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Network says forensics and firearms experts believe evidence points to controlled bursts directed at Abu Akleh; AP probe also suggests IDF gunfire killed her, but notes uncertainty.

The IDF said the allegation was “entirely unfounded.”

Abu Akleh was shot dead while covering clashes between soldiers and Palestinian gunmen during an IDF operation in the city. The Israel Defense Forces has not ruled out that Abu Akleh was accidentally killed by Israeli fire, but says Palestinian gunmen may also be at fault

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Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides on Monday stressed the importance of implementing all relevant UN resolutions to reverse Turkey’s actions and provocations in Varosha.

According to reports, the stretch being cleared on the Golden Sands beach in the area for commercial use is around 600 metres long.

A spokesperson for the foreign ministry told the Cyprus News Agency that Kasoulides expressed his profound dissatisfaction regarding the latest developments in the enclosed town.

“Turkey’s actions are opposed to the spirit of UN Security Council resolutions, as well as recent presidential statements by the Security Council on Famagusta,” the spokesperson said.

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Syria has rejected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements, made on 3 May, in relation to the return of one million Syrian refugees to so-called ‘safe zones’ on the border between the two countries, according to the official SANA news agency.

In early May, President Erdogan said Turkey plans to return one million Syrian refugees to areas dominated by the Turkish Armed Forces in northern Syria and to provide them with the infrastructure needed to rebuild their lives

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FIFA should set aside $440million of World Cup revenue as compensation for workers who have suffered during preparations for the 2022 World Cup, human rights group Amnesty International has said.

Amnesty, which as part of a coalition has written to football’s world governing body to request a “comprehensive remediation programme”, claimed there has been “a litany of abuses” since FIFA awarded the tournament Qatar.

It said a “lack of enforcement of Qatar’s labour reforms, and the narrow group of workers covered by FIFA’s commitments, have limited their impact”.

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According to the intelligence community’s 2022 Annual Threat Assessment, issued by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Iran will threaten Americans directly and through proxy strikes, and Tehran remains determined to creating networks within the United States (ODNI).

The U.S. government considers Iran to be the foremost state sponsor of terrorism — spending more than one billion dollars on terrorist financing annually — and there are between 140,000 and 185,000 IRGC-Quds Force partner forces in Afghanistan, Gaza, Lebanon, Pakistan, Syria, and Yemen.

A worsening conflict with Iran would have significant economic, political, and security implications for the United States.

Iran confrontation could trigger an escalation of proxy warfare in countries like Syria and Yemen, or an increase in Iranian missile strikes targeting the seventy thousand U.S. troops in the Middle East.

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Money is running out to help families with basic day to day items, while amidst harsh economic conditions, refugees from the decade long conflict across Syria are often “drowning” in debt, they have no way or repaying, according to a news release from the UN agencies.

86 percent of refugees based in the camps, remain food insecure or vulnerable to food insecurity following a string of socio-economic shocks, said the agencies.

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment in 2020 and the consequent devaluation of the Iraqi dinar are still being felt while price rises caused by the war in Ukraine continue to reduce people’s access to basic food.

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Cyprus marked International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on Tuesday with a clear message that there will be no tolerance of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Commissioner for Administration and Protection of Human Rights, Maria Stylianou-Lottides said May 17 was a day to recognise “the rights of all people to be themselves and to express themselves freely without fear of persecution, ridicule or marginalisation.”

Political parties and other groups also issued statements to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz left the hospital on Sunday after conducting medical examinations and successfully completing the treatment plan and recovery period of his colonoscopy, the royal court said.

King Salman had undergone a colonoscopy procedure at the King Faisal specialist hospital in Jeddah last Sunday, and the…

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