ISRAELI FORCES ANNOUNCE AIR AND GROUND TROOPS ARE ATTACKING GAZA

Fri 14 May 2021: In a statement on Twitter, the Israel Defense Forces said military forces are attacking Gaza. IDF air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip. — Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 13, 2021 Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett, reporting from southern Israel, described sounds of artillery being fired into Gaza and machine-gun fire […]

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GREENSILL LOBBYING SCANDAL: DAVID CAMERON ADMITS BEING PAID ‘GENEROUS AMOUNT’ AS LOBBYIST FOR FINANCIAL FIRM

Thu 13 May 2021: Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron admitted on Thursday that he was paid a “generous amount” of money to lobby for the now collapsed financial firm Greensill Capital, but refused to put a figure on his annual salary. “I was paid an annual amount, a generous annual amount, far more than […]

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OVER A QUARTER OF EUROPEAN UNION ADULTS WOULD REFUSE COVID SHOT: SURVEY

Thu 13 May 2021: More than a quarter of adults in the European Union would be unlikely to take the COVID-19 vaccine when it was offered to them, a survey published on Thursday showed. The results also suggested a strong link between vaccine hesitancy and the use of social media, particularly where social media is […]

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‘TAKE A CLEAR STANCE’: TURKEY RALLIES MUSLIM NATIONS OVER ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT

Thu 13 May 2021: Muslim countries must show a united and clear stance over Israel’s conflict with the Palestine, Turkey’s vice president, Fuat Oktay, said on Thursday, criticising world powers for condemning violence without acting. “What we desire is that active measures are taken,” Oktay told reporters after morning prayers marking the end of the […]

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YEMEN’S HOUTHIS ATTACK SAUDI TARGETS WITH BALLISTIC MISSILES AND DRONES

Thu 13 May 2021: Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group on Thursday said its forces had launched 12 ballistic missiles and drones towards a site belonging to the Saudi state oil company Saudi Aramco, Najran airport and other targets in Najran, in southern Saudi Arabia. The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi forces in Yemen said it had intercepted […]

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NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES IN INDIA RISES BY 362,727 OVER PAST 24 HOURS

Thu 13 May 2021: India has confirmed 362,727 new cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, with the total number of those infected having reached 23,703,665, the country’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday. The death toll from the disease has reached 258,317 people, with 4,120 new fatalities being recorded […]

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US BLOCKS UN SECURITY COUNCIL STATEMENT ON ISRAEL-PALESTINE VIOLENCE

Wed 12 May 2021: The US blocked the UN Security Council from issuing a statement regarding dramatically escalating violence in Israel and Palestine on Wednesday. The nixed statement followed a second council briefing from the UN’s Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Tor Wennesland. It “expressed deep concern about the latest situation in Gaza, and called […]

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