Body of slain beloved doctor arrives in Japan after Afghan shooting Dec 09, 2019 0 549 12345 Narita: The body of Tetsu Nakamura, a beloved Japanese doctor who was shot to death in Afghanistan after decades of his earnest support for the country, was brought back to Japan on Sunday.A plane carrying his body landed at Narita airport near Tokyo with his wife and eldest daughter, who visited Kabul after Wednesday’s murder.Vice foreign minister Keisuke Suzuki and other attendants, including his wife, offered a silent prayer at the airport after placing bouquets on his casket wrapped by a white sheet.His body will be transferred to the western Japanese city of Fukuoka, his hometown, on Monday, local media said.The 73-year-old was killed in Jalalabad, the main city in the eastern province of Nangarhar where he had worked since the 1980s.He was killed along with five Afghan guards and colleagues in an attack no-one has yet claimed, and which the Taliban condemned. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Nearly 800,000 attend HK Human Rights Day rally Dec 09, 2019 0 609 Iran’s Rouhani unveils ‘budget of resistance’ against US sanctions Dec 09, 2019 0 642 Air strikes kill five pro-Iran fighters in Syria: Monitor Dec 09, 2019 0 171 Protests grip Iraq’s capital and south despite rising toll AFP Baghdad Thousands of Iraqi protesters streamed into streets and public squares in the capital and restive south on Sunday, saying they were not deterred by deadly violence meant to “scare” them. In Baghdad, crowds of .. UN forces thwart an attempted attack on base in eastern Congo Kinshasa: UN forces have managed to thwart an attempted attack on one of their bases in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN’s MONUSCO peace-keeping mission said on Sunday. UN blue helmets repelled an attempted .. N Korea says it conducted ‘a very important test,’ state media reports Seoul: Pyongyang has carried out “a very important test” at its the Sohae Launch Facility, North Korean state news agency KCNA reported on Sunday. The report said that the country’s Academy of the National Defence .. Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack AFP Gaza City Israeli aircraft carried out attacks in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip early on Sunday, Palestinian security officials said, hours after militants in the enclave launched three rockets at the Jewish .. Senior Iraqi security officer sacked after deadly Baghdad attack Baghdad: An officer in charge of security in the Iraqi capital Baghdad was replaced on Sunday, two days after an attack on anti-government protesters that witnesses said killed at least 16 people. General Abdul Hussein .. 200 displaced Syrians leave overcrowded camp Qamishli: Around 200 Syrian displaced people, mostly women and children, were heading home from an overcrowded desert camp in the northeast of the war-torn country on Sunday, a Kurdish official said. Syria’s Kurds, .. Lebanese Sunni leaders back Hariri to return as PM AFP Beirut Sunni Muslim leaders in protest-wracked Lebanon have thrown their support behind ex-premier Saad Hariri to return to his post a month after he stepped down, a sidelined candidate said on Sunday. Businessman ..