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Joe Biden Sworn in as 46th U.S President

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Joe Biden Sworn in As 46th US President

Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th United States president as Harris becomes the Vice President.

She is America’s first female and first black Asian-American person to hold the office.

Biden took his oath of office on Wednesday at the capitol in Washington D.C.

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Chief Justice, John Roberts junior, administered the pledge at exactly 11:48am eastern time.

In his Inaugural address, Mr. Biden said it was a day of “history and hope”.

“my whole soul is in putting America back together again”.

Outgoing President, Donald Trump, did not attend the ceremony.

Meanwhile, former presidents, Bill Clinton, George Bush junior, Barack Obama and their wives were in attendance.

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What to Know About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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What to Know About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

How the Conflict Started:

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict dates back to  1947 where the United Nations adopted the ‘Partition Plan’, which sought to divide the British Mandate of Palestine into Arab and Jewish states.

On May 14, 1948, the State of Israel was created which sparked the first Arab-Israeli War.

The war ended in 1949 with Israel’s victory, but 750,000 Palestinians were displaced and the territory was divided into 3 parts: the State of Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.

What are the Main Problems?

These include what should happen to Palestinian refugees.

If Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank should stay or be removed.

If the two sides should share Jerusalem.

If a Palestinian state should be created alongside Israel.

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What is Happening Now?

At least 212 Palestinians, including 61 children, have been killed in Gaza since the attacks began. About 1,500 Palestinians have been wounded.

Ten Israelis have died, including two children, while at least 300 Israelis have been wounded.

Major infrastructure including electricity and water supplies has been damaged.

Gaza’a first 3D printer, which manufactured medical devices for years, according to Dr Tarek Loubani, a Palestinian Canadian physician.

The Gaza media tower was bombed, many other buildings have been destroyed.

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in cities around the world,  demanding an end to deadly Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip.

A senior Israeli official has reportedly said that there is no negotiation or a possibility of a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine.

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Etihad Airways Suspends Flights to Israel

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Etihad Airways Suspends Flights to Israel

The UAE’s national carrier Etihad Airways announced Monday it was temporarily suspending flights to Israel where the main airport near Tel Aviv has come under rocket fire from Gaza.

The United Arab Emirates normalized ties with Israel last year in a US-brokered deal, making it the third Arab nation to do so after Egypt and Jordan. Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan subsequently followed suit.

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“Etihad Airways has temporarily suspended passenger services to Tel Aviv in response to the ongoing conflict,” the Abu Dhabi-based carrier said in a statement.

“Etihad is monitoring the situation in Israel and continues to maintain close contact with authorities and security intelligence providers.”

Adding that a flight from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv on May 19 had been cancelled.

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Saudi Arabia Eases Travel Ban for Vaccinated Citizens

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Saudi Arabia Eases Travel Ban for Vaccinated Citizens

Vaccinated Saudis were allowed to leave the nation for the first time in more than a year on Monday as the country eased a ban on international travel aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus and its new variants.

For the past 14 months, Saudi citizens have mostly been banned from travelling abroad out of concerns that international travel could fuel the outbreak of the virus within the country of more than 30 million people.

In recent months, however, the kingdom has vaccinated close to 11.5 million residents with at least one jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, making them eligible to depart the country on Monday under the new guidelines.

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The easing of rules prompted a rush of holidaymakers to exit the kingdom, following the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

Saudi travelers are required to show their health statuses to airport officials through the government’s health app, Tawakkalna. Travelers returning from abroad will be required to quarantine at home and be tested for the virus.

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