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UN report highlights crippling impact of 15 years of Israel's Gaza siege
Marking the 15th anniversary of the Israeli regime’s crippling siege of the Gaza Strip, a United Nations report highlights the monumental toll the blockade has taken on the coastal enclave’s population. The report was released by the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb
Denmark’s Leader Apologizes for Botched Pandemic Mink Cull
The comments by Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen came after a report called the government’s decision in 2020 to kill some 17 million mink over coronavirus fears illegal. ......
photo: Creative Commons / Peter Trimming
Iran holding talks with Egypt and Jordan in Baghdad: Iraq FM
TEHRAN — Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein has announced that in addition to hosting the ongoing Tehran-Riyadh talks, Baghdad is also a host to separate bilateral talks between Iran and two other Arab states. ......
photo: US DoS / Freddie Everett
UK government ‘undemocratic’ over Northern Ireland protocol, says Varadkar
Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s deputy prime minister, has accused the British government of risking the break-up of the United Kingdom and making “shocking” blunders over Northern Ireland. Varadkar said Boris Johnson’s administration had been undemocratic and disrespectful and tacitly accused it of being...
photo: AP / Olivier Matthys
Taliban supreme leader addresses major gathering in Kabul
Mullah Haibatullah Akhunzada, the reclusive supreme leader of the Taliban, has attended a major gathering of religious leaders and elders in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. More than 3,000 men were expected to attend the three-day gathering that started on Thursday in Kabul’s Polytechnic University...
photo: AP / Ebrahim Noroozi
When will the war in Ukraine end?
Thousands of troops have died, billions of dollars in military hardware wasted and entire cities subjected to relentless bombardment – and more than four months on, Russia’s fierce military campaign in Ukraine continues unabated. Forecasts on when the war will end differ widely. NATO...
photo: AP / Nariman El-Mofty
Tunisia's proposed constitution gives Saied far more power
Tunisia published a proposed new constitution on Thursday that will be put to a referendum next month, limiting the role of parliament and giving President Kais Saied far more power. Last year, in a move his foes call a "coup", Saied brushed aside the...
photo: AP / Hassene Dridi
UK government faces new boozy scandal as deputy whip quits
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government is facing another boozy scandal after the deputy chief whip resigned from his post following a drunken incident this week, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson facing calls on Friday to expel him from the Conservative Party. Chris Pincher, whose role was to...
photo: AP / Alastair Grant
Calls for Italy’s conservatives to unite
Looking ahead to the 2023 Italian general elections, the leader of the right-wing "Fratelli d'Italia" (FI), Giorgia Meloni, has called on the Italian right to unite. In the recent mayoral elections last Sunday, the right-wing and conservative parties had consistently delivered sobering results and...
photo: US DoD / Michael Gross
Russian missile attacks kill 18 in Odesa: Ukrainian officials
Russian missiles have hit an apartment building and a resort near Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa, killing at least 18 people, according to Ukrainian officials. Dozens more were also wounded in the early morning attack on Friday, which came amid an uptick in missile strikes across Ukraine over the...
photo: AP / Ukrainian Emergency Service

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