Israel says it is poised to move on Rafah

Israel says it is poised to move on Rafah

  • Israel has killed at least 34,183 people in Gaza, mostly women and children, according to Gaza health ministry
  • The defense official said Israel’s Defense Ministry had bought 40,000 tents, each with the capacity for 10 to 12 people, to house Palestinians relocated from Rafah in advance of an assault
By Reuters ·

US Senate approves $95 billion aid bill to support Ukraine, Israel war effort

US Senate approves $95 billion aid bill to support Ukraine, Israel war effort

  • Ukraine, who has been been on the back foot in its war against Russia, welcomed the vote
  • Israel, which has killed more than 34,000 in Gaza, plans to attack Rafah to free hostages held by Hamas
By Reuters ·

Special ‘We will leave no stone unturned to shield UNRWA from ferocious attacks,’ says agency chief

‘We will leave no stone unturned to shield UNRWA from ferocious attacks,’ says agency chief

  • Philippe Lazzarini says many supporters of each side in Israeli-Palestinian conflict fail to feel empathy for those on the other and so demonize them
  • ‘The peace process, per se, is not enough; what we need is healing,’ he tells Arab News
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Special Experts discuss Saudi Arabia’s latest anti-trafficking measure

Experts discuss Saudi Arabia’s latest anti-trafficking measure

  • Symposium raised awareness of common patterns and recent developments in human trafficking, along with effective means of protection and prevention
  • Human trafficking encompasses sex trafficking, forced labor and domestic servitude, often involving women and children
By Ghadi Joudah ·

Special Egypt denies any discussions with Israel over Rafah offensive

Egypt denies any discussions with Israel over Rafah offensive

  • Egypt reiterates opposition to any move on Rafah
  • Warnings tell of expected losses and negative repercussions
By Gobran Mohamed ·

A Russian deputy defense minister is ordered jailed pending trial on bribery charges

A Russian deputy defense minister is ordered jailed pending trial on bribery charges

  • Timur Ivanov, one of 12 deputy defense ministers, appeared in Moscow’s Basmany court Wednesday wearing his military uniform
  • The committee gave no further information, apart from saying Ivanov is suspected of taking an especially large bribe — an offense punishable by up to 15 years in prison

Eurovision Song Contest host Sweden braces for anti-Israel protests

Eurovision Song Contest host Sweden braces for anti-Israel protests

  • Event organizer European Broadcasting Union has resisted calls for Israel to be excluded due to its war in Gaza
  • Contest will take place in Malmo from 7-11 May and is expected to draw 100,000 visitors
By Reuters ·

Eurovision Song Contest host Sweden braces for anti-Israel protests

Eurovision Song Contest host Sweden braces for anti-Israel protests

  • Event organizer European Broadcasting Union has resisted calls for Israel to be excluded due to its war in Gaza
  • Contest will take place in Malmo from 7-11 May and is expected to draw 100,000 visitors
By Reuters ·

Nadal will only play French Open if he can ‘compete well’

Nadal will only play French Open if he can ‘compete well’

  • The 14-time Roland Garros champion conceded that if the action in Paris were to kick off today, he would not be able to participate
  • “I will keep fighting and doing the things I believe I have to do so I can try to play in Paris,” Nadal said
By AFP ·