Heart & Soul Tour Celebrates Blue's 20th Anniversary

British Boyband Blue celebrated Valentines Day in Jakarta, performing at the concert "Blue Romantic Valentine" which is part of their 'Heart and Soul Tour' which commerates the groups 20th anniversary.

At the Grand Ballroom of The Pullman Central Park Hotel in Jakarta. Members Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Duncan James and Antony Costa, brought their fans a sense of nostalgia of the early 2000s.

They sang their greatest hits "One Love", "All Rise", "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word" and added songs from their new album "Heart and Soul".

Hundreds in Berlin Pray for Turkey Earthquake Victims

Hundreds of members of berlin’s Turkish and Syrian communities gathered at Brandenburg gate on Wednesday to say prayers for the victims of last week’s earthquakes, that killed over forty-one thousand people.

Members of the Muslim community led prayers and thanked the German volunteers, who flew out to help with rescue efforts last week.

Moments of silence were held for the victims, many of whom are still trapped under rubble with the number of injured now estimated to be well over one hundred thousand.

German President Frank Walter Steinmeier is set to give a speech at a memorial service in front of the Brandenburg gate on Monday.

Israel's Eli Cohen Meets With Ukraine's President Zelensky

Israel’s Foreign Minister, Eli Cohen arrived in Kyiv on Thursday. Cohen was set to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Eli Cohen’s visit comes as Western Nations seek to increase aid to the country. And it actually also becomes the first public visit to Kyiv by a Senior Israeli official since Russia’s invasion last year. 

It was unclear, whether Cohen would announce greater assistance to Ukraine during his lightning visit or whether the visit signifies greater Israeli engagement going forward.

As other Western Nations step up assistance to Ukraine, pressure has built on Israel to share some of its sophisticated military means with Ukraine including from the US

Israel Demolishes West Bank Home of Palestinian Attacker

Israeli forces on Thursday demolished the home of the Palestinian man behind a deadly shooting in the occupied west bank, as tensions surge in the region over the Israeli government's policies and continued bloodshed. The Israeli military said the demolition was carried out after an Israeli court rejected appeals to spare the residence.

The home in the flashpoint west bank city of Hebron was demolished in a controlled explosion. A flash and then grey tufts of smoke were seen emerging from the apartment in the early morning hours.

Israel says home demolitions are meant to deter future attackers, but critics say they amount to collective punishment against the families of assailants and only exacerbate tensions with Palestinians.

In the fatal shooting incident last year, Muhammed Kamel al-Jabari opened fire at the entrance to an Israeli settlement in the occupied west bank killing an Israeli man and wounding several civilians before a security guard shot him dead.

The demolition comes as unrest has been roiling the region for months, Israel has been conducting near-nightly arrest raids in the west bank, which were prompted by a spate of Palestinian attacks against Israelis last spring.

Nearly 50 Palestinians have been killed in those lands just this year, a sign that the fighting has intensified in recent weeks just as Israel's new, far-right government has risen to power.

ASEAN Countries Purpose Kebaya to UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage

Indonesia and four other ASEAN Nations, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand agreed to propose the kebaya traditional woman's blouse to UNESCO to become the world's intangible cultural heritage. MGN's Rizky Naziah and Yahdin Syafrizal has the story narrated by telly Nathalia.