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US Supreme Court Rejects Appeal by Canadian-born Detainee

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Omar Khadr, a Canadian-born former Guantanamo detainee who was seeking to wipe away his war crimes convictions, including killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. Khadr had waived his right to appeal when he pleaded guilty in 2010 to charges that included murder, but his lawyers argued that a subsequent ruling by the Federal Appeal Court in Washington called into question […]

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Israel president condemns bid to arrest him over Gaza war

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has angrily condemned the International Criminal Court's prosecutor for seeking arrest warrants for him alongside Hamas's leaders over alleged war crimes in the Gaza conflict. Netanyahu rejected with disgust that a democratic Israel had been compared with mass murderers (Gaza). Reacting to the statement on Monday, the US president Joe Biden said there was no equivalence between Israel and Hamas. He added that it was […]

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China Sanctions US Firms Over Arms Sales To Taiwan

China on Monday announced it would sanction three US defence companies over their sales of arms to Taiwan. The announcement came as Lai Ching-te was sworn in on Monday as president of the democratic island in the face of growing Chinese military pressure. According to the country’s commerce ministry, US firms General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, General Dynamics Land Systems, and Boeing Defense, Space & Security will be added to Beijing’s […]

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Israel Accuses South Africa of False Claims at the International Court of Justice

Israel has accused South Africa of distorting reality in its attempt to get the UN's top court to force it to stop its military campaign in the town of Rafah in southern Gaza. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) began two days of hearings on Thursday, when South Africa told the court that Israel intended to "wipe [the Palestinians] off the face of the Earth", calling Rafah "the final stand". […]

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Texas pardons US soldier who shot Black Lives Matter protester

Texas Governor, Greg Abbott has pardoned a man convicted of killing a Black Lives Matter protester in 2020. Abbott who announced the pardon on Thursday, said that the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles had conducted an exhaustive review of the case and Perry's personal history. Recall that Daniel Perry, who is an ex-US Army sergeant, was moonlighting as an Uber driver in Austin when he turned on to a […]

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Five Israeli soldiers killed ‘by tank fire’ in Jabalia

Five Israeli soldiers have been killed in Gaza in one of the deadliest incidents of its kind since the war began in October. Israeli media say the troops were killed when they were mistakenly hit by Israeli tank fire on Wednesday. It happened in Jabalia in northern Gaza, where Israeli forces are battling Hamas fighters. Troops went back into the town this week after previously pulling out, saying Hamas had […]

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EU Chiefs Condemn Attack On Slovak PM

The EU’s top two chiefs has condemned the attack on Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, who on Wednesday was reportedly shot and hospitalised after a cabinet meeting. Condemning the vile attack on Prime Minister Robert Fico,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, took to her X, formerly Twitter handle, to write on how such acts of violence have no place in the society and undermines democracy. In the same […]

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New Nakba as Hundreds of Thousands Flee Attacks

Fierce gun battles rage in northern Gaza’s Jabalia and southern Rafah as Israeli military incursions intensify against Palestinian armed groups. Hamas and Israel’s army both claim significant enemy casualties. At least 82 Palestinians have been killed in the past 24 hours, the highest death toll in a single day in many weeks, during relentless Israeli air attacks. More than 450,000 Palestinians have fled Rafah city with another 100,000 evacuating the […]

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Israeli Protesters Block Aid Trucks Destined for Gaza

Israeli protesters blocked aid trucks destined for Gaza on Monday, throwing food packages onto the road and ripping bags of grain open in the occupied West Bank. The lorries, which were set upon at the Tarqumiya checkpoint west of Hebron, came from Jordan and were headed to the Gaza Strip, where people are in desperate need of humanitarian aid. The White House has condemned the attack, describing the "looting" of […]

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