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UN Human Rights Chief: Unconscionable Death and Suffering Happening in Gaza

Arab World A child looks on as Palestinians search for missing people under the rubble of a destroyed house following an Israeli air strike, at al-Nuseirat refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, 18 June 2024. (EPA)
A child looks on as Palestinians search for missing people under the rubble of a destroyed house following an Israeli air strike, at al-Nuseirat refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, 18 June 2024. (EPA)

UN Human Rights Chief: Unconscionable Death and Suffering Happening in Gaza

Palestinians in the Israeli occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem are suffering a drastically worsening human rights environment, alongside "unconscionable…

Arab World A man pulls a cart loaded with salvaged wood alongside another pushing a bicycle loaded with bags along a street in the eastern part of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on June 14, 2024 amid the ongoing conflict in the Palestinian territory between Israel and Hamas. (AFP)

Israeli Forces Deepen Rafah Invasion, Kill 17 in Central Camps

Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday killed at least 17 Palestinians in two of the Gaza Strip's historic refugee camps and Israeli tanks pushed deeper into the…

Arab World Rapid Support Forces members. (AP)

Clashes Escalate in Sudan’s North Darfur

Clashes renewed on Monday between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in several locations in North Darfur, while each side claimed…

Mohammed Amin Yassin (Wad Madani)
Arab World Relatives visit the graves of killed Hezbollah fighters during Eid al-Adha in the southern Lebanese town of Naqoura. (AFP)

Israel Resumes Attacks on Southern Lebanon after ‘Temporary Truce’

Israel resumed on Monday strikes on southern Lebanon after two days of an undeclared truce that emerged after Hezbollah stopped its attacks against Israel on…

Asharq Al Awsat (Beirut)
Arab World Russian President Vladimir Putin received Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan in Moscow last week. (Turkish Foreign Ministry)

Moscow May Resume Normalization Talks between Ankara, Damascus

Turkish sources revealed that new steps may be taken to resume discussions to normalize relations between Türkiye and Syria in line with the Astana path. …

Saeed Abdulrazek (Ankara)

Arab World 17 June 2024, Palestinian Territories, Khan Younis: Palestinians walk among the rubble of houses destroyed in the Israeli bombardment of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on the second day of Eid al-Adha. (APA Images via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa)

Lull in Gaza Fighting Despite Blasts in South

Israel struck Gaza on Monday and witnesses reported blasts in the besieged territory's south, but fighting had largely subsided on the second day of an army…

Arab World Foreign Minister of Norway Espen Barth Eide attends the annual Kultaranta Talks -debate session on foreign and security policy at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland June 13, 2024. (Lehtikuva/Markku Ulander via Reuters)

Palestinian Authority at Risk of Collapse, Norway Says

The Palestinian Authority could collapse in the coming months, Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide said on Monday, citing a lack of funding, continuing…

Arab World FILE - Palestinians inspect the damage of buildings destroyed by Israeli airstrikes on Jabaliya refugee camp on the outskirts of Gaza City, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023. (AP Photo/Abdul Qader Sabbah, File)

UNRWA: Gaza Hostilities Continue Despite Israeli Announcement

Hostilities continue in Rafah and southern Gaza despite the Israeli military's announcement on Sunday of tactical pauses in operations to allow humanitarian…

Asharq Al Awsat
Arab World Commander of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Mohammed Hamdan Daglo in southern Darfur. (AFP file photo)

RSF Leader: Armed Groups Responsible for Escalation in Sudan's El Fasher

Commander of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Mohammed Hamdan Daglo, also known as Hemedti, slammed on Sunday the “popular resistance,” saying they were a…

Mohammed Amin Yassin (Wad Madani)
Arab World US President Joe Biden. AP

Biden Pushes Gaza Ceasefire Deal in Eid al-Adha Message

US President Joe Biden used his Eid al-Adha message to Muslims to advocate a US-backed ceasefire deal in Gaza, saying on Sunday it was the best way to help…

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Arab World Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) attends the Knesset plenum vote on the ultra-Orthodox conscription to military service law, in the Knesset, Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, 10 June 2024. (EPA)

Netanyahu Denounces Tactical Pauses in Gaza Fighting to Get in Aid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized plans announced by the military on Sunday to hold daily tactical pauses in fighting along one of the main…

Arab World Palestinians attend Eid al-Adha prayer in Khan Younis town, southern Gaza strip, 16 June 2024. (EPA)

Hamas Response to Gaza Ceasefire Proposal ‘Consistent’ with Principles of US Plan, Leader Says

Hamas' response to the latest Gaza ceasefire proposal is consistent with the principles put forward in US President Joe Biden's plan, the group's Qatar-based…

Arab World Houthi supporters chant slogans while holding up weapons during a protest against the US and Israel, and in solidarity with the Palestinian people, in Sanaa, Yemen, 14 June 2024. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

US Naval Forces Rescue Crew from Greek-owned Ship Struck by Houthis

The US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) said on Sunday that it had rescued the crew from the Liberian-flagged, Greek-owned bulk carrier M/V Tutor that…

