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    Russia has turned Donbas into 'hell', Zelenskyy says

    Russia’s renewed offensive in Ukraine’s Donbas has destroyed the eastern region and turned it into “hell”, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, accusing Moscow of carrying out senseless bombardments. After failing to take Ukraine’s capital since launching a full-scale invasion in February, Russia is using massed artillery and armour to try to capture more territory in the Donbas, comprised of the Donetsk and Luhansk areas, which Moscow claims on behalf of pro-Russian separatists.

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    Top military aide to Iran's Khamenei predicts US will rejoin nuclear deal

    A top military aide to Iran’s supreme leader said on Thursday he believed the US will ultimately capitulate and rejoin Tehran’s tattered 2015 nuclear deal. My prediction is that the US will give in and rejoin the JCPOA,” Maj. Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi said, using the acronym for the formal name of the deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Today, we make the decisions, and the Americans must listen,” Safavi was quoted as saying by the semi-official ISNA news agency.

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    Jordan king places half-brother Prince Hamzah under house arrest

    Authorities in Jordan announced in April last year that they had foiled a bid to destabilise the country. Two former officials were sentenced to 15 years in jail in July after they were found guilty of conspiring to topple the king in favour of Prince Hamzah. The former crown prince announced last month that he was “renouncing the title of prince,” a month after a royal court statement said he had apologised to the king for the attempted coup.

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    Europe, US on alert after new monkeypox cases emerge

    Health authorities are on alert for the spread of monkeypox, a rare viral disease first reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1970s, after new cases emerged in Europe, and the United States confirmed its first infection. Portugal said on Wednesday it had identified five cases of monkeypox, Spain said it was testing 23 potential cases, and the US state of Massachusetts announced it had found a case in a man who recently travelled to Canada.

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    Fatima Albanawi stuns in Rami Kadi gown at Cannes Film Festival

    It was above all a movement in search of artistic and cultural modernity specific to Morocco. It was a socio-cultural positioning that challenged the Academic system of art education and the Euro-centered art history,” the MENART catalogue explains. This group of artists engaged in a study bringing back the practice of traditional geometric abstraction and the use of signs and symbols characteristic to their Berber, Arab-Muslim, and African social culture.

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    Dubai ruler dissolves Dubai World financial disputes tribunal

    Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said on Friday he had issued a decree dissolving a tribunal hearing disputes related to Dubai World, the state conglomerate that contributed to Dubai's short period of economic downturn more than a decade ago. Dubai World, which restructured $23.5 billion in debt after the global financial crisis, said in June 2020 it had made a final payment to creditors of $8.2 billion.

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    China becomes wild card in Sri Lanka's debt crisis

    Sri Lanka and other poor Asian countries welcome Chinese financing. The Asian Development Bank says the region needs to invest $1.7 trillion a year in infrastructure to keep economies growing. But some, including Sri Lankan critics of their government’s spending, say Chinese-led projects cost too much or do too little for their economies.