Ukrainian fighter pilots train in France during European training drive

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PARIS: Future Ukrainian fighter pilots likely to fly American F-16 aircraft are receiving their initial training in the south of France with the French Air Force, the French defense minister said on Friday, amid a European training push. The pilots are receiving “general training on the Alpha Jet (a Franco-German military aircraft), which enables Ukrainian … Read more

Russian missile strikes on the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv kill 6 and wound 11

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KYIV: Russian forces overnight attacked Ukraine with drones and missiles, killing at least six people and wounding 11 more in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, officials said Saturday. Governor of the Kharkiv region Oleh Syniehubov said missile strikes on the city damaged residential buildings, a gas station, a kindergarten, a cafe, a shop and cars.

Russia alleges Ukrainian drone attack on Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, no serious damage

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MOSCOW: Ukrainian military drones attacked the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant but caused no damage to its critical infrastructure, Russian state-run RIA news agency quoted the press service of the Russian-controlled facility as saying. Reuters could not independently verify the alleged incident. In the past, both sides in the two-year-old conflict have accused each other of … Read more

Saudi minister receives Ukrainian ambassador

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JEDDAH: Ramadan is the month when some people are not only spiritually and religiously invigorated, but also find renewed creative energy. Arab News prepared a list of art cafes and studios around the Kingdom that offer the space and tools to aspiring artists and creative minds to practice different art media. Arty Cafe Whether you … Read more

Ukrainian drone hits Russia’s third biggest refinery, damage not critical

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MOSCOW: A Ukrainian drone struck Russia’s third largest oil refinery on Tuesday about 1,300 km (800 miles) from the front lines, hitting a unit that processes about 155,000 barrels of crude per day though an industry source said the damage was not significant. Russian officials said its jamming devices locked onto a Ukrainian drone near … Read more

Kyiv endures bombardment as Russia steps up targeting of Ukrainian cities

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Netanyahu cancels diplomats’ visit to Washington in protest over UN ceasefire vote TEL AVIV: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled a planned visit to Washington by a high-level delegation to protest Monday’s UN Security Council decision calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.The resolution passed 14-0 on Monday after the US decided not to … Read more

Russia attacks Ukrainian gas storage site; Ukraine ramps up power imports

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MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday vowed to punish those behind the “barbaric terrorist attack” on a Moscow concert hall that killed more than 130, saying four gunmen trying to flee to Ukraine had been arrested. Kyiv has strongly denied any connection, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accusing Putin of trying to shift the … Read more

Russia attacks Ukrainian electrical power facilities, including major hydroelectric plant

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DHAKA: Saiful Islam Shanto started his adventure with hiking and long-distance trails when he was still in school, exploring on foot all the sites he could reach in his native Cumilla in eastern Bangladesh. Over a decade and thousands of kilometers later, the passion grew stronger, culminating with the beginning of his solitary walk around … Read more

Russia says Ukrainian shelling killed 2 in a border city while it thwarted an incursion

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KABUL: As he arrives to his mosque at sundown, Mohammad Qasim carries some bread and a portion of the tastiest dish prepared at his home on that day. He will share it with others during a village iftar meal — one of Afghanistan’s most cherished Ramadan traditions. In rural areas, communal iftar gatherings are something … Read more

Putin asks voters, including in annexed Ukrainian areas, to determine Russia’s future

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Gaza protest voting in Georgia, Washington threatens Biden’s reelection: Activists CHICAGO: A significant number of Arab and Muslim voters turned their backs on President Joe Biden in Georgia’s and Washington State’s Democratic primary elections on Tuesday — part of a trend likely to threaten his reelection in November’s polls, according to activist organizations. Voters chose … Read more