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    5 Israeli soldiers killed, 7 injured in Gaza by errant Israeli tank shelling

    Five Israeli soldiers were killed and seven others injured, three of them seriously, by errant Israeli tank fire in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said in a statement on Thursday. The casualties were with a force that entered Gaza City and seized buildings as part of a resumed attack on the…

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    UN chief condemns killing of UN security staff in Gaza

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the killing of a staff member of the UN Department of Safety and Security (DSS). The staff died and another was injured when their UN vehicle was struck as they travelled to the European Hospital in Rafah, Gaza. The 53-year-old senior projects officer was killed on Sunday in an Israeli strike in the central…

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  • MetroEid-el-Fitr: Tinubu urges sacrifice, integrity for national rebirth

    Eid-el-Fitr: Tinubu urges sacrifice, integrity for national rebirth

    President Bola Tinubu has urged Nigerians to continue to make sacrifices and exhibit integrity for national development. Tinubu said this after observing the Eid-el-Fitr prayer at the Eid Ground at Doden Barracks on Wednesday in Lagos. The president also called on Nigerians to continue to have faith in his government and remain patriotic citizens. Tinubu said that the Renewed Hope…

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  • foreignUN Human Rights Council calls for end to arms exports to Israel

    UN Human Rights Council calls for end to arms exports to Israel

    The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday called for an end to arms exports to Israel in a resolution that made no mention of the Palestinian militant organisation Hamas. The step is necessary to “prevent further violations of international humanitarian law and violations and abuses of human rights,” according to the text adopted by the body in Geneva.…

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  • foreignHamas chief reaffirms commitment to ceasefire demands

    Hamas chief reaffirms commitment to ceasefire demands

     The head of the Hamas Political Bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, reaffirmed the movement’s commitment to its demands for a ceasefire in Gaza. Haniyeh said in a speech ahead of International Quds Day that the demands include the withdrawal of the Israeli army from the Gaza Strip, the return of the displaced to their homes, and the entry of aid. Other demands…

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  • foreignExplosion in Lebanon not direct hit on patrol, say UN peacekeepers:

    Explosion in Lebanon not direct hit on patrol, say UN peacekeepers

    The United Nations Interim Forces in South Lebanon (UNIFIL) said Wednesday the explosion that hit a patrol in southern Lebanon last weekend and injured three UN peacekeepers was not a “direct or indirect hit.” According to preliminary investigations, there were no “direct or indirect hits,” UNIFIL spokesman Andrea Tenneti told dpa, suggesting that no drone or artillery was involved. “We are…

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  • foreignBritain demands explanation from Israel after airstrike in Gaza

    Britain demands explanation from Israel after airstrike in Gaza

    British Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron has called for a “full, transparent explanation” from Israel after an airstrike in Gaza that left seven aid workers dead, including a British national. He said: “The news of the air strike that killed World Central Kitchen (WCK) aid workers in Gaza is deeply distressing. “British Nationals are reported to have been killed; we are…

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  • foreignBritish national among 7 aid workers killed in Gaza air strike

    British national among 7 aid workers killed in Gaza air strike

    A British national was among the seven aid workers killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza, the World Central Kitchen (WCK) charity has said. Seven aid workers from the United Kingdom, Australia, and Poland, dual citizens of the U.S., Canada, and Palestine, were killed while travelling in a non-conflict zone. WCK said this in a statement made available to…

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  • foreignUganda faces malaria funding crisis as int’l donors withdraw support

    Uganda faces malaria funding crisis as int’l donors withdraw support

    Uganda’s Ministry of Health said Friday that international donors have significantly cut funding for malaria projects in the country over global crises, including conflicts and climate change. Jimmy Opigo, Head of the National Malaria Control Division at the ministry, said this at a news conference in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. He said the withdrawal of external funding would have…

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  • foreignGaza starving children desperate for food supplies- UNICEF

    Gaza starving children desperate for food supplies- UNICEF

    Gaza’s children and young people are becoming increasingly desperate about food supplies, according to the UN’s children’s relief organization, UNICEF. UNICEF’s spokesman, James Elder, said in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday that the children were dreaming of a slice of cucumber or begging for a tomato. Young people who spoke to the organisation said they hoped to die in the…

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  • foreignSenegal: UN experts urge respect of fundamental freedoms ahead of elections

    Senegal: UN experts urge respect of fundamental freedoms ahead of elections

    UN experts on Tuesday urged authorities in Senegal to ensure that political parties, journalists, and human rights defenders exercise their rights to freedom of association, assembly, and expression during the electoral period. The experts previously raised concerns with the government about the prosecution and detention of opposition leaders and their supporters. They also welcomed the release of over 500 detainees,…

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  • foreignGaza conflict, war on women as 9,000 killed – UN Women

    Gaza conflict, war on women as 9,000 killed – UN Women

    The UN agency championing gender equality, UN Women, has said the Gaza conflict ‘is also a war on women’  who continue to suffer its devastating impacts. UN Women estimated that Israeli forces have reportedly killed 9,000 women since the war erupted nearly five months ago. However, the figure is likely to be higher as many more are reported dead under…

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  • foreignEU’s von der Leyen ‘deeply disturbed’ after Gaza aid convoy deaths

    EU’s von der Leyen ‘deeply disturbed’ after Gaza aid convoy deaths

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she is “deeply disturbed by images from Gaza” after Israeli soldiers opened fire on a crowd at an aid convoy. “Every effort must be made to investigate what happened and ensure transparency,” von der Leyen said on X, formerly Twitter. “Humanitarian aid is a lifeline for those in need, and access to…

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  • foreignBiden hopes for Gaza ceasefire deal ‘by next Monday’

    Biden hopes for Gaza ceasefire deal ‘by next Monday’

    U.S. President Joe Biden has expressed optimism about an imminent ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian militant Hamas movement in the Gaza war. “My national security adviser tells me that we are close. “We’re not done yet. My hope is that by next Monday we’ll have a ceasefire,’’ he said in response to a question from the press as he…

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  • foreignUN’s Griffiths calls on G20 leaders to end Gaza war

    UN’s Griffiths calls on G20 leaders to end Gaza war

    UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths has called on the foreign ministers of the G20 developed and emerging economies to work toward ending the war in the Gaza Strip. “You have the power to make a difference. Use it. “Your silence and lack of action will only lead to more women and children thrown into the open graves of Gaza,”…

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  • foreignU.S. vetoes UN resolution calling for Gaza

    U.S. vetoes UN resolution calling for Gaza

    On Tuesday, the United States again vetoed a draft resolution that called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip; as a result, the resolution was not approved by the UN Security Council. Algeria is a member of the Council. Thirteen of the fifteen council members overwhelmingly supported the proposal, citing fears of a potential major Israeli offensive on the…

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  • Middle EastIsrael pounds Gaza as fears grow of push into Rafah — World — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

    Israel pounds Gaza as fears grow of push into Rafah

    Israel pressed its blistering assault in the Gaza Strip on Saturday as fears grew over a push into Rafah, the southern city teeming with civilians uprooted by the nearly four-month war. A barrage of air strikes and tank fire rocked Khan Yunis overnight and through the day, an AFP journalist said of the main city in southern Gaza that has…

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