US calls for new sanctions against North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged new sanctions against North Korea at a UN gathering. He told More »

Erdogan: We want a ‘new start’ with the US

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Friday that he and his US counterpart Donald Trump would open a More »

Trump administration considering assisting Arab coalition in war against Houthis

US officials have revealed that elaborate discussions are taking place within the administration of President Donald Trump that will More »

GCC achievements despite challenges highlighted

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif expressed the pride of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries with the GCC’s outstanding More »

Erdogan says Turkey retaliating against ‘serious’ mortar fire on Syria border

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey’s southern border region with Syria had come under serious mortar fire over More »

 

Tag Archives: Gaza

Fresh Gaza protests after Palestinian pay cut

Fresh protests against civil service pay cuts broke out in Gaza on Saturday, AFP reporters said, amid pressure on Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to act. The decision

Human Rights Watch: Israel ‘systematically’ preventing access to Gaza

An international human rights group on Monday accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question

Hamas shuts Gaza crossing, blames Israel for assassination

Hamas shut the crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Sunday, after blaming Israel for the assassination of one of its officials in the Palestinian enclave.

Palestinian killed by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza

A Palestinian was killed and two others injured before dawn on Wednesday by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza, according to a Palestinian official. According to the Israeli

Gaza rocket hits Israel prompting retaliatory shelling

A rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip slammed into southern Israel on Saturday, prompting retaliatory Israeli tank fire, sources on both sides said. The Israeli

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fired

The Israeli air force carried out raids on Gaza early Thursday after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian territories towards Israel, sources on both sides said.

Palestinian female lawmaker arrested by Israel

Samira Halayqa

A female member of the Palestinian parliament has been arrested by Israeli forces, Palestinian and Israeli security sources said Thursday. Samira Halayqa, a Hamas member of the

Rocket fired from Gaza hits southern Israel, army claims

A rocket or mortar round launched from the Gaza Strip slammed into southern Israel before dawn on Monday but caused no casualties, the Israeli army said. “A

Israel hits Hamas after ‘projectile’ fire: Army

Israel struck a Hamas position in Gaza after a “projectile” fired from the Palestinian enclave on Monday crashed in a border area, the Israeli army said. “Initial

Gaza’s water shortage worsening, no easy solutions seen

Marwan An-Najar, a Palestinian from the south of the Gaza Strip, says he has not tasted sweet tap water in 10 years. Every day, he travels 4km

Israel plans 2,500 new settlement homes in occupied West Bank

Israel announced plans on Tuesday for 2,500 more settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the second such declaration since US President Donald Trump took office signaling

Hamas forces break up Gaza electricity crisis protest

Hamas security forces broke up a protest in northern Gaza on Thursday, an AFP photographer and witnesses said, as thousands took to the streets over an electricity

Energy crisis leaves Gaza with barely 4 hours of power a day

For weeks, Gazans have been making do with less than half their usual electricity supply – barely a few hours a day – with no sign of

Hamas blames Israel for killing of drone expert in Tunisia

The Palestinian Hamas group in Gaza blamed Israel on Saturday for the killing in Tunisia this week of a Tunisian national it described as one of its

Gaza man shot dead in protest near border with Israel

Israeli troops shot and killed a 26-year-old Palestinian during a rock-throwing protest near the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, a Palestinian health official said. An Israeli military spokeswoman

Israeli tanks fire on Gaza in response to rocket attack

Israeli tanks shelled the Gaza Strip after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave hit an open field on Thursday, the second such exchange of fire in two

Abbas’s farewell to Israel’s Peres stirs controversy at home

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is feeling a backlash at home over his attendance at the funeral of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, who shared a Nobel prize for

US charity axes Gaza staff amid Hamas link claims

World Vision has cancelled the contracts of 120 Palestinian employees in Gaza, staff told AFP Friday, amid Israeli allegations that the NGO’s Gaza head diverted millions to

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