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An Iranian state TV channel says the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force has had a phone call with the head of the militant Hamas group Ismail Haniyeh. Al-Alam, the Arabic-language service of the Iranian state television, reported that Hamas leader Haniyeh spoke by telephone with Quds Force commander Gen. Esmail Qaani. Qaani reportedly praised Hamas as offering a “unique and successful answer” to Israel.
International travel is set to reopen, with people allowed to vacation in a very limited "green" list of countries -- only a few of which are actually welcome UK tourists. Portugal, which will reopen to British visitors just in time for May 17, is set to the biggest tourism winner. The UK's other nations -- Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland -- each implement their own sets of restrictions, which you can get the lowdown on here.
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Narges Moradabadi The thrill of the trade Full-time crypto trader and investment adviser Narges Moradabadi first embarked on her crypto journey in 2018, when she took a job heading the digital marketing department at a Tehran-based, crypto-focused firm. Then last year, with COVID-19 ravaging Iran’s already sanctions-strapped economy, she made the leap to full-time trading; starting small, then scaling up as she taught herself more about a market in which price swings can be so sudden and steep,
Ever wondered what it would be like to take a glass elevator ride up the side of one of New York's tallest skyscrapers? Well, visitors will soon be able to do just that thanks to Summit One Vanderbilt, a brand new attraction set to open at Manhattan's One Vanderbilt tower this October. Ascent, an all-glass enclosed elevator, will travel 1,210 feet (369 meters) up the outside of the building, providing thrilling views of the city.
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The recent escalation in the “shadow war” between Israel and Iran suggests that, like it or not, the Biden administration’s efforts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are not sustainable without support from Israel and its Gulf allies, namely Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). If Israel continues attacking Iran after Biden revives the old deal – as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has recently suggested Israel will do – Iran might decide to abandon the deal, declare war
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At least 119 Palestinians, including 31 children, have been killed and more than 830 wounded since hostilities flared on Monday. Hundreds of Palestinian families have taken shelter in UN-run schools in northern Gaza to escape Israeli artillery fire. Israeli artillery and tank shells fired into Gaza on Thursday evening forced many families to flee their homes.
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A herd of eighteen wild Asiatic elephants were found dead in India’s eastern state of Assam, possibly because of a massive lightning strike, local officials said on Friday. Fourteen adult elephants were found dead by villagers on Thursday, and another four bodies were found scattered on the foothills of the Kundoli reserve forest area of Assam, 160 kilometers from the state capital of Dispur, local wildlife official M.K Yadava told Reuters.