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4 killed in stabbing incident at shopping centre in southern Israel

Four people have been killed and several others wounded in an attack in southern Israel, police say. Three were stabbed to death outside the BIG shopping centre in Beersheba, while a fourth was rammed by a vehicle driven by the assailant, they say. The attacker was shot dead by a bus driver. Local media reports […]

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At least 11 people killed in fire at shopping centre in Syrian capital Damascus

A fire at a shopping centre in the Syrian capital Damascus has killed at least 11 people, the interior ministry said. Many of those killed were security guards or staff who were on duty overnight in the six-storey building, said Ahmad Abbas, the director of civil defence. “Eleven people have died as a result of […]

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At least 13 people killed in US special forces raid in north-west Syria

At least 13 people have been killed in a major US special forces raid in opposition-held north-western Syria, first responders and activists say. The Pentagon said the mission was “successful” and that there were no US casualties, but gave no other details. The White Helmets rescue service said it had found the bodies of six […]

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Syria: Babies die from cold after heavy snow and freezing temperatures in Idlib camps

Two babies have died from the cold after heavy snow and freezing temperatures hit camps for displaced people in north-western Syria. A UN official told AFP that the seven-day-old and two-month-old girls had died in Idlib province. Some 2.8 million people have sought shelter in the opposition stronghold after fleeing their homes during the country’s […]

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‘Israeli laws, policies and practices against Palestinians amount to apartheid’: Amnesty International

Israeli laws, policies and practices against Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories amount to apartheid, Amnesty International says. A new report alleges that the Israeli state maintains “an institutionalized regime of oppression and domination of the Palestinian population for the benefit of Jewish Israelis”. Apartheid is considered a crime against humanity under international law. […]

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Nearly 2,000 children recruited by Yemen’s Houthi rebels have died on the battlefield

Nearly 2,000 children recruited by Yemen’s Houthi rebels have died on the battlefield, the United Nations says, and the group is sourcing key components for weapon systems from companies in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. In an annual report to the Security Council circulated on Saturday, UN experts said they had found evidence the […]

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Narendra Modi’s government bought Israeli spyware as part of $2 billion weapons deal: New York Times Report

The Indian government acquired spyware from Israel as part of a weapon purchase deal in 2017, according to a New York Times report. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government denied it bought the Israeli-made spyware, which was allegedly used to infect phones of its opponents, rights activists and journalists in India. The report published on Friday […]

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Jordanian troops kill 27 suspected smugglers attempting to enter from neighbouring Syria

The Jordanian troops have killed 27 suspected smugglers attempting to enter the country from neighbouring Syria, they said, adding that some others also carrying drugs fled back into Syria. A report on the Jordanian army’s website on Thursday said it thwarted several suspected attempts to smuggle drugs from Syria, and that large quantities of narcotics […]

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Yemen: Death toll in prison air strikes climbs to 82

The death toll from the Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a prison operated by Yemen’s Houthi rebels climbed to at least 82 detainees, the rebels and an aid group said Saturday. Internet access in the Arab world’s poorest country meanwhile remained largely down as the coalition continued airstrikes on the capital of Sanaa and elsewhere. The […]

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Deltacron? New Covid-19 variant yet to be officially named discovered in Cyprus

A new coronavirus variant nicknamed “Deltacron” has been discovered in Cyprus, local media reported on Saturday. The variant has a similar genetic background to the Delta variant, as well as some of the mutations from Omicron, explained Dr. Leondios Kostrikis, the head of the laboratory of biotechnology and molecular virology at the University of Cyprus. […]

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Instagram blocks posts using in memory of victims of Ukrainian airliner shot down by Iran

Instagram blocked posts using a hashtag in memory of the victims of a Ukrainian airliner shot down by Iranian security forces two years ago. Families of the 176 victims found posts with the hashtag #IWillLightACandletoo, as well as its Persian version, were not visible to users. A cybersecurity expert said it appeared that Iran had […]

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Syria: 5 soldiers killed, 20 injured in rocket attack on military transport bus

Five Syrian soldiers have been killed and 20 injured in a rocket attack on a military transport bus in the east of the country. Sunday’s attack took place at approximately 7:00pm, Syrian state media reported on Monday, adding that a military vehicle in the Badia area came under a rocket attack followed by artillery shelling […]