Contact Members/Sign Up Reg Form

Slovak PM Recovery No Longer in Life-Threatening Condition

Photo : Reuters

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico narrowly escaped a potentially fatal assassination attempt when leaving a government meeting on Wednesday. The assailant, identified as a 71-year-old man, fired five shots at Fico, leaving him critically wounded. Fico underwent emergency surgery, during which one bullet pierced his stomach, and another hit a joint. Deputy Prime Minister Tomas Taraba provided cautious optimism, stating that Fico's condition was no longer life-threatening.

The shooting, described as politically motivated, occurred in Handlova, Slovakia, a country with little history of political violence. The attack shocked the nation and drew condemnation from international leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden. 

The incident comes amidst a backdrop of heightened political tension in Slovakia, marked by polarized debate and Fico's controversial policies since his return as prime minister in October. Fico's government has faced criticism for its shifts in policy, including closer ties with Russia and weakening punishments for corruption. 

Stay informed with the latest news. Follow DXB News Network on WhatsApp Channel 

Fico's tenure has been marked by strained relations with the media and opposition, with his party often blasting media and opposition actions. The attack prompted calls for restraint and unity, with Slovakia's biggest opposition party Progressive Slovakia canceling a planned protest. Parliament suspended debate indefinitely following the assassination attempt.

Fico, a dominant figure in Slovak politics for two decades, has faced challenges and controversies throughout his career, including mass protests in 2018 following the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak, who was investigating high-level corruption. Despite these challenges, Fico's resilience and political maneuvers have kept him in power, albeit amidst ongoing scrutiny and criticism.

As Fico recuperates from the assassination attempt, Slovakia braces for potential political repercussions and continues to grapple with divisions exacerbated by recent events. The investigation into the attack is ongoing, with authorities working to uncover the motives behind the assailant's actions.

May 16, 2024 10:28 a.m. 406

#trending #latest #Slovakia #RobertFico #assassinationattempt #politics #security #internationalnews #politicalviolence #Putin #Biden #politicaltension #government #unity #mediafreedom #corruption #investigation #JanKuciak #resilience #leadership #recovery #dnn #breakingnews #worldnews #headlines #topstories #globalUpdate #dxbnewsnetwork #dxbnews #dxbdnn #dxbnewsnetworkdnn

PM Shehbaz arrives Visits UAE

uae news / uae-national
May 23, 2024 4:06 p.m. 396

PM Shehbaz to hold talks with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, focusing on bilateral relations during his visit....Read More.

ECC to Approve $2.58m Compensation for Families of Chinese Workers Killed in Dasu Attack

global news / world news
May 23, 2024 4:01 p.m. 381

A compensation of Rs2.5m is also proposed for a Pakistani national killed in the same attack....Read More.

PM Shehbaz arrives Visits UAE

PM Shehbaz to hold talks with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, focusing on bilateral relations during his visit.

ECC to Approve $2.58m Compensation for Families of Chinese Workers Killed in Dasu Attack

A compensation of Rs2.5m is also proposed for a Pakistani national killed in the same attack.

Jeff Bezos beat Elon Musk, still trails Bernard Arnault in world's richest person list

Bezos and Musk engage in net worth fluctuations, sparking a battle for the top spot.

Sheikh Abdullah Joins Mourning for Iranian President

Sheikh Abdullah, UAE Foreign Minister, led delegation in participation.

Here are the main contenders in the UK elections, besides Rishi Sunak.

Mr. Sunak's unfulfilled pledges encompass reducing health waiting lists, halting irregular immigration, and relocating migrants to Rwanda.

Japanese Solo Climber Dies in Fall from North America's Tallest Peak

Rangers locate fallen climber at 17,000 feet using satellite communication data in investigation.

UAE President's State Visit to South Korea Begins May 28

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, will embark on a state visit to South Korea starting on Tuesday, May 28th.

Macron Unprecedented Insurrection Erupts in New Caledonia

Macron labels rioting in New Caledonia as "unprecedented insurrection," catching everyone off guard.

Donald Trump Stuns Followers: Claims Authorized Shooting

Trump falsely alleges Biden sanctioned shooting him during Mar-a-Lago FBI raids.

Nahyan bin Mubarak Opens New Campus for Abu Dhabi's American School

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence,

Sunita Williams' Starliner Space Launch Delayed to June

Teams aiming for launch on June 1 at 12:25 pm ET, with backup opportunities on June 2, 5, and 6.

Eggs for Health: Tips & Tricks for a Nutritious Diet!

In the realm of superfoods, the humble egg often gets overshadowed by trendy kale and exotic quinoa. However, eggs are making a strong comeback, reclaiming thei

UAE's Dengue Fever Campaign Eradicate 400+ Mosquitoes Sites

UAE Health Minister confirms 409 mosquito sites eradicated to halt dengue fever.

South Korea, China, Japan Leaders to Meet After 5 Years

South Korea, China, and Japan's leaders will meet in Seoul after a five-year gap, indicating a significant diplomatic development in East Asia.

Technology Institute Unveils Updated Falcon 2 11B AI Model

TII: Global research leader, driving innovation across diverse fields with applied science.

Zuckerberg From Executive Council for Meta's AI Products

Meta's new executive council reflects its push to revitalize AI initiatives, aiming to harness top-level expertise for innovation and growth in this pivotal are

UK Nurse Jailed 14 Years for Baby's Death by Bean Bag Strapping

Jurors were visibly moved, shedding tears as they viewed nursery CCTV footage capturing the heartbreaking tragedy in the baby room.

Emirates and Avianca Forge Reciprocal Codeshare Partnership via European Gateways

Emirates, world's top airline, and Avianca, major Latin carrier, unite for enhanced travel options through new partnership.

Get In Touch

3001E, 30 Floor, Aspin Commercial Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE

+971 56 450 3476

Follow Us

© DNN. All Rights Reserved.