Mariupol plant survivors long to see sun as Russia eyes east

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Women and children sheltering inside a steel plant in the shattered Ukrainian port city of Mariupol said they longed to see the sun, according to a video released Saturday, as Russian troops pressed their offensive in the eastern Donbas region against fierce resistance. read more...

3 soldiers martyred in N. Waziristan during gun battle with terrorists from Afghanistan

Three soldiers were martyred in the Dewagar area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's North Waziristan district during an exchange of fire with terrorists from across the Afghan border, the military's media affairs wing said. read more...

Afghan IS group claims series of bombings targeting Shiites

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Islamic State affiliate on Friday claimed a series of bombings a day earlier that targeted Afghanistan’s minority Shiite Muslims, while Pakistan issued a warning of IS threats in its eastern Punjab province. read more...

Israeli police storm Jerusalem holy site after rock-throwing

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police in full riot gear stormed a sensitive Jerusalem holy site sacred to Jews and Muslims on Friday after Palestinian youths hurled stones at a gate where they were stationed. read more...

US to welcome Ukraine refugees but no longer through Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is making it easier for refugees fleeing Russia’s war on Ukraine to come to the United States from Europe while trying to shut down an informal route through northern Mexico that has emerged in recent weeks. read more...

Possible mass graves near Mariupol shown in satellite images

New satellite images show apparent mass graves near Mariupol, where local officials accused Russia of burying up to 9,000 Ukrainian civilians to conceal the slaughter taking place in the ruined port city that’s almost entirely under Russian control. read more...

UK lawmakers vote on whether to probe Johnson’s alleged lies

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers looked likely Thursday to order an investigation into Prime Minister Boris Johnson for allegedly lying about whether he broke coronavirus restrictions by attending illegal gatherings during the pandemic. read more...

Gaza violence intensifies as Jerusalem clashes resume

Israel’s air force and Palestinian militants traded fire across the Gaza frontier early Thursday as clashes erupted again at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site, worsening an escalation that has been eerily similar to the lead-up to last year’s Israel-Gaza war. read more...

Afghanistan: More than 20 dead and injured in two blasts

(BBC) Dozens of people have been killed or injured in two blasts in northern Afghanistan, local officials have said. read more...

Putin tries to claim Mariupol win but won’t storm holdout

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to claim victory in the strategic port of Mariupol on Thursday, even as he ordered his troops not to storm the last pocket of Ukrainian resistance in the war’s iconic battleground. read more...

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