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The U.S. F/A-18 fighter jets launched from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier, which is currently in the Red Sea, officials said. President Joe Biden and other senior leaders have repeatedly warned that the U.S. won't tolerate the Houthi attacks against commercial shipping. During normal operations, about 400 commercial vessels transit the southern Red Sea at any given time. The Rubymar, a British-registered, Lebanese-operated cargo vessel, was attacked while sailing through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait that connects the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The Associated Press, relying on satellite images from Planet Labs PBC of the stricken vessel, reported Tuesday that the vessel was leaking oil in the Red Sea.
Persons: Dwight D, Lloyd Austin, Grant Shapps, Shapps, Joe Biden, haven't, We've, Sabrina Singh, we've, Mason, Abdul Malik al, Hope Organizations: US Coast Guard, US Central Command, U.S, Eisenhower, Defense, Yemeni Armed Forces, RAF, Islander, Hamas, Houthi, Aden , U.S . Central Command, Central Command, Khorfakkan, United, Command, Associated Press, Planet Labs PBC Locations: Iran, Yemen, Tampa , Florida, United States, U.S, Gulf of Aden, British, Red, Britain, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, New Zealand, Gaza, Aden , U.S, Asia, Europe, Africa, Suez, Mandeb, Gulf, Aden, Palau, Belize, Lebanese, Bulgaria, United Arab Emirates
U.S. prosecutors Friday asked a judge to tighten the bond conditions of billionaire Binance founder Changpeng "CZ" Zhao as he awaits his April sentencing for breaking a federal anti-money laundering law, court filings show. Under the proposed bond, Zhao would be required to provide prosecutors and pretrial services with at least three days' notice before any travel within the country, to give them time to raise any potential objections. An attorney for Zhao did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. Pretrial Services also recommended "a location-monitoring condition," the filing said in a footnote. The filing does not explicitly ask the judge to impose that condition.
Persons: Changpeng Zhao, Binance, Changpeng, Zhao, Richard Jones Organizations: Viva Technology, Porte de, U.S, Zhao, Canadian, United, United Arab Emirates, Court Locations: Porte, Paris, United States, United Arab, Seattle, Washington
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) international crime watchdog on Friday added Kenya and Namibia to its 'grey list' of countries that need increased monitoring, due to inadequate curbs against money laundering and terrorism financing. "At this Plenary, the FATF added Kenya and Namibia to the list of jurisdictions subject to increased monitoring," said the FATF in a statement. Kenya's Treasury had already said earlier on Friday that it had been put on the 'grey list'. A report from the FATF last year said Kenya mainly faced risks from flows of money linked to terrorism financing from both inside and outside its borders, while cryptocurrencies posed further risks. Namibia's Financial Intelligence Centre said earlier on Friday that putting Namibia on the 'grey list' could have negative impacts on Namibia's foreign direct investment.
Persons: Kenya's, cryptocurrencies Organizations: United Arab Emirates, Kenya's Treasury, Namibia's Financial Intelligence Centre Locations: Dubai, United Arab, Kenya, Namibia, Shabaab, Somalia, al Qaeda
Overall in 2023, the airport had 86.9 million passengers. The airport had 89.1 million passengers in 2018 — its busiest-ever year before the pandemic, while 66 million passengers passed through in 2022. Earlier in February, Dubai announced its best-ever tourism numbers, saying it hosted 17.15 million international overnight visitors in 2023. Dubai has a second airport, Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, some 45 kilometers (28 miles) away in its far southern reaches. Dubai International Airport connects to 262 destinations in 104 countries worldwide via just over 100 international carriers.
