August 12, 2022
Middle East

Iraq to supply Lebanon with fuel for another year, says Lebanon PM

/ Middle East Issued on: 12/08/2022 – 02:25 Drivers wait in a long line to get fuel at a gas station in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. © Hassan Ammar, AP Iraq has agreed to renew a one-year deal to provide Lebanon with fuel for its power plants in exchange for in-kind services, Lebanon’s […]

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Trump declines to answer questions in New York alleged fraud inquiry

Donald Trump on Wednesday declined to answer questions under oath in New York over alleged fraud at his family business, as legal pressures pile up for the former president whose house was raided by the FBI just two days ago. Trump said he had “no choice” but to invoke the fifth amendment, which allows individuals […]

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Iraq cleric Sadr urges judiciary to dissolve parliament by end of next week

/ Middle East Issued on: 10/08/2022 – 16:25 This image grab taken from from Al-Iraqiya TV on August 3, 2022, shows Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr delivering a televised speech in the central Iraqi city of Najaf. © AFP Powerful Iraqi Shi’ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday called on the country’s judiciary to dissolve parliament […]

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Israeli forces kill several, wound dozens in West Bank raid

Three people were killed and dozens wounded Tuesday, the Palestinian health ministry said, as Israeli forces raided the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. The Israeli military said a senior militant commander was among the dead. The latest violence comes two days after deadly fighting between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants in the coastal enclave […]

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UN holds emergency session on Gaza as fragile truce holds

/ Middle East Issued on: 09/08/2022 – 02:00 01:30 Palestinians inspect their house which was hit by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. © Fatima Shbair, AP The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting Monday to discuss the situation in Gaza, with several members raising concerns despite the tenuous truce […]

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Gaza power plant restarts, Israel reopens border crossings as truce holds

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Gaza crossing reopens, allowing fuel and aid in

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Gaza power plant restarts, Israel reopens border crossings as truce holds

With a cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants holding after nearly three days of violence, Gaza’s sole power plant resumed operations Monday as Israel began reopening crossings into the territory. Israel also lifted security restrictions on southern Israeli communities after the Egyptian-mediated truce took effect late Sunday. Fighting abated, and war-weary people in Gaza and […]

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Israel kills second Islamic Jihad leader, Gaza death toll mounts

Issued on: 07/08/2022 – 08:52Modified: 08/08/2022 – 11:11 01:48 Palestinians sift through debris on August 7, 2022, the morning after an Israeli airstrike killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in Rafah, Gaza. © Ibraheem Abu Mustafa, Reuters An Israeli airstrike killed a second senior commander in the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, the fighters said […]

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Israel kills second Islamic Jihad leader, Gaza death toll mounts

An Israeli airstrike killed a second senior commander in the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, the fighters said Sunday as the death toll from violence in Gaza rose to 31, including six children, according to Palestinian health officials. As Israel pressed on with its assault, Palestinian militants retaliated with barrages of rockets fired at Israel.  The killing late […]

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