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UN Security Council passes Gaza resolution; US, Russia abstain

The United Nations Security Council on Friday approved a diluted Gaza resolution that calls for a boost of humanitarian aid to Gaza and for urgent steps “to create the conditions for a sustainable cessation of hostilities” between Hamas and Israel. The passage of the Gaza resolution comes after a week of delays and intense negotiations […]Read More

Israel and US are at loggerheads over mounting casualties in

RAFAH, Gaza strip: Israel and the United States on Tuesday showed their sharpest public disagreement yet over the conduct and future of the war against Hamas in Gaza as the two allies became increasingly isolated by global calls for a cease-fire. The dispute emerged while Israeli forces carried out strikes across Gaza, crushing Palestinians in […]Read More

Rocket attack hits US embassy in Baghdad, causing minor damage

BAGHDAD – A rocket attack at the sprawling U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Friday morning caused minor material damage but no casualties, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. The attack is the first to be confirmed since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war on the U.S. Embassy, in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses Iraqi government […]Read More

KSA calls for US caution amid Houthis attacks on Red

DUBAI/ RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has asked the United States to show restraint in responding to attacks by Yemen’s Houthis against ships in the Red Sea, two sources familiar with Saudi thinking said, as Riyadh seeks to contain spillover from the Hamas-Israel war. The Iran-aligned Houthis have waded into the conflict that has spread around the […]Read More

Oil inches up amid OPEC+ doubts and Middle East tensions

Oil prices saw minor increases on Tuesday amid supply uncertainties after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, or OPEC+, decided to reduce production, along with heightened demand fears in the world’s largest oil consumers, the US and China, and tension in the Middle East. International benchmark crude Brent traded at […]Read More

Putin to Embark on Rare Middle East Visit Amidst Global

MOSCOW: According to Russian news outlet Shot on Monday, Putin assistant Yury Ushakov will be traveling to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates this week. The three nations that make up the OPEC+ group of oil producers decided last Thursday to voluntarily reduce their output by a total of roughly 2.2 million barrels per […]Read More

Israel expands offensive, triggering mass evacuations

Gaza Strip — The Israel military on Monday renewed its calls for mass evacuations from the southern town of Khan Younis, where tens of thousands of displaced Palestinians have sought refuge in recent weeks, as it widened its ground offensive and bombarded targets across the Gaza Strip. The expanded offensive, following the collapse of a […]Read More

Israel escalates its attack on southern Gaza, civilian deaths reported

Gaza Strip: Israel pounded targets in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, intensifying a renewed offensive that followed a weeklong truce with Hamas and giving rise to renewed concerns about civilian casualties. At least 200 Palestinians have been killed since the fighting resumed Friday morning, according to the Health Ministry in Hamas-run Gaza, even as […]Read More

Hamas claims a truce in Gaza is “close,” with 13,300

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said Tuesday a truce agreement with Israel was in sight, raising hopes that dozens of people taken captive in the October 7 attacks could released. There was no immediate response from Israel on the status of negotiation efforts to secure the release of the estimated 240 captives seized during Hamas’s horrific […]Read More

UAE maintains foolproof security amid the Gaza conflict

ISLAMABAD: Apprehensions being expressed regarding any activity by militants in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the wake of the Gaza situation appear to be misplaced since foolproof security in place throughout the country could frustrate any misadventure or design through timely surveillance and prompt action. Also Read: Israel-Gaza war: Actress Angelina Jolie urges immediate […]Read More