Displaced Palestinians leave one of Gaza’s main hospitals after weeks of being isolated by fighting News

NEW DELHI: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated on Wednesday the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi. Developed in the desert on 27 acres, the BAPS Hindu Mandir stands off the main highway linking Abu Dhabi to Dubai. It has been constructed from more than 25,000 pieces of pink sandstone from Rajasthan, and white Italian marble … Read more

Djibouti committed to working with Saudi Arabia on Red Sea maritime security, fighting terrorism: president News

RIYADH: The inaugural Space Debris Conference, themed “Towards Securing the Future of the Global Space Economy,” kicked off in Riyadh on Sunday. In attendance was Abdullah Al-Swaha, minister of communications and information technology and chairman of the Saudi Space Agency, and Mohammed bin Saud Al-Tamimi, CEO of the Saudi Space Agency. The two-day conference brought together … Read more

Fighting across Gaza as Israel drops leaflets seeking its hostages News

LONDON: Tensions among Israel’s leadership were recently brought to the fore when the Israel Defense Forces announced they were moving ahead with a probe into intelligence and security failures ahead of the Hamas attack on Oct. 7. The decision marked a significant departure from the previously unified position of Israel’s political and military elites, which … Read more

Non-Aligned Movement calls Israel’s war in Gaza illegal as fighting, death toll surges News

LONDON: Tensions among Israel’s leadership were recently brought to the fore when the Israel Defense Forces announced they were moving ahead with a probe into intelligence and security failures ahead of the Hamas attack on Oct. 7. The decision marked a significant departure from the previously unified position of Israel’s political and military elites, which … Read more

Sudan fighting spreads to World Heritage Site News

GEZIRA, Sudan: Sudan’s devastating nine-month war between two rival generals is spreading to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an NGO reported late Tuesday, sounding the alarm for the remains of the ancient Kingdom of Kush. The Regional Network for Cultural Rights said it “strongly condemns the incursion by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF),” the paramilitary … Read more

White House says ‘it’s the right time’ for Israel to scale back Gaza war as fighting hits 100 days News

JERUSALEM: The White House said Sunday that “it’s the right time” for Israel to scale back its military offensive in the Gaza Strip, as Israeli leaders again vowed to press ahead with their operation against the territory’s ruling Hamas militant group. The comments exposed the growing differences between the close allies on the 100th day … Read more

Israeli minister lays out post-war Gaza plan as fighting rages News

Jerusalem: Israel’s defense minister has publicly presented for the first time proposals for the post-war administration of Gaza, where officials said Friday unrelenting bombardment has killed dozens over 24 hours.Defense Minister Yoav Gallant’s plan for the “day after,” shared with the media late Thursday but not yet adopted by Israel’s war cabinet, says that neither … Read more

Israel ‘intensifying’ Gaza fighting as Hamas says strikes kill dozens News

Year in review: When crisis-wracked Syria defied the odds to return to the Arab fold LONDON: From a deadly earthquake in the country’s northwest and protests in its far south to a return to the Arab fold after more than a decade out in the cold, Syria has witnessed several major events and changes in … Read more