Israeli forces step up bombardment across Gaza, amid fierce fighting

Israeli forces step up bombardment across Gaza, amid fierce fighting

  • Tanks forcing their way into the western and northern parts of the city, having already captured the east, south and center.
  • Residents said the Israelis appeared to by trying to complete their capture of Rafah
By Reuters ·

Update Armenia says recognizes State of Palestine

Armenia says recognizes State of Palestine

  • Yerevan noted it is “genuinely interested in establishing long-term peace and stability in the Middle East”
  • Israel is a major arms supplier to Armenia’s arch-foe neighbor Azerbaijan
By AFP ·

Saudi Arabia welcomes Armenia’s decision to recognize state of Palestine

Saudi Arabia welcomes Armenia’s decision to recognize state of Palestine

By Arab News ·

Special How solar-powered desalination allows Saudi Arabia to produce potable water sustainably photos

How solar-powered desalination allows Saudi Arabia to produce potable water sustainably

  • Desalination of seawater allows parched Gulf nations to access plentiful water for farming and human consumption
  • To cut emissions, the Kingdom is adopting renewable energy sources to power its filtration and treatment plants
By Ghadi Joudah ·

Red Cross says 22 killed in shelling near Gaza office

Red Cross says 22 killed in shelling near Gaza office

  • It said 22 bodies and 45 wounded had been taken to a nearby Red Cross field hospital after the shelling, and there were “reports of additional casualties”
By AFP ·

Boeing may avoid criminal charges over violations: report

Boeing may avoid criminal charges over violations: report

  • After substantial internal debate, Justice officials “appear to have concluded that prosecuting Boeing would be too legally risky,” the NY Times reported
By AFP ·

Women’s journalism group rescinds courage award given to Palestinian reporter in Gaza

Women’s journalism group rescinds courage award given to Palestinian reporter in Gaza

  • Maha Hussaini accuses International Women’s Media Foundation of bowing to pressure she says is typical of the systematic attacks Palestinian journalists face
  • Foundation’s decision follows a report by a conservative publication that accused Hussaini of support for Hamas and antisemitic comments
By Arab News ·

Women’s journalism group rescinds courage award given to Palestinian reporter in Gaza

Women’s journalism group rescinds courage award given to Palestinian reporter in Gaza

  • Maha Hussaini accuses International Women’s Media Foundation of bowing to pressure she says is typical of the systematic attacks Palestinian journalists face
  • Foundation’s decision follows a report by a conservative publication that accused Hussaini of support for Hamas and antisemitic comments
By Arab News ·