Hamas, other Palestinian groups stress ‘unity’ at Moscow talks

Hamas, other Palestinian groups stress ‘unity’ at Moscow talks

  • Meeting in Moscow brought together Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah and other Palestinian groups for talks on the war in Gaza and an eventual post-war period.
By AFP ·

Calls for probe, ceasefire follow Israeli gunfire near aid convoy

Calls for probe, ceasefire follow Israeli gunfire near aid convoy

  • “The Israeli army must fully investigate how the mass panic and shooting could have happened,” German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock wrote on X
  • European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen, also writing on X, said “every effort must be made to investigate what happened and ensure transparency”
By AFP ·

Iran begins voting in first parliament election since 2022 protests as questions over turnout loom

Iran begins voting in first parliament election since 2022 protests as questions over turnout loom

  • Some 15,000 candidates are vying for a seat in the 290-member parliament
  • Terms run for four years, and five seats are reserved for Iran’s religious minorities
By AP ·

Hundreds of Sri Lankan nurses prepare to join Saudi hospitals in 2024

Hundreds of Sri Lankan nurses prepare to join Saudi hospitals in 2024

  • They will be employed in all parts of the Kingdom
  • Recruitment process started in Colombo this week
By Mohammed Rasooldeen ·

Calls for probe, ceasefire follow Israeli gunfire near aid convoy

Calls for probe, ceasefire follow Israeli gunfire near aid convoy

  • “The Israeli army must fully investigate how the mass panic and shooting could have happened,” German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock wrote on X
  • European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen, also writing on X, said “every effort must be made to investigate what happened and ensure transparency”
By AFP ·

Manila cafe sheds light on Palestinian heritage in wake of destruction video

Manila cafe sheds light on Palestinian heritage in wake of destruction

  • Cafe Habib is run by Palestinian national Mahmoud Habib and his Filipino-Iraqi wife Nadia
  • Their menu is based on recipes from Habib’s mother in Gaza
By Samantha Beltran ·

Media watchdog urges protection of Israeli journalist facing death threats after pro-Palestine speech

Media watchdog urges protection of Israeli journalist facing death threats after pro-Palestine speech

  • Yuval Abraham voiced concerns about Gaza situation during award acceptance speech at Berlin Film Festival
  • CPJ coordinator highlights ‘atmosphere of self-censorship and anti-press rhetoric in Israel’ 
By Arab News ·

Media watchdog urges protection of Israeli journalist facing death threats after pro-Palestine speech

Media watchdog urges protection of Israeli journalist facing death threats after pro-Palestine speech

  • Yuval Abraham voiced concerns about Gaza situation during award acceptance speech at Berlin Film Festival
  • CPJ coordinator highlights ‘atmosphere of self-censorship and anti-press rhetoric in Israel’ 
By Arab News ·

Spain prosecutors to demand longer rape sentence for Brazil star Alves

Spain prosecutors to demand longer rape sentence for Brazil star Alves

  • Alves was sentenced on February 22 after being convicted of raping a young woman at a Barcelona nightclub in December 2022
  • Prosecutors had called for him to be jailed for nine years followed by 10 years of probation
By AFP ·