Update Israeli troops kill 5 Palestinians in West Bank gun battles

Israeli troops kill 5 Palestinians in West Bank gun battles

  • Deadliest violence between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the West Bank in several weeks
  • Hamas confirmed that four of the dead were members of the militant group
By AFP ·

Egypt stresses need for binding deal on Renaissance Dam

Egypt stresses need for binding deal on Renaissance Dam

  • Egypt describes the dam as an existential threat because it suffers from water scarcity
  • The country fears that the process of filling the dam will affect its share of the river’s water
By Mohammed Abu Zaid ·

Sudan ruling body chief pledges reforms to army after coup attempt

Sudan ruling body chief pledges reforms to army after coup attempt

  • Al-Burhan said the armed forces are committed to holding elections on the date fixed for ending the transition
By AFP ·

Digital infrastructure enabled Saudi Arabia to confront pandemic

Digital infrastructure enabled Saudi Arabia to confront pandemic

  • Kingdom’s technological progress contributed to raising level of transparency, efficiency, says Saudi envoy to UN
By Arab News ·

Gaza to begin rebuilding homes destroyed in May conflict

Gaza to begin rebuilding homes destroyed in May conflict

  • About 1,800 destroyed or damaged homes will be rebuilt in the first phase of work, according to an official
  • Palestinian officials say 250 people, including 66 children, were killed by Israeli air strikes on Gaza
By Reuters ·

Iceland elects Europe’s first female-majority parliament

Iceland elects Europe’s first female-majority parliament

  • Among incoming members of parliament is law student Lenya Run Karim, a daughter of Kurdish immigrants
  • After all votes were counted Sunday, female candidates held 33 seats in Iceland’s 63-seat parliament, the Althing
By AP ·

CFO of Russia's Novatek arrested in U.S. on tax charges of over $93m

CFO of Russia's Novatek arrested in U.S. on tax charges of over $93m

  • Novatek has grown into a major competitor of Gazprom, produced last year, 18.8 million tons of liquefied natural gas, 5 percent of global output
  • The situation has absolutely no effect on Novatek’s operational and financial activities
By Arab News ·

Members of the National Socialist Movement (NSM) and other white nationalists rally at Greenville Street Park in Newnan, Georgia. (File/AFP)

Neo-Nazis are still on Facebook. And they’re making money

  • By carefully toeing the line of propriety, these key architects of Germany’s far-right use the power of mainstream social media to promote festivals, fashion brands, music labels and mixed martial arts tournaments that can generate millions in sales
  • Dozens of far-right groups that continue to leverage mainstream social media for profit, despite Facebook’s and other platforms’ repeated pledges to purge themselves of extremism
By AP ·

Members of the National Socialist Movement (NSM) and other white nationalists rally at Greenville Street Park in Newnan, Georgia. (File/AFP)

Neo-Nazis are still on Facebook. And they’re making money

  • By carefully toeing the line of propriety, these key architects of Germany’s far-right use the power of mainstream social media to promote festivals, fashion brands, music labels and mixed martial arts tournaments that can generate millions in sales
  • Dozens of far-right groups that continue to leverage mainstream social media for profit, despite Facebook’s and other platforms’ repeated pledges to purge themselves of extremism
By AP ·