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Iran’s Ahmadinejad submits name for presidential poll

Iran’s Ahmadinejad submits name for presidential poll

Iranian ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad put his name forward yesterday as a candidate to succeed moderate President Hassan Rouhani in elections next month.

World powers call for de-escalation after clashes

World powers call for de-escalation after clashes

Calls grew yesterday for a de-escalation of violence after intense hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians that have left at least 65 dead and hundreds injured.

Palestinians slam ‘censorship’ of social networks

Palestinians slam ‘censorship’ of social networks

With accounts deleted on Twitter and content blocked on Instagram, Palestinian social media users say they have been censored from showing the reality of the unrest in Jerusalem.

US sends envoy as Israel-Gaza barrages spiral; truce calls mount

US sends envoy as Israel-Gaza barrages spiral; truce calls mount

Israel killed a Hamas commander and vowed no let-up in its Gaza barrages yesterday as Palestinian militants rained rockets far across the border and Washington dispatched an envoy to try to calm their most intense hostilities in years.

Two Palestinians killed by Israeli army in West Bank: ministry

Two Palestinians killed by Israeli army in West Bank: ministry

A Palestinian teenager was killed in clashes with the Israeli army in the northern occupied West Bank, Palestinian authorities said Wednesday, the second such fatality in hours amid a sharp escalation in violence.

35 killed in Gaza, 5 in Israel, as violence escalates

35 killed in Gaza, 5 in Israel, as violence escalates

Hostilities between Israel and Hamas escalated on Wednesday, with at least 35 killed in Gaza and five in Israel in the most intensive aerial exchanges for years.

Arab states and Turkey condemn Israeli strikes

Arab states and Turkey condemn Israeli strikes

The head of the Arab League condemned yesterday deadly Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip as “indiscriminate and irresponsible” and said Israel had provoked an earlier increase in violence by its actions in Jerusalem.

For Yemenis fleeing war, US peace efforts offer only faint hope

For Yemenis fleeing war, US peace efforts offer only faint hope

In the Al-Jafeenah camp for internally displaced people outside the Yemeni city of Marib, Jamal al-Jaberi, forced to flee fighting near his home, is counting on the United States to help broker a peace deal and end the seven-year war.

East Jerusalem hospital fills up after Al-Aqsa clashes

East Jerusalem hospital fills up after Al-Aqsa clashes

Palestinians wounded in clashes with Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound have filled the halls of an east Jerusalem hospital, where several had lost an eye after being hit by rubber bullets.

Twenty two killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza

Twenty two killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza

Israel launched deadly air strikes on Gaza Monday amid spiralling violence sparked by unrest at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Saudi Arabia to require arriving visitors to quarantine for a week

Saudi Arabia to require arriving visitors to quarantine for a week

Foreign citizens arriving in Saudi Arabia must quarantine for a week in government-approved accommodation starting May 20 to combat the spread of COVID-19, the Saudi civil aviation authority (GACA) said on Monday.

Sudanese search for oxygen cylinders as coronavirus third wave swells

Sudanese search for oxygen cylinders as coronavirus third wave swells

Sudan is struggling to provide hospital beds, drugs and medical oxygen to Covid-19 patients hit by a third wave of infections that is straining the country’s patchy healthcare system beyond what it can cope with.

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