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Mahsa Amini: What we know after 11 days of protests in Iran | Religion News

Tehran, Iran – Protests that erupted in many parts of Iran following the death of a young woman, Mahsa Amini, entered their 11th day on Tuesday, even as authorities continued to restrict access to the internet. The 22-year-old was arrested earlier this month in the capital, Tehran, by Iran’s so-called “morality police” for allegedly not […]

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Diplomatic spat after Chile leader snubs new Israeli ambassador | News

Chilean President Boric postponed meeting with Israeli envoy following Israeli army killing of Palestinian boy on the same day. A diplomatic tussle intensified after Chile’s president put off accepting the credentials of Israel’s new ambassador to Santiago over the killing in the occupied West Bank of a Palestinian teenager. In response, Israel’s foreign ministry summoned […]

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Security Council calls for intensifying efforts to expand Yemen truce — Global Issues

Council members highlighted the tangible benefits of the agreement between the Government and Houthi rebels, now in its sixth month. They include a 60 per cent reduction in casualties.   Additionally, fuel coming through critical Huydadah port has quadrupled, while commercial flights from the capital, Sana’a, have allowed 21,000 people to receive medical treatment and […]

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‘My children ask me, what is Syria?’ Za’atari refugee camp enters second decade — Global Issues

Adil Toukan came to Za’atari camp in April 2013, from the city of al-Sanamayn in the Daraa governorate in southern Syria, along with his wife and two young children. Since then, he and his wife have had three more children, who know nothing about their home country.  “My family and I went through a great […]

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One third of Gaza Strip population in need of psychological and social support — Global Issues

Over three violent days in early August, until a ceasefire was reached on 7 August, Israeli Defence Forces launched some 147 air strikes against targets in Gaza while Palestinian militants unleashed around 1,100 rockets and mortars into Israel. Briefing the Security Council on 8 August, Tor Wennesland, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, […]

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Israeli court refuses to release prisoner Ahmad Manasra | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Manasra’s lawyers asked for his release citing his mental health condition, but the appeal was rejected. Israeli authorities have refused to release a Palestinian prisoner who was initially arrested in horrific circumstances as a 13-year-old and is suffering from a serious deterioration in his mental health. The Beersabe’ (Beersheva) district court ruled on Thursday that […]

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Muqtada al-Sadr and Iraq’s propensity for an intra-Shia conflict | News

At least 30 people were killed as supporters of Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr and his Iran-backed opponents traded gunfire overnight on Monday and Tuesday morning in Baghdad, stoking fears that the violence might escalate into a Shia-Shia civil war. The worst violence in the Iraqi capital in years followed the influential Shia leader’s announcement that […]

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Young Jordanians innovate to tackle food insecurity — Global Issues

Jordanians are dealing with multiple overlapping challenges including slow economic growth, high youth unemployment, water scarcity and increased cost of living. With 63 per cent of its population under the age of 30, Jordan has one of the youngest populations in the world, and youth engagement and mobilization is crucial to finding solutions to food […]

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Photos: Rescuers search for landslide survivors at Iraq shrine | In Pictures News

At least four people were killed after a landslide demolished a Shia shrine in the central Iraqi province of Karbala, the Iraqi Ministry of Health said on Sunday. Rescuers drove a bulldozer through the Qattarat al-Imam Ali shrine’s entrance, which resembles half a dome ornately decorated with blue tiles covered in Arabic script. The sacred […]

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Last month was one of the warmest Julys on record, says UN | Climate Crisis News

UN says temperatures nearly half a degree above average last month, as EU monitor records record-low Antarctic sea ice. Last month marked one of the three hottest Julys ever recorded, with global temperatures measuring nearly half a degree Celsius (0.9F) above average, the United Nations’ weather agency has said. “The world just had one of […]

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