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Sheikh Jarrah families offered murky ‘protected status’ in eviction case

The country’s top court judges proposed the so-called settlement which might prevent evictions at the hearing of four Palestinian families facing expulsion by Israeli settlers in the flashpoint neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem. Members of the El Kurd family, Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem who are facing eviction, and a […]

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Afghan forces battle to defend major cities from Taliban offensive

Heavy fighting continues in at least three provincial capitals, with government forces beating back fresh attacks to keep Helmand’s Lashkar Gah from falling to the insurgent group. In this file photo from May 5, 2021, Afghan security forces stand near an armoured vehicle during ongoing fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents in Busharan […]

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Biden administration expands eligibility for Afghan refugee programme

US State Department says it is widening the scope of at-risk Afghans eligible for refugee status to include current and former employees of US-based news organisations, aid and development agencies. The State Department said it will expand the eligibility of refugee admissions beyond the roughly 20,000 Afghans who have already applied. (AP) Thousands of Afghans […]

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UAE approves Sinopharm’s Covid vaccine for ages 3 to 17

Coronavirus pandemic has killed over 4.2 million people and infected over 199 million globally. Here are the coronavirus-related developments for August 2: FILE PHOTO: Sinopharm’s China National Biotec Group vaccine boxes for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are pictured at a vaccination site in Shanghai, China on January 19, 2021. (Reuters Archive) Monday, August 2: UAE […]