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Cease-fire talks with Israel and Hamas are expected to resume on Sunday in Qatar Stalled talks aimed at securing a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war are expected to resume in earnest in Qatar as soon as Sunday, according to Egyptian officials. The talks would mark the first time both Israeli officials and Hamas leaders join the indirect negotiations since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. International mediators had hoped to secure a six-week truce before Ramadan started earlier this week, but Hamas refused any deal that wouldn’t lead to a permanent cease-fire in Gaza, a demand Israel…
WESTERN PERSPECTIVE Putin vows to punish Ukraine for attacks as Russians vote Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine on Friday of trying to disrupt a Russian presidential election that is virtually certain to hand him six more years in the Kremlin, and said Moscow would punish Kyiv for its latest attacks. The first of three days of voting was marked by disruptions including dye being poured into ballot boxes, a Molotov cocktail thrown at a polling station in Putin's home town, and reported cyber attacks. Millions of Russians cast their ballots across the country's 11 time zones, with officials putting turnout on…
First ship to use a new sea route delivers aid to Gaza, Israeli miliary says A ship delivered 200 tons of humanitarian supplies, food and water to Gaza on Friday, the Israeli military said, inaugurating a sea route from Cyprusfor aid to help ease the humanitarian crisis brought by Israel’s 5-month-old offensive in the enclave. Israel has been under increasing pressure to allow more aid into Gaza, especially in the Palestinian territory’s isolated north where hunger is at its worst, with many people reduced to eating animal feed and weeds. The United States has joined other countries in airdropping supplies…
WESTERN PERSPECTIVE Europe to use frozen Russian profits to arm Ukraine, Scholz says Ukraine's backers will use windfall profits on frozen Russian assets to finance arms purchases for Kyiv, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said following a meeting with his French and Polish counterparts aimed at showing unity after weeks of friction. At a joint press conference in Berlin, Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk reaffirmed their support for Ukraine, whose ammunition-starved troops face their toughest battles since the early days of Russia's invasion two years ago. European support has become increasingly key as U.S. President…
Israeli strikes kill at least 29 Gazans awaiting aid, say Palestinian officials At least 29 Palestinians were killed while awaiting aid in two separate Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, Gaza's health ministry said. In the first incident, Palestinian health officials in the Hamas-ruled strip said eight people were killed in an airstrike on an aid distribution centre in Al-Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip. Later, at least 21 people were killed and more than 150 wounded by Israeli gunfire at a crowd awaiting aid trucks at a northern Gaza roundabout, Gaza's health ministry said. In a…
WESTERN PERSPECTIVE Ukraine official: two Russian border regions are now active combat zones A senior Ukrainian intelligence official said on Thursday that armed groups he described as Russians opposed to the Kremlin were pressing an incursion into Russian territory and had turned two border regions into "active combat zones". But the governor of one of the Russian regions hit by the attacks said, after a visit to villages in an area, that hostile troops were no longer there. Three Ukraine-based groups issued statements saying they were pursuing armed operations in Belgorod and Kursk regions and asking residents to evacuate localities…
Israel says it will 'flood' Gaza with aid as pressure mounts to do more Israel will try to "flood" the Gaza Strip with humanitarian aid from a variety of entry points, the main military spokesman said on Wednesday as international pressure mounted to address the growing problem of hunger in the besieged enclave. After more than five months of war in Gaza, aid agencies have warned that the area's 2.3 million population face a growing risk of famine unless food supplies are stepped up sharply and they have accused Israel of not doing enough to ensure sufficient aid gets through.…
WESTERN PERSPECTIVE Four killed in Russian attacks on Ukraine's eastern regions, Kyiv says Four people were killed in overnight Russian drone and bomb attacks in Ukraine's northeastern Sumy and eastern Donetsk regions, local officials said on Wednesday. Russian forces dropped a bomb on Myrnohrad town in Donetsk region, killing two and injuring five people, local governor Vadym Filashkin said on the Telegram messaging app. The Sumy regional military administration said a Russian drone hit an apartment block overnight. Two bodies were pulled out from under rubble, emergency services said on Telegram. Eight people were injured, and rescuers sifted through debris…
An aid ship is sailing to Gaza, where hundreds of thousands face starvation 5 months into war An aid ship loaded with some 200 tons of food set sail for Gaza on Tuesday in a pilot program for the opening of a sea corridor to the territory, where the 5-month Israel-Hamas war has driven hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to the brink of starvation. The push to get food in by sea — along with a recent campaign of airdrops into isolated northern Gaza — highlighted the international community’s frustration with the growing humanitarian crisis and its inability to get…
WESTERN PERSPECTIVE US to send new weapons package worth $300 million for Ukraine The United States will send a new military aid package for Ukraine worth $300 million, President Joe Biden's administration said on Tuesday, the first such move in months as additional funds for Kyiv remain blocked by Republican leaders in Congress. The White House has been scrambling to find ways to send more military assistance given the situation on the battlefield and the resistance to the funding from Republican hardliners. U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the funding was coming from unanticipated cost savings from Pentagon contracts…
May 24, 2024

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May 22, 2024

Northern leaders slam Tinubu, say govt policies responsible of increasing misery, unemployment in Nigeria

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has criticized policies implemented by President Bola Tinubu's administration, attributing…
May 25, 2024

People are pointing out things that were great back in the day but suck now

Earlier this month, we wrote up things that used be awesome back in the day.…
May 25, 2024

Wanted criminal pretends to be deaf and dumb for 20 years to avoid prison

A Chinese man wanted for murder managed to avoid police detection for over 20 years…
May 22, 2024

Gunmen kill 40 in fresh attacks on Plateau communities

At least 40 people were killed and many others wounded in an attack by gunmen…
May 25, 2024

What to know after Day 821 of Russia-Ukraine war

RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVE Zelensky’s legitimacy has expired – Putin Russia must be absolutely sure it’s dealing…
May 19, 2024

Scientists develop device that can detect when someone is sarcastic

Experts have developed a device that can detect when someone is sarcastic It works by…
April 30, 2024

Finidi George is new Head Coach for Super Eagles

Former Nigerian winger Finidi George has been appointed as the head coach of the national…

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