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 ·

Merchant vessel reports explosion in its vicinity off Yemen’s Aden

Merchant vessel reports explosion in its vicinity off Yemen’s Aden

  • The Yemeni militant Houthi group has been launching drone and missile strikes in the key waterway since November in what it says is solidarity with Palestinian militants in Gaza
By Reuters ·

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 ·