Persons: , Paul Griffiths Organizations: United Arab Emirates, Dubai International Airport, Emirates, Dubai Airports, Dubai, Al Maktoum International Airport, Qatar, Dubai International Locations: DUBAI, United Arab, Dubai, India, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Pakistan, Russia, Ukraine, Burj, Al, Al Maktoum
Sam Altman wants US government approval for his trillion-dollar AI chip venture, Bloomberg reported. AdvertisementSam Altman is trying to get Washington's backing for his trillion-dollar AI chip venture. Altman told potential investors that he can't move forward without Washington's approval, Bloomberg reported. He's said to be presenting his pitch as a partnership with OpenAI, chip makers, and investors who can finance GPU chip plants, the report says. He also took an indirect shot at Altman, joking that $7 trillion could buy "apparently all the GPUs."
Persons: Sam Altman, Altman, Jensen Huang, , He's, OpenAI, hasn't, Omar Al Olama, Huang Organizations: Bloomberg, Nvidia, Service, Street Journal, United, United Arab Emirates, OpenAI, Business Locations: United Arab
Maxar Technologies Visual Investigations The $2.8 Billion Hole in U.S. Sanctions on Iran A Times investigation reveals how lax government oversight allowed shadowy oil tankers, covered by American insurance, to fund Iran’s regime. The American Club is one of only 12 major insurers of its kind, and the only one based in the United States. By then, the tankers had transported at least $2.8 billion in crude oil, based on the lowest reported prices of Iranian oil in 2023. The Treasury office has publicly enforced sanctions on the American Club only once in the past 20 years. Ultimately, the office said the American Club did “not appear to have been willful or reckless” and the case was settled.
Persons: Biden, , penna gabrielle toyomi, penna selene gabrielle, gabrielle, selene, lisa marianne selene, Samir Madani, Maggie Hassan, Daniel Tadros, , Mr, Tadros, Shipowners, ” Mr, Madani of TankerTrackers.com, David Tannenbaum Organizations: Maxar, Maxar Technologies, Sanctions, U.S, White, New York Times, Times, Treasury Department, American Club, Treasury, cathay kirin, Copernicus, Planet Labs, Star, American, The Times, Revolutionary Guards Corps, Anadolu Agency, Getty, Club’s, Hamas, Bloomberg, United Against Nuclear, Nuclear, Glory, United, National Iranian Tanker, Labs, Copernicus Sentinel, Club, International Maritime Organization, AIS, Spire Locations: Gulf of Oman, American, U.S, Iran, New York, New Hampshire, United States, Hong Kong, Kharg, Kpler, China, Israel, Yemen, United Against Nuclear Iran, Nuclear Iran, United Arab Emirates, Asaluyeh, Dubai, of Oman, Persian, Oman, Cuba, Sudan, MarineTraffic, SynMax, TankerTrackers.com
Oil prices spiked last month following US-led strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen in response to repeated attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea. One factor that could be keeping the cap on oil prices is waning demand. “Global oil demand growth is losing momentum,” said the agency in its February report. While global oil demand growth is slowing, supply has stayed relatively strong, potentially putting further downward pressure on oil prices. “Higher global oil supply this year, led by the United States, Brazil, Guyana and Canada, should more than eclipse the expected rise in world oil demand,” said the report.
Persons: Bell, , Donald Trump, Matt Egan, , Trump, Jay Ritter, Read, Anna Bahney, Freddie Mac, Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s, Khater, Bob Broeksmit Organizations: CNN Business, Bell, New, New York CNN, West Texas, Brent, International Energy Agency, , shuttering, Federal, US, United Arab Emirates, White, Wall, Trump, Truth Social, Trump Media & Technology Group, Securities and Exchange, Trump Media, SEC, University of Florida, Mortgage Bankers Association Locations: New York, Russia, Ukraine, Yemen, Red, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Iraq, United States, Brazil, Guyana, Canada
Opinion: The crux of Israel’s challenge
  + stars: | 2024-02-15 | by ( Opinion Frida Ghitis | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +8 min
She is a weekly opinion contributor to CNN, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post and a columnist for World Politics Review. Rafah encapsulates the perverse genius of the Hamas strategy, and the unwinnable moral dilemmas it created with the war it deliberately provoked. The crux of the matter remains how to make Hamas relinquish power in Gaza. If Hamas leaders leave, surrender, or lay down their arms, the war could end. Hamas leaders vow that massacres like they committed on October 7 will happen “again and again,” that Israel cannot be allowed to exist.
