video Update People gather at the site of a collapsed building in the aftermath of Israeli air strikes on Gaza City on May 11, 2021. (AFP)

Gaza violence: 40 killed, more than 200 wounded in relentless Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rocket barrage

  • At least 35 people in the Palestinian enclave and 5 in Israel have been killed so far
  • Israel Airports Authority halt take-offs at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport "to allow defense of nation's skies"
video By Hazem Balousha and Mohammed Abu Zaid ·

Special Eid festivities stop as Israel pounds Gaza

Eid festivities stop as Israel pounds Gaza

  • Eid preparations came to a halt on the largely empty streets as shops downed shutters and people stayed indoors
By HAZEM BALOUSHA ·

Saudi foreign minister condemns Israel over Palestinian evictions, Al-Aqsa Mosque violations

Saudi foreign minister condemns Israel over Palestinian evictions, Al-Aqsa Mosque violations

  • Arab League angrily denounces Israel’s ‘excessive force’ in Gaza
By Arab News ·

Saudi family of crescent sighters carrying on 100-year-old tradition

Saudi family of crescent sighters carrying on 100-year-old tradition

  • Kingdom attaches great importance to scientific process, skill of moon sighting
By Tareq Al-Thaqafi ·

Analysis Escalating Mideast violence bears hallmarks of 2014 Gaza war

Escalating Mideast violence bears hallmarks of 2014 Gaza war

  • Israeli airstrikes have leveled two apartment towers in the Gaza Strip, where 2 million Palestinians have lived under a crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockade
  • Just after daybreak Wednesday, Israel unleashed dozens of airstrikes in the course of a few minutes
By AP ·

Community groups rally in support of Palestinians outside US State Department

Community groups rally in support of Palestinians outside US State Department

  • Diverse coalition included Arab, African, Hispanic, Muslim, Jewish and Christian Americans
  • US aid ‘enables Israel to violate Palestinian human rights and sustain its occupation of Palestine,’ activist tells Arab News
By ALI YOUNES ·

Dubai hotel room rates highest in three months

Dubai hotel room rates highest in three months

  • The average daily rate was 576 dirhams ($157) for the month
  • Daily occupancy remained in the 50 percent range throughout the April Ramadan period
By Arab News ·

First Muslim woman on UK Special Forces TV show describes ‘internal conflict’ at taking part

First Muslim woman on UK Special Forces TV show describes ‘internal conflict’ at taking part

  • Fitness enthusiast Shireen Khan says “SAS Who Dares Wins” placed her in some uncomfortable situations
  • The entrepreneur of Pakistani origin said her parents did not want her to take part, and share room and toilets with men
By SARAH GLUBB ·

First Muslim woman on UK Special Forces TV show describes ‘internal conflict’ at taking part

First Muslim woman on UK Special Forces TV show describes ‘internal conflict’ at taking part

  • Fitness enthusiast Shireen Khan says “SAS Who Dares Wins” placed her in some uncomfortable situations
  • The entrepreneur of Pakistani origin said her parents did not want her to take part, and share room and toilets with men
By SARAH GLUBB ·