US to announce additional $100 million in aid to respond to Sudan conflict

The United States will announce an additional $100 million in aid to respond to the conflict in Sudan, according to a statement seen by Reuters, as Washington seeks to spur international response ahead of Monday’s anniversary of the war. US Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power in the statement said the additional funding, first […]

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Iran’s attack on Israel stirs admiration among Gaza Palestinians

Iran’s attack on Israel drew applause from many Palestinians in Gaza on Sunday as rare payback for the Israeli offensive on their enclave, although some said they suspected Tehran had staged the assault more for show than to inflict real damage. “For the first time, we saw some rockets that didn’t land in our areas. […]

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Hundreds of Manchester arena attack survivors file lawsuit against MI5

More than 250 survivors of the 2017 Manchester Arena attack have filed a lawsuit against Britain’s domestic intelligence services, their lawyers said in a statement Sunday. In May 2017, 22 people were killed and another 100 injured when a bomber detonated his device at an Ariana Grande pop concert. An official enquiry found in March […]

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British PM Sunak’s Rwanda scheme set to pass parliament but challenges await

The British parliament is set to finally approve a divisive law this week to pave the way for asylum seekers to be deported to Rwanda, but further legal hurdles could yet hold up or derail one of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s key policies. Sunak has invested huge political capital in the Rwanda scheme whose success […]

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Gaza’s historic treasures saved by ‘irony of history’

Gaza’s ancient Greek site of Anthedon has been bombed, its “Napoleon’s Palace” destroyed and the only private museum burned down: the war has taken a terrible toll on the rich heritage of the Palestinian territory. But in a strange twist of fate, some of its greatest historical treasures are safe in a warehouse in Switzerland. […]

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Landslides kill 18 on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, two missing

Landslides on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on the weekend killed at least 18 people with rescue efforts, including police sniffer dogs, still ongoing for two missing people, local authorities said on Monday. The local government in South Sulawesi also reported that two people were in a critical condition in hospital.Landslides, triggered by high-intensity rains, affected two […]

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UK’s Cameron urges Israel not to retaliate against Iran

 British Foreign Secretary David Cameron urged Israel not to retaliate after Iran’s drone and missile attack, saying it should “think with head as well as heart” because Tehran’s strike had been a near total failure. The strike by more than 300 missiles and drones from Iran caused only modest damage in Israel as most were […]

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Israel continues air strikes on Gaza after Iran attack as UN chief calls for ‘maximum restraint’

Israel launched dozens of air strikes on Gaza overnight, Hamas said Monday, as the Israeli army said it will not be distracted from the war after Iran’s unprecedented attack heightened fears of wider conflict. “Even while under attack from Iran, we have not lost sight, not for one moment, of our critical mission in Gaza […]

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India’s opposition Congress gets breather from $420 mln tax payment until after elections

India’s Income Tax department will not pursue a 35-billion rupee ($420 million) payment from the main opposition Congress party until after the completion of general elections in June, the department told the country’s top court on Monday. The tax department’s decision is seen as a breather for the Congress, which has been served multiple income […]

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Egypt’s Sisi begins third term, after economic bailout

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi begins his third term this week buoyed by massive fresh financing, but experts say the road out of economic crisis will still be long and arduous. Sisi won December’s presidential election with 89.6 percent of the vote, standing against three unknowns. He is set to begin his third term officially […]

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