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Israel hits Gaza as tensions surge on Lebanon border

Tel Aviv – Israeli strikes hit Gaza on Friday as truce talks with Hamas militants failed to progress and tensions surged on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon. Witnesses reported the strikes in various parts of the Gaza Strip in the…

Argentina responsible in deadly 1994 attack on Jewish center: court

San José – A top human rights court on Friday held the Argentine state responsible for not preventing, nor properly investigating, an attack on a Jewish center 30 years ago that left 85 people dead.  It also blamed the state for…

Iraq, Iran discuss regional developments

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fuad Hussein, and the Caretaker Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ali Bagheri Kani, discussed on Thursday regional developments, including the war on Gaza. In a joint press conference held following the…

Israel bombs Gaza as mediators discuss truce-hostage plan

Bureij – Israel’s military pounded central Gaza with heavy air strikes on Wednesday as international talks to secure a truce and hostage release deal resumed. Tensions were high in annexed east Jerusalem as thousands of police guarded Israel’s annual “flag…

Syria refugees face Lebanon expulsion

– For weeks, refugee Maryam Janhat has been living in fear of deportation as Lebanon cracks down on Syrians, with politicians ramping up calls for them to be forced home. Refugees from Lebanon’s war-torn neighbour face a dilemma: should they…

Cannes film tracks dilemma of stranded Palestinian refugees

Cannes – A stressful refugee drama screening in Cannes shines light on the Palestinian plight and the excruciating moral choices migrants have to make to help loved ones start a new life abroad.  “To a Land Unknown”, directed by Mahdi…

Lebanon body puts Israeli bombardment damage at $1.5 bln

Beirut – Israeli bombardment of south Lebanon in seven months of cross-border hostilities with Hezbollah has caused more than $1.5 billion in damage, a Lebanese official said on Wednesday. Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah movement began attacking Israel in support of ally…

Hezbollah says fires at Israel after east Lebanon strike

Beirut – Lebanese official media said an Israeli strike Monday wounded three people in the country’s east, with Hezbollah saying it launched “dozens of Katyusha rockets” at an Israeli base in retaliation. Israel and Lebanon’s Hezbollah have exchanged regular cross-border fire…

Netanyahu shuts down Al Jazeera in Israel

Jerusalem – Al Jazeera went off-air in Israel Sunday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government decided to shut it down following a long-running feud, a move the Qatar-based channel decried as “criminal”. Netanyahu declared on X that the government had…

Iraq reopens airspace after Iran attacks

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) &#8211 According to Iraq&#8217s aviation authorities, protection threats have been settled. Following late-night time airspace closures on Saturday due to Iran&#8217s drone and missile assaults on Israel, Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon introduced on Sunday that they had been…