‘Lessons not learned’ from historic genocides amid Gaza conflict, says Rwandan leader News

DUBAI: The approach of governments today toward emerging challenges, including the high cost of war, growing fragmentation and de-globalization, and the acceleration of artificial intelligence, will define the future of humanity, the UAE’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Al-Gergawi warned on Monday. In his opening remarks on the first day of the World Governments Summit … Read more

Moody’s downgrades Israel’s credit rating due to Hamas conflict News

WASHINGTON: The US ratings agency Moody’s downgraded Israel’s credit rating Friday due to the impact of its ongoing conflict with Hamas in Gaza, lowering it by one notch from A1 to A2. In a statement, Moody’s said it had done so after assessing that “the ongoing military conflict with Hamas, its aftermath and wider consequences … Read more

Putin says Russia is working to free hostages in Gaza conflict News

How the Israeli military’s destruction of Gaza’s schools and universities is creating a lost generation LONDON: Children and young people who survive Israel’s military campaign in Gaza stand little chance of receiving a proper education as the destruction wrought on the Palestinian enclave reduces its schools, colleges and universities to rubble. Al-Israa was the last … Read more

UN food agency says it has reports of people dying from starvation amid the conflict in Sudan News

WASHINGTON DC: The US military launched an air assault on dozens of sites in Iraq and Syria used by Iranian-backed militias and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Quds force Friday, in the opening salvo of retaliation for the drone strike that killed three US troops in Jordan last weekend, officials told The Associated Press.President Joe Biden … Read more

Former Israeli soldier teaches Japanese the reality of the conflict in Gaza News

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani court on Tuesday handed former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his close aide Shah Mahmood Qureshi a 10-year jail term each in a case in which they are accused of leaking state secrets, with his party saying it would appeal the verdict, which comes less than two weeks before general elections.  Khan … Read more

Yemen Houthi rebels fire a missile at a US warship, escalating worst Mideast sea conflict in decades News

JERUSALEM: Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched a missile Friday at a US warship patrolling the Gulf of Aden, forcing it to shoot down the projectile, and struck a British vessel as their aggressive attacks on maritime traffic continue. The attack on the US warship, the destroyer USS Carney, marked a further escalation in the biggest confrontation … Read more

Anti-Semitic incidents rise in Belgium since Gaza conflict News

DHAKA: Bangladeshi authorities are raising the alarm over increasing numbers of Rohingya refugees going missing at sea as they take risky boat journeys to reach Southeast Asia through the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh hosts more than 1.2 million Rohingya Muslims, who, over decades, escaped death and persecution in neighboring Myanmar, especially during a military crackdown in … Read more

Blinken lands in Tel Aviv for talks with Israel on Gaza conflict News

TEL AVIV: Top US diplomat Antony Blinken arrived in Tel Aviv late Monday as part of a regional tour seeking to avert regional escalation as Israel pounded Hamas-ruled Gaza and Lebanon’s Hezbollah said an Israeli strike killed a top commander. Palestinian militants reported fierce ground combat in southern Gaza, where Israel says its focus has … Read more

EU foreign policy chief holds talks in Beirut, warns against escalation of Gaza conflict News

BEIRUT: EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has warned that an expansion of the war in Gaza into a wider regional conflict, especially one that involves Lebanon, must be prevented. “It is imperative to avoid regional escalation in the Middle East,” he said during a press conference in Beirut on Saturday with Lebanese Foreign Minister … Read more

Protracted Gaza conflict raises risk of outbreak of diseases in Arab region News

DUBAI: In the Gaza Strip, civilians are being killed by more than Israeli bombs from the air or bullets flying between Israeli troops and Hamas militants battling at close range. They also face a slow death due to hunger and a lack of basic medical care as most hospitals in the enclave are out of … Read more