Jubilation in Gaza as ceasefire takes effect

Thousands of people in the Gaza Strip and across the occupied Palestinian territory poured into the streets to celebrate a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian armed groups. The ceasefire, which was welcomed internationally, was brokered by Egypt in the early hours of Friday after 11 days of relentless bombing of[…]

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Nine killed in Jolo bombing in southern Philippines

At least five soldiers and four civilians have been killed, and several others were wounded after two explosions struck the southern Philippine town of Jolo, according to authorities. Philippine Red Cross Chief Richard Gordon said the explosion hit at approximately noon (04:00 GMT) on Monday in the capital of Sulu,[…]

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Israeli attacks: All the latest updates

Israeli forces have killed a top Islamic Jihad commander in an air raid on his home in Gaza City, threatening to unleash another devastating round of violence. The Palestinian group announced the death in a statement on Tuesday after Israel confirmed it had hit Bahaa Abu al-Ata, 42, in an attack.[…]

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One killed, several wounded in attack on Saudi airport

Yemen‘s Houthis have launched an attack on Abha civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia that killed one person and wounded seven others, the Saudi-led coalition battling the group in Yemen has said. According to the Houthi-run Almasirah TV, the movement targeted Abha and Jizan airports in southern Saudi Arabia with drone attacks on Sunday. “A[…]

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Red zone status lifted in Muizenberg

The high-risk status in Muizenberg has been lifted on Monday. The Muizenberg area was declared a red zone area on Sunday after another brutal attack on Emergency Services Personnel. Two Cape Town paramedics are receiving counselling after they were attacked while responding to a call in Seawinds near Muizenberg on[…]

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3 countries issue warnings against travel to US

Three countries have warned their citizens to stay on guard when visiting US cities rocked by sometimes violent protests that erupted after a string of police shootings of black Americans. The United States regularly issues travel warnings urging Americans to either avoid or exercise caution in countries marred by violence[…]

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Safety fears mount after new UCT attack

A 22-year-old University of Cape Town student was held up at gunpoint near the medical campus on Monday in the latest in a string of attacks which has rocked the student community and surrounding areas in recent weeks. Sebastian Scheidereiter said he felt lucky to be alive after two men[…]

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Indonesia arrests ISIL suspects after attacks

Indonesian police have arrested three men over links to attacks in Jakarta that left seven people dead including five attackers, local TV reported. The arrests on Friday came less than 24 hours after the shooting and bombing rampage, the first such attack in the country since 2009. Colonel Dwiyono told[…]

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