Persons: Frida Ghitis, CNN —, William Burns, David Barnea, Fatah, , Said Khatib, , Joe Biden, Ofri Bibas, Hitler, Eichmann, Goebbels … ”, Biden, Benjamin Netanyahu, Jordan’s King Abdullah, , John Kirby, there’s, Mahmoud Abbas, Netanyahu Organizations: CNN, Washington Post, Politics, Frida Ghitis CNN, CIA, West Bank, Getty, Hamas, Israel, Wall Street, Health Ministry, National Security, New York Times, United Arab, Palestinian Locations: Iran, Gaza, Israel, Cairo, Rafah, Egypt, AFP, Hague, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Palestinian
Millionaire count in the BRICS countries — which together hold $45 trillion in investable wealth — is forecast to rise by 85% over the next 10 years, the investment migration consultancy noted in its report published in partnership with global intelligence firm New World Wealth. The 85% forecast for BRICS will be the highest wealth growth of any bloc or region globally. "The 85% forecast for BRICS will be the highest wealth growth of any bloc or region globally," Andrew Amolis, wealth analyst at New World Wealth told CNBC. The UAE followed in third place with a 77% wealth growth. Other members in the BRICS coalition, such as South Africa and Iran, have seen a decline in their millionaire populations since 2013.
Persons: Michel Temer, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Jacob Zuma, Narendra Modi, Andrew Amolis, Dominic Volek Organizations: India's, United, Henley & Partners, Wealth, CNBC, Amolis, European Union, Henley, Partners, UAE Locations: South, Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Canada, France, Japan, Italy, U.S, United Kingdom, Southeast Asia, UAE
CNN —India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the United Arab Emirates to inaugurate a Hindu stone temple, boosting his credentials as a global statesman months before he heads to the polls in a nationwide election where he is seeking a rare third term in power. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Ahmedabad state of Gujarat, India on January 9, 2024. Yet, analysts expect this will not present an issue for Modi during his visit, given India’s rising prominence, its growing economy and strategic position on the global stage. In 2015, the UAE government allocated land for the development of the temple, in a major win for the diaspora. President Joe Biden visits Raj Ghat memorial with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and other G20 leaders, Sept. 10, 2023, in New Delhi.
Persons: CNN —, Narendra Modi, Modi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al, , Asim Ali, ” Ali, , Ram, Nicolas Blarel, Blarel, Swaminarayan, ” Blarel, Kadira Pethiyagoda, that’s, Joe Biden, Raj, India Narendra Modi, Kenny Hoston, Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani, Powers, ” Pethiyagoda Organizations: CNN, CNN — India’s, United, United Arab Emirates, Emirates, Guard, Indian, PIB, Getty, Bharatiya Janata, International Relations, Institute of Political Science, Leiden University, BJP, Brookings, Reuters Locations: United Arab, Abu, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, Anadolu, UAE, New Delhi, Abu Dhabi, The Netherlands, South Asia, Indian, “ India, Saudi Arabia, East, Europe, , China, Russia, Ayodhya, India’s
As the Gaza war rages, with civilian deaths soaring, few Arab leaders have publicly voiced their visions for the future of the battered enclave, fearing they will be accused of endorsing Israel’s actions. But one influential Palestinian exile, in an interview with The New York Times, has provided public insight into the types of postwar plans that Arab leaders are privately discussing. Mohammed Dahlan, an adviser to the president of the United Arab Emirates, outlined one under which Israel and Hamas would hand power to a new and independent Palestinian leader who could rebuild Gaza under the protection of an Arab peacekeeping force. While such plans face steep challenges, the leaders of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Emirates are open to supporting processes that are part of efforts leading to a Palestinian state, said Mr. Dahlan, who also has close ties to Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Persons: Mohammed Dahlan, Dahlan, Abdel Fattah el Organizations: The New York Times, United Arab, Emirates Locations: Gaza, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Arab, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Palestinian
"China's biggest problem to me is a lack of confidence. External investors lack confidence in China and domestic savers lack confidence," Bill Winters, CEO of emerging markets-focused bank Standard Chartered, told CNBC's Dan Murphy Monday during a panel discussion. "But I think China is going through a major transition from old economy to new economy," Winters added. Investors are closely watching China, whose stock market gyrations, deflation problem and property woes are casting a shadow over the global growth outlook. Property and related industries account for about 25% of China's gross domestic product.
