India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

:: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without More »

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

:: The latest attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities resulted in the halt of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supplies, or about 50 percent of Saudi Aramco’s production, Saudi More »

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

:: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown More »

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

:: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud would take on the role as Minister of Energy, replacing Khalid al-Falih. The appointment was announced by the More »

Turkey’s Erdogan defies pressure not to have nuclear warheads

Turkey’s Erdogan defies pressure not to have nuclear warheads

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday lashed out at pressure on some countries – including his own – not to acquire missiles with nuclear warheads. “Some (countries) have missiles with More »


Tag Archives: Hamas

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 drone experts, and threatened retaliation. Hamas’s armed wing, the Qassam Brigades, said Mohammed

Hamas says Peres criminal, Abbas says brave

Hamas welcomed the death of former Israeli president Shimon Peres Wednesday, calling him a “criminal”, while Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas lauded the “brave” Nobel Peace Prize winner. In the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the Islamist Hamas movement which runs

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 Hamas. “They informed 120 employees from World Vision in Gaza they were officially

Israel to build underground barrier against Hamas

Defense officials say Israel has begun work on an underground barrier along the border with Gaza meant to block Hamas militants from tunneling into Israel. The officials say the concrete barrier is set to run dozens of meters (hundreds of

Turkish aid sent to Gaza after Israel deal approved

Turkish aid for the Gaza Strip has been sent from the country’s southern coast for the second time since relations were normalized between Israel and Ankara in June, a Turkish official said Saturday. A humanitarian aid ship bound for southern

Israel rejects immunity for indicted UN engineer in Gaza

The Israeli government on Thursday rejected a UN request for diplomatic immunity for a Palestinian engineer who worked for the UN in the Gaza Strip but is now in prison after being accused of assisting the territory’s Hamas rulers. Israel

US urges citizens to leave Gaza ‘as soon as possible’

The United States yesterday reiterated its recommendation that Americans in Gaza leave the territory controlled by Hamas, which Washington calls a terrorist group, “as soon as possible.” The warning came after the Israeli army said it bombed dozens of targets

Israeli reprisal after Hamas rocket attack

The Israeli military carried out a series of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip late Sunday, targeting Hamas positions in response to a Palestinian rocket attack that hit an Israeli border town earlier in the day. Palestinian Health Ministry official Ashraf

Netanyahu vows to press hunt for Gaza tunnels

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday Israel will not be deterred in its bid to destroy Hamas’ tunnels after the worst flare-up of violence with Gaza’s rulers in two years. “Israel will continue to act as necessary to detect and

Israel destroys home of Palestinian suspect in murder of Israelis

Israel on Tuesday destroyed the West Bank home of a Palestinian accused of aiding in the October 2015 murder of a Jewish settler couple in the Israeli-occupied territory. Palestinian Zeid Amr, aged 26 or 27, is accused of being part

Hamas deploys forces on Egypt-Gaza border

The militant Hamas group deployed forces on Thursday along the Egypt-Gaza border to counter Cairo’s concerns that it is aiding ISIS extremists in Egypt’s lawless Sinai Peninsula. Egypt accuses Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, of providing a safe haven

Hamas beefs up Egypt border force to ease tensions

Hamas began deploying additional forces on the Gaza border with Egypt on Thursday, the interior ministry said, in an apparent effort to ease Cairo’s concerns about security. “National security forces started today to increase the number of its troops and

Hamas armed wing won’t update Israel on captured soldiers

The armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas Friday said it would not provide information on Israeli soldiers held by the militant group unless Israel was willing to “pay a price”. The movement in January had raised the prospect

Hamas stages military exercises to test ‘Gaza’s readiness’

Hamas staged major military exercises Tuesday to test its readiness in the event of another Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, which has been ravaged by three wars since 2008. The exercises involving 1,000 police and emergency services personnel were

Hamas not seeking war with Israel: Top official

Mahmoud Al-Zahar

A senior leader of the fighter group Hamas said the Palestinian movement was not seeking a new war with Israel and insisted a network of tunnels it is digging, some of which have reached into Israel in the past, was

Gaza’s Hamas rulers says Egypt briefly opens border crossing

The Islamist group Hamas that rules Gaza says Egypt has opened its border with the territory for the first time this year. Hamas said Saturday that the Rafah crossing is open for two days. A few hundred people are expected

Palestinian govt ‘willing to step down for unity’

The Palestinian government said on Tuesday it was ready to step down to enable a new national unity government, as rivals Fatah and Hamas engaged in a new reconciliation effort. Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was “ready to resign to support

Gazan killed in tunnel collapse on Egypt border

A Palestinian died on Monday when a tunnel he was trying to restore collapsed near Gaza’s border with Egypt, Palestinian medical and security sources said. The death brings to 10 the number of Gazans killed in three separate tunnel collapses

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