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Knesset approves new coalition, ending Netanyahu's long rule
Bennett, the head of a small ultranationalist party, will have to maintain an unwieldy coalition of parties from the political right, left and center if he wants to keep the job
Major wreckage at hospital hit by artillery in north Syria
In a statement, the US State Department called for a nationwide cease-fire in Syria
Caution on Iran nuclear deal as G7 leaders vow to stop bomb
Sunday's bilateral meetings followed joint negotiations held Saturday involving senior diplomats from China, Germany, France, Russia, and Britain
40,000 jabs given in Lebanon Covid vaccine 'marathon'
Lebanon, home to more than six million people, has recorded over 542,000 infections, including over 7,700 deaths since last year
Lebanon currency drops to new low as financial meltdown deepens
Lebanon is in the throes of a deep economic meltdown that is threatening its stability. The World Bank has called it one of the deepest depressions of modern history
Algeria awaits results after voters snub election
Turnout was just 30.2 percent, electoral commission chief Mohamed Chorfi announced after Saturday's vote -- the lowest in a legislative poll at least 20 years.
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Climate change protests hit beach near G7 summit
Some protesters paddled out to sea, while others sunbathed on the beach wearing masks of leaders' faces
NATO leaders bid symbolic adieu to Afghanistan at summit: AP report
The 18-year war cost 47,000 Afghani civilians, up to 69,000 members of the national armed forces and police, and over 51,000 opposition fighters
Spain's right wing rejects any pardons for Catalan leaders
The demonstration has been organized by a civil society group in defense of the nation's unity, and it chose a central square that has become a symbol for far-right political rallies
China cautions G7: 'Small' groups don't rule the world
The re-emergence of China as a leading global power is considered to be one of the most significant geopolitical events of recent times, alongside the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union that ended the Cold War
As summit ends, G7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate
They want to show that international cooperation is back after the upheavals caused by the pandemic and the unpredictability of former US President Donald Trump
Biden urges G7 leaders to call out and compete with China
Canada, the UK and France largely endorsed Biden's position, while Germany, Italy and the EU showed more hesitancy during Saturday's first session of the Group of Seven summit, sources said
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Pope demands food aid reach starving people of Tigray
Francis said he was thinking of the people of Tigray who have been 'struck by a grave humanitarian crisis that has exposed the poorest to famine. Today there is famine! There is hunger!'
US 'gravely concerned' by election conditions in violence-hit Ethiopia
"The United States is gravely concerned about the environment under which these upcoming elections are to be held," US State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement
More than five million Covid cases in Africa: AFP tally
A total of 5,008,656 cases of the coronavirus have been reported in 54 countries and territories, including almost 109,800 in the past seven days, for a daily average of 15,680
With military victory elusive, W.African nations quietly back talks with Islamists
For a decade, West African armies and their international allies have fought against militant groups active in the Sahel region, some linked to the al Qaeda and Islamic State networks
UN official accuses Eritrean forces of deliberately starving Tigray
More than 350,000 of Tigray's nearly 6 million people are living in famine conditions, according to an analysis by UN agencies and global aid groups
Over 30,000 children risk death in famine-hit Tigray: UN
'Without humanitarian access to scale up our response, an estimated 30,000-plus severely malnourished children in those highly inaccessible areas are at high risk of death,' UNICEF spokesman James Elder told reporters in Geneva
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Biden arrives in Brussels for NATO, EU summits
On Wednesday, Biden will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, before returning to Washington
Israel parliament elects centrist Mickey Levy as speaker
Mickey Levy of the centrist Yesh Atid ("There is a Future"), the party led by coalition architect Yair Lapid, will replace Yariv Levin of Likud
Algeria cancels France 24's operating licence: state media
The withdrawal of France 24's accreditation came a day after the North African country held legislative elections
Arab party leader hopes to bridge Israel's gaps
Abbas said that the partnership in the new government 'will also bridge the gaps on the national level and the religious level'
Israel's designated PM vows to fight Iran nuclear deal
Nonetheless, Bennett thanked President Joe Biden and the US administration for supporting Israel over the decades.
Biden lauds G7, heads to Brussels for NATO talks
Biden is on the first overseas trip of his nearly 5-month-old presidency
Erdogan says US can count on Turkey after Afghanistan troop pullout
Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkish officials had informed their American counterparts about Ankara's plans in Afghanistan after the US troop pullout, without providing details
Israel starts parliament session that could end Netanyahu era
Israel's parliament Sunday opened a special session during which lawmakers were set to vote on a 'change' coalition seeking to end Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year reign
Analysis: G7’s billion vaccine plan counts some past pledges, limiting impact
Many of the promised doses will flow through COVAX, a global vaccine buying system backed by the World Health Organization and Gavi, the vaccine alliance
Drought-hit Jordan to build Red Sea desalination plant
The cost of the project is estimated at 'around $1 billion', ministry of water and irrigation spokesman said, adding that the plant would be built in the Gulf of Aqaba, in southern Jordan
At an arms control crossroads, Biden and Putin face choices: AP report
Biden and Putin face choices about how and when to restart a dialogue over arms control priorities, even as Biden faces pressure from Congress on China's growing military might and N.Korea's nuclear ambitions
Putin says Russia would accept conditional handover of cyber criminals to US
Putin made the comments in an interview aired in excerpts on state television on Sunday ahead of a June 16 summit with US President Joe Biden in Geneva
Britain calls EU view of N Ireland offensive in Brexit spat
Britain and the EU are in a spat over post-Brexit trade arrangements that could see British sausages banned from entering Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK that borders the 27-nation bloc
Lebanon stops Syrians attempting illegal sea crossing
A statement said a naval force spotted the boat off the northern port city of Tripoli and that its passengers were all detained and referred for investigation, the army added
Gas explosion in central China kills at least 12
At least 12 people have been killed and 39 seriously injured after a gas line explosion tore through a residential neighborhood in central China
Virus infections are rising sharply in Moscow
The national coronavirus taskforce said Sunday that 7,704 new infection cases were recorded, continuing a steep spike that has alarmed city officials. At the beginning of June, Moscow was recording about 2900 new cases a day
Israel to swear in government, ending Netanyahu's long rule
Naftali Bennett, the head of a small ultranationalist party, will take over as prime minister
G7 leaders take on China, Covid and climate
At their concluding session in Cornwall, southwest England, US President Joe Biden and his colleagues were set to promise more financial support for developing countries on the sharp edge of climate change
Shelling at hospital in north Syria town kills at least 6
It was not immediately clear who was behind the shelling, which came from areas where government troops and Kurdish-led fighters are deployed
EU talks up hope of breakthrough at Iran nuclear meetings
Senior diplomats from China, Germany, France, Russia, and Britain concluded a 90-minute meeting with Iranian representatives at a hotel in the Austrian capital.
US air travel rebounds with more vaccinations
Airline bookings have been picking up since around February, as more Americans were vaccinated against COVID-19
Iran hard-liners target sole moderate in presidential debate
Analysts and state-linked polling put hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi as the clear front-runner in Friday's upcoming vote,
Israeli border guards kill Palestinian woman
She was aged 28 and from Aqabat Jabr near the West Bank town of Jericho, Israeli occupation police said
Iraq arrests two generals on suspicion of bribery at key port
Both men worked at the Gulf port of Umm Qasr, a key entry point for imports of foodstuffs and medicines which is reputed to be the most corrupt in Iraq.
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