Persons: Bill Winters, CNBC's Dan Murphy, Winters Organizations: Chartered, International Monetary Fund Locations: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, China
Altman, the OpenAI chief, is reportedly trying to raise trillions to boost supplies of the chips needed for AI processing. The Nvidia CEO said AI infrastructure costs would be considerably less than the $5 trillion to $7 trillion Altman is reportedly trying to raise because of expected advances in computing. He also suggested that the cost of building AI data centers globally would amount to $2 trillion by 2029. Huang said: “There’s about a trillion dollars’ worth of installed base of data centers. Nvidia has held talks with companies including OpenAI, Microsoft, Google and Meta to develop custom chips for data centers, unnamed sources told Reuters.
Persons: , Jensen Huang, Sam Altman, Altman, Huang, Omar Al Olama, ” Huang, OpenAI didn’t Organizations: Service, Nvidia, World Governments, Business, United, United Arab Emirates ’, Street, Microsoft, Google, Reuters Locations: Dubai, United Arab, UAE
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The CEO of ChatGPT-maker OpenAI said Tuesday that the dangers that keep him awake at night regarding artificial intelligence are the “very subtle societal misalignments” that could make the systems wreak havoc. “There’s some things in there that are easy to imagine where things really go wrong. And I’m not that interested in the killer robots walking on the street direction of things going wrong," Altman said. G42 has what experts suggest is the world's leading Arabic-language artificial intelligence model. However, the discussion with Altman, moderated by the UAE's Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence Omar al-Olama, touched on none of the local concerns.
Persons: OpenAI, Sam Altman, Altman, shouldn't, “ We’re, Everyone’s, Abu, Artificial Intelligence Omar al, ” Altman, Organizations: United Arab Emirates, World Governments, International Atomic Energy Agency, Emirates, State, Artificial Intelligence Locations: DUBAI, United Arab, Dubai, UAE, Abu Dhabi
Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, at a press conference at the IMF Headquarters on April 14, 2023. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The head of the International Monetary Fund warned the Russian economy is still facing significant head winds despite receiving a recent growth upgrade by the Washington-based institution. Russia's economy has proven to be surprisingly resilient amid waves of Western sanctions in the nearly two years since it launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Despite this, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva sees more trouble ahead for the country of roughly 145 million. "What it tells us is that this is a war economy in which the state — which let's remember, had a very sizeable buffer, built over many years of fiscal discipline — is investing in this war economy.
Persons: Kristalina Georgieva, CNBC's Dan Murphy, Georgieva, Vladimir Putin Organizations: International Monetary Fund, IMF, United Arab Emirates, World Governments, Defense, Reuters Locations: DUBAI, United Arab, Russian, Washington, Ukraine, Dubai, Russia, Soviet Union
The attack took place at the General Gordon military base in Mogadishu on Saturday night, the ministry said. UAE personnel had been training soldiers from the Somali Armed Forces as part of an agreement between the UAE and Somalia, the ministry said. A UAE army officer told Reuters that the gunman was a newly trained Somali soldier. “The soldier opened fire on UAE trainers and Somali military officials when they started praying,” the official said. “We understand the soldier had defected from al-Shabaab before he was recruited as a soldier by Somalia and UAE,” the UAE army official said.
