Mashable, advertisements in Instagram Reels can be commented on, liked, saved, and also shared.
Instagram Reels managed to gain a lot of traction after it was launched in India back in July 2020, shortly after TikTok got banned.
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