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In a recent statement, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed concern over Iran’s nuclear program, stating that the country is now likely only one or two weeks away from having the capacity to produce enough weapons-grade material for a nuclear weapon. This assessment marks the shortest breakout time that US officials have ever referenced, highlighting the urgent need for diplomatic action to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Despite efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal through indirect negotiations over the past year, these efforts ultimately failed, with the US accusing Iran of making unreasonable demands related to…

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CNN — Former President Donald Trump had a positive phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky which marked their first conversation since Trump left office. The call follows Trump’s acceptance of the Republican Party’s nomination and raises Europe’s concerns about his policy towards the Russia-Ukraine war if he wins the presidential election in November. Trump stated, “President Zelenskyy of Ukraine and I had a very good phone call earlier today,” appreciated Zelenskyy’s words, and expressed his commitment to bringing peace to the world and ending the war. Zelensky congratulated Trump on his nomination and condemned an assassination attempt. Trump’s history…

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Discover the hidden treasures of Buckingham Palace’s East Wing in a one-of-a-kind guided tour. Unfortunately, guests won’t set foot on the balcony itself, but a glimpse behind the net curtains will have to suffice. The exclusive 45-minute tours, fully booked despite the hefty price tag, will unveil the rich history and opulent decor of the palace’s previously off-limits East Wing. From the lotus flower-shaped chandelier in the Centre Room to the Chinese wallpaper in the Yellow Drawing Room, visitors will be immersed in a world of exquisite beauty and royal heritage. Marvel at works by renowned painters like Thomas Gainsborough…

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AFP/Getty Images-Garbage builds up along a non-functioning sewage dump in Gaza City in May. The highly infectious polio virus has been found in sewage samples in Gaza, putting thousands of Palestinians at risk of contracting a disease that can cause paralysis. Gaza’s Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) both said they had carried out tests and found samples of the virus in sewage water. “Poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2) had been identified at six locations in sewage samples collected on 23 June from Khan Younis and Deir al Balah,” WHO said Friday. WHO said the findings are linked…

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CNN — The US military is wrapping up its temporary pier mission off the Gaza coast after facing various challenges within its roughly 20-day operational period. The focus will now shift to bringing humanitarian aid through an Israeli port instead. Deputy commander of US Central Command Vice Adm. Brad Cooper expressed satisfaction with the pier’s performance, emphasizing that it successfully facilitated the delivery of 19.4 million pounds of aid to Gaza’s civilians. Going forward, aid will be routed through the Ashdod port in Israel or land crossings into Gaza, boosting efficiency and sustainability. Despite initial setbacks, including storm damage and…

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An Israeli airstrike near the Lebanese-Syrian border resulted in the death of Mohammad Baraa Qatarji, a prominent Syrian businessman who was sanctioned by the United States for facilitating trade in fuel and weapons to the Syrian regime. Qatarji, who was traveling in a car on the al-Saboura highway near Damascus, was targeted by the strike, according to Syrian state-aligned newspaper al-Watan. He, along with his brothers, had established a militia that fought alongside the Syrian regime and was accused of having links with Hezbollah. Earlier this year, a Lebanon-based money exchanger provided Hezbollah with cryptocurrency digital wallets on behalf of…

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The Duel: Trump vs. Biden Donald Trump is set to achieve his greatest feat yet as Joe Biden faces a crisis. The 78-year-old former president will accept the Republican nomination after a tumultuous period that included an election theft attempt, criminal conviction, and assassination plot. Meanwhile, concerns about Biden’s health and ability to defeat Trump resurface as a Democratic rebellion rocks his campaign. With the race heating up, Trump’s unexpected resurgence is reshaping the political landscape and posing a formidable challenge to Biden. As the duel intensifies, Trump’s comeback hinges on securing a second presidential term, a feat achieved by…

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Heartbreaking Images Released by Families of Israeli Soldiers Held Hostage by Hamas The families of five female Israeli soldiers kidnapped by Hamas last year have released photos from the early days of their captivity, pleading with the Israeli government to secure their release from Gaza. The women were IDF observers stationed at the Nahal Oz base when it was stormed by Hamas militants. The families decided to publish the photos to show the world the conditions their daughters endured, with injuries and bruises visible in the images. Albert Ariev, the father of one captive, shared his anguish at a news…

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CNN — Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Shas party has urged potential conscripts to ignore the call-up from the Israel Defense Forces, leading to political divisions on the controversial issue. Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel, traditionally exempt from military service to study Torah, faced a Supreme Court ruling in June that mandates their enlistment. This decision sparked protests within their communities. Shas described military service summons as outrageous and instructed followers not to respond. The IDF plans to issue summonses soon for screening and evaluation processes. Protests have escalated, with arrests of demonstrators blocking highways and assaulting IDF officers. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s government, reliant…

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The jihadist ISIS group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Shiite-Muslim mosque in Oman that killed six people. The group said three of its members fired on worshippers and exchanged gunfire with security forces until morning. The incident shocked Oman, a country known for avoiding sectarian violence. ISIS declared a state in Iraq and Syria a decade ago and has sought to expand throughout the Arabian Peninsula, targeting Shiites whom they consider heretics. Nine people were killed in the shooting in Muscat’s Wadi al-Kabir district, including the three attackers and a policeman. More than two dozen people were…

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