Nearly 400 migrants rescued in Mediterranean Sea

Humanitarian rescue ships have pulled 396 migrants from a dangerously overcrowded wooden boat. Two humanitarian rescue ships have pulled 394 migrants from a dangerously overcrowded wooden boat in the Mediterranean in an operation lasting about six hours, Reuters news agency reported. The German and French NGO ships Sea-Watch 3 and Ocean Viking overnight on Sunday […]

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Gunmen attack funeral of Hezbollah commander in Lebanon

Hezbollah says at least two people killed in the attack in Kaldeh, as the army deploys to contain sectarian tensions. Unidentified gunmen in the Lebanese town of Kaldeh have killed at least two people at the funeral of a Hezbollah commander killed a day earlier, the group said. Iranian-backed Hezbollah, Lebanon’s most powerful armed group, […]

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Iran’s health minister calls for lockdowns enforced by military

Tehran, Iran – Iran’s health minister has called for two weeks of lockdowns enforced by armed forces and law enforcement to curb the alarmingly fast rise of COVID-19 cases across the country. Saeed Namaki, who will likely be replaced after Ebrahim Raisi is inaugurated as the next president on Thursday, made the request in a […]

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Egypt: Eight soldiers killed in Sinai ‘anti-terrorism’ operations

Egypt’s military says almost 90 fighters were killed in northern Sinai, where fighters loyal to ISIL operate. Eight Egyptian army soldiers have been killed in recent “anti-terrorism operations”, the armed forces said. According to a statement by the armed forces on Sunday, most of the fighting took place in the northern Sinai, where fighters loyal […]

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Ismail Haniya re-elected as leader of Palestinian group Hamas

Haniya, Hamas chief since 2017, was re-elected for a four-year term following an unopposed internal election by party members. Ismail Haniya has been re-elected as leader of the Palestinian group Hamas, officials have said, cementing his control of the organisation which rules the besieged Gaza Strip. Haniya, Hamas chief since 2017, has controlled the group’s […]

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Iran rejects Israeli claim it was behind tanker attack off Oman

Israel has pointed the finger at Iran for an attack that killed two crew members, an accusation Iran denies. Tehran, Iran – The Iranian government has rejected a claim by Israel that it was behind an attack on a ship off Oman earlier this week that killed two crew members. Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Saeed […]

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Antalya, Mugla wildfires continue as Turkey puts out dozens

Firefighters battling five fires in popular seaside destinations after 107 blazes were brought Less than control. More than 100 wildfires have been brought under control in Turkey, according to officials, as firefighters worked to battle blazes that continued in popular seaside destinations. Minister of Forestry and Agriculture Bekir Pakdemirli said on Twitter on Sunday that […]

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US urges Tunisia’s Saied to return swiftly to ‘democratic path’

In a phone call with Tunisian president, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan underscored the need for ‘rapidly forming a new government’, White House says. US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has urged Tunisian President Kais Saied to outline a swift return to the “democratic path”, days after his shock seizure of governing powers, the […]

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