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Million-plus begin Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca under shadow of Gaza war

Million-plus begin Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca under shadow of Gaza war

More than a million Muslim pilgrims were in Mecca Friday for the start of a Hajj pilgrimage held against the grim backdrop of the Gaza war and in exhausting summer heat. Pilgrims circle Kaaba as they perform Tawaf at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, June 11, 2024. (Reuters) […]

Putin promises ‘immediate’ peace if Ukraine drops NATO bid and gives away Russian-occupied areas

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Putin promises ‘immediate’ peace if Ukraine drops NATO bid and gives away Russian-occupied areas

Russian president said the war in Ukraine will end if Kyiv gives up on its NATO application and withdraws troops from four regions occupied and unilaterally annexed by the Kremlin. Copyright Sergei Guneyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would “immediately” order a ceasefire in Ukraine if Kyiv started […]

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Biden’s Israel policy may hasten Trump’s rise, US allies fear

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Biden’s Israel policy may hasten Trump’s rise, US allies fear

FASANO, Italy — President Joe Biden’s support for Israel’s war in Gaza has caused him no shortage of political troubles back home. And the rest of the world is noticing. Diplomats and world leaders have begun to worry that President Joe Biden’s reluctance to more fully break with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could cost […]

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Türkiye confirms Hamas request for its guarantorship for cease-fire

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Türkiye confirms Hamas request for its guarantorship for cease-fire

Speaking to Daily Sabah on Thursday, Turkish diplomatic sources confirmed that Hamas sought guarantorship of the country in a cease-fire deal with Israel. Palestinians walk among the rubble of damaged buildings, which were destroyed during Israel’s attacks, Gaza, Palestine, June 12, 2024. (Reuters Photo) Israeli media outlets reported on Wednesday that the Palestinian resistance movement […]

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King inaugurates ‘Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza’ conference at Dead Sea

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King inaugurates ‘Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza’ conference at Dead Sea

DEAD SEA — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday said the people of Gaza have been suffering from death and devastation that has far DEAD SEA — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday said the people of Gaza have been suffering from death and devastation that has far surpassed any conflict in over twenty years. […]

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215 rockets fired at north after IDF killing of ‘most senior’ Hezbollah officer yet

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215 rockets fired at north after IDF killing of ‘most senior’ Hezbollah officer yet

PM holds security assessment; no injuries in barrages as Hezbollah vows to ramp up attacks; military says target Taleb Abdullah commanded key regional division in south Lebanon   Firefighters work to extinguish a fire after missiles launched from Lebanon hit open areas near the northern city of Safed, on June 12, 2024. (Michael Giladi/Flash90) Hezbollah […]

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Scale of Israel’s Gaza killings crime against humanity: UN probe

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Scale of Israel’s Gaza killings crime against humanity: UN probe

An independent United Nations probe found Wednesday the scale of Israel’s Gaza killing amounted to crimes against humanity. The investigations also accused the Palestinian resistance group Hamas of committing war crimes in Israel. Palestinians inspect the damage in a house after an overnight Israeli strike on al-Daraj neighborhood in Gaza City, Palestine, June 11, 2024. […]

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Israeli opposition leader, ex-army chief Gantz quits war Cabinet

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Israeli opposition leader, ex-army chief Gantz quits war Cabinet

Israeli opposition leader and former military chief Benny Gantz resigned from Israel’s war Cabinet Sunday, citing mismanagement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and accusing him of prioritizing his own “political survival.” Israeli war cabinet member Benny Gantz speaks to the media announcing his resignation, Ramat Gan, Israel, June 9, 2024. (AFP Photo) The move does […]

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Five things we learned from Sweden’s surprising EU election results

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Five things we learned from Sweden’s surprising EU election results

The Green and Left parties were the victors, none of the smaller parties got kicked out of parliament, and the Sweden Democrats suffered their first ever election setback. Here are five takeaways from Sweden’s EU elections The Green and Left parties were the victors, none of the smaller parties got kicked out of parliament, and […]

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Israeli Special Forces Officer Killed in Gaza Operation to Free Hostages

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Israeli Special Forces Officer Killed in Gaza Operation to Free Hostages

Chief Inspector Arnon Zmora fought to stave off terrorists in southern Israel on October 7 and died after participating in the successful rescue of four hostages Chief Inspector Arnon Zmora.© סופק על ידי Haaretz.com He was a graduate of Harel High School in Mevasseret Zion, near Jerusalem. Mayor Yoram Shimon released a statement eulogizing Zamora and […]

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