Reports on alleged Mahmoud Abbas assassination attempt are fake
12 November 2023 | 3:41 pm
Users are sharing a viral video that they claim shows the exact moment the convoy of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was attacked in an assassination attempt. But this video has nothing to do with the Palestinian leader. We tell you what this video really shows in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Authorities in Russia's Belgorod region said a "counter-terrorism operation" was ongoing after an alleged sabotage group from Ukraine crossed the border. Kyiv has denied involvement in the attack.
Since Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s reelection on Sunday, videos purporting to show Muslims celebrating his victory at Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem have been widely shared by Turkish media outlets online. So has a video showing people calling for Erdogan’s opponent, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu to resign, outside the headquarters of his party. The videos themselves are not fake, but have been taken out of context, as we explain in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Hackers took over the broadcasts of several TV and radio stations in the regions bordering Ukraine. The Kremlin said authorities have regained control of the airwaves.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told US President Joe Biden that Ukraine was "making progress" in the battlefield even though the Kyiv counterattack was still in its "early days."
A court in southern Germany has sentenced a natural health practitioner and a man who supplied her with fake remedies for fraud. The pair were accused of exploiting patients suffering from terminal illnesses.
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Following the violent sexual assault of two tribal women in Manipur state, more cases of alleged rape and murder have been made public.
Media reports say that Saudi side Al Hilal have made a world record bid for PSG striker Kylian Mbappe.
Syrian state media reported four soldiers were killed in a missile strike outside Damascus. A Syrian war monitor said the strikes targeted weapons stores and Iran-backed militias.
U.S. President Joe Biden told reporters on Wednesday that reports saying Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was listed as a passenger on a private jet that crashed was not surprising.
Blacklisting the Wagner Group would put it on the terror list with al-Qaida, meaning that it would be a criminal offense to be a member of or support the mercenary outfit under UK laws.
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