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Hamas distances self from official’s call to kill Jews around globe

A statement released by the radical Islamist movement said: “These statements do not reflect the official positions of the movement and its adopted and consistent policies.
The Chairman, Board of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Wada Maida, has been elected on the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom.

NAN chairman, others elected on IPI board

The Chairman, Board of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Wada Maida, has been elected on the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom.
Aid workers said Cameroon is edging towards full-blown war, as the country got the crown for harbouring the world’s most neglected displacement crisis, arising from a conflict that has forced half a million people from their homes.

Cameroon moving towards full-blown war

Aid workers said Cameroon is edging towards full-blown war, as the country got the crown for harbouring the world’s most neglected displacement crisis, arising from a conflict that has forced half a million people from their homes.
Nnia Nwodo

Ohanaeze warns those criticising its leader to desist

Apex Igbo sociocultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned some elements who have formed the habit of seeking publicity and relevance by throwing tantrums on the President General of the organisation, Chief Nnia Nwodo to stop forthwith in their own interest.
President Muhammadu Buhari has alerted that many Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states are grappling with serious security problems, including terrorism, violent extremism and armed criminality.

President Buhari hails OIC response to African development challenges

President Muhammadu Buhari has passed a vote of confidence on the intervention programmes of the various institutions under the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for the impact they are making on Nigeria and other African countries.
President Muhammadu Buhari has alerted that many Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states are grappling with serious security problems, including terrorism, violent extremism and armed criminality.

President Buhari raises alarm over serious security problems in OIC member states

President Muhammadu Buhari has alerted that many Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states are grappling with serious security problems, including terrorism, violent extremism and armed criminality.
Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that the United States know well that any war on Iran will not remain confined to Iran's borders. The entire region will burn, leading to all US forces and interests in the region being annihilated.

Hezbollah chief warns war against Iran would ‘engulf region’

The head of the Lebanese political and armed movement Hezbollah has warned that any war against Iran would cause the Middle East to "erupt".
This handout picture provided by the office of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shows him arriving to a ceremony involving workers in the capital Tehran on April 24, 2019. – Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on April 24 called the end of oil sanction waivers by the United States a “hostile measure” that “won’t be left without a response”. The United States two days before announced it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran’s oil customers and will start imposing sanctions on countries such as India, China and Turkey if they buy Iranian oil. (Photo by – / Iranian Supreme Leader’s Website / AFP) / XGTY /

Iranians reject Donald Trump’s Middle East plan, march for Palestine

In a clear solidarity for their Palestinian brothers, tens of thousands of Iranians marking the annual “Quds (Jerusalem) Day” in the Islamic Republic on Friday condemned a planned Middle East peace plan touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as the “deal of the century.”
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 16, 2019 White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner arrives to hear the US president speak on immigration proposals in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC. – US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and assistant Jared Kushner has departed on a trip to Morocco, Jordan and Israel, the White House said on May 28, 2019, signalling a fresh round of talks on a proposed US Mideast peace plan. Kushner is accompanied by Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s special representative to international negotiations, and Brian Hook, the special US representative for Iran, the White House said. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

White House’s Jared Kushner in Jerusalem for Israeli talks

US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and aide Jared Kushner was in Jerusalem on Thursday as part of a Middle East trip focused on the White House’s expected plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Saeb Erekat speaks during a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on September 11, 2018. (AP Photo-Nasser Shiyoukhi)

Palestinians reject US economic peace summit

The Palestinian leadership on Monday pushed back against a plan for an economic conference next month in support of Washington’s Middle East peace plan, saying it was not consulted and no party was entitled to negotiate on its behalf.
Madonna performs during a guest appearance at the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest [Reuters]

Madonna sparks flag controversy at ‘non-political’ Eurovision

Madonna's anticipated guest performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel sparked controversy in the final moments of the show.Madonna's anticipated guest performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel sparked controversy in the final moments of the show.
Muhammad El-Amadi

Qatar sends $30 million in aid to Gaza Strip

A Qatari envoy has delivered 30 million dollars in aid to the Gaza Strip, Head of the Qatari Committee for the Reconstruction in the Gaza Strip, Mohamed el-Amadi, said on Tuesday.
Death tolls rise in surging Israel-Gaza fighting

234 Israelis injured in Gaza border violence

Since the start of Saturday’s rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel, some 234 patients have been treated at Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon and Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba.
The rubbles of the building ,housing Anadolu Agency destroyed by Israeli air strike on Sunday

Israel, Gaza militants in tit-for-tat

Gaza militants fired new barrages of rockets at Israel on Sunday in a deadly escalation that has seen Israel respond with waves of strikes as a fragile truce again faltered, sparking fears of further violence.
Israel has waged three offensives on Gaza since December 2008, a year after Hamas assumed control of the Strip [Mustafa Hassona-Anadolu]

Hamas fires rockets after Israel carries out strikes in Gaza

Earlier on Thursday, Israeli warplanes targeted several Hamas positions in the northern part of the Strip in response to the alleged launch of incendiary balloons from the besieged enclave, the Israeli army said.
Israel's army used explosives and heavy machinery to destroy the home of a Palestinian accused of killing two Israelis AFP

Israeli army destroys home of Palestinian suspect in shooting attack

The Israeli army on Wednesday demolished the home of Omar Abu Laila, a Palestinian man who allegedly perpetrated a shooting attack in the West Bank that killed two Israelis in March.
Osama Hajahjeh, handcuffed and blindfolded, runs away from Israeli soldiers [Mohammad Hmeid-AP Photo]

Palestinian teen says was shot while held by Israeli troops

A hospitalised Palestinian teen has said he was shot twice in his thighs by Israeli soldiers while he was handcuffed and blindfolded - the latest in what a leading rights group portrayed as a series of unjustified shootings of Palestinians by Israeli soldiers.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) speaks during a ceremony marking the country’s annual army day in Tehran, on April 18, 2019. – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on April 18 to “drive back Zionism”, in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic’s archfoe Israel. Speaking flanked by top general as troops paraded in a show of might, Rouhani also sought to reassure the region that the weaponry on display was for defensive purposes and not a threat. (Photo by – / AFP)

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani calls on Mideast states to ‘drive back Zionism’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on Thursday to “drive back Zionism”, in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic’s arch-foe Israel.

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UK coronavirus death toll close to 5,000

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Mickey Arthur: Sri Lanka T20 team need fine-tuning

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