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Tensions between Israel and Lebanon have risen sharply since the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel and the ensuing military campaign by Israel in Gaza. The Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah has been firing missiles, mortars and drones into Israel, and Israel has returned that fire. Tens of thousands of people on both sides of the mountainous border have fled as concerns intensify about the possible outbreak of another full-fledged war. On the Lebanese side, residents of Shia-majority towns like Kafr Kila, Adaisa, Aita Al-Shaab and Aitaroun have almost all left. Yet, more than two decades later, some residents still cling to their ancient town and vow not to leave.
Persons: Aita Al, Israel, ” Edouard Achy, Organizations: Hezbollah, South Lebanese Army, Israel Locations: Israel, Lebanon, Gaza, The Iran
I’ve learned this from studying American reactions to almost every general election presidential debate since 1992. Yet those things often have little to no discernible impact on the opinions of many people watching at home. To be fair, some of the debates I watched with voters, like Bill Clinton and Bob Dole’s in 1996, had no major impact on the electorate’s mood. Others — like the three-way town hall debate with Mr. Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ross Perot in 1992 and the first George W. Bush-Al Gore debate in 2000 and the three Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton collisions — arguably changed history.
Persons: I’ve, Bill Clinton, Bob Dole’s, Clinton, George H.W, Bush, Ross Perot, George W, Al Gore, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Biden, Trump, Ronald Reagan’s “, Barack Obama Organizations: Viewers, Mr
World’s best airline for 2024 named by Skytrax
  + stars: | 2024-06-24 | by ( Barry Neild | )   time to read: +7 min
We look forward to more wins in the future.”Close-run contestSaudia was named by Skytrax as winner of the World's Most Improved Airline award. Singapore also won for Best First Class service and Best Airline in Asia. ANA, meanwhile, picked up the accolade for World’s Best Airport Services, as well as Best Airline Staff Service in Asia. Saudia was named World’s Most Improved Airline, beating Taiwan’s Starlux and Iceland’s Play into second and third places. Delta Air Lines was declared the Best Airline in North America, also picking up the award for Best Airline Staff Service for the region.
Persons: weren’t, , Edward Plaisted, Badr Mohammed Al, Meer, Saudia, Skytrax, Nicolas Economou, Tan, Tan Pee Teck, Taiwan’s Starlux, Singapore’s Scoot, Tony Fernandes, , ISMOYO, Vistara, airBaltic Organizations: CNN, Qatar Airways, Hamad International, Dubai, Boeing, Airbus, Singapore Airlines, Dubai’s Emirates, ANA All Nippon Airways, Hong, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Air France, Swiss International Airlines, Singapore, Best, ANA, World’s Best, Services, Best Airline Staff Service, AirAsia, Airline, Airasia, Rai International, Getty, Bangkok Airways, Fiji Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Hainan Airlines, China . Delta Air Lines, Airlines, Emirates, Cathay, Air, Swiss International Air Lines, Korean, British Airways, Iberia, Virgin, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Saudi, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Garuda, Cathay Pacific Airways, Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Transavia, Vueling Airlines, Ryanair, SKY, JetSMART, Aegean Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, Rex Airlines, Azul, Royal Air Maroc, Porter Airlines, . Alaska Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, Korean Air Locations: Qatar, London’s, Abu Dhabi, Qatar’s, Tan Pee, Asia, Denpasar, Bali, AFP, India, Australia, Pacific, Eastern, China ., North America, Singapore, Air France, Saudi Arabian, Garuda Indonesia, Transavia France
More than 1,300 people died during this year's Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia as the faithful faced extreme high temperatures at Islamic holy sites in the desert kingdom, Saudi authorities announced Sunday. All but 31 of them were unauthorized pilgrims, according to two officials in Cairo. Egypt has revoked the licenses of 16 travel agencies that helped unauthorized pilgrims travel to Saudi Arabia, authorities said. Those agencies left pilgrims in limbo in Mecca and the holy sites in scorching heat, the newspaper said. AP journalists saw pilgrims fainting from the scorching heat, especially on the second and third days of the Hajj.
