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Israeli Forces Pull Back after Gaza City Offensive, Leaving Dozens of Bodies

Arab World Palestinians gather as they inspect the damages after Israeli forces withdrew from a part of Gaza City, following a ground operation, amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, in Gaza City, July 12, 2024. REUTERS/Dawoud Abu Alkas

Israeli Forces Pull Back after Gaza City Offensive, Leaving Dozens of Bodies

Israeli forces retreated from some Gaza City districts overnight after a fierce, week-long military offensive, leaving dozens of dead and wrecked homes and…

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Arab World An Israeli military vehicle storms Nur Shams camp in the West Bank (AFP)

Washington Imposes New Sanctions on Israelis in West Bank

The US imposed a new batch of sanctions on Thursday against extremist Israeli settlers accused of stirring up violence in the occupied West Bank. “Today, we…

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Arab World An Israeli fighter jet flies over southern Lebanon, as seen from northern Israel, 10 July 2024. EPA/ATEF SAFADI

Israel Says Soldier Killed Near Lebanon Border

Israel's military said on Friday that one of its soldiers was killed in combat near the border with Lebanon a day earlier. The military identified the dead man…

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Arab World US President Joe Biden speaks during a press conference at the close of the 75th NATO Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on July 11, 2024. AFP

Biden Says Israel-Gaza War Should End Now

US President Joe Biden said on Thursday the Israel-Gaza war must end now and Israel must not occupy the enclave after the war, telling reporters his ceasefire…

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Arab World National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan (Reuters)

Sullivan Says Gaza Ceasefire Signs Are ‘More Positive’ Than in Months

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Thursday there are many details that still need to be hammered out to secure a ceasefire deal between Israel…

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Arab World Israeli soldiers walk past houses destroyed by Hamas militants in Kibbutz Be'eri, Israel, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023. (AP)

Israeli Army Acknowledges Oct. 7 Failures, Including Slow Response Times, Disorganization

The Israeli military on Thursday acknowledged a string of errors in its response to the deadly Hamas attacks last Oct. 7, including slow response times and…

Arab World A soldier stands at Trident Pier, a temporary pier to deliver aid, off the Gaza Strip, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, near the Gaza coast, June 25, 2024. (Reuters)

US Says End of Its Pier for Gaza Aid Is Coming Soon

Battling rough seas around Gaza, the US now is considering abandoning efforts to reinstall the pier that has been used to get badly needed humanitarian aid to…

Arab World  Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune attends the women's soccer Algerian cup final at the 5th of July stadium in Algiers. (AP)

Algerian President Tebboune Announces Reelection Campaign

Algeria's president announced on Thursday that he intends to run for a second term in office, five years after ascending to power as the military and…

Arab World US Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power speaks during a meeting with US Army officers and members of the Israeli Army at the Site 61 Israeli military base near Ashdod, Israel, Thursday, July 11, 2024. (AP)

Head of US Aid Agency Says Israel Has Pledged to Improve Safety for Humanitarian Workers in Gaza

The head of the US agency overseeing American humanitarian assistance worldwide on Thursday said she has received Israeli pledges to allow aid workers to move…

Arab World Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit. (Aswat Asharq Al-Awsatt)

Arab League Sec-Gen Calls for Strengthening Arab-Japanese Collaboration across Diverse Sectors

Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit emphasized the importance of expanding the Arab-Japanese partnership and transforming it into a future…

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Arab World A general view of the Arab League delegates meeting. December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Arab Parliament Condemns Israel’s Aggression against Civilians in Gaza

The Arab Parliament strongly condemned the horrific massacre carried out by the Israeli forces in a school in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip, which resulted in…

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Arab World 10 July 2024, Palestinian Territories, Khan Yunis: Palestinians perform funeral prayer for their relatives who were killed in an Israeli air strike on the Al Awda School in the town of Abasan, east of the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo: Abed Rahim Khatib/dpa

Bodies Trapped in Gaza City under Israeli Assault as Mediators Push for Truce

Residents of Gaza City were trapped in houses and bodies lay uncollected in the streets under an intense new Israeli assault on Thursday, even as Washington…

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Arab World In this Monday, April 23, 2018 photo, Syrian refugee children play outside their family tents at a Syrian refugee camp in the town of Bar Elias, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanon Seeks to Deport Half of Syrian Refugees to their Homeland

Lebanon’s General Security Directorate decided to prepare its own detailed information about the Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon after complaints that the…

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Arab World International funding has dried up for aid at impoverished displacement camps in Syria's opposition-held northwest . AAREF WATAD / AFP

Water Shortages Worsen as Funding Dries Up for Northwest Syria Displaced

Hussein al-Naasan struggles to provide water for his family in the scorching summer, as aid funds have dried up and conditions deteriorated in impoverished…

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Arab World More than eight months of war, sparked by Hamas's unprecedented October 7 attack on Israel, have led to dire humanitarian conditions in Gaza -AFP

US is 'Cautiously Optimistic' about Gaza Ceasefire Talks

The United States was "cautiously optimistic" about Gaza ceasefire talks, White House national security spokesperson John Kirby told CNN on Wednesday, adding…

