Politics

Israeli judge’s ruling on Jews who prayed in Al-Aqsa compound ignites controversy

Israeli Magistrate’s Court Judge Zion Sahrai ruled Sunday that three Jewish youths were not violating security conditions when they recited a Jewish prayer at the contested holy area known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram Al-Sharif. Police had charged all three with security violations for reciting the Shema, banning them …

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Vadim Shishimarin war crimes trial: Russian soldier sentenced to life in prison in Ukraine conflict’s first war crimes trial

The soldier, Vadim Shishimarin, had pleaded guilty to shooting a 62-year-old civilian to death on the fourth day of the conflict in late February. Before delivering the verdict on Monday, the court said Shishimarin had “committed a criminal offense” under international humanitarian law. “[Shishimarin] saw a civilian on the pavement, Oleksandr Shelipov, “the court said.” …

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Canada storms: 5 dead after severe thunderstorms in Ontario and Quebec; hundreds of thousands without power

“There were five fatalities reported and a few others injured as a result of strong winds with this line of thunderstorms,” ​​read a weather summary for Ontario and the National Capital Region. “There was also extensive damage to trees, power lines and buildings. There were also overturned cars reported as well as widespread power outages.” …

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Senegal President sacks health minister after hospital fire that killed eleven babies

Health Minister Diouf Sarr was relieved of his duties Thursday, and has been replaced by a senior ministry official, Marie Khemesse Ngom Ndiaye, according to a government statement. Sarr was attending the World Health Assembly conference in Geneva during the time of the fire at the Mame Abdou Aziz Sy Dabakh Hospital, which took place …

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Imran Khan claims there’s a US conspiracy against him. Why do so many Pakistanis believe him?

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN – Standing atop a truck, thronged by a huge crowd, a visibly enraged Imran Khan repeated the claim that has become a rallying cry for his millions of supporters. Pakistan, the ousted former Prime Minister said, was being ruled by “traitors” installed by “a foreign conspiracy” plotted in the United States. Khan …

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