Persons: Fahd bin Abdurrahman, Jalajel, Egypt's, Mina Organizations: Sunday, Saudi Health, Saudi, Saudi National Center for Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Locations: Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saudi, Riyadh, Cairo . Egypt, Mecca's Al, Muaisem, Egypt, Ahram, Indonesia, India, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Malaysia, U.S, Islam
In Dagestan, Russian security forces fought an Islamist insurgency in the mountainous region in the 2000s that spilled over from neighboring Chechnya, though attacks have become rarer in recent years. Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his election campaign confidants at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia March 20, 2024. ISIS-K attack on music venueThe coordinated attacks in Dagestan come just weeks after Russia suffered its worst terror attack in decades. For a leader who has long promised security and stability to Russians, the major attack on Russian soil was another powerful blow. In the aftermath of the March attack, Putin called for Russia to remain united.
Persons: Vladimir Putin’s, Putin, Ramzan Kadyrov, Jill Dougherty, Vladimir Putin, confidants, Evgenia Novozhenina, Bashar al, Assad, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Benjamin Netanyahu, Organizations: CNN, ISIS, Ukraine grinds, Russian Jewish Congress, Attackers, TASS, Russian Federation, Soviet, Hamas, Makhachkala Uytash Airport, Kremlin, Reuters, Saudi, Israeli, Central, Migrants, Kazakhstan — Locations: Russia, Russia’s, Dagestan, Moscow, Derbent, Makhachkala –, Makhachkala, Russian, Republic of Dagestan, Russia’s Caucasus, Caucasus, Soviet Union, Chechnya, , Grozny, Ukraine, , Gaza, Israel, CNN Moscow, Reuters Russia, Iran, Soviet, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan
Omar Al-qattaa | Afp | Getty ImagesIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled that the "intense" phase of fighting in the war-torn Gaza enclosure is close to ending, while stressing the broader war against Hamas wages on. "After the intense phase is finished, we will have the possibility to move part of the forces north. And secondly, to bring our [evacuated] residents home," Netanyahu said, according to a Reuters translation. Thousands of Israeli and Lebanese civilians have been displaced from their border-facing settlements amid fire exchanged since the October start of the Jewish state's war campaign against Palestinian militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip. watch nowAsked when the intense stage of combat against Hamas will finalize, Netanyahu on Sunday said, "Very soon," according to a Google translation of the Channel 14 report.
Persons: Omar Al, Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu, Israel Katz, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Amos Hochstein, Annalena Baerbock Organizations: Afp, Getty, Channel, Palestinian, Hamas, Israeli Defense Forces, Lebanese, Sunday, Palestinian Authority, West Bank, Israel, Israeli Foreign, German, Monday, Reuters Locations: al, Gaza City, Israel, Palestinian, qattaa, Gaza, Lebanon, Iran, Rafah
Marjayoun, Lebanon CNN —In the town of Marjayoun in southern Lebanon, around five miles north of the Israeli border, the main square seems almost abandoned. Tensions between Israel and Lebanon have risen sharply since the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel and the ensuing military campaign by Israel in Gaza. Damaged property in the town of Marjayoun, southern Lebanon. Sunday mass at the Maronite Church in the town of Marjayoun, southern Lebanon. I decide not to interfere with annoying questions about Israel, Hezbollah, impending war, death, destruction and displacement.
Persons: Virgin Mary, Saint Charbel, Claude, , Aita Al, Muhammad Darwish, Israel, ” Edouard Achy, Amal, We’re, , Abu Nabil, Jordan, , it’s, It’s, Fatin, you’d Organizations: Lebanon CNN —, Journalists, Hezbollah, CNN, South Lebanese Army, Israel, Maronite Locations: Marjayoun, Lebanon, Lebanese, Israel, Gaza, The Iran, Hasbaya, Syria, France, , Jerusalem
CNN —Simone Manuel claimed a tight victory in the women’s 50-meter freestyle at the US Olympic swimming trials on Sunday, edging out Gretchen Walsh by 0.02 seconds. Manuel, a five-time Olympic medalist, recorded a time of 24.13 seconds at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium, almost half a second faster than her qualifying time. Having already earned a spot at this year’s Paris Olympics as a relay swimmer, the victory means that Manuel will also contest an individual event at her third Games. Al Bello/Getty ImagesAt the 2016 Rio Olympics, Manuel became the first Black woman to win a gold medal in an individual swimming event with her joint victory in the 100m freestyle, while she also won silver in the 50m freestyle. The Paris Olympics get underway on July 26, with swimming events beginning the follow day.
