Rebecca Adams

Israeli cabinet approves funds for national guard under Ben-Gvir

Israel’s cabinet has voted to approve major budget cuts across ministries to fund a controversial “national guard” led by National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir. Netanyahu’s office said on Sunday that the cabinet approved the establishment of the force, but that a committee comprised of Israel’s existing security agencies would determine the guard’s authorities and whether…

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Women without hijab to be prosecuted ‘without mercy’: Iran’s judiciary chief

Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: Iran’s judiciary chief Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said, “Unveiling is tantamount to enmity with (our) values.” As more and more women continue to defy Iran’s compulsory dress code, the country’s judiciary chief threatened to prosecute women who appear in public without hijab “without mercy”, news agency Reuters reported quoting Iranian media. Iran Anti-Hijab…

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Silicon Valley Bank is largest failure since 2008 crisis, billions stranded

Startup-focused lender SVB Financial Group (SIVB.O) became the largest bank to fail since the 2008 financial crisis on Friday, in a sudden collapse that roiled global markets, left billions of dollars belonging to companies and investors stranded. California banking regulators closed the bank, which did business as Silicon Valley Bank, on Friday and appointed the Federal Deposit…

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