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Palestinian prisoner ends 65-day hunger strike after release | Prison News

Ghadanfar Abu Atwan released from Israeli custody and transferred to the Istishari Hospital in the occupied West Bank. A Palestinian man held without charge has been released from Israeli custody after a hunger strike that lasted for more than two months. Ghadanfar Abu Atwan, 28, arrived at the Ramallah Istishari Hospital in the occupied West… Continue reading Palestinian prisoner ends 65-day hunger strike after release | Prison News

Michael Avenatti sentenced to 2 1/2 years behind bars for Nike extortion threat

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti to 2 1/2 years behind bars for his efforts to extort tens of millions of dollars from Nike. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe in New York marked another crushing blow for the 50-year-old Avenatti who was once one of the most… Continue reading Michael Avenatti sentenced to 2 1/2 years behind bars for Nike extortion threat

UNSC to discuss Ethiopia dam amid strained ties with Egypt, Sudan | Egypt News

The United Nations Security Council is set to discuss a bitter regional dispute over a massive dam built by Ethiopia on the main tributary of the Nile River. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is the source of an almost decade-long diplomatic standoff between Ethiopia and downstream nations Egypt and Sudan. Ethiopia says the project… Continue reading UNSC to discuss Ethiopia dam amid strained ties with Egypt, Sudan | Egypt News

Tokyo Olympics will be held under a state of emergency as Japan mulls opening ceremony fan ban

Speaking at the start of the government’s Covid-19 task force meeting, Suga said he had decided to declare a new state of emergency for the capital from July 12 to August 22 — covering the 16 days of the embattled Games in its entirety. “The number of infected cases in the area including Tokyo has… Continue reading Tokyo Olympics will be held under a state of emergency as Japan mulls opening ceremony fan ban

‘Talibanned’: Favourite Afghan pastimes again under threat | Arts and Culture News

The Taliban had outlawed dozens of seemingly innocuous activities and pastimes in Afghanistan during its 1996-2001 rule, including kite flying, TV soap operas, pigeon racing, fancy haircuts, and even playing music. These have made a comeback in the years since, but fears are growing they will be banned again if the armed group returns to… Continue reading ‘Talibanned’: Favourite Afghan pastimes again under threat | Arts and Culture News

England edge out Denmark to reach Euro 2020 final | Euro2020 News

An extra-time winner by Captain Kane takes England into first major final since 1966 where they will face Italy at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. England edged out Denmark to reach the final of the Euro 2020, marking their first semi-final win since the 1966 World Cup as Harry Kane’s extra-time goal earned them a 2-1… Continue reading England edge out Denmark to reach Euro 2020 final | Euro2020 News

Hubert Hurkacz humbles Roger Federer to make Wimbledon semi-finals | Wimbledon

The dream is over. If it was always unlikely that Roger Federer might somehow manage to win a record ninth title at Wimbledon at the age of 39, the events of the first week or so had turned many doubters into believers. On a breezy afternoon reality kicked back in as the Swiss was beaten… Continue reading Hubert Hurkacz humbles Roger Federer to make Wimbledon semi-finals | Wimbledon

Israel swears in Isaac Herzog as 11th president | Politics News

Veteran of Israel’s Labor party pledges to heal deep divisions in society as he takes the oath of office. Isaac Herzog pledged to heal deep divisions in Israeli society as he took the oath of office to become Israel’s 11th president. With one hand on a Torah before the Knesset – Israel’s parliament – Herzog,… Continue reading Israel swears in Isaac Herzog as 11th president | Politics News

Megan Fox talks Brian Austin Green’s girlfriend Sharna Burgess

Megan Fox revealed how she feels about estranged husband Brian Austin Green’s new girlfriend, Sharna Burgess. Green, 47, shared a photo to Instagram on Tuesday of him kissing the “Dancing with the Stars” pro, 36, at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and wrote, “It’s been a really long time since I’ve been with someone I can… Continue reading Megan Fox talks Brian Austin Green’s girlfriend Sharna Burgess

Russia recovers bodies of nine plane crash victims | Aviation News

Search operation in far eastern Kamchatka peninsula continues, with all 28 people on board Tuesday’s flight feared dead. A search team has found the bodies of nine people after a passenger plane carrying 28 people crashed in Russia’s remote far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula. The Antonov An-26 twin-engined turboprop plane, in operation since 1982, disappeared while… Continue reading Russia recovers bodies of nine plane crash victims | Aviation News