The outbreak has been especially hard for Gaza’s medical workers. For more than a decade, they have been on the front lines treating injuries during conflicts with Israel. They have worked in an ailing health system gutted by the blockade and intra-Palestinian political feuding that left doctors, nurses and other medical workers with only partial salaries. … [Read more...] about Virus Puts New Strain on Gaza’s Overwhelmed Health System
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To help alleviate a staffing crunch, the Health Ministry has shortened the mandatory quarantine times for doctors and nurses who may have been exposed to the virus, from three weeks to two weeks. But it is still struggling to sufficiently staff the quarantine centers and isolation hospitals. Hundreds of workers are in protective isolation due to possible exposure, and pregnant workers and those with underlying health issues are excluded. … [Read more...] about Virus puts new strain on Gaza’s overwhelmed health system
He travelled with eight others from charity Al-Fathiha Global, who intended to deliver vital equipment, including NHS ambulances packed with baby milk, nappies, food and defibrillators, but was kidnapped by ISIS extremists on Boxing Day, shortly after making the 4,000-mile journey to the town of Al-Dana. … [Read more...] about Mother of ISIS ‘Beatle’ launches new High Court challenge over Priti Patel’s decision to share evidence with the US as court hears prosecutors will decide ‘imminently’ if he will face trial in UK
U.S.-Iranian tensions have been high throughout Trump's presidency, spiking after he withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—i.e. the Iran nuclear deal—in 2018. Since then, Iran has sabotaged commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf, shot down a U.S. drone, and an American drone strike killed Major General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad. … [Read more...] about Sudan Ambassador Says Conflict With Israel ‘Fruitless,’ Warns on Iran Threat
In a televised address on the night of the raid, President Obama said: “I can report to the American people and the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda and a terrorist who is responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children.” … [Read more...] about Who was Osama Bin Laden and when did he die?
"It is helpful – at least to the rest of the ticket – that he is focusing a little more on Clinton than on other Republicans, whether defeated primary opponents or other elected officials who are on the ballot, for a change," said former New Hampshire Republican Chairman Fergus Cullen, who is not supporting Trump. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama ‘Co-Founded’ ISIS
To be sure, President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren: I feel 'deep down fury' that Trump downplayed pandemic NYT reporter removed from Trump rally in Michigan Trump says he didn't share classified information following Woodward book MORE is wrong to rebuke “forever wars.” We have learned nothing in 19 years if we do not grasp that the war is real and hot, albeit fluid and diffuse. Long-term commitments of military and covert forces remain necessary to deny jihadist networks the sanctuaries from which they will otherwise attack us. Americans would have accepted this if our government had been straight and clear-eyed about what we are up against. Instead, officials have portrayed jihadists as unrepresentative of any strain of Islam. In that mindset, it was easy to delude ourselves into believing sharia societies could be transformed into Western democracies. It is not the wars that are endless; it is the futile experiment in cultural transformation. … [Read more...] about Remembering why we remember: 9/11, 19 years later
"The nation sends its love and compassion to everybody who's here. Thank you for your hard work. Thank you for making the nation proud, and may God bless America," Bush added, raising his arm in salute. … [Read more...] about Who was president in 2001?
Ministers ordered police to ensure there was no repeat, with Boris Johnson personally ringing the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick. Sir Keir Starmer faced pressure to condemn Labour's former shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, who likened the XR protesters to the suffragettes. Police chiefs faced criticism for their 'softly-softly' approach to the protests. Extinction Rebellion was forced to deny it has been infiltrated by far-Left militants such as the Socialist Workers Party. Friday night's blockades drew condemnation from across government, with the Prime Minister saying that it was 'completely unacceptable to seek to limit the public's access to news in this way'. … [Read more...] about Woman charged over XR’s printing press blockade is 45-year-old British ‘ISIS Jihadi bride’ who claims she was just a volunteer interpreter in Syria before returning to UK to live on a canal boat while claiming benefits
"For the past 15 years or so, particularly in the British army, we've been quite focused on Iraq and Afghanistan," said British Army Lt. Col. Andrew Ridland, commander of NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group in Estonia. "So coming out here, in this sort of terrain, in this sort of environment, we're learning a lot of new lessons, perhaps we'd sort of let atrophy for the last 15 years." … [Read more...] about A Dress Rehearsal for Defending Estonia From a Putin Invasion