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Death toll rises to 10 after Egyptian ferry sinks in the river Nile

CairocTypeface:> Ten people were killed when a ferry carrying labourerssank in the river Nile near Cairo Egypts Labour Ministry said on Monday.The boat sank off Giza a twin city of Cairo on Sunday.Five people w

Feb 27, 2024
Tamas Sulyok (L), the only candidate for the office of Hungarian president, proposed by Fidesz, sits with his relatives in the main hall of the parliament building during the parliamentary session to vote on the ratification of Sweden's NATO membership in Budapest. (DPA)

Hungary clears final roadblock to Sweden’s entry to NATO

dpaBudapestThe Hungarian parliament ratified Swedens membership in NATO by an overwhelming majority on Monday clearing the last hurdle on the Scandinavian countrys path to join the Western military alliance.

Feb 27, 2024
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UN rights council deals with misery in Gaza

dpaGenevaThe plight of the civilian population in the Gaza Strip was at the centre of the opening session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday.Many countries expressed their horror that hundr

Feb 27, 2024
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Zelensky says 31,000 soldiers killed in first official death toll

dpaKievUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday said 31000 soldiers defending the country from Russias invasion have been killed in what is the countrys first official figure for military casualties in more than two years of fighting.I dont want to mention the number of wounded

Feb 27, 2024
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh chairs the weekly cabinet meeting, where he announced the government's resignation. (DPA)

Palestinian PM Shtayyeh resigns citing Gaza war

dpaRamallah/Tel AvivThe prime minister of the Palestinian Territories Mohammad Shtayyeh resigned in Ramallah on Monday saying the latest developments in the region including the Gaza war are behind the move.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly requested the resignation following pressure f

Feb 27, 2024
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Navalny’s team plans to organise public funeral service in Moscow

MoscowcTypeface:> The team of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny who died in custody says it wants to organize a public funeral service in Moscow by Friday.We are looking for a hall for Alexeis public farewell his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh wrote on Monday on the social media platform X formerly Twitter. The planned date

Feb 27, 2024
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Crowds gather in UK to support Ukraine on second anniversary of war

London: Crowds have gathered across the UK to show support for Ukraine and pay their respects to the fallen on the second anniversary of the Russian invasion. Commemorations on Saturday in London began with an interfaith prayer service at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Mayfair. In Scotland political and religious leaders attended a service at Edinburgh Castle to mark the anniversary.

Feb 25, 2024
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‘You are not alone,’ Dutch PM tells Ukraine

The HAGUE: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has assured Kiev of his countrys continued support joining other European leaders in marking the second anniversary of the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. You are not alone. We are behind you said Rutte in a video message posted on X formerly Twitter on Saturday.He said that the conflict was not just a battle for

Feb 25, 2024
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Russian authorities return Navalny’s body to his mother, says aide

dpaMoscowRussian authorities have handed over the body of late opposition politician Alexei Navalny to his mother his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said on X formerly Twitter onSaturday.Navalnys relatives and his team had been pleading with the authorities for days to release his body after the leading dissident died in a Siberian penal colony aged 4

Feb 25, 2024
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‘Bloodthirsty wolves’: Iran’s Khamenei slams Western leaders

Irans Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei has denounced the West for turning a blind eye to the killing of 30000 innocent people in Gaza the local Mehr News Agency reports.Khamenei blasted the US for brazenly vetoing the UN resolution to stop bombing Gaza for the umpteenth time.Irans supreme leader also condemned the Western leaders for thei

Feb 25, 2024
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Erdogan slams UN, West for ‘just watching crimes’ in Gaza

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticised the UN and Western countries for just watching the humanitarian crimes committed by Israel in Gaza the Anadolu news agency reports.Neither Western powers nor the UN Security Council have made a useful effort to prevent Israeli violence Erdogan was quoted as saying at a meeting of the Justice and Development (AK)

Feb 25, 2024
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Hamas warns Israel against Al-Aqsa Mosque restrictions

Hamas has warned Israel about its plans to restrict access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.Let our enemy know that souls are boiling our anger is imminent and an explosion is coming in response to any restrictions on the entry of Muslims to Al-Aqsa Mosque during the month of Ramadan Hamas wrote on its Telegram page according to a T

Feb 25, 2024
Palestinians gather around a ruined house following an Israeli air strike in Rafah. (DPA)

Palestinians cling to life in Rafah

AgenciesIn the narrow crevices between the tents that crowd nearly every inch of the southernmost Gazan city of Rafah Palestinians cling to life amid the grinding Israeli ground offensive.A barefoot boy wears a pot on his head and beams a smile. A child lugs a jerry can half his size full of water. Men sit at half-empty tables selling canned goods. A tapestry of la

Feb 25, 2024
The illegal Israeli settlement of Ma'ale Adumim in the occupied West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem. (Agencies)

Blinken ‘disappointed’ by settler plan as Israel looks north, east

dpaTel AvivThe Gaza War and indirect ceasefire talks rumbled on but it was developments in the West Bank and at the Lebanese border which threatened to further ignite the Middle East power keg on Friday.US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was unusually frank in his criticism of ally Israel especially with regards to the Jewish state building settler h

Feb 25, 2024
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15 die in building fire in eastern China

dpaBeijingAt least 15 people died and 44 more were injured in a fire in a residential building in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing on Friday the local government said. One person was said to be in critical condition the authorities said on Saturday.According to an initial investigation the fire broke out early on Friday morning on the ground floor

Feb 25, 2024
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Head of top US gun-rights advocacy group convicted of corruption

dpaNew YorkA jury in New York on Friday found former top US gun lobbyist Wayne LaPierre and other executives of the influential National Rifle Association (NRA) guilty of corruption-related charges.After a week of deliberations the jury found that LaPierre abused his position for his personal benefit and steered lucrative contracts to friends and relat

Feb 25, 2024
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QIA to invest over $1 billion in venture capital funds, says PM

Satyendra PathakDohaPrime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani on Monday announced that Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is set to launch countrys first venture capital (VC) Fund of Funds a strategic inves

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Shura Council welcomes outcomes of Kuwaiti Amir’s visit, appraises 3rd National Development Strategy

QNA DohaShura Council Speaker HE Hassan bin Abdullah Al Ghanim on Monday welcomed on his behalf and on behalf of the Councils members the results of the State visit of Amir of Kuwait HH Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah to Qatar stressing that the discuss

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Qatar officially receives flag ahead of hosting 2025 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships

QOCBusan (South Korea)Qatar officially received the flag for the 2025 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships ahead of hosting it in Doha. The tournament will be held in Qatar mid-next year at the Lusail Sports Arena.Concluding the competitions of the 2024

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GECF was established under exceptional circumstances: Attiyah

QNADohaHE Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman of Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development said that the establishment of the Gas Exporting Co

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