’Starving’: Sudan aid workers sound the alarm over spiralling crisis News

CAIRO: Egypt is constructing a walled camp in the Sinai Peninsula to receive displaced Palestinian civilians from the Gaza Strip, a US media report and an Egyptian human rights monitor said on Friday.But Israel, which is waging a four-month-old war against Hamas militants in the territory, said it had no plans to move civilians there, … Read more

Power cuts in Syrian capital drive workers, students to cafes News

DAMASCUS: Majida has been working from a central Damascus cafe almost every day for a year, depending on it for reliable electricity and wifi in a country plagued by debilitating power cuts.“Without cafes, I would have been unable to work because of the long blackouts at home,” said the graphic designer, 42, declining to provide … Read more

Israel to bring in 65,000 foreign building workers to replace Palestinians News

JERUSALEM: When Fatima, an Arab Israeli married to a Palestinian from the Gaza Strip, fled Israel’s bombardment of the territory, she was terrified they would run out of fuel. “We feared that the gas wouldn’t be enough. The road was deserted. All the way along, we saw devastated houses,” the 30-year-old said, speaking under a … Read more

Greek court acquits aid workers who helped rescue migrants crossing in small boats News

ATHENS, Greece: A Greek court on Tuesday acquitted a group of 16 aid workers and volunteers of charges connected with their efforts to rescue migrants making the dangerous sea crossing in small boats from neighboring Turkiye. The trial on the eastern island of Lesbos on espionage and other charges had attracted international scrutiny, with rights … Read more

Don’t punish UNRWA for alleged actions of 12 workers: Jordan FM News

LONDON: The international community should continue to support UNRWA in its efforts to provide vital aid to Palestinians in Gaza regardless of the allegations made against some of its workers, Jordan’s Foreign Minister said. According to the Jordan News Agency, Ayman Safadi said in a telephone call to Philippe Lazzarini, commissioner-general of the UN Relief … Read more

German state broadcaster urges Israel to let 2 workers leave Gaza News

NEW DELHI: A powerful Hindu group said several mosques in India were built over demolished Hindu temples, apparently hardening its stance in a decades-long sectarian dispute just days after a huge temple was inaugurated on the site of a razed mosque. The comments from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ideological parent of Prime Minister … Read more

New Najm initiative streamlines hiring of domestic workers News

Najm for Insurance Services has announced the launch of a new initiative that enables individual employers to insure domestic worker contracts through the “Musaned” platform. Through this platform, which falls under the umbrella of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, employers can browse different price quotes and coverage options provided by insurance companies … Read more

Saudi Arabia employs highest number of Sri Lankan workers in 2023 News

COLOMBO: Saudi Arabia has ranked first in providing work opportunities to Sri Lankan expats in 2023, as more than 63,000 of them found employment in the Kingdom. Every year, more than 200,000 migrant workers leave Sri Lanka to work abroad. They are a main source of foreign exchange for the country, which since last year … Read more