Author: Abdikoyun

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that Israel will explore “all options” to ensure the release of more than 220 hostages held by Palestinian militants in Gaza since October 7. Amid growing public anger and increasing uncertainty surrounding the hostages’ fate, as Israel intensifies its war with Hamas in Gaza, Netanyahu agreed to meet with representatives of the hostages’ families to discuss the government’s plan to address the crisis. While Netanyahu did not commit to a prisoner exchange deal, he assured the families’ representatives that he would “exhaust all options to return them (the hostages) to their homeland.” Source:…

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Frankfurt, Brussels (6/10 – 27) While Tajik authorities have not been able to lay their hands on their activist opponents living in Europe, they are able to turn the screws on their families and relatives, back in the old country. The recent case of arrest of family members took place shortly after President Emomali Rahmon’s visit to Germany, to attend a summit of Central Asian leaders, at the end of last month. Throughout Rahmon’s visit, he was trailed by demonstrators holding up placards bearing pictures of political prisoners and calling him a dictator. When Rahmon headed to the Bundestag on…

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Palestinian rights group Addameer says Walid Daqqa’s health is deteriorating, accusing Israel of neglect. A Palestinian prisoner’s rights group is calling on Israeli authorities to release Walid Daqqa from prison, saying that his health is deteriorating. Daqqa is a Palestinian writer and activist, who has been imprisoned by Israel since 1986 for killing an Israeli soldier. He was diagnosed last year with Myelofibrosis – a rare form of bone marrow cancer that disrupts the body’s normal production of blood cells. Addameer, a rights group that supports Palestinian prisoners, said the 61-year-old is in “dire need of urgent medical attention”. The…

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The violence in the occupied West Bank “risks spiralling out of control”, according to the United Nations human rights chief who condemned Israel’s use of deadly force in a raid in the Jenin refugee camp that killed at least seven Palestinians, including children. Israeli forces stormed the Jenin refugee camp on Monday to arrest two suspects. What followed was a 20-year first: the use of helicopter gunships in the occupied West Bank, with the gunships pummelling the camp and, in addition to the deaths, injuring 91 people. The UN’s Volker Turk made the remarks on Friday, warning that the situation was deteriorating sharply due to the…

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Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has sued the company for more than $1 billion in a lawsuit filed to Lebanon’s public prosecutor, according to a copy of the lawsuit seen by Reuters. The lawsuit filed on May 18 accuses Nissan (NSANF), along with two other companies and 12 named individuals, of crimes including defamation, slander, libel and the fabrication of material evidence. A judicial source said the prosecutor has a scheduled a court session on September 18 to begin proceedings. A spokesperson for Nissan said the Japanese company will not be commenting on the matter. Ghosn, once a titan of the global car…

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“I just want someone to hear my voice. I’m in pain, and I’m not the only one,” an Afghan university student tells us, blinking back tears. “Most of the girls in my class have had suicidal thoughts. We are all suffering from depression and anxiety. We have no hope.” The young woman, in her early twenties, tried to end her own life four months ago, after female students were barred from attending university by the Taliban government in December last year. She is now being treated by a psychologist. Her words offer an insight into a less visible yet urgent…

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The night jump of dozens of Greek , American and Dutch paratroopers at the Drop Field in Anthophytos Kilkis was one of the most impressive scenarios of the major NATO exercise ”Swift Response 2023” which is in full progress. Giant USAFE C-17 transport aircraft as well as C-130s from Greece and the USA accompanied by A-10 support aircraft and PA F-16 fighters flew over the Drop Zone. The scenario provided for the creation of a large area of ​​air bridgehead. The Joint Forced Entry Operation (Joint Forcible Entry Operation) by paratroopers was tasked with capturing a strategic objective such as an airport. So that it can…

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Italy’s military supply to Kiev continues, however there appear to be problems with the equipment sent. This results from an article in the Financial Times newspaper.In an article dated 29/04, which talks about Ukraine’s counter-attack plan and the weapons supplied by NATO, it is characteristically stated that “not all the weapons delivered to Ukraine were in good and functional condition. “Not one of the 20 self-propelled howitzers that Italy provided to Ukraine this year was capable of being used in a war zone, an adviser to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry told us.” The news was broadcast today by the Italian media, but…

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Civil society organizations and lawmakers in crisis-hit Lebanon have raised concerns over the awarding of a multi-million dollar contract to build and operate a second terminal at Beirut’s international airport.Cash-strapped Lebanon announced last week that private company Lebanese Air Transport and Irish firm daa International would partner for the revamp. Public Works and Transportation Minister Ali Hamieh said the private sector would fund the $122 million project, which would “create around 2,500 jobs.” The firms would operate the terminal for a 25-year period, he added. But civil society groups and some lawmakers have decried opacity in the tender process and…

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In the United States, 65 Ukrainian soldiers have completed training on the American Patriot anti-aircraft missile system and have already arrived in Europe. This was reported by the US Department of Defense. The US military allocated 10 weeks for training, but the Ukrainians completed it in about 8 weeks. Now the trained military is integrating with another group of air defense forces on the Patriot system. Recently, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that the Ukrainian military has been training in the United States since January on the Patriot air defense system, but these systems have not yet been deployed on the territory of…

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