Persons: CNN — Simone Manuel, Gretchen Walsh, Manuel, overtraining, , ” Manuel, Al Bello, , Bobby Finke, David Johnston, Luke Whitlock Organizations: CNN, Indianapolis, Lucas Oil, Tokyo Games, Paris, Games, Paris Olympics Locations: Texas, Tokyo
A view of a street filled with rubbles of destroyed buildings following the Israeli attacks on Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, Gaza on June 22, 2024. At least 42 people were killed in Israeli attacks on districts of Gaza City in the north of the Palestinian enclave on Saturday, the director of the Hamas-run government media office said. One Israeli strike on houses in Al-Shati, one of the Gaza Strip's eight historic refugee camps, killed 24 people, Ismail Al-Thawabta told Reuters. The Israeli military released a brief statement saying: "A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck two Hamas military infrastructure sites in the area of Gaza City." The footage showed wrecked homes, blasted walls, and debris and dust filling the street in Shati refugee camp.
Persons: Ismail Al, Thawabta Organizations: Reuters, Nazi Locations: Gaza City, Gaza, Al, Tuffah, Shati
The deaths of more than a thousand pilgrims in Saudi Arabia for the hajj have put a spotlight on an underworld of illicit tour operators, smugglers and swindlers who profit off Muslims desperate to meet their religious duty to travel to Mecca. Some pilgrims this year described watching people faint and passing bodies in the street as temperatures hit 120 degrees or higher. On Sunday, in an interview on state television, the Saudi health minister, Fahd al-Jalajel, said that 83 percent of the more than 1,300 deaths occurred among pilgrims who had not had official permits. “The rise in temperatures during the hajj season represented a big challenge this year,” he said. “Unfortunately — and this is painful for all of us — those who didn’t have hajj permits walked long distances under the sun.”
Persons: Fahd al, Locations: Saudi Arabia, Mecca, Saudi
CNN —The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says at least 22 people were killed in a strike that hit civilians sheltering in southern Gaza on Friday. The strike hit the tents of displaced people in the Palestinian town of Mawasi, parts of which have been identified by the Israeli military as a humanitarian zone. Following the strike, a nearby Red Cross field hospital received 22 bodies and 45 injured, the ICRC said. The Gaza Ministry of Health said that 25 people were killed and 50 wounded in the attack. The Israeli military said the incident was under review but initial inquiries found “no indication” it was behind the strike in Mawasi.
Persons: Cross, Israel, Abed Rahim Khatib, Raed, Nims, , Khan Younis, ” Mohammed Al, Bashar Taleb, General Antonio Guterres, Guterres, Organizations: CNN, International Committee, ICRC, Palestine Red Crescent Society, Gaza Ministry, Health, Anadolu, Israel Defence Forces, Civil Defense, Getty, Ministry of Health, UN Locations: Gaza, Palestinian, Mawasi, Israel, Rafah, Palestine, , Egypt
CNN —Fifty-two people have been killed or left missing in Israeli strikes near Gaza city on Saturday, according to the Hamas-controlled Government Media Office (GMO). Another strike was reported against a residential block in Al Shati, another neighborhood near Gaza City. A medical rescue worker in the area told CNN that the airstrike at Al Shati camp felt like an “earthquake.”“There has been a targeting of Al Shati camp near Al Sousi Mosque, which was like an earthquake hitting a whole residential block. The strike hit the tents of displaced people in the Palestinian town of Mawasi, parts of which have been identified by the Israeli military as a humanitarian zone. Israel launched its offensive in Gaza following the Hamas attacks of October 7, which killed around 1,200 people.
Persons: Al Shati, Ayman Al Hassi, Al, Abu Mahmoud Al, Karir, Cross, Khader Organizations: CNN, Media Office, Al Ahli Baptist Hospital, Civil Defense Directorate, Israel Defense Forces, IDF, International Committee, Ministry of Health Locations: Gaza, Al Ahli, Al Tuffah, Gaza City, Al, Al Shati, Al Sousi, , Palestinian, Mawasi, Israel, Rafah, Wafa
top newsImage Palestinian families at Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis in Gaza on Friday mourning victims of an Israeli military strike on the Al-Mawasi area farther south. The Israeli military said its initial inquiry showed “no indication” of a strike within the safer zone. Gazan authorities said it was an Israeli military strike. The Red Cross statement did not say who was responsible, but described “heavy-caliber projectiles,” suggesting the kinds of weapons used by Israel, not Hamas. Rafah, which borders Egypt, has been the focal point of the Israeli military campaign since early May.
