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Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 77: Russia says not seeking war in Europe

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

UN warns food insecurity in Afghanistan reaches ‘catastrophic’ level

The United Nations (UN) has released data reporting that food insecurity in parts of Afghanistan has reached “catastrophic” levels.

Iran condemns terror attack on Egyptian forces

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has condemned the terrorist attack that hit soldiers in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

Nasrallah denounces calls for disarmament of Hezbollah

The secretary-general of Lebanon's Hezbollah has denounced calls by some political parties for the disarmament of the resistance movement in the run-up to next week’s parliamentary elections. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah stressed the demand comes amid those parties' utter disregard for the worsening economic crisis in the country.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 75: Putin says Russia repelled aggression with Ukraine military operation

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Saudi king admitted to hospital for ‘examinations’

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has been admitted to hospital for unspecified medical tests, state media reported Sunday.

Iran inks eight cooperation agreements with Venezuela and Nicaragua

Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji signed eight major cooperation agreements with Venezuela and Nicaragua during his recent Latin America tour, according to a report published by the local media.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 74: Biden’s wife, Canadian PM visit Ukraine

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Borrel: EU makes last-ditch effort to salvage JCPOA

The EU foreign policy chief says the bloc is making a last-ditch attempt to save the Iran nuclear deal and break a deadlock triggered by Tehran’s demand that Washington lift its "terrorist designation" on the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Taliban order Afghan women to cover faces in public

The Taliban on Saturday ruled Afghan women must cover their faces in public, saying Burqa is the best hijab, according to a decree from the group's supreme leader.

Official: 527k foreign children study in Iranian schools

At least 527,000 foreign children, mostly Afghans, study in Iranian schools. According to a senior Education Ministry official, others include school children from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iraq, and a few other countries.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 73: Ukraine says Russian warship destroyed in drone strikes

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Three killed in stabbing attack near Tel Aviv

Israeli medics say at least three people were killed in a stabbing attack near Tel Aviv on Thursday night.

WHO says 15mn died from covid pandemic

The World Health Organization estimated that nearly 15 million people had died from causes related to the coronavirus pandemic by the end of 2021, putting the toll from Covid-19 at nearly three times the number that had been officially recorded by countries.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 72: Amnesty says Russian forces must face justice for war crimes in Ukraine

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Sandstorm in Iraq sends over 1,000 to hospital

More than 1,000 Iraqis were rushed to hospital with respiratory ailments on Thursday due to a sandstorm hitting half a dozen provinces.

Israeli settlers, army troops storm al-Aqsa Mosque

Hundreds of Israeli settlers, accompanied by army troops, stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday.

US Senate passes motion barring Biden from removing IRGC off ‘terror list’

The US Senate voted on Wednesday in favor of a non-binding motion prohibiting the administration of President Joe Biden from revoking the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps' designation as a foreign terrorist organization.

US says preparing for a world with and without Iran nuclear deal

Washington is now preparing equally for both a scenario where there is a mutual return to compliance with Iran on a nuclear deal, as well as one in which there is not an agreement, US State Department spokesperson announced.

Iran calls on UN to raise awareness of negative impacts of sanctions on civilians

The ambassador and permanent representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations has urged the UN to continue “efforts towards raising awareness” on negative impacts of pressures and sanctions on civilians.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 71: Kremlin says US giving intel to Ukraine won’t stop Russia’s operation

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Report: CIA chief met with MbS in Jeddah

US President Joe Biden’s CIA director reportedly had an unannounced meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last month in Jeddah.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 70: Moscow warns Europe of the costs of anti-Russia bans

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Iran’s speaker congratulates counterparts and Muslims on Eid al-Fitr

Iranian Parliament Speaker congratulated his counterparts in Islamic countries and Muslims around the world on the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of fasting month of Ramadan.

Senior judiciary official: Sweden trial of Iranian citizen “unfair, illegal”

Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights Kazem Gharibabadi has called Sweden’s trial of ex-Iranian official Hamid Nouri “unlawful and unfair”.

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