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World Today: Today’s News Summary

Russian Authorities Close Makhachkala Airport Amid Protests

In an unexpected turn of events, Russian authorities ordered the closure of Makhachkala Airport, the capital of the Dagestan region, where the majority of the population is Muslim. The closure came after hundreds of protesters stormed the airport, advancing all the way to the runway where planes landed. The protests were in response to Russian airline Red Wings operating flights from Tel Aviv, Israel.

Thai Ministry Condemns Inhumane Acts in Israeli-Gaza Violence

The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a strong statement condemning the inhumane killing, mutilation, and hostage-taking of Thai citizens in the ongoing Israeli-Gaza violence. The ministry emphasized the need for respect for the deceased and their families and discouraged the dissemination of graphic video clips. Simultaneously, it urged Thai citizens in the region to return home for their safety.

Thai Embassy in Seoul Cautions Against Halloween Celebrations

The Thai Embassy in Seoul has advised Thai nationals to exercise caution and refrain from participating in Halloween celebrations in various locations in South Korea this year. This advisory comes after a tragic incident last Halloween in the Itaewon area where a crowd was crushed and trampled, resulting in nearly 160 casualties.

Japanese Food Production Company Kewpie Expands in Thailand

Kewpie, a prominent Japanese food production company, has announced plans to increase mayonnaise production in Thailand. Thailand, a rapidly growing market, has become an essential production base for exports to countries like Australia.

Lewiston Shooting Suspect Takes Own Life

The perpetrator responsible for the tragic shooting at a bowling alley and bar in Lewiston, United States, which claimed the lives of 18 people, has taken his own life in a cargo trailer parked at a recycling plant where he had previously worked.

Russian Defense Minister Warns of West’s Intentions in Ukraine

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, speaking at the Xiangshan defense conference in Beijing, voiced concerns that the West aims to expand the conflict in Ukraine into the Asia-Pacific region.

Toyota Reports Record Global Vehicle Production and Sales

Toyota Motor, a leading Japanese automobile manufacturing company, has announced record-breaking global vehicle production and sales during the first half of fiscal year 2023. The chip shortage has begun to subside, boosting Toyota’s vehicle production.

WTO Director-General Warns of Global Economic Impact from Israel-Hamas Conflict

Nkosi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), has issued a warning that a widening conflict between Israel and Hamas could have far-reaching repercussions on the global economy, especially if it spreads to other parts of the Middle East.

Hong Kong to Open Temporary Offices for ID Card Registration

In an effort to reduce waiting times, Hong Kong will open temporary offices on November 1st to accommodate approximately 100,000 foreigners participating in Hong Kong’s Talent Schemes. These individuals will be registering for new types of ID cards.

El Salvador Declares State of Emergency Due to Tropical Storm Pilar

President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Pilar threatens to bring heavy rain and coastal flooding within the next 48 hours, according to the US National Hurricane Center.

Glencore Maintains 2023 Forecast but Downgrades Nickel Production

Commodities trading and mining company Glencore has upheld its 2023 production forecasts for copper, zinc, coal, and cobalt. However, due to maintenance at the smelter and a strike, the company has downgraded its nickel production forecast.

This concludes our World Today news summary, bringing you the latest updates from around the globe. Stay tuned for more breaking news and developments.

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