Israeli forces step up bombardment across Gaza, amid fierce fighting

Israeli forces step up bombardment across Gaza, amid fierce fighting

  • Tanks forcing their way into the western and northern parts of the city, having already captured the east, south and center.
  • Residents said the Israelis appeared to by trying to complete their capture of Rafah
By Reuters ·

Update Armenia says recognizes State of Palestine

Armenia says recognizes State of Palestine

  • Yerevan noted it is “genuinely interested in establishing long-term peace and stability in the Middle East”
  • Israel is a major arms supplier to Armenia’s arch-foe neighbor Azerbaijan
By AFP ·

Saudi Arabia welcomes Armenia’s decision to recognize state of Palestine

Saudi Arabia welcomes Armenia’s decision to recognize state of Palestine

By Arabianomics ·

Saudi artist Mohammed Abubshait. (AN photo by Loai El-Kelawy) video

The Saudi artist’s gallery celebrates unbounded imagination

  • Mohammed Abubshait’s ‘Living in Wonderland’ is a treasure trove of imaginative expression
By Rahaf Jambi ·

Qatar working to ‘bridge the gap’ between Israel and Hamas photos

Qatar working to ‘bridge the gap’ between Israel and Hamas

  • Qatar-based Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said in a statement that the Palestinian Islamist movement was open to “any document or initiative that ensures the foundations of the resistance’s position in ceasefire negotiations”
  • Israel has killed at least 37,431 people in Gaza, also mostly civilians, according to the Hamas-run territory’s health ministry
By AFP ·

Women’s journalism group rescinds courage award given to Palestinian reporter in Gaza

Women’s journalism group rescinds courage award given to Palestinian reporter in Gaza

  • Maha Hussaini accuses International Women’s Media Foundation of bowing to pressure she says is typical of the systematic attacks Palestinian journalists face
  • Foundation’s decision follows a report by a conservative publication that accused Hussaini of support for Hamas and antisemitic comments
By Arabianomics ·

Women’s journalism group rescinds courage award given to Palestinian reporter in Gaza

Women’s journalism group rescinds courage award given to Palestinian reporter in Gaza

  • Maha Hussaini accuses International Women’s Media Foundation of bowing to pressure she says is typical of the systematic attacks Palestinian journalists face
  • Foundation’s decision follows a report by a conservative publication that accused Hussaini of support for Hamas and antisemitic comments
By Arabianomics ·

Special Hijabi heavy metal trio to make Indonesia’s debut at Glastonbury

Hijabi heavy metal trio to make Indonesia’s debut at Glastonbury

  • Voice of Baceprot will play Glastonbury’s Woodsies stage on June 28
  • Hijabi trio has toured Europe, US, and was named to Forbes Asia’s 30-Under-30 list
By Sheany Yasuko Lai ·
Energized Austria win and put Lewandowski’s Poland at risk of elimination from Euro 2024

Energized Austria win and put Lewandowski’s Poland at risk of elimination from Euro 2024

  • Gernot Trauner, Christoph Baumgartner and Marko Arnautovic scored for Austria while Krzysztof Piatek had Poland’s first-half equalizer
  • Robert Lewandowski came on in the second half but failed to make an impact
By AP ·