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Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty Seven - 09 May 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty Seven - 09 May 2023 - Page 3

News in Brief

Thousands evacuated from Zaporizhzhia nuclear-plant areas

REUTERS – Some 1,679 people, including 660 children, have been evacuated from areas near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, a Moscow-installed official in the Russia-controlled parts of the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine said late on Sunday.
The head of the U.N.’s nuclear power watchdog warned on Saturday that the situation around the plant has become “potentially dangerous” as Moscow-installed officials began evacuating people from nearby areas.

EU cancels Europe Day event over Ben-Gvir’s participation – The European Union nixed a diplomatic reception set for today in Tel Aviv over the scheduled attendance of Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir.
At a meeting of ambassadors to Israel from the bloc’s member states on Monday, all but Poland and Hungary were on board with canceling the event rather than hearing from the minister, who volunteered to represent Israel in the absence of Foreign Minister Eli Cohen, who will be in India.

Congo flood death toll rises to 400

REUTERS – Dead bodies were still being recovered on Monday from two villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where floods killed more than 400 people last week in one of the country’s deadliest disasters in recent history.
Survivors looked on as humanitarian workers piled corpses into freshly dug mass graves over the weekend, in videos posted online.


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