After 10 years of trying, a Palestinian woman had twins. An Israeli strike killed them both

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CAIRO: Soaring prices have reportedly affected lantern sales in Egypt as Ramadan approaches, but traders are hopeful business will pick up and that buyers will return to the market. Faraj Al-Gamal, a lantern merchant in Cairo, said although prices had increased this year, there were still buyers seeking the product. “In the market now, lanterns … Read more

Israeli strike in south Lebanon kills 3 Hezbollah fighters

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JERUSALEM: Nabela thought the United Nations school in Gaza City was a safe haven. Then, the Israeli army arrived.Soldiers stormed the place, ordering men to undress and hauling women to a mosque for strip searches, she said. So began six weeks in Israeli custody that she says included repeated beatings and interrogations.“The soldiers were very … Read more

Israeli strike in Syria kills Iran Guard, two others: reports

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BEIRUT: An Israeli strike in Syria on Friday killed an Iranian Revolutionary Guard and two other people, reports said, in the third consecutive day of Israeli attacks on Syria. Three violent explosions shook the center of Banias, on Syria’s Mediterranean coast, during the dawn strike on a villa that sheltered “a group affiliated with Iran,” … Read more

Calls for probe, ceasefire follow Israeli gunfire near aid convoy

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UN experts: Sudan’s paramilitary forces carried out ethnic killings and rapes that may be war crimes UNITED NATIONS : Paramilitary forces and their allied militias fighting to take power in Sudan carried out widespread ethnic killings and rapes while taking control of much of western Darfur that may amount to war crimes and crimes against … Read more

Media watchdog urges protection of Israeli journalist facing death threats after pro-Palestine speech

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RIYADH: TikTok MENA (Middle East and North Africa) hosted the second edition of the TikTok Creator Hub Awards ceremony in Riyadh on Wednesday to celebrate the growth of women-led businesses. Taking place in Lakum Artspace, the event was attended by many aspiring businesswomen and influencers from the region. Heba Qadeer, who won a second-place prize, … Read more

Colombia pauses buying Israeli weapons and president calls war in Gaza ‘genocide’

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US Supreme Court’s move to hear Trump’s immunity claim gives him gift of delay WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court appears likely to reject Donald Trump’s claim of immunity from prosecution for trying to undo his 2020 election loss, according to legal experts, but its decision to spend months on the matter could aid his quest … Read more

Egypt warns of ‘catastrophic repercussions’ if Israeli attacks Rafah

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RAFAH, Gaza Strip: Homeless, hungry Palestinians fearing an Israeli assault on their last relatively safe haven in Gaza said they were desperate for a lasting ceasefire as the United States said a temporary truce could be agreed soon.A proposed deal from the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in early March could stop … Read more

Hezbollah fires rocket salvo at Israeli base

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What would a new Palestinian government in the West Bank mean for the war in Gaza? RAMALLAH: The Palestinian Authority’s prime minister announced his government’s resignation on Monday, seen as the first step in a reform process urged by the United States as part of its latest ambitious plans to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.But it … Read more

Israeli forces kill three Palestinians in West Bank clashes, WAFA says

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Could Houthi attacks on ships off the Yemen coast continue even after a Gaza ceasefire? LONDON: The campaign of attacks by Yemen’s Houthi fighters on shipping in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden continues, despite renewed US and UK strikes on their positions, leading to fears about the long-term security of these strategically … Read more