Russia says ISIS behind deadly Moscow concert hall attack Russia says ISIS behind deadly Moscow concert hall attack
Russia on Friday said for the first time that ISIS coordinated the March concert hall assault in Moscow, the country’s deadliest...
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France’s Macron to host Arab foreign ministers for Gaza talks  France’s Macron to host Arab foreign ministers for Gaza talks 
French President Emmanuel Macron will on Friday host the foreign ministers of four key Arab states for talks on the war in Gaza...
Middle East
Japanese dog of ‘doge’ meme fame dies  Japanese dog of ‘doge’ meme fame dies 
The Japanese dog whose photo inspired a generation of oddball online jokes and the $23-billion Dogecoin cryptocurrency beloved by...
Art and culture
Food supplies for Gaza rot in sun as Egypt’s Rafah Crossing still closed  Food supplies for Gaza rot in sun as Egypt’s Rafah Crossing still closed 
Some of the food supplies waiting to enter the Gaza Strip from Egypt have begun to rot as the Rafah border crossing remains shut...
Middle East
Divisions, elections and Assad lay bare Europe’s Syrian quagmire Divisions, elections and Assad lay bare Europe’s Syrian quagmire
The European Union will convene donors next week to keep Syria on the global agenda, but as the economic and social burden of...
Middle East
 Russia ‘stopped’ in Kharkiv, Ukraine counterattacking: Kyiv Russia ‘stopped’ in Kharkiv, Ukraine counterattacking: Kyiv
Ukraine said Friday it had halted a Russian ground offensive in Kharkiv and was now attacking Moscow’s forces that mounted a...
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Outdated structure, excess load suspected in deadly Mallorca collapse Outdated structure, excess load suspected in deadly Mallorca collapse
An outdated terrace structure and excess weight likely caused the collapse of the Medusa Beach Club in Spain’s Palma de Mallorca...
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EU’s Borrell urges Israel ‘not to intimidate, threaten’ ICC judges  EU’s Borrell urges Israel ‘not to intimidate, threaten’ ICC judges 
EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell on Friday urged Israel “not to intimidate” or “threaten” the judges of the International...
Middle East
Down to Earth: New boutique hotel takes inspiration from 12th-century homes in AlUla Down to Earth: New boutique hotel takes inspiration from 12th-century homes in AlUla
Bookings for a newly unveiled boutique hotel that takes inspiration from the neighboring mud and stone houses in AlUla, opened...
Travel and Tourism
CIA chief to visit Paris to revive Gaza talks: Source          CIA chief to visit Paris to revive Gaza talks: Source
US intelligence chief Bill Burns is expected to hold talks in Paris with representatives of Israel in a bid to re-launch talks...
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One man shot by a police officer in riot-hit New Caledonia: Reports One man shot by a police officer in riot-hit New Caledonia: Reports
A 48-year-old man was shot dead by police on Friday in New Caledonia, a day after President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the...
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Syrian refugees in Lebanon fear expulsion Syrian refugees in Lebanon fear expulsion
For weeks, refugee Maryam Janhat has been living in fear of deportation as Lebanon cracks down on Syrians, with politicians...
Middle East
Spain building collapse victims include Germans, Senegalese, Spaniard Spain building collapse victims include Germans, Senegalese, Spaniard
Two German tourists, a Spanish waitress and a Senegalese man were killed when a two-storey restaurant building collapsed on the...
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Indian security forces kill eight Maoist insurgents Indian security forces kill eight Maoist insurgents
Indian security forces have killed at least eight Maoist insurgents, police said Friday, the latest clash in a decades-long...
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Russia ‘bogged down’ in battle for border village: Ukraine Russia ‘bogged down’ in battle for border village: Ukraine
Russian forces have become “bogged down” trying to capture the northeastern border town of Vovchansk but fighting on the eastern...
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Bella Hadid pays homage to Palestinian heritage in Keffiyeh dress at Cannes Bella Hadid pays homage to Palestinian heritage in Keffiyeh dress at Cannes
Supermodel Bella Hadid was seen wearing a vintage Keffiyeh dress in Cannes in an apparent homage to her Palestinian heritage.The...
Entertainment
Iran’s military says Raisi’s helicopter caught fire after crash, no sign of attack Iran’s military says Raisi’s helicopter caught fire after crash, no sign of attack
The helicopter carrying Iran’s late President Ebrahim Raisi caught fire soon after it crashed into a mountain and there was no...
Middle East
Israeli army says it recovered bodies of three hostages from Gaza Israeli army says it recovered bodies of three hostages from Gaza
The bodies of three more hostages killed on October 7 were recovered overnight from Gaza, Israel’s army said Friday.The bodies of...
Middle East
OPEC+ to meet virtually on June 2 OPEC+ to meet virtually on June 2
The OPEC+ group of oil producers, comprising the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies, has pushed...
Energy
Armenia, Azerbaijan say Yerevan returned four border villages to Baku Armenia, Azerbaijan say Yerevan returned four border villages to Baku
Armenia has returned to Azerbaijan four border villages it had seized decades ago, officials in Yerevan and Baku confirmed Friday,...
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Israel says it will ‘sever the connection’ between Spanish consulate and Palestinians Israel says it will ‘sever the connection’ between Spanish consulate and Palestinians
Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said Friday he had decided to “sever the connection” between Spain’s diplomatic mission and...
Middle East