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The head of Hamas’ foreign political bureau, Khaled Meshaal, expressed his movement’s thanks to the Jordanian army and clans for their stance on the “fights in Palestine and Jerusalem.”

“Jordan is the twin of geography and demography and brother of the soul, and together we will make a bright and victorious future,” Mishaal said, during his participation in a festival entitled “Resistance through Liberation” held by Jordanian parties in the Tabarbour area in Amman in support of the Palestinian people.

Meshaal, during a speech broadcast during the festival, thanked the various parties participating in the festival in support of the Palestinian people.

Addressing the Jordanian people, he said, “I know your originality and merit, and I especially thank the tribes of Jordan who have an honorable record in the battles of Palestine, the walls of Jerusalem, the Jordanian army, the Jordanian public, and the official and popular Jordan who will win together and with us and we will win it and our nation after the help of God Almighty.”

Meshaal added that he was astonished by the interaction of the Jordanian people with the Palestinian people in the past days, from northern Jordan to its south.

Meshaal added, “We want to preserve the Hashemite custody of Jerusalem, and the interest of Jordan is the interest of Palestine.”

Source: “The Kingdom” + “Tomorrow”

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CDC: Gorgeous island nation in Asia now at ‘high’ travel risk for Covid

The CDC added three new destinations on Monday to its “high” risk list for Covid-19, including an Asian island nation in the Pacific beloved by tourists for its stunning beaches.
The Philippines, a country of 7,000 tropical islands featuring stunning oceanic scenery, delicious food and people renowned for their hospitality, joins Russia and mountain-trekker favorite Nepal in the “high” risk group, also called Level 3.
Locations at Level 3 now account for almost 130 of the roughly 235 places monitored by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — more than half of all listings.
Level 3 became the top rung in terms of risk level in April after the CDC overhauled its ratings system for assessing Covid-19 risk for travelers.
The designation applies to places that have had more than 100 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days. Level 2 and Level 1 are considered “moderate” and “low” risk, respectively.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Visit the UK and Germany in September

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped back from royal life in March 2020, they stopped carrying out visits on behalf of the Queen and the monarchy. But they have continued to make appearances in support of organizations close to their hearts, and have today announced that they will be traveling to the UK and Germany in September.

“We are pleased to announce that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit the United Kingdom and Germany during the first week of September this year,” a message from the couple’s media team announced. A spokesperson added, “Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to visit with several charities close to their hearts in early September.”

The trip will see them attend the One Young World 2022 Manchester Summit on September 5 in the UK, the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023 One Year to Go event on September 6 in Germany, and the WellChild Awards 2022 on September 8 in the UK.

Notably, Harry launched the Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women when he was a working royal, with the first event held in 2014. Additionally, he became Patron of WellChild in 2007, and it was one of the charity patronages that he kept rather than hand back to the Queen when he and Meghan left as working royals.

Since Harry and Meghan stepped back from royal life in March 2020 and moved to California they have returned to the UK together twice; for the Platinum Jubilee in June and on a brief private visit to see the Queen in April before going on to The Hague for the Invictus Games. The Prince is currently taking legal action against the UK’s Home Office in order to guarantee himself and his family police protection when they are in the UK rather than their security being determined on a case-by-case basis. A judge has granted him a judicial review of the original decision but the process is likely to take several months.

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Grease star Olivia Newton-John dies aged 73

Singer Olivia Newton-John, who gained worldwide fame as high school sweetheart Sandy in the hit musical movie Grease, died on Monday after a 30-year battle with cancer. She was 73.

Newton-John “passed away peacefully at her ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends”, said a statement from her husband John Easterling posted on her official social media accounts.

The multiple Grammy-winning entertainer, whose career spanned more than five decades, including chart-topping songs such as Physical, devoted much of her time in later years to charities after first being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992.

The British-born and Australian-raised star dedicated a number of albums and concerts to raise funds for research and early detection of the disease, including the construction of a health center named after her in her adopted home Melbourne.


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