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UN calls for calm in Middle East as Ramadan celebrations begin

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UN calls for calm in Middle East as Ramadan celebrations begin

UN calls for calm in Middle East as Ramadan celebrations begin

Against the backdrop of Israeli-Palestinian tensions, Ramadan has often been a period of heightened conflict.


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Ukraine War: Zelenskyy says UN Security Council ‘ineffective’ due to Russian veto | Oneindia News [Video]

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In Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s first in-person appearance at a UN Security Council meeting on Moscow’s invasion of his country, he told a special meeting that the Russian veto has rendered the world body “ineffective”. Zelenskyy said that the United Nations was at a dead end regarding aggressions and suggested Russia be stripped of its veto right as one of five permanent members of the post-World War II Security Council as punishment for attacking Ukraine. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken sided with the US and blamed Russia for weaponizing hunger. Russia’s Sergei Lavrov responded. Watch here. #UNSC #RussiaUkraineWar #UnitedNationsSecurityCouncil #VolodymyrZelenskyy #SergeiLavrov #AntonyBlinken #Veto ~PR.152~ED.102~GR.124~HT.96~

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Poland to stop giving Ukraine weapons as grain row escalates

Poland will stop supplying weapons to Ukraine after a row about grain imports saw President Volodymyr Zelenskyy criticise the country at the UN and Warsaw summon..
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Iran Set To Impose Harsher Punishments For Violating Hijab Laws [Video]

Iran Set To Impose Harsher Punishments For Violating Hijab Laws

Iran Set To Impose , Harsher Punishments For , Violating Hijab Laws. BBC reports that Iran has passed a controversial new bill increasing the prison terms and fines for women who break strict dress code laws. According to the new bill, which still needs the approval of the Guardian Council to become law, anyone dressed "inappropriately" could face up to ten years in jail. . The new measure comes one year after widespread protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, who died while being held by morality police for violating hijab laws. In response to Amini's death, women burnt their headscarves at nationwide protests against the clerical establishment. . Hundreds of people were reportedly killed in a crackdown by security forces in response to the demonstrations. On September 20, members of the Iranian parliament voted 152 to 34 to pass the "Hijab and Chastity Bill.". The bill would give any person caught dressed "inappropriately" a prison sentence between five to ten years and a fine between $3,651 to $7,302. BBC reports that the bill also includes measures to punish anyone "promoting nudity" or "making fun of the hijab" on social networks and in the media. Earlier in September, eight United Nations human rights experts said that the bill , "could be described as a form of gender apartheid, as authorities appear to be governing through systemic discrimination with the intention of suppressing women and girls into total submission.". The bill also violates fundamental rights, including the right to take part in cultural life, the prohibition of gender discrimination, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to peaceful protest, and the right to access social, educational, and health services, and freedom of movement, United Nations experts, via BBC

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REPLAY: Zelensky faces Russian officials for 1st time since invasion at UN [Video]

REPLAY: Zelensky faces Russian officials for 1st time since invasion at UN

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Israel's quest for peace: Will Saudi normalisation eclipse the Abraham Accords?

The Abraham Accords, when they were signed three years ago today, were a major step forward for peace in the Middle East.
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Highlights Day-1 of the G20 Summit | Bharat Mandapam, Delhi, India 2023 | OneIndia News [Video]

Highlights Day-1 of the G20 Summit | Bharat Mandapam, Delhi, India 2023 | OneIndia News

G20 Summit Day 1 Highlights: PM Modi announces India-Middle East-Europe economic corridor, New Delhi Leadership Declaration adopted #g20Summit ~HT.98~

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Russia and Turkey Set for Negotiations to Resume Ukraine Grain Deal [Video]

Russia and Turkey Set for Negotiations to Resume Ukraine Grain Deal

Russia and Turkey Set , for Negotiations to Resume , Ukraine Grain Deal. Next week, Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to host Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan for negotiations to allow Ukrainian grain to reach world markets. Next week, Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to host Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan for negotiations to allow Ukrainian grain to reach world markets. Associated Press reports that the news comes just over six weeks after a deal was brokered between Moscow and the United Nations. . Associated Press reports that the news comes just over six weeks after a deal was brokered between Moscow and the United Nations. . The deal, brokered by Turkey, allowed shipments of grain from Ukraine to safely reach global markets amid Russia's ongoing invasion. . According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the two leaders are scheduled to meet in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi on September 4. According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the two leaders are scheduled to meet in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi on September 4. AP reports that the announcement ends weeks of speculation as to the next step in international efforts to repair the Black Sea Grain Initiative. The initiative was aimed as sending much- needed food to Africa, the Middle East and Asia where hunger is an increasing threat. . The initiative was aimed as sending much- needed food to Africa, the Middle East and Asia where hunger is an increasing threat. . Both Russia and Ukraine are major suppliers of the world's wheat, barley, sunflower oil and other food products that are crucial in developing nations. Both Russia and Ukraine are major suppliers of the world's wheat, barley, sunflower oil and other food products that are crucial in developing nations. In July of 2022, Turkey brokered a deal for shipments to resume from three Black Sea ports. . In July of 2022, Turkey brokered a deal for shipments to resume from three Black Sea ports. . While the initiative was in effect, nearly 33,000 tons of grain were shipped out of Ukraine. While the initiative was in effect, nearly 33,000 tons of grain were shipped out of Ukraine. AP reports that Turkey serves as both a main trading partner of Russia and a logistical hub for Moscow’s foreign trade amid strict Western sanctions

