Update Fighting rages in Gaza as Red Cross says 22 killed in shelling near office

Fighting rages in Gaza as Red Cross says 22 killed in shelling near office

  • Israel steps up strikes in the Gaza Strip, where one hospital in Gaza City reported at least 30 dead on Friday
By AFP ·

Likely Yemen Houthi rebel attack targets ship in Gulf of Aden as Eisenhower reportedly heads home

Likely Yemen Houthi rebel attack targets ship in Gulf of Aden as Eisenhower reportedly heads home

  • 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 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 ·

Beehives of Saudi Arabia’s Maysan believed to be over 1,000 years old

Beehives of Saudi Arabia’s Maysan believed to be over 1,000 years old

  • Located between the Sarawat and Tihamah mountains, the apiaries feature beautiful engineering with remarkable design specifications for honey production
By SPA ·

Israel army says Israeli civilian shot dead in West Bank

Israel army says Israeli civilian shot dead in West Bank

  • The military and Israeli police were investigating the circumstances of the death, the military said, without offering details
By AFP ·

US aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea as a show of force against nuclear-armed North Korea

US aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea as a show of force against nuclear-armed North Korea

  • The Theodore Roosevelt strike group will participate in the exercise that is expected to start within June
By AP ·

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 ·