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Iran fuels 2023 global executions rise: Amnesty

02-06-2024 LONDON/ TEHRAN: The number of executions recorded globally in 2023 was the highest for eight years, as some Middle Eastern states sharply increased their use of the death penalty, Amnesty International says. A total of 1,153 people are known to have been put to death across 16 countries, more …

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“India’s Modi likely to win 3rd term as PM”

02-06-2024 Bureau Report + Agencies NEW DELHI: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to win a third consecutive term in office, exit polls suggest. Analysts warn the polls, released by various news agencies, have often been wrong in the past and are not impartial, however, they have placed Modi’s …

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Israel pounds Gaza after Biden outlines ceasefire plan

02-06-2024 RAFAH: Israeli forces hammered Rafah in southern Gaza with tanks and artillery Saturday, hours after US President Joe Biden said Israel was offering a new roadmap toward a full ceasefire. Shortly after Biden’s announcement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted his country would still pursue the war until it …

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Biden unveils Israeli proposal to end Gaza war

02-06-2024 WASHINTON: US President Joe Biden has urged Hamas to accept a new Israeli proposal to end the conflict in Gaza, saying that “it’s time for this war to end”. The three-part proposal would begin with a six-week ceasefire in which the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) would withdraw from populated …

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