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Kuwait Bans ‘Barbie’ Over Gender and Sexuality Themes, Lebanon Moves to Do the Same [Video]

Kuwait Bans ‘Barbie’ Over Gender and Sexuality Themes, Lebanon Moves to Do the Same

Kuwait Bans ‘Barbie’ , Over Gender and Sexuality Themes, , Lebanon Moves to Do the Same. The blockbuster film opens across the Middle East on Aug. 10. On Aug. 9, Kuwait announced that the movie would be banned, NBC News reports. . Officials say that 'Barbie' promotes "ideas and beliefs that are alien to the Kuwaiti society and public order," according to state news agency KUNA. Lebanese Culture Minister Mohammad Mortada would also like to see the film banned, . saying it was found to "contradict values of faith and morality" and "promote homosexuality and sexual transformation," NBC News reports. . His request was sent to Lebanon's General Security agency which will make the final decision. Supporters of the LGBTQ+ community in Lebanon are in an uproar over the potential ban. Supporters of the LGBTQ+ community in Lebanon are in an uproar over the potential ban. But the country's relative tolerance has diminished in recent years due to the influence of "Islamist and far-right Christian groups," NBC News reports. . While 'Barbie' does not dramatically flaunt sexuality, it does include LBGTQ+ cast members Kate McKinnon and Hari Nef. While 'Barbie' does not dramatically flaunt sexuality, it does include LBGTQ+ cast members Kate McKinnon and Hari Nef. 'Barbie' has already grossed over $1 billion worldwide

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Four Palestinians killed during Israeli raid on Jenin refugee camp [Video]

Four Palestinians killed during Israeli raid on Jenin refugee camp

Health officials on Wednesday confirmed five Palestinians were killed in the occupied West Bank, four of them in the Jenin refugee camp.

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UNESCO Designates Jericho Ruins as World Heritage Site [Video]

UNESCO Designates Jericho Ruins as World Heritage Site

UNESCO Designates Jericho Ruins , as World Heritage Site. The U.N. World Heritage Committee voted to list the ruins as a "World Heritage Site in Palestine" on Sept. 17, CNN reports. . The Palestinian Authority Foreign Affairs Ministry praised the decision to acknowledge Jericho's "cultural, economic and political significance.". The ministry also called the site evidence of "10,000 years of human development," CNN reports. The outstanding universal value of the site qualifies it to be one of the World Heritage sites, PA Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Rula Ma’ayah, via statement. However, the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs is upset that Jericho is now a World Heritage Site. It referred to the decision as "another sign of Palestinians’ cynical use of UNESCO and politicization of the organization.". The site, located in the Israeli-occupied West Bank between the Jordan River and Jerusalem, dates "back to the modern Stone Age," CNN reports. . The site, located in the Israeli-occupied West Bank between the Jordan River and Jerusalem, dates "back to the modern Stone Age," CNN reports. . Jericho became the oldest walled city on the planet in 2010

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This Palestinian teenager has developed an app that can decipher why your baby is crying [Video]

This Palestinian teenager has developed an app that can decipher why your baby is crying

A Palestinian teen developed an app she says can predict the reason behind a baby's tears based on the tone of their cries.

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Suspected Palestinians kill two Israelis in a gun attack at a car wash [Video]

Suspected Palestinians kill two Israelis in a gun attack at a car wash

Israeli soldiers are searching for the attackers who shot two Israeli civilians dead at a car wash in the West Bank as the cycle of violence continues.

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Six killed and seven injured during clashes in Lebanon refugee camp [Video]

Six killed and seven injured during clashes in Lebanon refugee camp

At least six people were killed and seven injured after a gunman tried to kill an Islamist in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon.

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Israel - Saudi Arabia: Are normalised ties possible? [Video]

Israel - Saudi Arabia: Are normalised ties possible?

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Saudi crown prince says 'every day we get closer' to normalisation with Israel [Video]

Saudi crown prince says 'every day we get closer' to normalisation with Israel

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'Every day we get closer': Bin Salman suggests Saudi Arabia and Israel are set to reach historic deal

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman, has denied reports that negotiations with Israel over a possible normalisation deal have been suspended..
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Iran's president warns Saudi Arabia not to make peace with Israel

Iran's president is warning Saudi Arabia against making peace with Israel. 
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