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Israeli military shutdown Palestinian health workers’ union headquarters in Ramallah

Israeli army forces raided the Palestinian Union of Health Workers Committee (UHWC) headquarters in Ramallah on Wednesday, breaking down the door, confiscating computers and memory drives, and issuing a military order forcing the office to close for six months. Israel’s move to shut down a key healthcare body in the occupied territories will have “catastrophic […]

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Multiple rockets target Iraqi army bases hosting foreign troops and workers

Multiple rockets targeted Iraqi military bases hosting US-led coalition troops and foreign contractors, luckily no one was injured in the attacks. Iraq’s joint operations command said in a statement on Thursday one attack near a military base next to Baghdad’s airport was spearheaded by three explosives-laden drones, and one of the UAVs was intercepted and […]

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France rejects spy charges brought against one of their citizens in Iran who flew a drone

France criticised spying charges brought against one of their citizens in Iran, calling them “incomprehensible”. Benjamin Briere, 35, was arrested last year in Iran after flying a drone near the Iran-Turkmenistan border. On Sunday Iranian prosecutors charged him with espionage, which is punishable by death if he is convicted. A French foreign ministry statement said […]

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Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire comes into effect, ending 11-day fighting after more than 240 deaths

A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian military group Hamas has come into effect. The ceasefire began early on Friday, bringing to an end 11 days of bombardment in which more than 240 people have died, most of them in Gaza. Both Israel and Hamas have claimed victory in the conflict. On Thursday more than […]

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Israel bombs Hamas Gaza chief’s home as hostilities enter 7th day

Israel bombed the home of Hamas’s chief in Gaza early on Sunday as the military wing fired rocket barrages at Tel Aviv as hostilities stretched into a seventh day with no sign of abating. Israel targeted the home of Yehya Al-Sinwar, who since 2017 has headed the political and military wings of Hamas in Gaza, […]

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Turkey company shuts down electricity supply to Lebanon, plunging the country into darkness

A Turkey power company that provides electricity to Lebanon from two barges shut down supplies over payment arrears and a legal threat to its vessels amid the country’s economic crisis. Karpowership, the company that supplies 370 megawatts (MW) or about one-quarter of Lebanon’s supply, told the government it would have to shut down in the […]

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Emergency declared in Israel’s Lod city after riots breakout

Israel declared a state of emergency in the central city of Lod after riots broke out amidst the conflict between Israeli forces and Palestine intensified. Protests by Israeli Arabs broke out in Lod, a city near Tel Aviv, and escalated to full-scale rioting, with protesters throwing rocks at police, who responded with stun grenades. At […]

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At least 40 tonnes of dead fish wash up on the banks of Lebanon’s Litani river

Tonnes of dead fish washed up on the banks of a lake on Lebanon’s Litani river, engulfing a nearby village in a pungent smell, in a disaster blamed on polluted waters. Volunteers collected rotting fish carcasses near the Qaraoun lake on Lebanon’s longest river, the Litani, where activists have warned for years of water pollution […]

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Jordan’s ‘house arrested’ former crown prince Hamzah bin Hussein signs allegiance letter to king

Jordan’s former crown prince Hamzah bin Hussein has signed a letter to indicate that he is ready to be “of help and support” to his half-brother, King Abdullah II, and the crown prince. The announcement follows Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi’s accusation over the weekend that Hamzah was plotting to “destabilize” the country. On […]

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Lockdown, price-war could soon result in no space to store oil

The world’s thirst for oil has evaporated. Highways are empty. Planes are grounded. Factories are dark. The unprecedented collapse in oil demand has sent crude crashing to 18-year lows. Supply, on the other hand, remains largely resilient amid a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. US producers don’t want to be the first to […]