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Father pleads to keep sick daughter alive and take her to Israel

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The father of a 2-year-old Israeli girl who has been in hospital in Britain with a serious brain injury since birth pleaded to be allowed to take his daughter to Israel, after a UK court ruled her life-sustaining care should be withdrawn. “I want to keep my daughter, I want......

Biden’s to-do list on foreign trip: Rally allies against COVID, Putin

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President Joe Biden’s meeting with leaders of the G7 leading industrial economies in an English seaside village this week will usher in a new focus on rallying U.S. allies against common adversaries – the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia and China. New COVID-19 variants and rising death tolls in some countries will......

U.S. and UK envoys urge peace in Yemen after blast kills at least 17

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U.S. and British diplomats urged Houthi forces to end an offensive in northern Yemen on Sunday after at least 17 people were killed in an explosion which the Saudi-backed government blamed on a Houthi missile strike. Among those killed in Saturday’s explosion near a petrol station in Marib City was......

Israeli police detain Palestinian activist twins from East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah

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Israeli police detained two prominent Palestinian activists on Sunday who have become the face of a campaign to halt Palestinian evictions from a flashpoint East Jerusalem neighbourhood. Supporters of Muna and Mohammed El-Kurd, who are twins, say their detention is part of a broader Israeli effort to halt opposition to......

MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf stock markets gain; Qatar index eases

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An investor walks through the Dubai Financial Market after Joe Biden won the U.S. presidency, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates November 8, 2020. REUTERS/Christopher Pike Most major stock markets in the Gulf rose in early trade on Sunday supported mostly by banking stocks, while Qatar bucked the trend to trade......

Two drones intercepted, shot down over Iraqi air base – military

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Iraqi military said on Sunday that air defenses at Iraq’s Ain al-Asad air base that hosts u.s. Forces, intercept and shot down two drones. The military said in a statement the drones were intercepted and shot down at a round 12:30 a.m. local time. On May 8, an attack by......

Israel domestic security warns of violence as Netanyahu faces unseating

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The head of Israel’s domestic security service issued a rare warning on Saturday of possible violence during one of the most politically charged periods in decades, with the country on the verge of unseating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, its longest serving leader. Netanyahu is facing the prospect of an end......

Explosion in Yemeni city of Marib kills at least 12 – medical source

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An explosion near a petrol station in the Yemeni city of Marib killed at least 12 people on Saturday, a medical source said. The source told Reuters that dozens of people, many of them badly burned, had been taken to Marib General Hospital and 12 of them had died of......

Turkish air strike kills at least three in refugee camp in Iraq

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A Turkish air strike killed at least three people on Saturday at a camp for displaced people in northern Iraq, said Rashad Kelali, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party official. The strike on the camp housing thousands of Kurdish refugees from Turkey took place three days after Turkish President Tayyip......

Egypt sends building equipment to begin Gaza reconstruction

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Egypt has sent a convoy of engineers and building equipment to Gaza to begin reconstruction in the Palestinian enclave after the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Egyptian state television reported on Friday. Dozens of bulldozers, cranes and trucks flying Egyptian flags lined up along the border to begin crossing into the Gaza......

UK adds seven countries to travel “red list”, including Egypt, Sri Lanka

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Britain added seven countries, including Egypt and Sri Lanka, to its “red list” of destinations that require hotel quarantine on return to England on Thursday, in a review that also saw Portugal move from “green” to “amber”. No countries were added to the quarantine-free green list. The full list of......

U.S. sets and suspends tariffs on six countries over digital taxes

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Shipping containers are unloaded from ships at a container terminal at the Port of Long Beach-Port of Los Angeles complex, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo The United States on Wednesday announced 25% tariffs on over $2 billion worth......

Cyprus checkpoints linking Greek and Turkish sides to reopen Friday – UN

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A Turkish Cypriot man wearing a face mask crosses Ayios Dhometios checkpoint on a bicycle, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Nicosia, Cyprus June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou Checkpoints linking the Greek and Turkish Cypriot sides of Cyprus are to reopen on Friday, the United Nations......

Israel sees probable link between Pfizer vaccine and myocarditis cases

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Israel’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday it had found the small number of heart inflammation cases observed mainly in young men who received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in Israel were likely linked to their vaccination. Pfizer has said it has not observed a higher rate of the condition, known as myocarditis,......

Israel sees probable link between Pfizer vaccine and myocarditis cases

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Israel’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday it had found the small number of heart inflammation cases observed mainly in young men who received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in Israel were likely linked to their vaccination. Pfizer has said it has not observed a higher rate of the condition, known as myocarditis,......

UN tribunal for Lebanon may close after July due to financial crisis

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A U.N. tribunal set up to prosecute those behind the 2005 assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri said on Wednesday it will have to close after July if it is unable to resolve an acute funding shortage. “The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) regrets to announce that it is......

AFC moves World Cup qualifiers to UAE from China

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The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said it has moved Group A matches in the region’s 2022 World Cup preliminaries to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from China. The remaining seven games involving China, Maldives, Syria, Philippines and Guam were due to be played in a bio-secure bubble in Suzhou that......

Dakar greats Peterhansel and Sainz join electric Audi for 2022

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Rallying – Dakar Rally – Stage 11 – Shubaytah to Haradh – Saudi Arabia – January 16, 2020 Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team’s Stephane Peterhansel during stage 11 REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed ‘Mr Dakar’ Stephane Peterhansel and triple champion Carlos Sainz have joined Audi’s bid to win the 2022 edition of the......

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