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Gaza truce largely holds after Israeli strikes over soldier death

  • Israel’s army and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office declined to confirm a truce was reached
  • The United Nations urged all sides to step “back from the brink” after months of increasing tensions
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Rebels reach north Syria after south evacuations

  • The evacuations from Quneitra came after a Russia-brokered agreement was reached to see rebels hand over the territory to the Syrian regime
  • The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said the first convoy to reach Morek transported around 2,800 people
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Saada elders ‘never to give up’ in battle against Houthi militants

  • Tribal leaders thank King Salman for taking a firm stand by the side of Yemeni people
  • Iran had tried and failed to introduce a new version of Hezbollah into Yemen
By Mohammed Al-Sulami ·

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Egypt says Israel’s Jewish nation-state law undermines Middle East peace

  • Egypt on Saturday said a new Israeli law giving Jews the exclusive right to self-determination in the country undermined the chances for peace
  • The law, which was passed on Thursday, has drawn rebuke from the EU and was denounced by the Palestinian Authority
By Reuters ·

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India scraps tax on sanitary pads in boost for girls’ education

  • Periods are among the leading factors for girls to drop out of school in India where four out of five women and girls are estimated by campaigners to have no access to sanitary pads.
  • Sanitary pads were taxed at 12 percent under India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) that was launched in July 2017.
By Thomson Reuters Foundation ·

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Farnborough airshow announces $192 bn in orders

  • The biannual air industry gathering recorded more than 1,400 commercial aircraft orders
  • The total is an increase of $67.5 billion on the last airshow two years ago
By AFP ·

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Saudi Arabia club Al-Nassr sign Peru World Cup defender

  • Christian Ramos has signed a contract until 2022
  • He becomes second Peru star to join a Saudi Pro League team this week
By Kevin Affleck ·

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Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

  • Facebook said Friday that Crimson Hexagon is cooperating and that so far its investigation hasn’t found evidence that the firm obtained Facebook or Instagram information inappropriately
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Egypt tightens grip on media with new bill

By Kenzy Fahmy ·