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Millions of mourners in Karbala to mark Arba’een

Millions of pilgrims from across the world are in Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to mark 40 days since the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. Large groups of black-clad mourners, many of whom have reached Karbala after trekking at least 76 kilometers from Najaf, are observing Arba’een, known as the ...

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Hezbollah MPs urge Riyadh to stop meddling in Lebanon

The parliamentary bloc of Hezbollah has called on Saudi Arabia to stop interfering in Lebanon’s domestic affairs after Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation while on a trip to Riyadh.  In a televised statement on Thursday, Hezbollah lawmaker, Hassan Fadlallah, said the Loyalty to the Resistance Bloc supported President Michel Aoun’s refusal to accept ...

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Israeli police interrogate Netanyahu again over corruption probe

Israeli police investigators have questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his residence in occupied Jerusalem al-Quds over suspicions he illegally accepted valuable gifts from a number of wealthy businessmen for advancing their business interests. Interrogators from the so-called Lahav 433 anti-corruption unit arrived at Netanyahu’s home on Thursday afternoon to question ...

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Trump-Putin meet unclear as Xi counters US leader

Moscow says it has been receiving contradictory signals from the United States on a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump in Vietnam. This week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit is seen as a rare venue to address a diplomatic standoff that has resulted in both Moscow ...

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India to spray water over New Delhi to fight air pollution

India plans to spray water over its capital, New Delhi, to try to combat toxic smog that has triggered a pollution emergency, officials said on Friday, with conditions expected to get worse over the weekend. Illegal crop burning in farm states surrounding New Delhi, vehicle exhaust in a city with ...

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Senior Saudi figures beaten, tortured in custody: Report

A number of high-profile figures recently detained in Saudi Arabia have reportedly sustained serious injuries under beatings and torture amid an ongoing purge by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. The Middle East Eye (MEE) news portal cited sources inside the kingdom’s court as saying that former spy chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan was ...

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