Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Middle East

May 29, 2024 9:52 AM

U.S. says latest Rafah deaths won’t change Israel policy, military aid

The Biden administration said on Tuesday it was closely monitoring the probe into a deadly Israeli airstrike it called tragic, but that the recent deaths in Rafah didn't constitute a major ground operation there that crosses any U.S. red lines. "...

May 28, 2024 10:46 PM

Spain, Ireland and Norway recognise Palestinian statehood

Spain, Ireland and Norway officially recognised a Palestinian state on Tuesday, prompting an angry reaction from Israel, which has found itself increasingly isolated after more than seven months of conflict in Gaza.   Madrid, Dublin and Oslo said ...

May 28, 2024 5:22 PM

Ireland officially recognises Palestinian state

Ireland officially recognised a Palestinian state on Tuesday, the government said in a statement, defying Israel which had condemned the plan. The government approved the recognition in a cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning. "The Government recognis...

May 28, 2024 5:08 PM

Tanks reach Rafah’s centre as Israel presses assault despite global scrutiny

Israeli tanks reached the centre of Rafah for the first time on Tuesday, witnesses said, three weeks into a ground operation in the southern Gaza city that has sparked global condemnation. The tanks were spotted near Al-Awda mosque, a centra...

May 28, 2024 4:38 PM

What is the two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict?

The Gaza war has put renewed focus on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, still seen by many countries as the path to peace even though the negotiating process has been moribund for a decade. More than seven months into the dea...

May 27, 2024 2:28 PM

UAE Minister of Tolerance Celebrates Strengthening India-UAE Ties

The close and friendly relations between India and the United Arab Emirates were highlighted by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance of the UAE. He was speaking on the occasion of Vasu Shroff Global Awards ceremony in Dubai. Add...

May 27, 2024 10:31 AM

Israeli airstrikes kill at least 35 in Rafah

Israeli air strikes killed at least 35 Palestinians and wounded dozens in an area in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah designated for the displaced, Palestinian health and civil emergency service officials said. The Israeli military said its air...

May 26, 2024 2:31 PM

Jeddah-Makkah High-Speed Rail Debuts for Indian Pilgrims

In a historic first, around 32,000 Indian Hajis will travel by high-speed train directly from Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport to the holy city of Makkah this year. Traditionally, pilgrims arriving in Jeddah have taken buses provided by ...

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