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Elon Musk puts Twitter deal on hold
Twitter is in a state of turmoil. Elon Musk has temporarily put his $44 billion deal on hold. Twitter CEO Parag Aggarwal has fired two top executives. The company has also halted all new hirings. What's going on?
Iraqi arrested in plot to kill ex-president Bush
An Iraqi man who sought political asylum in the United States plotted to kill former president George W. Bush, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
US sanctions Hamas official, finance network
The sanctions target Hamas’ Investment Office, which holds assets estimated to be worth more than $500m.
Executions surge 20 percent in 2021 led by China, Iran: Amnesty
Human rights group also notes continued secrecy in China, North Korea and Vietnam, and ‘alarming rise’ in use of death sentences in Myanmar.
Palestinian lives at risk if EU continues to withhold aid: NRC
EU has withheld $230M in aid until school textbooks are changed, leaving Palestinians unable to buy food and medicine.
Turkey FM visit to Israel a sign relations are warming
Despite standoffs over Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands, Ankara and Tel Aviv are growing closer, with energy on the agenda.
Will Turkey block Finland and Sweden from becoming NATO members?
While President Erdogan has expressed his discontent, Washington and the alliance remain hopeful that divisive issues can be resolved.
Iran promises revenge as it mourns assassinated IRGC member
Iranian officials have largely refrained from directly blaming Israel for the killing of senior IRGC member Khodaei.
Two pilots dead after fighter jet crash in Iran’s Isfahan
An official says the aircraft faced technical issues and crashed during a training exercise.
Erdogan: New military operation in Syria ‘soon’
Turkish leader says aim is to create 30km ‘safe zone’ in Syria; would be fourth major Turkish incursion since 2016.
Downed drone in Yemen’s capital kills three
Three other people are injured after Houthis shoot down what they called a Saudi-led coalition drone over a busy area.
25 companies qualify to bid in Hofirat Nesah Limestone Complex in Riyadh
The Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources has released the names of 25 qualified bidders and the tender dates for the 13 sites located in the Hofirat Nessah Limestone Compl...
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