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Mediators urge Israel and Hamas to finalise Biden's Gaza peace plan Gaza conflict mediators on Saturday urged Israel and Hamas to finalise a ceasefire and hostage release deal outlined by U.S. President Joe Biden that they said would bring immediate relief to people in Gaza and to the hostages and their families. Israel has said there will be no formal end to the war as long as Hamas retains power, raising questions of timing and interpretation over the truce offer, which has been provisionally welcomed by the Palestinian faction. Biden said on Friday that Israel had proposed a deal involving…
WESTERN PERSPECTIVE Russia pounds Ukraine's energy sector, Kyiv urges more air defence assistance Russia launched a barrage of missiles and drones on Saturday that damaged energy facilities and critical infrastructure across Ukraine, injuring at least four people, and prompting President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to issue a fresh plea for more air defence assistance. The sixth major Russian air attack on the Ukrainian power sector since March damaged energy facilities in the east, centre, and west, the national grid operator Ukrenergo said. Ukraine's air force said it shot down 35 of 53 Russian missiles and 46 of 47 attack drones used for…
Israel confirms its forces are in central Rafah in expanding offensive in the southern Gaza city The Israeli military confirmed Friday that its forces are operating in central parts of Rafah in its expanding offensive in the southern Gaza city. Israel launched its ground assault into the city on May 6, triggering an exodus of around 1 million Palestinians out of the city and throwing U.N. humanitarian operations based in the area into turmoil. Still, it has yet to amount to a “major operation” in the eyes of U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration, according to the State Department. Biden said…
RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVE NATO moving closer to war with Russia – Orban The European Union and NATO member states are getting “closer to war”with Russia every week, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday in an interview with local station Kossuth Radio. He pointed to recent media reports stating that Paris intends to send French soldiers to train Ukrainian troops, as well as reports that the US has given Ukraine permission to strike targets deep inside Russia using certain weapons. “It is absurd that instead of protecting us, NATO is dragging us into a world war. It’s like a firefighter…
Israel reopens Gaza food sales as Rafah raid chokes aid The Israeli military has lifted a ban on the sale of food to Gaza from Israel and the occupied West Bank as its battlefield offensive chokes international aid, according to Palestinian officials, businessmen and international aid workers. Army authorities gave Gazan traders the green light to resume their purchases from Israeli and Palestinian suppliers of food such as fresh fruit, vegetables and dairy goods this month, days after Israeli forces launched an assault on the enclave's southernmost city of Rafah, the people said. The offensive against Rafah, a key gateway…
WESTERN PERSPECTIVE Biden allows Ukraine limited use of US arms to strike inside Russia, say US officials President Joe Biden quietly has authorized Kyiv to launch U.S.-supplied weapons at military targets inside Russia that are supporting an offensive against the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, four U.S. officials said on Thursday. The decision marks a policy shift by Biden, who had steadfastly refused to allow Ukraine to use American weaponry for strikes inside Russia. Russia's embassy in Washington and Russia's mission to the United Nations in New York did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The U.S. officials,…
Israel seizes Gaza's entire border with Egypt, presses with raids into Rafah Israeli forces have taken control of a buffer zone along the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, the country's military said on Wednesday, giving Israel effective authority over the Palestinian territory's entire land border. Israel also continued deadly raids on Rafah in southern Gaza despite an order from the International Court of Justice to end attacks on the city, where half of Gaza's 2.3 million people had previously taken refuge. In a televised briefing, chief military spokesperson Daniel Hagari said Israeli forces had gained "operational" control over…
WESTERN PERSPECTIVE Soldiers in Ukraine say US-supplied tanks have made them targets for Russian strikes Ukrainian crews working on US-supplied Abrams tanks have told CNN of a series of the weaknesses and flaws with the armored vehicles, calling into doubt their utility on the war’s ever-changing frontlines. The donation was announced by US President Joe Biden as evidence of the United States’ “enduring and unflagging commitment to Ukraine.” CNN journalists were the first reporters to see the M1 Abrams in Ukraine, at a location in the country’s east, where around six vehicles were visible, hiding in the foliage. Crews trained…
US says latest Rafah deaths won't change Israel policy, military aid The Biden administration said on Tuesday it was closely monitoring the probe into a deadly Israeli airstrike it called tragic, but that the recent deaths in Rafah didn't constitute a major ground operation there that crosses any U.S. red lines. "The Israelis have said this is a tragic mistake," National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters at the White House, when asked about whether the events over the weekend qualified as the type of "death and destruction" U.S. officials have warned could result in the withholding of more…
WESTERN PERSPECTIVE Putin warns West not to let Ukraine use its missiles to hit Russia Summary Putin hints at risk of global conflict Putin warns West over Ukrainian strikes inside Russia President singles out European NATO members Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West on Tuesday that NATO members in Europe were playing with fire by proposing to let Ukraine use Western weapons to strike inside Russia, which he said could trigger a global conflict. More than two years into the deadliest land war in Europe since World War Two, as the West considers what to do about Russian military…
June 22, 2024

Stanbic-IBTC founder Atedo Peterside announces retirement as a banker

The founder of Stanbic-IBTC Bank, Atedo Peterside has announced his retirement as a banker. Peterside…
June 23, 2024

Kano emirate tussle gets messier as parties take ‘convenient’ stands on court orders

The details of the judgement of the Federal High Court of Thursday have confirmed that…
June 23, 2024

A sisterhood of millions: the all-women church groups helping people in Nigeria

On a warm Thursday afternoon in May, the ululation, drumming and singing of a choir…
June 23, 2024

3,300-year-old sunken ship found in Mediterranean at a depth where time has 'frozen,' Israel says

A 3,300-year-old ancient sunken ship dating back to the Bronze Age has been discovered in…
June 23, 2024

Retired army general shot dead in Abuja residential estate

Uwem Udokwere, a retired brigadier general, has been killed in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Udokwere…
June 23, 2024

What to know after Day 850 of Russia-Ukraine war

WESTERN PERSPECTIVE Has Russia just dropped a deadly new 3,000kg glide bomb in Ukraine? The…
June 19, 2024

Chips maker Nvidia rises to world’s most valuable company

Nvidia has become the world’s most valuable company following a staggering rally in its shares,…
June 18, 2024

Amusan secures fourth straight national title in 100m hurdles

Tobi Amusan has claimed her fourth consecutive national title in the women’s 100 metres hurdles…

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