Persons: Gordon, , Shabaab, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud Organizations: CNN, United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, Bahrain Defense Force, UAE, Somali Armed Forces, Reuters, , UN Security Locations: Mogadishu, UAE, Somalia, Somali, Andalus, al, Shabaab
“The Russian government must have the data of how many foreign fighters have joined the Russian army and how many Nepalis are fighting for Russia,” she said. The Russian foreign ministry has not responded to CNN’s questions about the number of Nepalis recruited by the Russian army and how many of them have died so far. She thought her husband, Shukra Tamang – a retired Nepali army soldier fighting for Russia – was the person calling. A photo shows Shukra Tamang, a retired Nepali army soldier, training in Russia. Bonuses paidNepali men who want to join the Russian army first travel to Russia on a tourist visa.
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(Reuters) -Five people, including Somali military officials and a United Arab Emirates (UAE) soldier, were killed on Saturday after a soldier opened fire at a military base in the capital Mogadishu, an army officer and hospital staff told Reuters. The gun man, a newly-trained Somali soldier, was also shot dead in the Gordon military base managed by the UAE, the officer, who gave his name only as Ahmed, said. "The soldier opened fire on the UAE trainers and Somali military officials when they started praying. Al Shabaab, linked to al Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack via a statement on its Radio al Andalus and said its fighters had killed 17 soldiers. Al Shabaab has waged an insurgency against the Somali government since 2006 to try to establish its own rule.
Persons: Gordon, Ahmed, Al Shabaab, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Abdi Sheikh, Elias Biryabarema, Surbhi Misra, Barbara Lewis Organizations: Reuters, United, United Arab Emirates, UAE, Erdogan, Surbhi Locations: United Arab, UAE, Mogadishu, Somali, Israel, Gaza, al Shabaab, Somalia, Al, al Qaeda, Andalus, Nairobi, Bengaluru
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is seeking trillions of dollars in investments to overhaul the global semiconductor industry, The Wall Street Journal reported. Altman could need to raise between $5 trillion and $7 trillion for the endeavor, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing one source. Nvidia has been the big moneymaker during the past year's generative AI boom, with its market cap more than tripling in 2023. Nvidia currently controls about 80% of that AI chip market with a current market cap of about $1.72 trillion, not far from overtaking tech giants like Amazon and Alphabet in market cap. Since then, OpenAI has announced a new board, including former Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and Quora CEO Adam D'Angelo.
Persons: Sam Altman, Altman, OpenAI, OpenAI's ChatGPT, Brad Lightcap, Lightcap, ChatGPT, OpenAI's, Bret Taylor, Larry Summers, Adam D'Angelo, Read Organizations: Street Journal, United, United Arab Emirates, CNBC, Nvidia, Fortune, Microsoft Locations: , United Arab
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said it succeeded in mediating the release of 100 Russian prisoners of war in exchange for 100 war prisoners from the Ukrainian side. Russia's Defence Ministry, in a post on the Telegram messaging app, noted the UAE's "humanitarian mediation", as did Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and the Ukrainian body overseeing exchanges of POWs. The UAE's foreign ministry said it is the third mediation effort between Russia and Ukraine this year adding that it is calling for diplomacy, dialogue, and de-escalation, state news agency WAM reported. (Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Kim Coghill)War in Israel and Gaza View All 194 ImagesThe Latest Photos From Ukraine View All 91 Images
Persons: Volodymyr Zelenskiy, WAM, Nayera Abdallah, Kim Coghill Organizations: Reuters, United Arab, Russia's Defence Ministry Locations: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Ukrainian, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Gaza
Nvidia is in talks with tech giants like OpenAI and Google to build custom AI chips. It's held talks with leaders from Meta, Microsoft, Google, and OpenAI to build custom chips for data centers, two sources told Reuters. AdvertisementAny move by Nvidia into the custom chip market bodes ill for other manufacturers. Nvidia isn't just trying to work with major tech companies. The company is also turning to its own AI to produce its own AI chips faster.
