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Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 332

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:

Hezbollah chief says US pursuing maximum pressure against opponents in ME

Secretary General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has said the United States is pursuing the policy of maximum pressure and sanctions against its opponents in the Middle East region.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 331

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:

Iraq stadium stampede leaves two dead, dozens injured

Two people were killed and 80 more injured in a stampede ahead of a soccer match in the Iraqi city of Basra on Thursday. The stampede took place near the Jaza’a Al Nakhla Stadium, where Iraq and Oman were set to play in the Persian Gulf Cup final.

S. Korea calls in Iran envoy in a tit-for-tat move

Iran and South Korea summoned each other's ambassadors in a deepening spat over the anti-Tehran remarks by South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol that described Tehran as the biggest threat to the United Arab Emirates.

Israeli army kills 2 Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli military forces have shot dead two Palestinians during a raid on the Jenin refugee camp in northern West Bank. It brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire so far in 2023 to 17.

Saudi Arabia calls for ending Yemen war via negotiations

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud has said progress was being made towards ending the Yemen war, in which Riyadh leads a military coalition. But, he stated more work was needed, including reinstating a truce and transitioning to a permanent ceasefire.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 330

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 FM says Riyadh trying to ease tensions with Tehran

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud has stated that Riyadh is trying to find a path to dialog with Iran as the best way to resolve differences amid a diplomatic process between the two neighbors aimed at mending strained ties.

Hezbollah chief says US blocking Iranian energy offers in Lebanon

Hezbollah's leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says the United States is preventing Lebanon from taking free fuel from Iran even as his country is suffering from power outages.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 329

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:

Syria condemns US sanctions on its health sector

The Syrian foreign ministry has condemned the United States for targeting its health sector with unilateral sanctions. Damascus has called for urgent international actions and stressed that the fresh “inhumane measures” fall within the context of Washington’s cruel and unethical blockade against the Syrian nation.

Iran says Iraq using false name for Persian Gulf does not change historical facts

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says the ministry has sent a letter of protest to Iraq over the use of a fabricated name for the Persian Gulf.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 328

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:

Palestinian teen succumbs to wounds sustained from Israeli gunfire

A Palestinian teenager has succumbed to his wounds hours after being shot by the Israeli military forces during a raid south of the central West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Iraqi PM supports open-ended US troop presence, citing Daesh threat

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Al-Sudani defended the presence of US forces in the country setting no timetable for their withdrawal.

Poll shows over 50% of people living in occupied Palestinian territories fearful for Israel future

A new survey shows optimism about the future of Israel is rapidly on the decline amid political infighting among top officials in Tel Aviv.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 327

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:

Yemen warns thousands with kidney failure facing health risks

Yemen's Ministry of Health has warned the lives of more than 5,000 patients with rental failure are at risk due to the years-long Saudi blockade and war against the nation.

Saudi Arabia sentences academic to death for using Twitter and WhatsApp

Awad al-Qarni, a prominent pro-reform law professor in Saudi Arabia, was sentenced to death for alleged crimes including having a Twitter account and using WhatsApp to share news considered “hostile” to the kingdom, according to court documents seen by The Guardian.

Israelis rally in Tel Aviv against ‘Netanyahu’s government of shame’

Tens of thousands of people protested in central Tel Aviv Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new far-right government.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 326

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 FM to Syrian president: Tehran to continue support for Syria

The Iranian foreign minister, in a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, reaffirmed Tehran’s support for Syria, stressing that the Islamic Republic of Iran considers Syria’s security and progress as its own.

UK sanctions Iran’s prosecutor general in response to MI6 spy execution

The United Kingdom has sanctioned Iran’s prosecutor general in response to Tehran’s execution of an Iranian-British national convicted of espionage for the British intelligence agency, Foreign Minister James Cleverly confirmed on Saturday.

2 young Palestinians killed by Israeli troops in West Bank

Israeli military forces have shot dead two young Palestinians during a raid on a village near the city of Jenin in northern West Bank. It comes hours after another young Palestinian died from injuries sustained in Israeli soldiers’ incursion into the occupied territory.

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