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Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Oil Depots on Fire in Russia's Rostov Region after Drone Attack

Members of the Russian emergencies ministry work to extinguish fire at an oil storage tank after an alleged drone attack in the town of Azov in the southern region of Rostov, Russia, June 18, 2024, in this still image taken from video. Russian Emergencies Ministry/Handout via REUTERS
Members of the Russian emergencies ministry work to extinguish fire at an oil storage tank after an alleged drone attack in the town of Azov in the southern region of Rostov, Russia, June 18, 2024, in this still image taken from video. Russian Emergencies Ministry/Handout via REUTERS
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Oil Depots on Fire in Russia's Rostov Region after Drone Attack

Members of the Russian emergencies ministry work to extinguish fire at an oil storage tank after an alleged drone attack in the town of Azov in the southern region of Rostov, Russia, June 18, 2024, in this still image taken from video. Russian Emergencies Ministry/Handout via REUTERS
Members of the Russian emergencies ministry work to extinguish fire at an oil storage tank after an alleged drone attack in the town of Azov in the southern region of Rostov, Russia, June 18, 2024, in this still image taken from video. Russian Emergencies Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

Several oil storage tanks were on fire after a drone attack early on Tuesday in the town of Azov in Russia's southern region of Rostov, officials said.
"According to preliminary data, there are no casualties," Vasily Golubev, governor of the Rostov region that borders Ukraine, wrote on the Telegram messaging app.
Russia's ministry of emergency situations said on Telegram that the fire had spread across 5,000 cubic meters, and that several dozen firefighters with 21 pieces of equipment were battling the blaze.
Reuters could not independently verify the reports. There was no immediate comment from Ukraine. Kyiv has often said that targeting Russia's energy, military and transport infrastructure undermines Moscow's war effort.
The town of Azov is situated on the Don River and is about 16 kilometers from the Sea of Azov.



Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : North Korea Warns of 'Devastating Consequences' over Leaflets from South

A jeweller shows a gold bar at his shop in downtown Kuwait City on May 20, 2024. (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP)
A jeweller shows a gold bar at his shop in downtown Kuwait City on May 20, 2024. (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP)
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North Korea Warns of 'Devastating Consequences' over Leaflets from South

A jeweller shows a gold bar at his shop in downtown Kuwait City on May 20, 2024. (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP)
A jeweller shows a gold bar at his shop in downtown Kuwait City on May 20, 2024. (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP)

North Korea said on Tuesday that South Korea will face "devastating consequences" over anti-Pyongyang leaflets, state media KCNA said.

Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's powerful sister and a senior party official, said large balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets from South Korea were found in her country, causing inconvenience to residents, Reuters reported.

"The situation seemed to be becoming unacceptable. Again I give you a stern warning," she said in a statement carried by KCNA.