Category: International

Trump claims most Gaza hostages dead, reason why talks unproductive
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Trump claims most Gaza hostages dead, reason why talks unproductive

Washington, May 24 : Former President Donald Trump said during a campaign rally in New York City that he believes most of the hostages in Gaza are dead. “Many of the hostages that you’re waiting for, and everybody’s waiting for those hostages, many of them are dead,” Trump said on Thursday. “Many of them are...

UK to hold general election on July 4: PM
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UK to hold general election on July 4: PM

London, May 23: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced on Wednesday that the country will hold a general election on July 4. “Earlier today I spoke with His Majesty the King to request the dissolution of parliament. The king has granted this request and we will have a general election on July 4,” Sunak told...

Over 20 explosions heard in Russian city of Belgorod
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Over 20 explosions heard in Russian city of Belgorod

Moscow, May 23 : Over 20 explosions was heard in the center of Belgorod, a Russian city some 40 km north of the border with Ukraine, amid a reactivated missile warning alert, Russia’s RIA Novosti reported on Thursday. In the center of Belgorod, near Cathedral Square, several dozens of blasts were heard against the background...

Explosion hits residential building in NE China, casualties unknown
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Explosion hits residential building in NE China, casualties unknown

Harbin, May 23 : An explosion ripped from an apartment on the fourth floor of a five-story building in Harbin, the capital city of northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province Thursday morning, with casualties yet to be identified, according to Xinhua’s reporter on site. Witnesses told Xinhua that the explosion occurred after 7 a.m. on the building...

Ireland to recognise Palestinian state: Irish PM
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Ireland to recognise Palestinian state: Irish PM

Dublin, May 22 : Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris said on Wednesday that the country would recognise Palestine as a state. “Today Ireland, Norway, and Spain are announcing that we recognise the state of Palestine; each of us will undertake whatever national steps are necessary to give effect to that decision,” Harris said in Dublin,...

People in Iran’s capital bid farewell to late president
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People in Iran’s capital bid farewell to late president

Tehran, May 22: People in Tehran on Tuesday attended, in large numbers, a farewell ceremony held for Iran’s late President Ebrahim Raisi, late Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and others after their bodies were transferred from the northwestern city of Tabriz to the capital city. The ceremony took place at Imam Khomeini’s Mosalla. Earlier in the...

Iran begins probe into chopper crash that killed President Raisi, 7 others
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Iran begins probe into chopper crash that killed President Raisi, 7 others

Tehran, May 21 : Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri has assigned a high-ranking delegation to investigate the helicopter crash in which President Ebrahim Raisi and his accompanying team, including Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, were killed. The delegation headed by Brigadier Ali Abdollahi has been dispatched to the site...

Iran to hold presidential election on June 28
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Iran to hold presidential election on June 28

Tehran, May 21 : Iran’s government decided on Monday that the country’s 14th presidential election would be held on June 28, the official news agency IRNA reported. The election date was determined in a meeting attended by Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber, currently assuming the presidency, Judiciary Chief Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei and Parliament Speaker Mohammad...

Raisi’s remains to be laid to rest Thursday
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Raisi’s remains to be laid to rest Thursday

Tehran, May 21 : Iranian Vice President for Executive Affairs Mohsen Mansouri said on Monday that the body of President Ebrahim Raisi would be buried on Thursday in the northeastern city of Mashhad. He made the remarks while elaborating on the planned measures for the holding of the mourning ceremonies of Raisi and members of...

Iranian President Raisi, FM Amir-Abdollahian die in chopper crash: Mehr news agency
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Iranian President Raisi, FM Amir-Abdollahian die in chopper crash: Mehr news agency

Tehran, May 20 : Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and the country’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian have died in a helicopter crash that occurred on Sunday, Mehr news agency reported. The helicopter carrying President Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian crashed in a dense forested area in the Iranian province of East Azarbaijan on Sunday. The...

Russia ready to help with investigation into Iranian President’s helicopter accident
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Russia ready to help with investigation into Iranian President’s helicopter accident

Moscow, May 19: Russia is ready to provide the necessary assistance in finding the missing helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and investigating the causes of the accident, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday. Earlier in the day, Iranian media reported that a helicopter carrying Raisi, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and...

Helicopter carrying Iranian Prez suffers accident in northwestern Iran
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Helicopter carrying Iranian Prez suffers accident in northwestern Iran

Tehran, May 19 : A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has suffered an accident in northwestern Iran, Iranian broadcaster Press TV reported on Sunday, citing officials. Rescue teams are trying to reach the scene where the accident took place, the broadcaster reported, adding that poor weather conditions had complicated the situation. UNI

UNRWA chief says Israeli operation in Rafah forced 8L people to flee area
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UNRWA chief says Israeli operation in Rafah forced 8L people to flee area

Gaza, May 19: Up to 800,000 people have been forced to leave the southern Gaza city of Rafah since the beginning of the Israeli operation in the area, UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said on Saturday. “Once again, nearly half of the population of...

Seven injured in an explosion in Turkey
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Seven injured in an explosion in Turkey

Ankara, May 19: Seven people, including five police officers, were injured in the Turkish province of Tokat as a result of an explosion in a residential building, Turkish media reported. Police officers responded to a call in the Hurmuzlu area after complaints from neighbors who were annoyed with the loud noise coming from a house,...

Third world war could start before US elections: Trump
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Third world war could start before US elections: Trump

Washington, May 18 : Former US President Donald Trump said that in the five months remaining before the elections in the United States, a third world war could break out due to the incompetence of the current US leadership. “With the kind of idiots we have running this country, not a lot of people will...

Aid delivery to Gaza “almost impossible” amid intensified fighting: UN
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Aid delivery to Gaza “almost impossible” amid intensified fighting: UN

Gaza, May 17 : The United Nations (UN) on Thursday considered humanitarian aid distribution “almost impossible” in the Gaza Strip amid the ongoing war between Israel and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), which has lasted over 200 days. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that distributing humanitarian aid “is almost...

Jewish Biden administration staffer resigns over Gaza
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Jewish Biden administration staffer resigns over Gaza

Washington, May 16 : A Jewish American staffer resigned from her position at the Interior Department, citing Biden’s continued support of Israel’s war in Gaza, Politico reported on Wednesday. Lily Greenberg Call resigned from her position as special assistant to the chief of staff in the Interior Department, citing her Jewish heritage and connection to...