Persons: , It's, Nvidia's, OpenAI, Greg Reichow, Dylan Patel, Nvidia isn't, Sam Altman, Jensen Huang, Aaron Mok Organizations: Nvidia, Google, Broadcom, Reuters, Service, Meta, Microsoft, Business, Marvell Technology, Eclipse Ventures, OpenAI, United Arab Emirates
Sam Altman is aiming to raise as much as $7 trillion to significantly increase the world's supply of semiconductor chips, The Wall Street Journal reported. The OpenAI chief has been talking to prospective investors including the United Arab Emirates government about his proposals to help solve the global chip shortage. One potential backer Altman's been courting is the UAE's Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed al Nahyan, with the pair meeting recently, the Journal reported, citing unnamed sources. Altman is said to be presenting his idea as a partnership with OpenAI, chip makers, and investors who can finance GPU chip plants. The facilities will then be run by established chip makers, the report says.
Persons: Sam Altman, Altman's, Tahnoun bin Zayed al Nahyan, Altman, CEO's, openai, OpenAI didn't Organizations: Street Journal, United Arab Emirates, OpenAI, Nvidia, Financial Times, Google, Business Locations: Silicon
Sam Altman is trying to raise up to $7 trillion to manufacture new chips to power AI. According to The Wall Street Journal, he's partly trying to raise money in the U.A.E. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementThe Wall Street Journal reports that OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has met with officials from the United Arab Emirates to pitch his plan to build lots and lots of new chip factories. OpenAI needs more computing power (currently, it relies on Microsoft for this) — and this means it needs more silicon chip factories.
Persons: Sam Altman, he's, Organizations: Wall Street, Service, Street Journal, United, Microsoft Locations: United Arab Emirates
CNN —Twelve Middle Eastern football associations have called for Israel’s national team to be banned over the war on Hamas in Gaza, in a letter seen by CNN. Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein leads the 12-member West Asian Football Federations. CNN has reached out to the Israel Football Association, FIFA and UEFA for comment. The Israeli Football Association told Sky News it is only concentrating on football matters. “I am trusting FIFA not to involve politics in football,” Israeli FA CEO Niv Goldstein told Sky News.
Persons: Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, Prince Ali, Jordan’s King Abdullah II, WAFF, Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, Emmanuel Foudrot, Isaac Herzog, ” Herzog, Goldstein, UEFA’s, Theodore Theodoridis, Organizations: CNN, Eastern, Israel’s, FIFA, UEFA, West Asian Football Federations, Football Confederations, Associations, Israeli Football Association, United, Jordan FA, Qatar, Health Ministry, Hamas, International Court of Justice, Reuters, ICJ, Israel, Israel Football Association, Sky News, Russian Football Union, UEFA Congress Locations: Gaza, Palestine, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Ukraine, Paris,
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Meta has removed Instagram and Facebook accounts run on behalf of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after criticism over his support for Hamas after its Oct. 7 attack on Israel that sparked the monthslong war still raging in the Gaza Strip, the company confirmed Friday. Khamenei and accounts associated with the supreme leader had been praising the Hamas attack on Israel that killed 1,200 people and saw some 250 others taken hostage. Immediately after the attack, Khamenei backed Hamas in a speech, saying: “We kiss the hands of those who planned the attack on the Zionist regime." Iran has provided arms and support to Hamas, though Tehran isn't believed to have directed the Oct. 7 attack. “He’s used these platforms for years to incite violent antisemitism, to legitimize militant anti-zionism and to make genocidal threats,” Greenblatt wrote online.
Persons: — Meta, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Khamenei, Donald Trump, Mahsa Amini, Tehran isn't, Yemen's, Jonathan Greenblatt, Meta's, “ He’s, ” Greenblatt Organizations: United Arab Emirates, , Iran's, Organizations, U.S ., United Nations, U.S, Trump, Facebook, Green Movement, Twitter, Zionist, Defamation League Locations: DUBAI, United Arab, Israel, Gaza, Menlo Park , California, Iran, America, Tehran, East
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