Israel vows to ‘finish the job’ in Gaza as War Cabinet member threatens a Ramadan deadline for Rafah News

BAGHDAD: A visit by the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force to Baghdad has led to a pause in attacks on US troops by Iran-aligned groups in Iraq, multiple Iranian and Iraqi sources told Reuters, saying it was a sign Tehran wants to prevent a broader conflict. Esmail Qaani met representatives of several of the … Read more

Israel says will coordinate with Egypt before Rafah offensive News

LONDON: Concerns are mounting over the future of Britain’s Inter Faith Network, founded in 1997 to improve cohesion between religious communities, as the government considers scrapping its funding. The Guardian reported on Friday that Communities Secretary Michael Gove had written to the IFN saying he was “minded to withdraw” £155,000 ($194,599) of provisional funding over … Read more

Biden again tells Netanyahu that Rafah civilians must be protected News

Libyan leaders entrenched in the status quo and it ‘seems to suit them,’ UN says NEW YORK CITY: Thirteen years after the revolution that toppled Muammar Qaddafi’s regime, Libya continues to grapple with political turmoil and the elusive quest for sustainable peace and democracy, the UN’s special envoy to the country said on Thursday. Abdoulaye … Read more

Hamas heads to Cairo truce talks as Rafah braces for Israeli assault News

King of Jordan calls for end to Gaza war during meeting in Washington with US secretary of state LONDON: During meetings with top US officials in Washington on Tuesday, King Abdullah of Jordan repeated his country’s calls for an end to the war in Gaza and for greater efforts to address the deteriorating humanitarian situation … Read more

Gaza truce talks end inconclusively as Rafah braces for Israeli assault News

King of Jordan calls for end to Gaza war during meeting in Washington with US secretary of state LONDON: During meetings with top US officials in Washington on Tuesday, King Abdullah of Jordan repeated his country’s calls for an end to the war in Gaza and for greater efforts to address the deteriorating humanitarian situation … Read more

South Africa approaches World Court over Israel’s Rafah offensive News

JAKARTA: More than 200 million Indonesians are expected to go to the polls on Wednesday in the world’s largest single-day election to choose not only a new president and vice president, but also parliamentary and local representatives. The simultaneous presidential and legislative elections will determine who will succeed President Joko Widodo, who is serving his … Read more

Egypt rejects Israel’s planned Rafah assault News

WHO chief reiterates call for Gaza ceasefire, says medical aid to enclave ‘drop in the ocean’ LONDON: The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday the humanitarian situation in Gaza was dire, adding that current levels of medical supplies reaching the Palestinian enclave were “only a drop in the ocean of need.” Tedros … Read more

Israel strikes Rafah refugee camp, 48 killed, local health officials say News

CAIRO: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry left for Slovenia on Sunday to lead his country’s delegation at a meeting of the two nations’ Joint Ministerial Committee for Economic Cooperation. Ahmed Abu Zeid, spokesman for the ministry, said Shoukry would discuss with senior Slovenian officials various matters regarding bilateral relations and ways to enhance them. Shoukry … Read more

Biden urged Israel’s Netanyahu to protect civilians in Rafah, White House says News

GAZA STRIP, Palestinian Territories: Hamas warned Israel on Sunday that a ground offensive in Rafah, crowded with displaced Gazans, would imperil future hostage releases, while US President Joe Biden urged the protection of civilians in the besieged territory.Foreign governments, including Israel’s key ally the United States, and aid groups have voiced deep concern over Israeli … Read more

Arab League warns of dangers if Israel attacks Gaza’s Rafah City News

AL-MUKALLA: The US Central Command said on Sunday that its forces had destroyed two remotely controlled explosive-laden boats of the Houthis and their three anti-ship cruise missiles in Yemen’s western province of Hodeidah. This came as the Yemeni militia greatly reduced its Red Sea strikes during the previous 96 hours.  The US military launched strikes on … Read more