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Paris prepares for 100-day countdown to the Olympics. It wants to rekindle love for the Games

Paris prepares for 100-day countdown to the Olympics. It wants to rekindle love for the Games

PARIS:  In Paris’ outskirts, a bright-eyed young girl is eager for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to end. That’s because the swimming club where 10-year-old Lyla Kebbi trains will inherit an Olympic pool. It will be dismantled after the Games and trucked from the Olympic race venue in Paris’ high-rise business district to Sevran, a […]

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Israeli military asks Palestinians to not return to war-torn northern Gaza

Israeli military asks Palestinians to not return to war-torn northern Gaza

Deir Al-Balah (Gaza Strip):  The Israeli military renewed warnings on Monday for Palestinians in Gaza not to return to the embattled territory’s north, a day after Gaza hospital officials said five people were killed as throngs of displaced residents tried to reach their homes in the war-torn area. Northern Gaza was an early target of […]

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World leaders urge Israel not to retaliate for the Iranian drone and missile attack

Jerusalem: World leaders are urging Israel not to retaliate after Iran launched an attack involving hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. British Foreign Secretary David Cameron told the BBC on Monday the UK does not support a retaliatory strike, while French President Emmanuel Macron said Paris will try to “convince Israel that we […]

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Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 33 people in Afghanistan

Islamabad:  Heavy flooding from seasonal rains in Afghanistan has killed at least 33 people and injured 27 others in three days, a Taliban spokesman said Sunday. Abdullah Janan Saiq, the Taliban’s spokesman for the State Ministry for Natural Disaster Management, said Sunday that flash floods hit the capital, Kabul, and several provinces. He added more […]

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Israel hails interception of drones and missiles in unprecedented attack by Iran

Israel hails interception of drones and missiles in unprecedented attack by Iran

Jerusalem: Israel hailed the success of its defences in the face of an unprecedented attack by Iran involving hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. An Israeli military spokesman said Sunday the launches numbered more than 300, but 99 per cent of them were intercepted. Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said Iran fired 170 drones, […]

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Iran’s attack on Israel raises fears of a wider war, but all sides have also scored gains

Tel Aviv (Israel): The unprecedented attack by Iran on Israel early Sunday ratcheted up regional tensions, confirming long-held fears about the Israel-Hamas war spiraling into a broader conflagration. But Iran, Israel, the United States and Hamas also walked away with some gains. Here’s a look at the fallout. ISRAEL’S RESPONSE COULD RESTORE FAITH IN ITS […]

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More civilians die in Ukraine as a think tank warns delays in US aid will hamper Kyiv’s forces

Kyiv (Ukraine):  More civilians died across Ukraine Sunday as analysts warned that delays in US military assistance would see Kyiv struggle to fight off Russian offensives. One man was Sunday killed after a Russian drone hit the truck he was driving in the Sumy region, the local prosecutor’s office said. Officials in the Kharkiv region […]

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Iran fires drones and ballistic missiles at Israel in unprecedented revenge attack

Iran fires drones and ballistic missiles at Israel in unprecedented revenge attack

Jerusalem:Iran launched dozens of drones and ballistic missiles toward Israel late Saturday in an unprecedented revenge mission that pushed the Middle East ever closer to a regionwide war. The attack marked the first time Iran had ever launched a direct military assault on Israel, despite decades of enmity dating back to the country’s 1979 Islamic […]

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seizes a container ship with 17 Indian sailors near Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Israel

Dubai:  Commandos from Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard rappelled down from a helicopter onto an Israeli-affiliated container ship mostly manned by Indians near the Strait of Hormuz and seized the vessel on Saturday, the latest in a series of attacks between the two countries. Seventeen Indian sailors are on board the ship which had a crew […]

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2 Palestinians killed and 3 injured in confrontations with Israeli forces in West Bank

2 Palestinians killed and 3 injured in confrontations with Israeli forces in West Bank

Jerusalem: Two Palestinians were killed early Friday in confrontations with Israeli forces in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Palestinian medics and the military said. The Palestine Red Crescent Society confirmed the two deaths and said three people were wounded, including one who sustained serious injuries. The Islamic militant group Hamas said one of those killed was […]

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