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Over the weekend, Hizbollah and Hamas retaliated against Israeli forces with rocket barrages in response to civilian injuries in south Lebanon and casualties from the Gaza war. The conflict escalated after a surprise attack by Hamas triggered war in the Gaza Strip, leading Hizbollah to support Hamas and engage in near-daily fire with Israeli forces. Lebanon also faced casualties when Syrian nationals, including children, were injured by an enemy drone strike near the border, prompting medical attention at Marjayoun government hospital. Hizbollah launched Katyusha rockets at Israel’s north for the first time in response to the attack on civilians, while…

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CrowdStrike: Leading the Way in Cybersecurity Based in Austin, Texas, CrowdStrike is the top player in the cybersecurity sector, known for its innovative software defenses in the cloud computing age. Founded by cybersecurity experts George Kurtz, Dmitri Alperovitch, and Gregg Marston in 2011, the company introduced its signature Falcon platform two years later. CrowdStrike’s “cloud-first” model prioritizes customer security and efficiency, with a focus on identifying and stopping cyber attackers and their techniques. Despite a recent IT outage, the company remains a powerhouse in cybersecurity, leading the charge against evolving threats. While facing competition from other firms like Palo Alto…

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Delving into the rich history of Jordan’s colonial-industrial heritage, the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) recently hosted a captivating lecture in Amman. Led by Shatha Mubaideen, a seasoned researcher at CBRL, the lecture shed light on the fascinating past of the Kiruk-Haifa pipeline H5 pumping station. The lecture highlighted the meticulous research carried out by scholars, including a photographic survey of the pumping station and a thorough examination of archival materials from Britain. Following the research phase, a dissemination workshop and a roundtable discussion with the local community were held to gather valuable insights for future research.…

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China’s leadership vows to address economic risks without concrete steps. The world’s second-largest economy is facing challenges like property debt crisis, weak consumption, and an aging population. The Communist Party conference in Beijing, attended by President Xi Jinping, aimed to tackle these issues, but few new policies were announced. State media reported a focus on deepening reform and expanding domestic demand. Despite lower-than-expected growth in the second quarter, China aims for five per cent growth this year. The economy’s uncertainty is impacting consumption, with the property sector facing significant challenges due to debt. With a focus on addressing economic issues,…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a warning about the rise of cryptocurrency mining in the country, citing concerns over electricity consumption and regional power shortages. Russia is a major player in the world of cryptocurrency mining, with thousands of computers working to validate transactions in exchange for new cryptocurrency. However, Putin expressed skepticism towards the unregulated industry and emphasized the need for tighter control. He highlighted that cryptocurrency mining currently accounts for nearly 1.5% of the country’s total electricity consumption, with the demand continuing to increase. Putin pointed out that unregulated growth in electricity consumption for mining could lead…

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A disturbing case has come to light in the Balqa Governorate as a nurse anaesthetist has been charged with premeditated murder of his business partner. The victim, a 40-year-old man, was allegedly murdered and dismembered, with body parts found dumped near a road leading to the Ein Basha area. The suspect, a friend of the victim, confessed to the crime after a heated argument over a financial matter related to their business. Police have recovered some body parts at the suspect’s home and are still searching for others. Forensic specialists have determined that the victim was murdered shortly before the…

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LONDON — Labour, under the leadership of King Charles III, unveiled its first programme for government in 15 years, focusing on economic stability and tougher action on irregular immigration, as well as improving relations with Europe post-Brexit. Prime Minister Keir Starmer promised to “unlock growth and take the brakes off Britain” in the King’s Speech, a traditional event marking the start of the parliamentary session. The address, not written by the monarch but by the government, included over 35 bills aimed at various reforms, such as enforcing public spending rules, boosting clean energy initiatives, and nationalizing rail services. Labour also…

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Unrest in Battir: Palestinian Olive Groves Threatened by Illegal Israeli Settlements In the picturesque village of Battir in the West Bank, Palestinian landowner Olayan Olayan faces the challenge of young Israeli settlers establishing illegal outposts in UNESCO-protected zones. Despite international law deeming all settlements in the West Bank illegal, construction has increased since the Gaza war began. The new outpost in Battir, along with the planned settlement of Heletz, poses a threat to the ancient stone terraces and olive groves that have been cultivated for generations by Palestinian farmers. The encroachment of these settlements threatens the continuity of Palestinian statehood…

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Excitement is building as television’s biggest night, the Emmy Awards, approaches. Hit series like “Shogun”, “The Bear”, and “Baby Reindeer” are anticipated to receive multiple nominations when the contenders are revealed this Wednesday. Nominations will be announced during a live-streamed ceremony at 8:30 am Pacific time (15:30 GMT), kicking off the final-round voting process for the 76th Emmy Awards on September 15. ‘Shogun’ is a top favorite in the drama categories, with its gripping historical storyline and stellar cast. Meanwhile, the chaotic restaurant drama “The Bear” is expected to continue its rampage in the comedy categories, alongside “Baby Reindeer” which…

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After years of neglect, Iraqi authorities are now inviting international private sector companies to bid for the expansion and operation of Baghdad’s international airport. In partnership with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), the government is seeking to upgrade Iraq’s main airport through a two-stage public tender. Farhad Alaaldin, the prime minister’s foreign affairs adviser, sees this as a significant step towards elevating the aviation sector to international standards. The deadline for bids is September 12, with the winner expected to modernize and rehabilitate the airport infrastructure to meet best practices. The IFC is playing a key role as…

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