After 10 years of trying, a Palestinian woman had twins. An Israeli strike killed them both

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CAIRO: Soaring prices have reportedly affected lantern sales in Egypt as Ramadan approaches, but traders are hopeful business will pick up and that buyers will return to the market. Faraj Al-Gamal, a lantern merchant in Cairo, said although prices had increased this year, there were still buyers seeking the product. “In the market now, lanterns … Read more

Zelensky defiant as Ukraine mourns victims of Odesa drone strike

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KYIV, Ukraine: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday called for the world to help Kyiv defeat “Russian evil” as the death toll from a drone strike on Odesa rose to 12, including five children. The strike on an apartment block in the southern port city early Saturday morning partially destroyed several floors, leaving more than … Read more

Israeli strike in south Lebanon kills 3 Hezbollah fighters

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JERUSALEM: Nabela thought the United Nations school in Gaza City was a safe haven. Then, the Israeli army arrived.Soldiers stormed the place, ordering men to undress and hauling women to a mosque for strip searches, she said. So began six weeks in Israeli custody that she says included repeated beatings and interrogations.“The soldiers were very … Read more

Israeli strike in Syria kills Iran Guard, two others: reports

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BEIRUT: An Israeli strike in Syria on Friday killed an Iranian Revolutionary Guard and two other people, reports said, in the third consecutive day of Israeli attacks on Syria. Three violent explosions shook the center of Banias, on Syria’s Mediterranean coast, during the dawn strike on a villa that sheltered “a group affiliated with Iran,” … Read more

Two killed in Turkish drone strike on YBS fighters in northern Iraq

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GENEVA: UN human rights chief Volker Turk on Thursday said war crimes had been committed by all parties in the conflict between Israel and Hamas, calling for them to be investigated and for those responsible to be held accountable.“Clear violations of international human rights and humanitarian laws, including war crimes and possibly other crimes under … Read more

South Korea empowers nurses as doctors’ strike continues

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Most UN Security Council members demand Taliban rescind decrees oppressing women, girls UNITED NATIONS: More than two-thirds of the UN Security Council’s members demanded Monday that the Taliban rescind all policies and decrees oppressing and discriminating against women and girls, including banning girls education above the sixth grade and women’s right to work and move … Read more

Israeli strike hits Damascus residential area, killing at least 2

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Saudi Arabia condemns Israel’s actions in Palestinian Territories as ‘legally indefensible’ THE HAGUE: South Africa on Tuesday urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to issue a non-binding legal opinion that the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories is illegal, arguing it would help efforts to reach a settlement. Representatives of South Africa opened the second day … Read more

Russian strike on Kramatorsk, Ukraine kills two

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KRAMATORSK, Ukraine: Russian rocket fire killed at least two people in the eastern city of Kramatorsk Saturday night, the regional governor said. AFP journalists at the scene saw rescue workers carrying a victim from a destroyed two-story home in a white body bag, as emergency services dug through rubble for survivors. Ukraine’s Donetsk Governor Vadim … Read more

Six killed in Ukrainian missile strike on Russia’s Belgorod — governor

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BELGOROD, Russia: Six people including a one-year-old girl were killed in a Ukrainian missile attack on Thursday on the southern Russian city of Belgorod, regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said. Seventeen other people, including four children, were hospitalized with injuries, with six in serious condition, Gladkov said, adding that two children had already been released for … Read more