Israeli, American ships come under attack in Red Sea amid escalation of Gaza war

09:42 AM | 4 Dec, 2023
Israeli, American ships come under attack in Red Sea amid escalation of Gaza war
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SANA'A – At least three commercial vessels and a US warship were attacked in Red Sea, Pentagon said, as the development is said to be a major escalation of ongoing Gaza war.

As Israeli intensified attacks on besieged Gaza, Yemen military organization retaliated against what they say is US-backed Israeli aggression, and ballistics missiles were fired that hit three commercial ships in the Red Sea, while a US warship also comes attack and it hits back.

The missile attack on vessels in Red Sea marked escalation in series of maritime attacks and now Washington is looking for appropriate responses in the wake of the attack as tensions continue unabated in the region.

It was reported that two ships, Unity Explorer and Number Nine, were targeted. It said a container ship suffered damage from a drone attack.

Yemeni fighters have been launching drones and missiles targeting Israel as it bombs Gaza.

In a previous development, Houthi rebels seized an Israeli vehicle transport ship in Red Sea.

Israel continues to commit war crimes in Gaza with impunity

More than 700 Palestinians were killed and hundreds of others were wounded in the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza in 24 hours, according to the reports coming from Gaza's official media.

Israeli occupation forces have killed more than 16,000 Palestinians so far, mostly women and children, since October 7, the day when Hamas carried out surprise attacks inside Israel, killing around 1,200 Israelis and taking more than 200 others hostage. Also, the ongoing Israeli bombing of Gaza has left 1.5 million Palestinians homeless.

As the West and the United States watch the Gaza genocide silently, Israel’s military chief of staff has said the army’s operation in southern Gaza will match its earlier offensive against Hamas in the northern part of the Palestinian enclave.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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