Author: Daily Sabah with Agencies

In response to an Israeli airstrike that killed over 90 civilians, the Palestinian resistance group Hamas announced its withdrawal from Gaza truce talks. Despite the attack targeting one of its military leaders, Hamas confirmed that leader Mohammed Deif was unharmed and overseeing operations. The airstrike, which targeted a camp for displaced people in southern Gaza in an attempt to kill Deif, prompted Hamas to withdraw from cease-fire negotiations due to Israeli “massacres” and lack of seriousness in talks. The ongoing conflict has resulted in numerous casualties, with at least 92 killed and 300 wounded in the al-Mawasi camp. Despite efforts…

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan strongly denounced the recent assassination attempt on former U.S. President Donald Trump, sending his heartfelt wishes for a quick recovery. In a statement, Erdoğan condemned the attack and expressed solidarity with Trump, his family, and loved ones, emphasizing the importance of a thorough investigation to maintain global stability. The Turkish Foreign Ministry also condemned the attempt, referring to it as an assault on the will of the people and expressing hope for peaceful upcoming elections in the U.S. The assassination attempt took place during a rally in Pennsylvania, resulting in the death of one spectator…

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reassured Ukraine of the organization’s unwavering support on the path to membership, emphasizing that while all allies agree on Ukraine’s future membership, the exact timing remains undecided. Stoltenberg stated that NATO is progressively moving Ukraine closer to membership through concrete actions such as establishing a new NATO command and logistics hubs to facilitate military assistance. Efforts also include a long-term commitment to aid and enhancing military interoperability between NATO allies and Ukrainian forces. Discussions at NATO this week will address Russia’s actions in Ukraine and the alliance’s call for increased defense spending beyond the 2%…

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The Israeli military issued a complete evacuation order for Gaza City, demanding residents to flee amid heavy combat. The leaflets, addressed to everyone in Gaza City, outlined escape routes and warned of the dangerous combat zone. Up to 350,000 people were staying in the city, facing displacement and suffering. Despite ongoing talks for a truce, the fighting intensified as Israel aimed to push back Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants. The UN expressed concern for Palestinian families and called for civilian protection. The situation escalated with deadly strikes on schools used as shelters and continued battles in Gaza’s southern regions. The…

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Jewish communities across Europe are experiencing increasing anti-Semitic acts, while Turkish mosques in Germany are also being targeted in the fallout from the Palestine-Israel conflict. Eyüp Kalyon, secretary-general of the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB), is calling on the German public and politicians to address these attacks seriously and apprehend the perpetrators. The DİTİB oversees 858 mosques in Germany, the largest Turkish diaspora in Europe, and has been a long-standing organization in this field. Attacks on mosques have escalated following Israel’s offensive in Gaza, leading to thousands of casualties. From threats to burn the Quran to delivering pork meat…

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Israel is currently in its 10th month of a devastating war in Gaza that shows no signs of stopping. Amid continuous bombardment of the territory, Israeli protesters in Tel Aviv are demanding a hostage deal with Hamas, causing disruptions across the nation. While efforts toward a truce are ongoing, the violence persists with deadly airstrikes in Gaza and rocket attacks from Lebanon’s Hezbollah. The conflict has resulted in mass civilian casualties, displacement, and hunger, making the situation in Gaza dire. Despite the ongoing violence, there is a glimmer of hope as mediators engage in talks with both Israel and Hamas.…

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Iran’s new President, Masoud Pezeshkian, promises national unity and cooperation as he embarks on a challenging journey post-election victory. Pezeshkian, a reformist candidate, secured a win in Iran’s runoff presidential election by a significant margin, defeating hardliner Saeed Jalili. In his victory speech, Pezeshkian highlighted the importance of empathy, trust, and companionship from the Iranian people to overcome the obstacles ahead. He reassured the public of his commitment to not making radical changes to Iran’s Shiite theocracy while aiming to improve relations with the West. The election, held without international monitors, saw a 49.6% voter turnout, with Pezeshkian receiving 16.3…

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Lebanon’s Hezbollah retaliated against Israel with rockets and drones after the killing of a top commander, escalating the conflict at the border. Following Israel’s actions in Gaza, tensions have been rising for months, with fears of a full-scale war looming. Recent attacks have rattled nerves in Beirut and other parts of Lebanon. Hezbollah targeted Israeli military sites in response to the killing of their commander, Mohammed Nasser, causing no casualties on the Israeli side. This led to Israeli airstrikes on Hezbollah structures in south Lebanon. Diplomatic efforts are underway to calm the situation, with the U.S. leading the push for…

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Australia made headlines as four pro-Palestinian activists were arrested for scaling the national Parliament and unveiling banners with the message “Palestine will be free.” The protesters accused Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of being complicit in Israel’s actions in Gaza. This protest comes amidst recent divisions within the Labour government, following the suspension of a Muslim senator who supported a motion to recognize a Palestinian state, against government policy. The Renegade Activists group vowed to hold Albanese accountable, dressed in black and Palestinian scarves as they displayed banners on the Parliament facade. Opposition Sen. James Paterson called it a “serious breach…

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Hamas’ political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh has been in discussions with Middle Eastern mediators and Turkish officials regarding a potential cease-fire in Gaza. The Palestinian resistance group provided an update on the progress made in these talks, focusing on ending the ongoing aggression faced by Gazans. Haniyeh engaged with representatives from Qatar, Egypt, and Turkey to explore the possibility of reaching an agreement that would bring an end to the violence in Gaza. This includes the release of hostages and a halt to Israeli attacks in the region. The recent developments have spurred optimism, with Hamas conveying a new response…

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