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What is Hamas’s armed wing, the Qassam Brigades?

Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades

Hamas has been in the spotlight since October 7, when its military wing, the Qassam Brigades, launched an attack on Israeli territory, killing about 1,400 people and taking more than 200 people captives. Israel has pledged to finish all wings of the Palestinian resistance group, which has been governing the Gaza Strip since 2007, in […]

Sri Lanka beat defending champions England in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

england vs sri lanka

Sri Lanka pushed dismal England to the brink of World Cup elimination when they handed the defending champions an eight-wicket thrashing at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, India. Chasing just 157 to win in the match on Thursday, Sri Lanka reached 160-2 with a massive 146 balls to spare thanks to in-form Pathum Nissanka and […]

South African hooker Mbonambi cleared to play in Rugby World Cup final

South Africa's Mbongeni Mbonambi reacts during the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match between France and South Africa

South Africa hooker Bongi Mbonambi has been cleared to play in the Rugby World Cup final, World Rugby said, after it found insufficient evidence to pursue England flanker Tom Curry’s allegation that he was racially abused. Mbonambi, the only specialist hooker in the Springbok squad as they prepare to face New Zealand in Paris on […]

Israel stages large overnight ground raid into Gaza Strip

Israeli mobile artillery unit fires a shell from southern Israel towards the Gaza Strip

Israeli troops and tanks have carried out a brief yet relatively large overnight ground incursion into Gaza ahead of a widely expected full-scale ground invasion after nearly three weeks of devastating air raids on the besieged Palestinian enclave. Video of the overnight action issued by the Israeli army on Thursday showed armoured vehicles proceeding through […]

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 610

The sun setting over a destroyed building in Izyum. The clouds are tinged in yellow. There s rubble on the ground.

Here is the situation on Thursday, October 26, 2023. Fighting Oleksandr Shtupun, a spokesperson for Ukraine’s southern groups of forces, said Russian forces were pressing ahead with their push to capture the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiivka, despite mounting losses. Shtupun told national television that Russian forces were relying on infantry, using small assault groups […]

Nigeria’s Supreme Court affirms Tinubu’s presidential victory

Bola Tinubu, President of Nigeria, arrives for the closing session of the New Global Financial Pact Summit, Friday, June 23, 2023

Nigeria’s Supreme Court has upheld the election of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ending months of legal battles over the presidential race. The seven-member court ruled on Thursday against the opposition’s challenges of fraud and electoral law breaches during the election. Keep reading list of 4 items list 1 of 4 In Nigeria, economic blues dampen […]

Two more resolutions to halt Israel-Gaza war fail at UN Security Council

Protesters in Chile hold Palestinian flags amid the continuing bombardment of Gaza

The United Nations Security Council has again failed to take action on the Israel-Hamas conflict despite a deepening humanitarian crisis in the Palestinian enclave of Gaza. Russia and China on Wednesday vetoed a United States resolution that called for a humanitarian pause to allow humanitarian aid access, the protection of civilians and a stop to […]