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US designates Hezbollah leader’s son a terrorist and targets group’s Iraq network

  • US Treasury sanctions four militants for acquired weapons and trained fighters in Iraq
  • The US State Department accuses Jawad Nasrallah of carrying out attacks against Israel.
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Libya’s PM Sarraj meets eastern commander Haftar in Palermo

  • Premier Giuseppe Conte presided over a handshake between the two Libyan leaders at a conference on the country in Palermo
  • UN Libyan envoy Ghassan Salame said Haftar, had committed himself to a UN action plan
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Daesh militants attempting to cross into Iraq from Syria: Iraqi PM

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Saudi crown prince meets families of servicemen killed in line of duty

  • The prince welcomed the guests and passed on the greetings and appreciation of King Salman to all the families of all those killed
By Arab News ·

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Elite leaders and inventors gather in Riyadh for global youth forum

By NOOR NUGALI - Taghreed Almadani ·

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Stan Lee’s work was introduced to the Arab World in the 70s — and his fanbase has grown ever since

By Rawan Radwan - ASEEL BASHRAHEEL - ABDULAZIZ ALAQUIL ·

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UN Security Council meets on Gaza violence

  • Seven Palestinians were killed in Gaza as Israeli strikes targeted militants and flattened buildings
  • Palestinian militant groups including Hamas, which rules Gaza, issued a joint statement earlier announcing an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire with Israel
By AFP ·

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Identifying wildfire dead: DNA, and likely older methods too

  • It is sometimes impossible to extract DNA from incinerated remains, and trying to identify remains through DNA requires having a sample from the person when alive or building a profile by sampling close relatives
By AP ·

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IMF’s Lagarde sees case for central bank digital currency

  • ‘The key is to harness the benefits while managing the risks’
  • There ‘may be a role for the state to supply money to the digital economy’
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Trump envoy urges Russia help free journalist Austin Tice held in Syria

  • Tice was 31 years old when he was abducted in August 2012 while reporting in Damascus on the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad
By Reuters ·