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Rocket fire reported off Yemen in Red Sea in a new suspected attack by Houthi rebels

Rocket fire reported off Yemen in Red Sea in a new suspected attack by Houthi rebels

Dubai: A rocket exploded late Tuesday night off the side of a ship travelling through the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, authorities said, the latest suspected attack to be carried out by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. The attack comes as the Houthis continue a series of assaults at sea over Israel’s war on Hamas […]

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ISIL-K obtained weapons from TTP stockpiles left in Afghanistan since Taliban takeover: UN report

ISIL-K obtained weapons from TTP stockpiles left in Afghanistan since Taliban takeover: UN report

United Nations: Terror group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant- Khorasan (ISIL-K) is reported to have sought and obtained weapons from the banned Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) stockpiles left in Afghanistan since the 2021 Taliban takeover, according to a UN report. The 18th report of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the threat posed by […]

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Israel’s air force says it struck deep inside Lebanon after Hezbollah shot down a drone

Israel’s air force says it struck deep inside Lebanon after Hezbollah shot down a drone

Beirut:  The Israeli military said on Monday its air force was striking targets of the militant Hebollah group “deep inside Lebanon,” where residents reported explosions near the northeastern city of Baalbek. The strikes are among the deepest into Lebanon since the Israel-Hamas war began more than four months ago. They come a day after Israel’s […]

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UN’s secretary general warns the world is becoming ‘less safe by the day’

UN’s secretary general warns the world is becoming ‘less safe by the day’

Geneva:  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says combatants in places such as Congo, Gaza, Myanmar, Ukraine and Sudan are turning a “blind eye” to international law as he made a plea for greater respect for human rights and peace around the world. Speaking as the UN’s top human rights body opened its latest session, Guterres warned […]

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HRW accuses Israel of blocking aid to Gazans in violation of a UN court order

HRW accuses Israel of blocking aid to Gazans in violation of a UN court order

Rafah: Israel has failed to comply with an order by the United Nations’ top court to provide urgently needed aid to desperate people in the Gaza Strip, Human Rights Watch said Monday, a month after a landmark ruling in The Hague ordered Israel to moderate its war. In a preliminary response to a South African […]

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Israeli media report progress on reaching a temporary truce in Gaza and a hostage-prisoner exchange

Israeli media report progress on reaching a temporary truce in Gaza and a hostage-prisoner exchange

Tel Aviv:  Mediators are making progress on an agreement for a weeks-long cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and the release of dozens of hostages held in Gaza as well as Palestinians imprisoned by Israel, Israeli media reported Sunday. Israel’s War Cabinet met to discuss the proposal late Saturday, but there was no official word on […]

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Ukraine’s defence minister says delays in promised Western military aid is costing lives

Ukraine’s defence minister says delays in promised Western military aid is costing lives

Kyiv:  Half of promised Western military support to Ukraine fails to arrive on time, complicating the task of military planners and ultimately costing the lives of soldiers, the country’s defense minister said Sunday. Speaking at the “Ukraine. Year 2024” forum in Kyiv, Rustan Umerov said that each delayed aid shipment meant Ukrainian troop losses, and […]

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Brazil’s president accuses Israel of committing genocide in Gaza, doubling down after earlier uproar

Brazil’s president accuses Israel of committing genocide in Gaza, doubling down after earlier uproar

Deir-Al-Balah (Gaza Strip):  Brazil’s president alleged Saturday that Israel is committing genocide against Palestinians, doubling down on harsh rhetoric after stirring controversy a week earlier by comparing Israel’s military offensive in Gaza to the Nazi Holocaust. Israel has vehemently pushed back against genocide claims, saying its war is targeting the militant group Hamas, not the […]

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Palestinians cling to life in Rafah, a town likely to be Israel’s next focus in the war on Hamas

Palestinians cling to life in Rafah, a town likely to be Israel’s next focus in the war on Hamas

Rafah: In the narrow crevices between the tents that crowd nearly every inch of the southern Gaza town of Rafah, Palestinians cling to life amid the grinding war with Israel. A barefoot boy wears a pot on his head and beams a smile. A child lugs a jerry can half his size full of water. […]

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US and EU pile new sanctions on Russia for the Ukraine war’s 2nd anniversary and Navalny’s death

US and EU pile new sanctions on Russia for the Ukraine war’s 2nd anniversary and Navalny’s death

Washington:  The United States and the European Union are piling new sanctions on Russia on the eve of the second anniversary of its invasion of Ukraine and in retaliation for the death of noted Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny last week in an Arctic penal colony. The US Treasury Department plans Friday to impose more than […]