US lawmakers hopeful of pause in Gaza war before Ramadan News

AMMAN: Two senior US lawmakers who held talks with Israeli and Arab leaders said on Tuesday that they were hopeful a deal could be struck allowing a humanitarian pause in the war in Gaza before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In an interview with Reuters in Amman, Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Coons … Read more

Gaza Health Ministry says over 29,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel-Hamas war News

How suffering and destruction caused by Israel’s Gaza assault serve the ideologies and goals of extremists LONDON: Violent extremist groups are exploiting public outcry surrounding the war in Gaza to fan the flames of radicalization, recruit followers, and encourage lone-wolf attacks in the West, counterterrorism officials have warned. Since the Hamas-led attack of Oct. 7, … Read more

Netanyahu slams Brazilian president’s comparison of Gaza war to the Holocaust 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 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

Italian PM: Sudan war creating new migrant crisis News

MANILA: The hospitality of Filipinos is well recognized across the Middle East, which millions of them have over decades called home, but their rich cuisine remains largely unknown. A celebrity chef is now trying to change it. Some 700,000 Filipinos are employed in the UAE, more than half of them in Dubai. Their large presence … Read more

King of Jordan calls for end to Gaza war during meeting in Washington with US secretary of state News

GAZA STRIP, Palestinian Territories: Israel faced growing international pressure Tuesday to agree to a ceasefire with Hamas, as it prepared for an incursion into the crowded southern Gaza city of Rafah where more than a million Palestinians are trapped.CIA director William Burns met Mossad chief David Barnea in Cairo for a new round of talks … Read more

Footage confirms Ukrainian presence in Sudan war News

LONDON: Footage of Ukrainian special forces operating in Sudan has surfaced following months of speculation that Kyiv had sent troops to the country to fight Russia’s Wagner military group, The Guardian reported on Tuesday. The Russian private military company is fighting in Sudan to support the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces in its battle against the … Read more

Blinken heads to Egypt to seek ‘enduring end’ to Gaza war News

RIYADH: The US military said early on Tuesday it had conducted a strike against “explosive uncrewed surface vehicles” belonging to the Houthis in Yemen on Monday afternoon. The statement by CENTCOM said the vehicles “presented an imminent threat to U.S. Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region” and the action, carried out at approximately … Read more

Azerbaijan’s President Aliyev eyes easy re-election after Karabakh war News

Biden wins South Carolina Democratic primary, vows to make Trump a loser — again COLUMBIA, South Carolina: US President Joe Biden on Saturday won the South Carolina Democratic primary — the first officially sanctioned race of the party’s nominating season — with early returns showing him dominating two other candidates, according to Edison Research projections. … Read more

Israel says struck thousands of Hezbollah targets in Lebanon, Syria during Gaza war News

DUBAI: Being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing a lengthy course of treatment is a frightening prospect at any time. Enduring such an ordeal in wartime is a different league of terror altogether. Some 2 million Palestinian civilians in Gaza have been displaced by months of intense Israeli bombardment, while strict controls on the entry of … Read more