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Palestinians fire more rockets at Israel

Palestinians fire more rockets at Israel

Palestinian resistance fighters have launched several rockets at Israeli cities in retaliation for Tel Aviv’s relentless onslaught on the blockaded Gaza Strip. In the latest attack on Friday, fighters of the al-Quds Brigades fired a rocket at the port city of Ashdod. Gazan rockets also made sirens go off in Eshkol and Sha’ar HaNegev in [&hellip

Rafah death figure rises to nearly 70

Rafah death figure rises to nearly 70

The number of Palestinians killed during attacks by Israeli forces in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah has risen to nearly 70. At least 68 people were killed and more than 350 others wounded by Israel’s internationally-condemned atrocities against the coastal sliver on Friday. Israel’s shelling made pillars of smoke in the area as [&hellip

Iraqi forces confront ISIL at refinery

Iraqi forces confront ISIL at refinery

Forces of the Iraqi army have launched a counterattack against an assault by ISIL Takfiri terrorists on a refinery in the northern part of the crisis-hit country. Iraq’s counter-terrorism forces, backed by the army’s fighter jets, responded to the attack against the refinery near the city of Baiji, located 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of [&hellip

Libya’s Benghazi falls to militants

Libya’s Benghazi falls to militants

​Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Libya have taken the control of the country’s second largest city, Benghazi, after taking over the main military compounds there. After defeating military units loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar, al-Qaeda-linked groups overran an army base in Benghazi on Thursday, seizing dozens of weapons and boxes of ammunition. They also seized military [&hellip

‘S Sudan talks to resume next week’

‘S Sudan talks to resume next week’

South Sudan’s warring leaders will restart negotiations next week amid fears of a looming famine in the African country, mediators have said. The delayed peace talks will continue on Monday, said mediators from the Intergovernmental Agency on Development (IGAD) — the East African bloc brokering the talks — in a statement on Friday. According to [&hellip

Study ties brain spot to depression

Study ties brain spot to depression

Scientists have uncovered a very tiny structure in the brain that plays a key role in signaling of an unpleasant event is likely to be. The pea-sized spot brain hub (less than 3mm in diameter) triggers how humans predict, learn from and respond to nasty experiences, according to the report published in the journal PNAS. [&hellip

Multiple gas blasts kill 20 in Taiwan

Multiple gas blasts kill 20 in Taiwan

Multiple gas pipeline explosions in southern Taiwan have claimed the lives of at least 20 people and injured hundreds of others, authorities say. The casualties were reported after back-to-back explosions took place in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung late on Thursday night. Authorities said at least 270 people have been injured in the gas [&hellip

3-day Gaza ceasefire takes effect

3-day Gaza ceasefire takes effect

A three-day ceasefire has taken effect in the Gaza Strip amid hopes that the lull contributes to an end to Israel’s now-four-week-long aggression against the besieged enclave. The ceasefire, announced by the US and the UN hours earlier, took effect at 8:00 a.m. (0500 GMT) on Friday. During the lull, representatives from Palestinian resistance movement [&hellip

‘ISIL jihad marriage call rapped as rape’

‘ISIL jihad marriage call rapped as rape’

Iraq’s Ministry of Human Rights condemns as “rape” a call for so-called jihad marriages by ISIL Takfiri terrorists, Press TV reports. The Takfiri terrorists have opened what they call “a marriage bureau” to arrange so-called marriages between women and ISIL militants fighting in Iraq and Syria. In the Iraqi city of Mosul, Takfiris have now [&hellip

Spain to evacuate embassy staff in Libya

Spain to evacuate embassy staff in Libya

​Spain’s Foreign Ministry says the country will temporarily evacuate its ambassador and most of its embassy staff from Libya due to the “worsening security situation” in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. “The government of Spain trusts that the situation of instability in Libya can be overcome soon and reiterates its call for a ceasefire as soon [&hellip