Persons: Haitham Imad, , Marwan Al, Mawasi, Israel Organizations: Nasser Hospital, Palestinian, Health Ministry, International Committee, Cross, Al Locations: Khan Younis, Gaza, Credit, Al, Rafah, Crescent, Israeli, Israel, Homs, noncombatants, Egypt
CNN —Forty-two people have been killed or left missing after two strikes in central Gaza on Saturday, according to the Hamas-controlled Government Media Office. The Director of the Media Office, Ismail Al-Thawabtah, told CNN that the strikes had occurred at Al Shati camp and in the nearby Al Tuffah neighborhood. The Civil Defense Directorate said 19 bodies had been retrieved after the strike in Al Tuffah, where more than 35 people were injured. The other strike was against a residential block in Al Shati, also near Gaza City. Israel launched its offensive in Gaza following the Hamas attacks of October 7, which killed around 1,200 people.
Persons: Ismail Al, Al Shati, Ayman Al Hassi, Cross, Khader Organizations: CNN, Media Office, Civil Defense, Israel Defense Forces, IDF, International Committee, Ministry of Health Locations: Gaza, Al Shati, Al Tuffah, Gaza City, Al, Palestinian, Mawasi, Israel, Rafah, Wafa
Karim al-Masri was supposed to start his final exams on Saturday morning, just a few weeks shy of graduating. Instead, he spent his morning filling bags of water to freeze into ice, which he sold to support his family. “I should have been studying and preparing for my final exams,” said Mr. al-Masri, 18. The war has devastated Gaza’s education system which was already struggling after several wars and escalations since 2008. All of Gaza’s 12 universities have been severely damaged or destroyed by fighting, according to the United Nations.
Persons: Karim al, Masri, , , Mr Organizations: Palestinian Education Ministry, Islamic, of Gaza, University College of Applied Sciences —, United Nations Locations: Gaza, Jordan
Donald Trump’s potential vice president picks
  + stars: | 2024-06-21 | by ( Kaanita Iyer | )   time to read: +15 min
CNN —Former President Donald Trump has been busy in recent weeks. Doug Burgum speaks during a campaign event with former President Donald Trump, in Laconia, New Hampshire, in January. Vance, shakes hands with former President Donald Trump during a rally hosted by the former president at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio. He is also close with Donald Trump Jr.Vance, a former venture capitalist, veteran and author, is among the candidates who received vice-presidential vetting materials from the Trump campaign. Rep. Byron Donalds speaks before former President Donald Trump at the “People's Convention” of Turning Point Action on June 15, 2024, in Detroit.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Doug Burgum, Al Drago, Burgum, Burgum —, , CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, , ” Burgum, , Sen, Marco Rubio, Joe Raedle, Florida Sen, Marco Rubio —, Rubio, Joe Biden, Vance, Drew Angerer, Vance Ohio Sen, J.D, Donald Trump Jr, Mike Pence’s, Tim Scott, Justin Sullivan, Tim Scott Trump, Scott, Nikki Haley, Elise Stefanik, Chip Somodevilla, Stefanik, Stefanik —, she’s, Ben Carson, Anna Moneymaker, Carson —, — didn’t, ” Carson, Carson, ” Trump, Byron Donalds, Carlos Osorio, Ron DeSantis, Donalds, Jim Crow, ” Donalds, ” “, Tasos Katopodis, Biden, Haley, ” Haley, didn’t, Tom Cotton, Andrew Harnik, Tom Cotton Arkansas Sen, Cotton, Tulsi Gabbard, Brendan Smialowski, wokeness, ” Gabbard, Gabbard, CNN’s Veronica Stracqualursi, David Wright, Shania Shelton, Kristen Holmes, Steve Contorno, Stephen Collinson, Avery Lotz, Manu Raju, Alayna Treene, Kate Sullivan, Aaron Pellish, Jeff Zeleny, Eva McKend, Gregory Krieg, Kylie Atwood, Arit John, Ebony Davis, Clare Foran, Ali Zaslav, Ted Barrett Organizations: CNN, Republican National Convention, North Dakota Gov, Bloomberg, Getty, Doug Burgum North Dakota Gov, Microsoft, Trump, Miami - Dade Country Fair, Delaware County Fairgrounds, Capitol, Fox News, Greenville Convention Center, South, Republican, Senate, South Carolina Gov, Grace Baptist Church, Ben Carson Former Housing, Urban, Department of Housing, Florida Gov, Trump ”, Democratic, Press, GOP, United Nations, UN, National Security Council, House, Senate Republican, NBC, Conservative Political, Conference, Tulsi, Former Hawaii Rep, Democratic National Committee, Democrat, New York Times, Defense Department, State Department Locations: New York, Laconia , New Hampshire, Miami, Florida, Delaware, Delaware , Ohio, Congress, Ukraine, Greenville, Greenville , South Carolina, South Carolina, Grappone, Concord , New Hampshire, Marion , Iowa, Detroit, Byron Donalds Florida, Trump, West Des Moines , Iowa, Washington , DC, Afghanistan, Iraq, National Harbor , Maryland, AFP, American
Kat Holmes is used to being asked how she pulled off the near-impossible feat of qualifying for the Olympics while simultaneously attending medical school. Al Bello | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images"I was really taking it day by day, moment by moment," she says. I never take a week off of training, but maybe I need to take a week off of fencing, specifically. I remember in high school they gave us these school planners and made us write down all of our homework and stuff. [In school] I would sit down at the beginning of every week, write it all down, highlight the stuff, and then I would just go.
