The Times of Israel is liveblogging Wednesday’s events as they unfold.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi inaugurates the reconstruction of Mosul international airport, still in disrepair five years after the battle that expelled the Islamic State group from the city.

Entire sectors of the northern metropolis have remained in ruins since the July 2017 recapture of Mosul by Iraqi forces backed by a US-led multinational coalition. The airport, which was heavily damaged in the battle, has been disused since the jihadists seized Mosul and adjacent areas in 2014.

Kadhemi, in an official ceremony at the airport on the southern outskirts of Mosul, lays the foundation stone for its renovation. Airport director Haider Ali tells AFP that the reconstruction has been assigned to two Turkish companies and is expected to take 24 months.

The Group of Seven industrialized nations condemns Russia’s occupation of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant and calls on Moscow to immediately hand back full control of the plant to Ukraine.

Ukrainian staff operating the plant “must be able to carry out their duties without threats or pressure. It is Russia’s continued control of the plant that endangers the region,” the G7 foreign ministers say in a statement.

Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his vote in today’s Likud primary.

“We are going to have an incredible slate — and we’re going to lead this country,” he tells reporters. “If we want to prevent another round of elections, we need a big Likud.”

As of 2 p.m., turnout stands at 20% in the primary for the party’s slate.

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The Times of Israel is liveblogging Wednesday’s events as they unfold.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi inaugurates the reconstruction of Mosul international airport, still in disrepair five years after the battle that expelled the Islamic State group from the city.

Entire sectors of the northern metropolis have remained in ruins since the July 2017 recapture of Mosul by Iraqi forces backed by a US-led multinational coalition. The airport, which was heavily damaged in the battle, has been disused since the jihadists seized Mosul and adjacent areas in 2014.

Kadhemi, in an official ceremony at the airport on the southern outskirts of Mosul, lays the foundation stone for its renovation. Airport director Haider Ali tells AFP that the reconstruction has........

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