video Update A picture shows the explosion after an Israeli strike targeted a building in Gaza City on May 14, 2021. Israel pounded Gaza and deployed extra troops to the border as Palestinians fired barrages of rockets back. (AFP)

Israel pounds Gaza to curb Hamas but rockets still fly, death toll hits 126

  • The dead includes at least 31 children and 20 women, with 900 injured
  • Israel faced widening conflict on Friday, as deadly violence also erupted across the West Bank
video By Reuters ·

Update Saudi, Palestinian Authority foreign ministers hold call

Saudi, Palestinian Authority foreign ministers hold call

  • Prince Faisal bin Farhan affirmed the Kingdom's condemnation of illegal practices carried out by Israeli authorities
By Arab News ·

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday. (AFP)

France’s Emmanuel Macron speaks with Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, calls for return to peace

  • Israel pummelled Gaza with artillery fire and air strikes on Friday, killing 13 people including three children
By Reuters ·

Building on tradition: The enduring appeal of Hail’s mud houses

Building on tradition: The enduring appeal of Hail’s mud houses

  • The region is replete with historical heritage because it is an ancient region known for its generosity and hospitality
By Hebshi Al-Shammari ·

7 dead in West Bank as Israel deals with 3 hot spots

7 dead in West Bank as Israel deals with 3 hot spots

  • Security Council to meet on Sunday
By AP - AFP ·

Special Lebanese in war of words over Palestine action

Lebanese in war of words over Palestine action

By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Special Rohingya refugees at Bhasan Char observe first ‘isolated’ Eid Al-Fitr

Rohingya refugees at Bhasan Char observe first ‘isolated’ Eid Al-Fitr

  • Families receive food aid, new clothes as Ramadan draws to a close amid health restrictions
By SHEHAB SUMON ·

Exclusive INTERVIEW: Metito lays out strategy to keep region watered

INTERVIEW: Metito lays out strategy to keep region watered

  • Rami Ghandour, managing director, explains why Middle East must realize ‘water is not free’
By Frank Kane ·

Macron, Ardern hold talks in new push against online extremism

Macron, Ardern hold talks in new push against online extremism

  • The campaign aims to bring together governments and top tech platforms
  • Christchurch Call’s participants are asked to commit to pledges to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content
By AFP ·

Macron, Ardern hold talks in new push against online extremism

Macron, Ardern hold talks in new push against online extremism

  • The campaign aims to bring together governments and top tech platforms
  • Christchurch Call’s participants are asked to commit to pledges to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content
By AFP ·