Persons: Kat Holmes, Holmes, she'd, I'd, Al Bello, I've, I'm, Elsa Organizations: Olympics, Olympic, CNBC, Princeton, Getty, Tokyo Locations: Qatar, Paris
The tycoon, Ibrahim al-Organi, chairman of Organi Group, oversees a vast network of companies involved in construction, real estate and security. But it is Hala — a company that Organi Group has listed as one of its own — that has drawn the most scrutiny. Organi Group did not respond to a request for comment about why it had removed Hala from the website. Organi Group has at least eight businesses. The company lists Mr. Organi as its chairman and his son, Essameldin Organi, as the chief executive.
Persons: Ibrahim al, Hala, Organi, Essameldin Organizations: Organi Group, Organi Locations: Egyptian, Hala —, Gaza, Hala
The leader of Hezbollah has vowed a fight with "no rules and with no red lines" if full-out war erupts between the Lebanese militant group and Israel, warning Cyprus against getting mired in the conflict. Lebanon and Israel have regularly traded cross-border fire since the start of the Jewish state's war against Palestinian militant group Hamas — which, like Hezbollah, is backed by Iran — in the Gaza Strip. The Hezbollah leader also threatened war against the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, if the European Union member permits Israel to launch military operations from its territory. Nasrallah accused Israel of "conducting maneuvers in preparation for the Lebanon war" in Cyprus, without disclosing his sources. In response to Nasrallah, Cyprus' President Nikos Christodoulides on Wednesday stressed that his country is not involved in the conflict and is, in fact, part of the solution, according to the Cyprus News Agency.
Persons: Iran —, Taleb Sami Abdullah, General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Seth Frantzman, Nasrallah, Israel, Manar, Nikos Christodoulides Organizations: Palestinian, Hamas, Hezbollah, Foundation, Defense, Democracies, Associated Press, European Union, Cyprus News Agency, CNBC, Cypriot Ministry of Foreign Affairs Locations: Israel, Cyprus, Lebanon, Iran, Gaza, U.S, Cypriot
A U.S. military jury on Thursday ordered a former Qaeda commander to a serve a 30-year prison sentence for war crimes carried out by his insurgent forces in wartime Afghanistan in the early 2000s. The military judge excused the panel from the chamber and then announced that, under a plea agreement, the prisoner’s sentence would end in eight years. The outcome was part of the arcane system called military commissions, which allows prisoners to reach plea deals with a senior official at the Pentagon who oversees the war court but requires the formality of a jury sentencing hearing anyway. Mr. Hadi, 63, was aware of the deal that reduced his sentence to 10 years, starting with his guilty plea in June 2022. It was unclear whether victims of attacks by Mr. Hadi’s forces and their family members had been told.
Persons: Abd al, Hadi al, Hadi Organizations: U.S, Pentagon Locations: Afghanistan, C.I.A
Not expecting a Bank of England rate cut, CIO says
  + stars: | 2024-06-20 | by ( )   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailNot expecting a Bank of England rate cut, CIO saysFaisal Hasan, CIO and head of asset management at Al Mal Capital, says the Bank of England would like to "wait for more stable data" before cutting rates.
