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Israel launches operation to thwart Hezbollah border tunnels

Israel launches operation to thwart Hezbollah border tunnels Some areas near the border fence had been closed off. During that war, the armed Shia group was able to overwhelm Israel's ground invasion of southern Lebanon and strike military and civilian targets, undermining internal Israeli support for the war and spurring regional support for Hezbollah's military successes against a state army. [Full Article...]

Mom and son scramble for safety as Alaska natural disaster rattles home

Mom and son scramble for safety as Alaska natural disaster rattles home Then came a series of smaller quakes. The quake was centered about 7 miles north of Anchorage, which has a population of about 300,000. "I would characterize this as a demonstration that Anchorage is prepared for these kinds of emergencies", he said. [Full Article...]

Dutch court rejects man's request to be 20 years younger

Dutch court rejects man's request to be 20 years younger The court wrote: "Changing his birth date would mean that 20 years would be expunged from the public registry". The judges also added: 'this would have a variety of undesirable legal and societal implications'. The court acknowledged that some people may feel younger than their age but did not "regard this as a valid argument for amending a person's date of birth". [Full Article...]

First Muslim country that wins title of 'Most powerful passport'

First Muslim country that wins title of 'Most powerful passport' This information is obtained from the Passport Index . UAE passport holders can enter 167 countries without obtaining a visa prior to arrival, according to Passport Index , a list created by a Montreal-based financial advisory firm Arton Capital. [Full Article...]

CIA Director Haspel to Brief Lawmakers on Khashoggi Murder

CIA Director Haspel to Brief Lawmakers on Khashoggi Murder With relations with Riyadh already fraught, President Donald Trump has declined to accept the conclusion that the powerful heir to the Saudi throne approved the murder, saying there is no direct evidence of it. Senators, in a rare rebuke of Trump's handling of the situation, moved immediately after the briefing to punish Saudi Arabia by advancing legislation to curtail US backing for the Saudi-led... [Full Article...]

Kremlin explains Putin's handshake with Saudi prince

Kremlin explains Putin's handshake with Saudi prince On Monday, Algeria's largest Islamic party criticized Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia for welcoming bin Salman, who arrived in the country a day earlier for an official visit. Western nations are calling for an end to the Saudi-led military campaign in neighboring Yemen, which was launched by Prince Mohammed, as a humanitarian crisis there worsens. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump brushes off Christmas decoration critics: 'I think they look fantastic'

Melania Trump brushes off Christmas decoration critics: 'I think they look fantastic' Last year, Melania chose a snowy palette for her "Time-Honored Traditions" theme. Wednesday night's ceremony will include musical performances from acts like John Driskell Hopkins, the US Army Band, Abby Anderson and others. She did, however, attend, alongside the Donald, the White House Christmas Reception on Tuesday. First ladies, like their president husbands, have never been exempt from pu... [Full Article...]

Soros-funded university is 'forced out' of Hungary as repression grows

The Budapest school's ousting marks another step toward autocracy in Hungary and the region. It also represents the first eviction of a university in the history of the European Union. Hungary's nationalist premier Viktor Orban has a long-running campaign against Soros. In the statement, Ignatieff called the forced removal "a flagrant violation of academic freedom", adding, "It is a dark day fo... [Full Article...]


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