Trump announces Ohio Senator J.D. Vance as running mate

Trump announces Ohio Senator J.D. Vance as running mate

  • J.D. Vance is a one-time harsh critic who became one of Trump’s most loyal supporters in Congress
  • One of the least experienced VP picks in modern history, the one-term senator is further to the right than the ex-president on many issues
By AFP ·

A Palestinian woman reacts next to a child after an Israeli air strike on a UN school sheltering displaced people. video

Israel hits Gaza from land, sea and air as Hamas halts talks

  • Eyewitnesses said the Israeli army had shelled the Al-Mughraqa area and the northern outskirts of the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza
  • Hamas said on Sunday it was withdrawing from ceasefire talks
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Hamas and Palestinian rivals Fatah to meet in Beijing

Hamas and Palestinian rivals Fatah to meet in Beijing

  • Hamas delegation is to be headed by its Qatar-based political chief Ismail Haniyeh, while the Fatah representation will be led by deputy head Mahmud Alul
  • Two groups have been bitter rivals since Hamas fighters ejected Fatah from Gaza after deadly clashes that followed Hamas’s resounding victory in a 2006 election
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NEOM-KAUST partnership to target insects threatening Saudi Arabia’s 36 million palm trees

NEOM-KAUST partnership to target insects threatening Saudi Arabia’s 36 million palm trees

  • Salman Al-Wahib warns that summer is an especially dangerous time because rising temperatures and humidity levels provide conditions for the pests to thrive and contribute to the spread of bacteria and plant mold
By Tamara Aboalsaud ·

Iraqis protest over summer blackouts and water shortages

Iraqis protest over summer blackouts and water shortages

  • Iraq is the second-largest oil producer in the OPEC cartel, but despite having immense oil and gas reserves, it remains dependent on imports to meet its energy needs
  • Many households have just a few hours of mains electricity per day, and those who can afford it use private generators to keep fridges and air conditioners running
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Top EU leaders will boycott meetings hosted by Hungary’s Orban after his outreach to Russia, China

Top EU leaders will boycott meetings hosted by Hungary’s Orban after his outreach to Russia, China

  • The long-serving prime minister’s visits to Moscow and Beijing, where he held talks with leaders Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, angered his EU counterparts, who said they had not been informed in advance
By AP ·

Russian-US journalist Gessen sentenced to 8 years jail in absentia

Russian-US journalist Gessen sentenced to 8 years jail in absentia

  • Masha Gessen is accused of spreading false information about the Russian military’s killing of civilians in Ukraine

Russian-US journalist Gessen sentenced to 8 years jail in absentia

Russian-US journalist Gessen sentenced to 8 years jail in absentia

  • Masha Gessen is accused of spreading false information about the Russian military’s killing of civilians in Ukraine