Persons: Faisal Hasan, Al Mal Capital Organizations: of England, Al, Bank of Locations: Bank of England
Milan CNN —There are few things more synonymous with Italy in spring and summer than its beaches. Pines, agaves, the scents of salt and resin were inspiration for designer Massimo Giorgetti at MSGM as the label celebrated their 15th anniversary. “This collection speaks of encounters — ‘icontri’ — between the city and the beach and among people who love life,” said Napoli-born De Sarno. Actor Paul Mescal — a known fan of the short short — was sat front row at the Gucci Men's Spring-Summer 2025 show. A theme of reflective team spirit prevailed in sporty collegiate silhouettes featuring the Fendi crest comprising a squirrel, the Fendi stripe, and a Roman God.
Persons: Milan, Massimo Giorgetti, Justin Shin, Rimini —, Gabbana, Stefano Dolce, Domenico Gabbana, Vittorio Zunino Celotto, , Sabato de Sarno, , Napoli, De Sarno, William Finnegan’s, Paul Mescal —, Victor Boyko, Pixelformula, Sabato De Sarno's, Gucci, Ik, Prada, creased, tromp, Miuccia Prada, , Raf Simons, chimed Simons, tromp l’oeil, Ik Aldama, JW Anderson, Jonathan Anderson, Adrian Appiolaza, Lev Tanju, Karl Lagerfeld, Shutterstock, Daniele Venturelli, Silvia Fendi Organizations: Milan CNN, Dolce, Gucci, JW, Astra Marina Locations: Italy, Amalfi Coast, Milan, MSGM, agaves, Rimini, Ligurian Coast, Northern Ireland, Moschino, Northern Irish, Fendi, Italian
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Hundreds of people died during this year's Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia as the faithful faced intense high temperatures at Islamic holy sites in the desert kingdom, officials said Wednesday as people tried to claim their loved ones' bodies. Saudi Arabia has not commented on the death toll amid the heat during the pilgrimage, required of every able Muslim once in their life, nor offered any causes for those who died. Already, several countries have said some of their pilgrims died because of the heat that swept across the holy sites at Mecca, including Jordan and Tunisia. More than 1.83 million Muslims performed the Hajj in 2024, including more than 1.6 million pilgrims from 22 countries, and around 222,000 Saudi citizens and residents, according to the Saudi Hajj authorities. Saudi Arabia has never acknowledged the full toll of the stampede.
Persons: Al Saud, King Salman Organizations: Associated Press, Public Health, Saudi National Center for Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Locations: Mecca, MECCA, Saudi Arabia, Al, Muaisem, Jordan, Tunisia, Mina, Saudi, Algeria, Egypt, India, Medina . Saudi Arabia, Islam, hajj
TOPSHOT - Smoke billows from the site of an Israeli airstrike on Zibqin in southern Lebanon on June 12, 2024. Israel and Hezbollah, which controls much of Lebanon, have been trading fire since October in parallel with the Jewish nation's war campaign against Palestinian militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip. In an all-out war, Hezbollah will be destroyed and Lebanon will be severely hit." "I remind you that, according to the United Nations, there is no territorial dispute — no territorial dispute — between Lebanon and Israel," Israeli government spokesman David Mencer said during a Tuesday press briefing. Security concerns have driven thousands of Lebanese and Israeli civilians to flee their border-facing settlements.
Persons: Sami Taleb Abdullah, Rafael, Yona Yahav, Israel Katz, " Katz, David Mencer Organizations: Israel Defense Forces, Palestinian, Hamas, Lebanese, Ministry of Health, IDF, CNBC, Reuters, Foreign, Hezbollah, United Nations Locations: Lebanon, Gaza, Israel, Lebanese, Jouaiyya, Metula, Haifa
CNN —A senior ISIS official was killed in a US airstrike on Sunday in Syria, the US military said Wednesday in a post on X. “On June 16, US Central Command conducted an airstrike in Syria, killing Usamah Jamal Muhammad Ibrahim al-Janabi, a senior ISIS official and facilitator,” the post from US Central Command said. Nearly three weeks ago, an airstrike in a remote area near Dhaardaar in Somalia was assessed to have killed three ISIS militants, according to US Africa Command. Between January and March 2024, CENTCOM and its partners killed seven ISIS operatives in Syria and detained 27 more. “We continue to focus our efforts on specifically targeting those members of ISIS who are seeking to conduct external operations outside of Iraq and Syria and those ISIS members attempting to break out ISIS members in detention in an attempt to reconstitute their forces.”
Persons: CNN —, , Usamah Jamal Muhammad Ibrahim al, ” CENTCOM, , Erik Kurilla Organizations: CNN, ISIS, US Central Command, US Africa Command Locations: Syria, Africa, Dhaardaar, Somalia, Iraq
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