Fighting in Gaza’s Rafah as tensions soar on Israel-Lebanon border

Fighting in Gaza’s Rafah as tensions soar on Israel-Lebanon border

  • More than eight months of war have led to dire humanitarian conditions in the Palestinian territory
  • Israeli army earlier announced that its plans for an offensive in Lebanon had been approved
By AFP ·

Sailors assist mariners rescued from the Liberian-flagged, Greek-owned bulk carrier M/V Tutor that was attacked by Houthis.

Ship attacked by Yemen’s Houthis in fatal assault sinks in Red Sea in second-such sinking

  • The Tutor came under attack about a week ago by a bomb-carrying Houthi drone boat in the Red Sea
By AP ·

During the Hajj season, locals in Makkah are often praised for their fluency in several languages. (Supplied)

Fluent Makkah locals break down language barriers during Hajj

  • Most Makkah residents are able to communicate in several languages after years of direct contact with pilgrims
By Tareq Al-Thaqafi ·

Putin says North Korea hosted children of soldiers killed in Ukraine

Putin says North Korea hosted children of soldiers killed in Ukraine

  • Putin thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the “act of care“
  • The Russian children, who were sent to the Songdowon International Children’s Camp on the Pacific coast, are rare outsiders in the country
By AFP ·

Wikipedia labels prominent Israeli civil rights organization ‘unreliable’ on Israel-Palestine crisis, antisemitism

Wikipedia labels prominent Israeli civil rights organization ‘unreliable’ on Israel-Palestine crisis, antisemitism

  • Anti-Defamation League cannot be trusted as neutral source of information, Wikipedia editors conclude
  • Organization under scrutiny for its methods of tracking antisemitism and its rigid definition of the term
By Arab News ·

Wikipedia labels prominent Israeli civil rights organization ‘unreliable’ on Israel-Palestine crisis, antisemitism

Wikipedia labels prominent Israeli civil rights organization ‘unreliable’ on Israel-Palestine crisis, antisemitism

  • Anti-Defamation League cannot be trusted as neutral source of information, Wikipedia editors conclude
  • Organization under scrutiny for its methods of tracking antisemitism and its rigid definition of the term
By Arab News ·

Albania dent Croatia’s Euro 2024 hopes with dramatic draw

Albania dent Croatia’s Euro 2024 hopes with dramatic draw

  • Klaus Gjasula put through his own net and then became the last-gasp hero by slotting into the bottom corner in the fifth minute of injury time to snatch the draw
  • Albania have won plenty of plaudits with their performances against both Italy, in a 2-1 defeat, and Croatia, but will probably have to beat Spain to keep their last-16 hopes alive
By AFP ·