Saudi Arabia says ‘nothing to mediate’ in Canada dispute

:: Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday there is no room for mediation in the kingdom’s escalating diplomatic dispute with Canada, and that Ottawa knew what it needed to do to “fix its More »

Saudi-Canada diplomatic row will not affect oil supplies, says energy minister

:: Saudi Arabia’s petroleum supplies to countries around the world will not be affected by the ongoing diplomatic dispute between Canada and the Kingdom, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Thursday. Al-Falih More »

Saudi Cabinet reaffirms rejection of Canadian interference in Kingdom’s internal affairs

:: The Saudi Cabinet has reaffirmed its “absolute rejection” of the Canadian government’s stance in the diplomatic row between the two countries. Saudi Arabia ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the Kingdom More »

Makkah governor briefed on Saudi Post’s services for pilgrims during Hajj

:: The president of the Saudi Post Corporation (SPC), Mohammed Al-Abduljabbar, called on Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal at his office in Jeddah on Monday. The Makkah governor reviewed the corporation’s preparations More »

Organization of Islamic Cooperation holds meeting on Houthi attack on Saudi oil tankers

:: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold a meeting at the level of permanent representatives of member states next Wednesday to discuss the Houthi militia attacks on two Saudi oil More »

 

Tag Archives: Gaza City

Palestinian toddler, mother killed in Israeli strikes in Gaza

:: A Palestinian toddler and her mother were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza early Thursday, officials in the strip said, as Israel hit a series of sites in retaliation for dozens of rockets. Enas Khammash, 23, and her

Hamas blames Israel for Gaza blast that killed six gunmen

:: An explosion in Gaza killed six Hamas gunmen on Saturday, the group said. It blamed the incident on Israel, which declined comment. A statement from the Palestinian Islamist group’s armed wing called the incident a “deplorable Zionist crime” perpetrated

Palestinian professor killed in Malaysia, family accuses Israeli agency

:: The family of a Palestinian professor and Hamas member accused Israel’s Mossad spy agency on Saturday of killing him on the streets of Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian police said Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh, 35, was killed in a drive-by motorcycle shooting

Israeli jets strike Gaza after border blast wounds four soldiers

:: Israeli jets struck the Gaza Strip on Saturday after four soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device blew up along the border with the Palestinian enclave. The explosion which left two of the soldiers severely injured was one

Egypt opens Gaza border for four days

:: Egypt opened its largely sealed border with Gaza on Saturday for only the second time since the Palestinian Authority took control of the crossing from Hamas. The Hamas-run interior ministry, which was organizing departures from the southern Gaza Strip

Four killed in Israeli gunfire in Gaza clashes as Jerusalem fallout continues

:: Four men were shot dead by Israeli gunfire in clashes in East Gaza and East Jerusalem on Friday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, as thousands of Palestinians take to the streets in protests. Palestinian protesters clash with

Hamas official: Unity deal to remain on track despite car bomb

:: Hamas security chief Tawfiq Abu Naim left hospital Saturday after being wounded in a car bombing and pledged that an agreement aimed at ending a decade-long rift with rivals Fatah would remain on track. The Friday explosion that moderately

Hamas says unity deal at risk if Abbas does not end sanctions

:: Hamas warned on Tuesday that Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s delay in easing sanctions on Gaza was putting at risk a landmark unity deal signed last week. “The continuation of the punitive measures against our people in Gaza a month

Egyptian officials in Gaza ahead of Palestinian unity talks

:: Egyptian delegates arrived in Gaza Sunday on the eve of a fresh attempt at reconciliation between the strip’s Hamas rulers and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah movement, an official said. West Bank-based Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah is to

UN chief calls for lifting of Gaza blockade in face of humanitarian crisis

:: UN chief Antonio Guterres called for the blockade of the Gaza Strip to be lifted on Wednesday as he visited the Palestinian enclave enduring “one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises” he had seen. “I am deeply moved to

Gaza gets its first proper cinema in three decades

:: Several hundred Gazans will be able to go to the cinema on Saturday for the first time in more than 30 years, albeit for one night only. The Samer Cinema in Gaza City, the oldest in the strip but

Projectile from Gaza lands in Israel: Army

:: A projectile fired from the Islamist Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip landed late on Tuesday in southern Israel, the military said. The incident caused no casualties or damage, a military spokesperson added. Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008.

Target Israelis, says Hamas, after Jerusalem site attack

:: Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers are calling on Palestinians to attack Israeli forces in Jerusalem after a sacred site was closed following a deadly assault there. Hamas described the closure of the site – known to Muslims as the Noble

Israeli jets launch strikes on at least three locations in Gaza Strip

:: Israeli airstrikes hit a series of targets in Gaza Strip overnight Monday, officials said, hours after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave landed in Israel. Strikes were recorded in at least three locations in Gaza, Palestinian security sources and

‘Dozens hurt’ as Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

:: Dozens of Palestinians were hurt on Friday in the occupied West Bank and Gaza during clashes with Israeli forces after marches backing hunger-striking prisoners, the Palestine Red Crescent Society said. Both the Red Crescent and the health ministry in

Gaza fisherman dies after being shot by Israeli navy

:: A Gazan fisherman shot by Israeli naval forces on Monday after allegedly breaching the blockade off the Palestinian territory has died from his wounds, an Israeli military spokeswoman said. Israel’s military said naval forces fired warning shots when “a

Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas

:: Hamas’s former chief in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, has been elected overall head of the Palestinian Islamist group, succeeding Khaled Meshaal, its official media announced Saturday. Haniya is expected to remain in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian enclave run by

Islamic Jihad rejects Palestine state within 1967 borders

:: The radical Palestinian group Islamic Jihad has rejected Hamas’s new policy of easing its stand on Israel and accepting the establishment of a Palestinian state limited to the 1967 borders. “As partners with our Hamas brothers in the struggle

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