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Second judoka pulls out of Olympics to avoid facing Israeli

TOKYO: A second judoka has pulled out of the Olympics judo competition seemingly to avoid facing Israeli opponent Tohar Butbul. Sudan’s Mohamed Abdalrasool didn’t show up to face Butbul in their round, despite weighing in for the bout earlier in

Israeli airlines start direct flights to Morocco after improved ties

JERUSALEM: Two Israeli carriers on Sunday launched nonstop commercial flights to Marrakesh from Tel Aviv following the upgrading of diplomatic relations last year between Morocco and Israel. Israel and Morocco agreed last December to upgrade diplomatic ties and relaunch direct

Indian spying scandal

Pakistan has demanded a probe by United Nations against the widespread use of Israeli-developed Pegasus software to spy on politicians, journalists, and human rights activists around the world. India used the software for cyber-surveillance in gross violations of fundamental human

Algerian judo player suspended for withdrawing against Israeli opponent

TOKYO: The International Judo Federation suspended an Algerian judoka and his coach for withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics before his event started, after the draw set him on course for a match against an Israeli. Fethi Nourine and his coach

UAE ends Israeli boycott

The UAE and Israel are establishing bilateral relations among themselves at a galloping pace, but this has also divided the Muslim world and created a new rift. The UAE has filed a complaint in the UN Security Council accusing Turkey

23 Syrian, foreign fighters killed in Israeli attacks near Damascus

BEIRUT: Israel’s missile strikes killed 23 Syrian and foreign fighters in Syria on Thursday, a report said Israel attacked an Iranian operation on its borders latest in a series of strikes. Israel has vowed to avoid its real enemy from

UN protector of international law in Palestinian-Israeli crisis: Guterres

NEW YORK: Days before US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law would reveal a new Mideast proposal to the Security Council, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed on Tuesday the role of the UN as guardian of international law in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

French president loses temper with Israeli security guards

JERUSALEM: As French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Old City of Jerusalem on Wednesday, he also followed in the footsteps of Jacques Chirac, one of his predecessors, by engaging in a heated debate with Israel’s security guards. The incident erupted

Israeli airstrikes kills one Palestinian in Gaza

JERUSALEM: A Palestinian was killed by Israeli airstrikes on Saturday, the health ministry in Gaza said, in an attack launched in response to rocket fire. The strikes came in response to at least 10 rockets fired from Gaza during the

WhatsApp sues Israeli firm NSO over cyberespionage

SAN FRANCISCO: WhatsApp on Tuesday sued Israeli technology firm NSO Group, accusing it of using the Facebook-owned messaging service to conduct cyberespionage on journalists, human rights activists and others. The suit filed in a California federal court contended that NSO