Special De-escalation eludes Lebanon as Israel and Hezbollah gird for all-out war

De-escalation eludes Lebanon as Israel and Hezbollah gird for all-out war

  • Cash-strapped country on brink of conflict as US-led diplomatic efforts to find a solution falter
  • Crisis compounds existing problem of internal turmoil, political discord and crumbling economy
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

1 in 5 in Gaza go days without eating, UN report says

1 in 5 in Gaza go days without eating, UN report says

  • More than 495,000 people in region facing catastrophic levels of acute food insecurity
By Arab News ·

Jordan bans 10 people from traveling, charges 28 others with human trafficking and fraud in pilgrims case

Jordan bans 10 people from traveling, charges 28 others with human trafficking and fraud in pilgrims case

  • Defendants are involved in sending Jordanians to perform Hajj pilgrimage outside of country's official quota
By Arab News ·

Russia’s FSB security service officers conduct an anti-terrorist operation in Dagestan. (File/AFP)

Saudi Arabia condemns terrorist attacks that targeted places of worship in Russia’s Dagestan

  • Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry affirmed the Kingdom’s rejection of all forms of terrorism, extremism, and targeting of civilians
By Arab News ·

At least 2,000 medical evacuations from Gaza prevented by Rafah crossing closure, says WHO

At least 2,000 medical evacuations from Gaza prevented by Rafah crossing closure, says WHO

  • The Rafah crossing was the main conduit for evacuations as well as for humanitarian aid earlier in the war
  • United States, Egypt and Qatar held talks late last week aimed at re-opening the crossing and increasing humanitarian aid flows
By Reuters ·

Spanish police examine CCTV footage in missing UK teenager’s case in Tenerife, mayor says

Spanish police examine CCTV footage in missing UK teenager’s case in Tenerife, mayor says

  • Slater, 19, went missing on June 17
  • Dozens of police officers, rescue teams and fire fighters have been searching since Wednesday in the steep valley
By Reuters ·

New report suggests Israeli military views some Gaza journalists as ‘legitimate targets’

New report suggests Israeli military views some Gaza journalists as ‘legitimate targets’

  • The Guardian and non-profit Forbidden Stories allege that Israeli forces label journalists working for Hamas-controlled media as terrorists
  • Experts argue this approach is part of effort to silence critical reporting
By Arab News ·

New report suggests Israeli military views some Gaza journalists as ‘legitimate targets’

New report suggests Israeli military views some Gaza journalists as ‘legitimate targets’

  • The Guardian and non-profit Forbidden Stories allege that Israeli forces label journalists working for Hamas-controlled media as terrorists
  • Experts argue this approach is part of effort to silence critical reporting
By Arab News ·

Afghanistan hail Lara inspiration in T20 World Cup heroics

Afghanistan hail Lara inspiration in T20 World Cup heroics

  • Afghanistan reached the last four for the first time courtesy of a knife-edge, eight-run victory over Bangladesh
  • Rashid Khan: ‘I think we have proved one person right was Brian Lara, the only person who mentioned Afghanistan will be in the semis’
By AFP ·