Israel’s Netanyahu says hostage deal could be near for hostages in Gaza

BEIJING: Various Palestinian factions agreed to end differences and strengthen Palestinian unity by signing the Beijing Declaration in China on Tuesday morning, Chinese state media reported. The declaration was signed at the closing ceremony of the inter-group reconciliation dialogue held in Beijing on July 21-23, state broadcaster CCTV reported. A total of 14 Palestinian factions, … Read more

UN envoy warns that threat of terrorism is ‘resurging’ with attacks by Daesh extremists

HAMAMETH, Tunisia: In the Tunisian seaside town of Hammamet, bulldozers carefully shovel sand from the nearby desert onto a popular beach in an attempt to stop it from disappearing due to erosion. “This beach is a postcard image of Hammamet,” said environmentalist Chiheb Ben Frege, gazing nostalgically at the city's famous Yasmin Beach. “It has … Read more

US ambassador to UN visits Haiti, announces new aid

PORT-AU-PRINCE: The US ambassador to the United Nations visited crisis-hit Haiti on Monday, where she announced an additional $60 million in humanitarian aid and received an update on the Kenya-led security support mission. During the one-day trip, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield held talks with the country's Transitional Presidential Council and new Prime Minister Harry Connell. “Haitians … Read more

Miami’s Messi, Suarez out for MLS All-Star Game

WASHINGTON: Costa Rica played the United States women's national team to a goalless draw on Tuesday in a lopsided match for the Americans before they leave for the Olympics in Paris. USA captain Lindsey Horan told a crowd of nearly 19,000 that they are not afraid of their chances in France despite the draw. “We … Read more

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