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UN says Israel’s killings at Gaza protests may amount to war crimes

UN investigators have accused Israeli soldiers of intentionally firing on civilians and said they may have committed war crimes in their lethal response to Palestinian demonstrations in Gaza. The independent Commission of Inquiry, set up last year by the UN’s human rights council, said Israeli forces killed 189 people and shot more than 6,100 others with live ammunition near the fence ...

France, Australia deepen naval-research ties in wake of submarine deal

PARIS – An international research laboratory to push naval and maritime innovation in Australia is to be founded in Adelaide by France’s Naval Group and the key French national science research organization CNRS together with 14 Australian companies, universities, R&D institutes and various government bodies. The scientific strategy plan for the laboratory, to be known as the OzCean Technocampus, will ...

Egypt’s Transportation Minister Resigns Over Train Accident

Egypt’s Transportation Minister Hisham Arafat submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli after the huge blaze that broke out at Cairo’s Railway Station in Ramsis. At least 25 people were killed and 40 others were injured when a blaze broke out in Cairo’s Ramses Railway Station early Wednesday, according to local media. The Ministry of Transportation reports that the train ...

Egypt transport minister resigns after train crash kills 25

Inside the station, the train’s blackened engine could be seen tilted to one side next to a platform. Eyewitness Ibrahim Hussein said: “I saw a man pointing from the locomotive as it entered the platform, and screaming ‘There are no brakes, there are no brakes’ before he jumped out of the locomotive. And I don’t know what happened to him.” ...

Egypt’s foreign minister lauds ‘economic progress’ as President Sisi readies for extended tenure

Egypt’s foreign minister praised economic reforms underway in the country, stressing that the country’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, remained the right man for the job amid continued threats to security and stability. “Of course the president has been effective in creating security and stability and economic progress, implementation of economic reform,” Sameh Shoukry told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble on Monday during ...

Nasrallah: Warsaw meet unmasked Israel-Gulf ties, Arab leaders Israel’s ‘tools’

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Saturday dismissed last week’s Middle East conference in Warsaw as “weak and stale,” and warned that Arab leaders moving toward normalization with Israel were only “a tool” in Israel’s hands. In a speech marking the terror group’s annual remembrance day for “martyrs,” Nasrallah said the summit in Poland, which focused strongly on Iran’s belligerence in the region, aimed to ...

ISRAELI FILM WINS TOP PRIZE AT BERLINALE

adav Lapid’s Synonymes, a drama about an Israeli who tries to forget his roots during an extended Parisian sojourn, took the Golden Bear, the top prize at the 69th Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday night. It was a controversial choice, dividing audiences between those who thought it was pretentious, self-indulgent drivel and those who saw in it ...

Opinion For Israel’s Golden Intel Boys, It Starts With Terror and Ends With Greed

A coincidence brought together two stories in Haaretz last Wednesday. One reported on the sadistic abuse of two Palestinians by soldiers from the Netzah Yehuda Battalion, while the other told of astonishing meddling abroad by Israeli intelligence companies. Ostensibly the conduct of the battalion is more sickening. But actually the actions of veterans of the Mossad and the military’s signal intelligence unit, ...

Government attempting to deport Indigenous man to New Zealand

The Australian government is attempting to deport another Indigenous man to New Zealand, despite him having no ties to the country where he was born while his parents were visiting the country more than 30 years ago. Tim Galvin’s mother and three brothers are Australian-born citizens, and his father is a UK-born citizen. His mother has signed a statutory declaration stating ...

Australia dominate start of Formula One on water

The first rule of launching something brand new is talk a big game. And then back it up. For months they’ve spoken about warp speeds on water, the fastest crafts in the world. They’ve openly spoken about the prospect of F50s that can nudge speeds of 100 kilometres an hour flying headfirst towards each other, the ultimate cat-and-mouse game daring ...