Author: Nahajarm

An Israeli strike on the village of Beit Yahoun in south Lebanon last night killed five Hezbollah fighters, including the son of a senior Hezbollah member, according to the group and three sources with knowledge of the situation, Reuters reported. The group announced the death of five of its members, bringing the total toll of Hezbollah fighters killed by Israel since violence broke out along the border to 85. Among those named was Abbas Raad, who sources said was the son of senior Hezbollah figure and Member of Parliament Mohammad Raad. Two Hezbollah sources and one security source told Reuters that the five were…

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An Iraqi government source revealed yesterday that the Iraqi government is in talks to reduce the country’s oil production following decisions made at the latest Arab Islamic summit about Gaza. The source told Russia Today that Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, met on Saturday with the minister of oil and his energy and economic advisers to discuss to discuss reducing oil exports by one million barrels per day. This decision may be taken due to the Arab Islamic summit’s failure to reach an effective decision regarding a ceasefire in Gaza, the source added. More than 11,000 Palestinians have been killed as a…

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Iraq’s migration ministry said almost 500 Yazidis had returned to Sinjar, nearly a decade on from genocide and mass displacement of the ethnoreligious group from their heartland. Some 487 Yazidis returned to the Sinjar district of northwestern Iraq, the country’s migration ministry said on Monday, more than nine years after hundreds of thousands of people from the ethnoreligious minority fled persecution by the Islamic State (IS). IS captured swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria in the summer of 2014, but exercised particular brutality when it came to the Yazidis, who they considered infidels. IS enslaved thousands and killed thousands more in what has been recognised…

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London – Premier League leaders Manchester City travel to Chelsea on Sunday with Erling Haaland in ominous form as Arsenal and Tottenham seek to recover from their first defeats of the season. Early-season results boosted hopes of a genuine title race but City were the only team in the top five to win last weekend. At the other end of the table, the bottom four sides are in danger of being cut adrift even before the season is a third of the way through. AFP Sport picks out three talking points ahead of the action in the English top flight.…

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The Israeli military announced that its forces had fully encircled Gaza City and were carrying out “a significant operation” in the Gaza Strip late Sunday, as the entire enclave was plunged into the same kind of widespread communications blackout that cut it off from the world during Israel’s initial ground invasion 10 days ago. “At this hour, we are carrying out a large attack on terrorist infrastructure both below and above ground,” Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, the Israeli military’s chief spokesman, said in a late-night briefing. Israel has described Gaza City, in the north of the enclave, as a center…

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The Chairman of the National Investment Commission (NIC), Haider Makiya, announced on Saturday that the commission received many requests to carry out waste-to-energy projects. Makiya illustrated that different techniques can be used to carry out the project, according to the Iraqi News Agency (INA). The Chairman of the NIC clarified that waste-to-energy projects will free Iraq from the gas and carbon emissions resulting from waste burning, adding that waste can be treated in a scientific manner. Makiya indicated that specialists from different ministries studied waste treatment projects and came up with important results in terms of the…

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This is an as-told-to essay based on a conversation with Micheline Maalouf, a Syrian-Lebanese immigrant and mental health therapist. The essay has been edited for length and clarity. I’m an Arab-American therapist and content creator for mental health, helping people work through trauma and anxiety. When I first heard the news about the Israel-Hamas attacks this month, I was shocked, but also not too shocked. We’ve heard this happening over and over again throughout our lifetime as Arab Americans who’ve lived in the Middle East. I became glued to following what was happening and making sure I was providing support…

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Berlin (22/10 – 75) UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Fernand de Varennes, reported during his trip to the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region in Tajikistan, he met with representatives of civil society and residents of the region. Varennes arrived in Tajikistan for a working visit on October 9 till October 20. The UN Special Rapporteur told journalists that the residents of Gorno-Badakhshan informed him about violations of their rights in 2021-2022, particularly concerning the rights of detainees and cases of harsh treatment by law enforcement agencies. He stated, “People are complaining about religious restrictions as well as limitations on the use…

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Kazakhstan businessman Kenes Rakishev continues his along his buying spree. He has become an investor of Magnum Cash & Carry retail network purchased an non-controlling stake, Tengrinews reports. Even though the stake is a non-controlling one, Kenes Rakishev is considered a strategic investor of the Kazakhstani network. The investments he made will be channeled into further development of the retailer and repayment of debts to creditors. Magnum Cash & Carry retail network consists of nine stores with a total floor area of 73,000 square meters. Seven of the supermarkets are located in Almaty, another two are in Astana and Karaganda. Its own…

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July was the hottest month ever recorded, globally, and the media has been full of stories from around the planet about how people, animals and nature are suffering through yet another record breaking hot summer with relentless, ever-longer and more intense heat waves. Studying the short and long-term effects of these unprecedented conditions is still a work in progress as most research is still in the early stages, but already some patterns are emerging.One of the aspects that needs to be studied as a matter of priority, and in as much depth and breadth as possible, is the effects of…

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