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May 15 5 tweets 4 min read
75 years ago, the Nakba took place in Palestine in which 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their homes.

But the Nakba didn’t end in 1948. It continues to affect more than 12 million Palestinians who remain stateless today as they fight to end Israeli occupation ⤵️ Zionist military forces expelled at least 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and lands and captured 78% of historic Palestine.

The remaining 22% was divided into what are now the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip.

🔗 #Nakba75: Image
May 15 7 tweets 4 min read
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he could still win the election, but would respect the nation’s decision if the race went to a run-off vote in two weeks.

🔴 Follow our LIVE coverage: Image As things stand, the Turkish presidential election is headed for a run-off on May 28.

Follow our LIVE vote tracker for the latest election results ⤵️
May 14 5 tweets 3 min read
More than 50 million people are voting in Thailand’s general election, seen as a potential turning point for the country.

Military-backed PM Prayuth Chan-ocha is running for re-election, 8 years after coming into power in a 2014 coup ⤵️

🟠 LIVE updates: Polling stations are closing across Thailand after an election marked by a strong turnout.

Officials at the booths will soon begin counting ballots, with the first results expected within the next few hours ⤵️
May 14 20 tweets 12 min read
Voting is under way in Turkey's elections as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces the biggest political challenge of his two-decade rule.

🔴 Follow our LIVE coverage: Image More than 64 million eligible voters will cast their ballots to elect both a president and parliament for a 5️⃣-year term.

The polls opened at 8am (0500 GMT) and will close at 5pm (1400 GMT).

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May 13 8 tweets 5 min read
Israel continues with its air attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip for a fifth consecutive day.

🔴 Follow our LIVE coverage: Image Israeli officials have told local media Egyptian-led efforts to broker a ceasefire are still under way but they ruled out the conditions presented by Islamic Jihad in the talks.

🔴 LIVE updates:
May 10 9 tweets 6 min read
BREAKING: Israeli air attacks have pounded the Gaza Strip for a second straight day At least one Palestinian killed and two wounded as Israel renews air attacks on Gaza Strip for a second straight day Image
May 10 6 tweets 4 min read
Former Pakistani PM Imran Khan is scheduled to appear in a special court at Islamabad’s police headquarters to answer corruption allegations.

🔴 Follow our LIVE coverage: Image Protests erupt across Pakistan against the arrest of former PM Imran Khan.

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May 9 15 tweets 7 min read
BREAKING: Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrested outside Islamabad court Imran Khan, Pakistan’s former PM, has been arrested during a court appearance in the capital, Islamabad.

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May 8 9 tweets 5 min read
Russia-Ukraine war: May 8 updates ⤵️

Russia launched dozens of missiles and drones towards Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities overnight, killing at least one person and injuring five, say Ukrainian authorities.

🟠 Follow our LIVE coverage: Image As Russia's war on Ukraine enters its 439th day, we take a look at the main developments so far ⤵️
Apr 15 8 tweets 4 min read
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A recent UN report suggests that India is set to overtake China and become the most populous country in the world.

🔗: Image India's population has more than quadrupled, from 350 million inhabitants in 1950 to an estimated 1.43 billion people today.

Meanwhile, China's population, which peaked at 1.42 billion in 2021, is gradually declining.

Apr 14 8 tweets 4 min read
Russia-Ukraine war: April 14 updates ⤵️

Ukrainian troops have withdrawn from some areas of Bakhmut amid a renewed Russian assault and resupply issues mount, a British intelligence update said.

🟠 Follow our LIVE coverage: Image Germany's FM urged China to pressure Moscow to end the war in Ukraine, saying no other country had “more influence on Russia” Image
Apr 14 5 tweets 4 min read
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Today JUICE will lift off to begin an 8-year journey for the Jovian orbit 👇

@esa’s $1.7bn mission will explore Jupiter and its icy moons, which scientists think could potentially support life.

🔗: Image @esa JUICE will explore 3 of Jupiter’s largest moons – Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.

They are believed to have huge oceans of water beneath their surfaces, which is a vital component for life as we know it.

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Apr 13 7 tweets 3 min read
BREAKING: US arrests man in probe into classified Pentagon documents leak Watch the moment FBI agents surround and arrest 21-year-old US Air Force National Guard employee Jack Teixeira in connection with the investigation into the leak of classified US intelligence documents ⤵️
Apr 13 6 tweets 3 min read
Russia-Ukraine war: April 13 updates ⤵️

Kyiv is investigating a gruesome video believed to have been filmed by Wagner mercenaries that allegedly shows the beheading of a Ukrainian soldier.

🟠 Follow our LIVE coverage: Image “When you are on the front lines and you have drones available, you feel that you have an advantage."

Why Ukrainians see drones as an "essential tool" in fighting the war ⤵️
Apr 13 5 tweets 3 min read
The US Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into leaked Pentagon documents that emerged online, reportedly revealing highly classified information about the war in Ukraine ⤵️ Top secret US military documents continue to surface, keeping the Pentagon on high alert as Washington tries to contain the fallout from the leaks Image
Apr 12 13 tweets 7 min read
Russia-Ukraine war: April 12 updates ⤵️

Ukraine's FM Dmytro Kuleba demands Russia be "kicked out" out of the UN after a video on social media allegedly showed Russian soldiers filming themselves beheading a Ukrainian captive.

🟠 Follow our LIVE coverage: Image As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 413th day, we take a look at the main developments ⤵️
Feb 16 14 tweets 9 min read
Rescuers in Turkey and Syria are continuing to find survivors: A mother and her two children were rescued in Turkey’s Antakya - 228 hours after the first earthquake.

🔴 LIVE coverage ➡️ A 13-year-old boy named Mustafa has been pulled from underneath the rubble of a destroyed building in Turkey - 228 hours after deadly earthquakes struck the country ⤵️

🔴 LIVE updates:
Feb 15 15 tweets 9 min read
The UN is appealing for $397m in aid to help nearly 5 million Syrian survivors of earthquakes and aftershocks.

🔴 LIVE coverage ➡️ Image “This city has become a mass graveyard."

Excavators have begun clearing the rubble in Turkey’s Kahramanmaras as rescuers wrap up search efforts in the hard-hit city.

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Feb 7 32 tweets 20 min read
Thousands of people have died following two earthquakes and aftershocks that struck southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria on Monday.

🔴 Follow our LIVE coverage: Turkey is one of the world's most active earthquake zones.

Monday's magnitude 7.8 quake, which struck the country's southeastern region, is the most powerful since 1999
Feb 7 9 tweets 5 min read
Rescuers in Turkey and Syria continue their efforts to find survivors in the aftermath of deadly earthquakes and aftershocks.

🔴 Follow our LIVE blog for the latest: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has offered Turkey the full assistance of the US in responding to Monday's earthquake.

🔴 LIVE updates:
Feb 6 21 tweets 10 min read
Two major earthquakes and aftershocks have caused devastation and killed over 2,300 people across southeast Turkey and northern Syria, with search and rescue operations underway.

Here’s what you need to know ⤵️ We answer some key questions about the earthquakes and aftershocks that struck Turkey and Syria ⤵️

♦️ Where did the earthquakes hit?
♦️ Why were they so deadly?
♦️ What about the casualties?
♦️ How is the rescue effort going?

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