Middle East

Kherson: Russia will withdraw its forces in the setback of the war in Ukraine

CNN — Russia has ordered a withdrawal from key southern city of Khersonthe only regional capital it has captured since the February invasion, in a dramatic strategic setback for Russian President Vladimir Putin. In the face of Ukrainian advances in the region, Russian troops in the Kherson region will withdraw from the western bank of …

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Senior UN rights official: Alaa Abd el-Fattah’s life in great danger | Prison News

UN rights chief Volker Turk has called on Egypt to immediately release hunger striker and grassroots activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah. Imprisoned hunger striker Alaa Abd el-Fattah’s life is in grave danger, says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk, renewing a call for Egypt to release him immediately . “I urge the Egyptian government …

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Pakistani Imran Khan says three bullets were fired from his right leg

CNN — Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says three bullets were fired from his right leg from the shooting that injured him Last week. Khan survived the shooting at a political rally in Gujranwala on Thursday, an incident that his party called for an assassination attempt. In an interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson on …

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Egyptian activist jailed for ‘water strike’ as UK PM pledges support | News on the climate crisis

Alaa Abd el-Fattah has stopped drinking water, his family says, as British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak promises to push for his release. Imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah has stopped drinking water, his family said on Sunday, stepping up their hunger strike as British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he would raise his case with …

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Last eight hottest years on record, warns UN report | Climate News

The past eight years are on track to be the hottest on record, according to a United Nations report, as UN chief Antonio Guterres warns the planet is sending “a distress signal”. The UN weather and climate body released its annual report on the state of the world’s climate on Sunday with another warning that …

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Climate emergency: will rich polluting countries pay reparations? | News on the climate crisis

After decades of slow progress on climate action, political leaders dragging their feet on finance or wondering if climate change is even real, this year’s extreme weather has been a stark reminder that the world has reached certain of the tipping points climatologists have warned us against. The death of more than 1,700 people in …

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Iranian drones: Tehran admits supplying drones to Russia before Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine

CNN — The Iranian government acknowledged for the first time on Saturday that it had sent a limited number of drones to Russia in the months before the start of its invasion of Ukraine. Statement by Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian comes after the previous denials by Tehran that he had supplied Russia with weapons …

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Imran Khan accuses the Pakistani establishment of plotting to assassinate him

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — Tensions escalated in Pakistan on Friday as the former prime minister Imran Khan blamed establishment figures for a plot to kill him – a claim strenuously denied by government and security officials. A day after he survived a shooting at a political rally outside the city of Gujranwala in Punjab province, …

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Former Trump ally Tom Barrack and associate acquitted of foreign lobbying charges

CNN — Tom Barracksa longtime ally of donald trumpwas acquitted of all federal foreign lobbying charges in a Brooklyn courthouse on Friday. Jurors deliberated for about 13 hours beginning Wednesday. Barrack was acquitted of acting as an unregistered foreign agent in the United States and conspiring to act as an unregistered foreign agent in the …

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Iran seeks Russian help to boost its nuclear weapons program, US intelligence officials say

Washington CNN — Iran is seeking help from Russia to bolster its nuclear weapons program, US intelligence officials believe, as Tehran seeks a backup plan in the event of a lasting nuclear deal with world powers do not materialize. The intelligence suggests Iran has asked Russia to help it acquire additional nuclear materials and manufacture …

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