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US blocks UN statement regarding Israel’s attacks on Palestinians

UNO: Once again on Monday, the United States prevented the United Nations Security Council from issuing a public statement on worsening Israeli attacks on Palestinian as the White House said it was pursuing “quiet, intensive diplomacy.” For the past week Washington, a strong ally of Israel, has been isolated on …

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UN chief says will take no action on US ‘snapback’ push against Iran

NEW YORK: The United Nations secretary-general says “uncertainty” prevents him from taking any action on a US declaration that all UN sanctions have been reinstated against Iran. “There would appear to be uncertainty whether or not the process … was indeed initiated,” Antonio Guterres said on Saturday in a letter …

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Over 30 Taliban killed in Afghan air strikes

KABUL: The Afghan air force conducted multiple strikes on Taliban positions on Saturday that killed more than 30 insurgent fighters, officials said, as President Ashraf Ghani once again called for a ceasefire. The Taliban claimed the strike had killed nearly two dozen civilians including women and children in the latest …

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IMN raises alarm over Zakzaky health

Members of the Islamic Movement announced at a press conference that their leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky health condition has continued to deteriorate because of the injuries he sustained during the December 2015 Massacre in Zaria. The members said the seriously ailing Sheikh and his wife Zeenat are being held in …

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Pakistan, China invited to Russia war games

MOSCOW: Russia said on Friday it would stage massive military drills in the Caucasus later this month with troops from several countries, including Pakistan, China and Iran, invited to participate. More than 12,000 troops will take part in the “Caucasus-2020” war games, which will take place in southern Russia from …

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UN registers sharp spike in Israeli demolitions of Palestinian houses

NEW YORK: The United Nations (UN)’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says there has been a sharp increase in the number of Palestinian houses being demolished by Israel in the occupied West Bank during the coronavirus pandemic. “The period from March to August 2020 saw the demolition …

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