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Netanyahu seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in Gaza in new postwar plan

Netanyahu seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in Gaza in new postwar plan

Deir al-Balah (Gaza Strip): Israel seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in the Gaza Strip, according to a long-awaited postwar plan by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It was swiftly rejected Friday by Palestinian leaders and runs counter to Washington’s vision for the war-ravaged enclave. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented the two-page document to […]

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Hamas leader leaves Egypt after cease-fire talks with officials there

Hamas leader leaves Egypt after cease-fire talks with officials there

Beirut:  Hamas says its political leader, Ismail Haniyeh, has left Egypt after holding talks with Egyptian officials about a possible cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and an exchange of hostages held by the militants for Palestinians imprisoned in Israel. The statement released early Friday by Hamas did not say whether Haniyeh’s talks with Egyptian intelligence […]

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Ship ablaze in Gulf of Aden as Israel shoots down fire in suspected Yemen Houthi rebel attacks

Ship ablaze in Gulf of Aden as Israel shoots down fire in suspected Yemen Houthi rebel attacks

Dubai: A suspected missile attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels set a ship ablaze in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday as Israel intercepted what appeared to be another Houthi attack near the port city of Eilat, authorities said. The attacks come as the rebels escalate their assaults over Israel’s war against Hamas in the Gaza […]

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Farmers from 10 EU countries join forces – and tractors – to protest agricultural policies

Farmers from 10 EU countries join forces – and tractors – to protest agricultural policies

Prague:  Czech farmers were driving their tractors and other vehicles to several border crossings on Thursday to meet their colleagues from neighbouring countries and join forces in their protests against European Union agriculture policies, bureaucracy and overall conditions for their business. Farmers complain that the 27-nation EU’s environmental policies, such as the Green Deal, which […]

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Chinese research vessel moors near Male; Indian & Sri Lankan coastguard ships reach for trilateral exercise

Chinese research vessel moors near Male; Indian & Sri Lankan coastguard ships reach for trilateral exercise

Male: On a day when military ships from India and Sri Lanka reached the Maldives coast to participate in a trilateral naval exercise, a Chinese research vessel moored close to the Male port, according to media reports on Thursday. “The Chinese research vessel Xiang Yang Hong 03 was moored close to Male City this morning. […]

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Israeli strikes across Gaza kill 67 Palestinians overnight

Israeli strikes across Gaza kill 67 Palestinians overnight

Jerusalem: Israeli strikes across Gaza killed at least 67 Palestinians overnight and into Wednesday, including in areas where civilians have been told to seek refuge. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs hospital in Deir al-Balah says it received 44 bodies after multiple strikes in central Gaza. Associated Press reporters saw the bodies arriving in ambulances and private vehicles. […]

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Iran accuses Israel of sabotage attack that saw explosions strike natural gas pipeline

Iran accuses Israel of sabotage attack that saw explosions strike natural gas pipeline

Dubai: An Israeli sabotage attack on an Iranian natural gas pipeline caused the multiple explosions that struck it a week ago, Iran’s oil minister alleged on Wednesday, further raising tensions between the regional archenemies amid Israel’s war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The comments by Iran’s Oil Minister Javad Owji come as Israel has […]

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PPP, PML-N strike power-sharing deal in Pakistan; Shehbaz to be PM, Zardari President

PPP, PML-N strike power-sharing deal in Pakistan; Shehbaz to be PM, Zardari President

Islamabad:  The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Peoples Party have finally agreed on a power-sharing deal to form a coalition government led by former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif, a move that could effectively sideline their arch-rival, Imran Khan. Both the PML-N and the PPP won fewer seats in Parliament than candidates backed by jailed […]

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Israel orders new evacuations in northern Gaza, where UN says 1 in 6 children are malnourished

Israel orders new evacuations in northern Gaza, where UN says 1 in 6 children are malnourished

Rafah (Gaza Strip):  Israel ordered new evacuations from parts of Gaza City on Tuesday, as a study led by the UN children’s agency found that one in six children are acutely malnourished in the isolated and largely devastated north of the territory, where the city is located. The report finds deepening misery across the territory, […]

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South Africa tells top UN court that it’s accusing Israel of apartheid against Palestinians

South Africa tells top UN court that it’s accusing Israel of apartheid against Palestinians

The Hague:  South Africa argued at the United Nations’ top court on Tuesday that Israel is responsible for apartheid against the Palestinians and that Israel’s occupation of land sought for a Palestinian state is “inherently and fundamentally illegal.” Israel rejects such claims. The South African representatives were speaking on the second day of hearings at […]