Update Israeli strikes kill at least 42 in Gaza, enclave’s government media office says

Israeli strikes kill at least 42 in Gaza, enclave’s government media office says

  • One Israeli strike on houses in Al-Shati, one of the Gaza Strip’s eight historic refugee camps, killed 24 people
By Reuters - AFP ·

Update Houthi attack targets a ship in the Gulf of Aden as the Eisenhower reportedly heads home

Houthi attack targets a ship in the Gulf of Aden as the Eisenhower reportedly heads home

  • The Houthi attack comes after the sinking this week of the ship Tutor
  • US officials reportedly ordered the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, the aircraft carrier leading America’s response to the Houthi attacks, to return home after a twice-extended tour
By AP ·

Iranians split on presidential vote as hardships mount

Iranians split on presidential vote as hardships mount

  • The election comes as Iran grapples with economic pressures, international sanctions and enforcement of the compulsory headscarves for women
By AFP ·

Waving flags, tens of thousands rally against Israeli govt

Waving flags, tens of thousands rally against Israeli govt

  • Anti-government protest organization Hofshi Israel estimated more than 150,000 people attended the rally, calling it the biggest since the Gaza war began
By AFP ·

UK minister compares election betting scandal to Partygate

UK minister compares election betting scandal to Partygate

  • Political bets are allowed in the UK, including on the date of elections, but using insider knowledge to do so is against the law
By AFP ·

Gulf economies set to flourish on oil output increase, interest rate cuts

Gulf economies set to flourish on oil output increase, interest rate cuts

  • MENA region’s GDP forecast to grow by 1.5 percent this year, before accelerating to 3.9 percent in 2025
By Nour El-Shaeri ·

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 ·