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Arab World Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike in the central Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (AP)

US to Resume Shipping 500-Pound Bombs to Israel, US Official Says

President Joe Biden's administration will resume shipping 500-pound bombs to Israel but will continue to hold back on supplying 2,000-pound bombs over concerns…

Arab World Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah speaks during a televised address at a memorial service for Mohammed Nasser, Hezbollah's senior commander who was killed on June 3 in an Israeli strike in south Lebanon, in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon, July 10, 2024. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Hezbollah: Hamas Negotiates on Behalf of Entire Axis of Resistance

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Hamas was conducting Gaza ceasefire talks with Israel on behalf of the entire "Axis of Resistance" and, if a deal was…

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Arab World Buildings lie in ruin, after Israeli forces withdrew from Shejaiya neighborhood, following a ground operation, amid Israel-Hamas conflict, in eastern part of Gaza city, July 10, 2024. REUTERS/Dawoud Abu Alkas

Israel Orders All Palestinians to Leave Gaza City

The Israeli military urged all Palestinians to leave Gaza City and head south Wednesday, pressing ahead with a fresh offensive across the north, south and…

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Arab World The Supreme Judicial Council said the Yazidi women were kidnapped by ISIS gangs and then held prisoner by the woman in her house in Mosul. Photo: local media

Iraq Issues Death Sentence against Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Wife

An Iraqi court issued a death sentence against a wife of the late ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, for working with the group and detaining Yazidi women in…

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Arab World A Palestinian girl walks at the site of an Israeli strike, outside a school sheltering displaced people in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 10, 2024. REUTERS/Hatem Khaled

Israel Presses Gaza Offensive Amid Deadly Airstrikes

Israeli forces pressed their offensive in north and central Gaza on Wednesday, hours after an airstrike on a tent encampment that Palestinian officials said…

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Arab World In this photograph released by the US Navy, an F/A-18 Super Hornet prepares to launch off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on July 5, 2024, in the South China Sea. (Seaman Aaron Haro Gonzalez/US Navy, via AP)

Houthis Target Ship Transiting Bab el-Mandeb Strait

A suspected attack by Yemen's Houthi militias targeted a ship in the narrow Bab el-Mandeb Strait on Wednesday. The attack targeted a ship south of Mocha,…

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Arab World Specialized search teams locate the bodies of the dead migrants (Criminal Investigation Service in Libya's West)

Mass Graves of Migrants in Libya: An End to a Dream for a Better Life in Europe

The UN human rights chief, Volker Turk, urged on Tuesday Libyan authorities to investigate reports of a mass grave including the bodies of at least 65…

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Arab World Children wait for lunch at their hut in Sanaa, Yemen August 29, 2022 (Reuters)

Yemen: Limited Resumption of Aid Distribution in Houthi-Controlled Areas

The World Food Program (WFP) announced on Tuesday the limited resumption of aid distribution in Houthi-controlled areas, after a six-month pause of assistance…

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Arab World Palestinian children suffering from malnutrition are treated at Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip, 08 July 2024. EPA/HAITHAM IMAD

UN Experts Condemn Israel’s Starvation Campaign in Gaza

The recent deaths of several more children from malnutrition in the Gaza Strip indicate that famine has spread throughout the enclave, a group of independent…

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Arab World Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, right, gives an address while accompanied by his bodyguard Yasser Nemr Qranbish, during a rally to mark the sixth anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon after an 18-year occupation, in the southern port city of Tyre, Lebanon, on May 25, 2006. (AP)

Israeli Strike in Syria Kills Former Bodyguard of Lebanon’s Hezbollah Leader

An Israeli strike in Syria on Tuesday killed a former bodyguard of the leader of the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah, an official with the group said. An…

Arab World FILED - 18 October 2023, Egypt, Cairo: President of Egypt Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is pictured in Cairo. Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa Pool/dpa

Sisi, CIA's Burns Discuss Gaza Ceasefire Efforts

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and US Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns on Tuesday discussed efforts to reach a ceasefire in the Gaza…

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Arab World A general view of the mountains in the Golan Heights | Photo: AFP

Hezbollah Releases Video it Says Shows Surveillance of Israeli-occupied Golan

Lebanon's Hezbollah published an almost 10-minute video on Tuesday showing footage of 17 military sites in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights which it…

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Arab World Houthi supporters chant slogans while brandishing weapons during a protest against the US and Israel, and in solidarity with the Palestinian people, in Sanaa, Yemen, 05 July 2024. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

Suspected Attack by Yemen's Houthis Targets Ship in Gulf of Aden

A suspected attack by Yemen's Houthi militias targeted a ship in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday, the latest assault by the group on the crucial maritime trade…

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Arab World A man walks past rubble and damaged buildings along a street in the Tuffah district east of Gaza City on July 8, 2024 amid the ongoing conflict in the Palestinian territory between Israel and Hamas. (Photo by Omar AL-QATTAA / AFP)

UN 'Appalled' by Israel Evacuation Orders as Gaza Battles Rage On

The United Nations protested on Tuesday over the latest mass evacuation orders issued by Israel in Gaza as the army said it had killed dozens from the Hamas…

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