Asharq Al Awsat
Arab World Head of Libya’s GNU Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah in Tripoli, Libya on November 21, 2021. (AFP/Getty Images)

Dbeibah: Libya Under Threat of Division, Facing Great Danger

Head of Libya’s Government of National Unity Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah warned that the country is facing the threat of division and coming up against a “great…

Khaled Mahmoud (Cairo)
Arab World  US envoy Amos Hochstein meets with parliament Speaker Nabih Berri during a visit to Beirut. (AFP)

Hochstein Seeks to Ease Tensions to Prevent Israel from Expanding War to Lebanon

Senior adviser to US President Joe Biden Amos Hochstein will travel to Beirut and Tel Aviv to try to prevent a recent escalation between Israel and Hezbollah…

Mohamed Choucair (Beirut)
Arab World Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks on during a family photograph with G7 heads of States and heads of delegation of Outreach countries at Borgo Egnazia resort during the G7 Summit hosted by Italy, in Savelletri, on June 14, 2024. (AFP)

Erdogan: Discussed with Putin Elections in N. Syria, Damascus Won’t Allow Them

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed on Saturday that he had discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin elections that are set for regions held…

Saeed Abdulrazek (Ankara)
Arab World Tracy Jacobson was the US Ambassador to Ehtiopia in 2022. Photo: State Department

Biden’s Nominee for Iraq Ambassador Says Iran ‘Remains a Malign Actor’

Tracy Jacobson, US President Joe Biden's nominee for Ambassador to Iraq, has surprised Iraqi officials with unconventional statements about Iranian influence…

Asharq Al Awsat (Baghdad)

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Arab World Houthi supporters hold up weapons during a protest against the US and Israel, and in solidarity with the Palestinian people, in Sanaa, Yemen, 14 June 2024. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

US Military Targets Houthi Radar Sites in Yemen

The US military unleashed a wave of attacks targeting radar sites operated by Yemen’s Houthis after one merchant sailor went missing and the vessel he was on…

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Arab World Children stand at a gathering of internally displaced Palestinians to collect food donated by a charitable group, in Khan Yunis camp, southern Gaza Strip, 15 June 2024. EPA/HAITHAM IMAD

Israeli Military Announces 'Tactical Pause' in Attempt to Increase Aid Flow into Gaza

The Israeli military on Sunday announced a “tactical pause” in its offensive in the southern Gaza Strip to allow the deliveries of increased quantities of…

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Arab World National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, US, May 22, 2024. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo Purchase Licensing Rights

White House: Qatar and Egypt Plan Talks with Hamas on Gaza Ceasefire

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Saturday that mediators for Qatar and Egypt plan to engage Hamas militants soon to see if there is…

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Arab World Israeli soldiers operate in the Gaza Strip next to military vehicles amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in this handout image released December 7, 2023. Israel Army /Handout via REUTERS

8 Israeli Soldiers Killed in Southern Gaza

Israel's military said Saturday that eight soldiers were killed in southern Gaza in the deadliest attack on Israeli forces in months. Only one of the dead…

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Arab World A container ship passing through the Red Sea (EBA)

Crew Evacuated from Vessel Hit by Houthis, Search for Sailor Continues

The crew of a Greek-owned vessel damaged in an attack by Yemeni Houthi militants has been evacuated and the abandoned ship is drifting in the Red Sea, the…

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Arab World Palestinian women walk next to destroyed houses following Israeli military operation in Al Maghazi refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, 17 February 2024. (EPA)

Islamic Jihad Says Only Way to Free Israeli Hostages is Gaza Withdrawal, Prisoner Deal

The armed wing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad said on Saturday the only way to return Israeli hostages is through Israel's withdrawal from Gaza, ending its…

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Arab World Palestinian children play in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Monday, June 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)

A Usually Joyous Muslim Holiday Reminds Families in Gaza of War's Punishing Toll

Last summer, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip celebrated the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha the way it's supposed to be: with large family feasts, meat shared…

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Arab World Representatives of the Sudanese conflict parties during the signing of the Jeddah Agreement in May 2023 (Reuters)

Sudanese Sovereignty Council Member: Jeddah Platform Key for Peace

Sudan’s new Sovereignty Council member, Salaheddin Adam Tour, said on Friday he was assigned his role under “extremely complex” circumstances and is waiting to…

Asharq Al Awsat (Khartoum )
Arab World In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defense (MoD), a Sea Viper missile is launched from HMS Diamond to shoot down a missile fired by the Iranian-backed Houthis from Yemen, Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP)

US Military Targets Houthi Radar Sites in Yemen

The United States military unleashed a wave of attacks targeting radar sites operated by Yemen's Houthi militants over their assaults on shipping in the…

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Arab World Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and French President Emmanuel Macron (Algerian Presidency)

Algerians Fear Far-Right Government Lineup in France Following Early Legislative Elections

Observers in Algeria are attentively anticipating the outcome of the early legislative elections expected to be held in France in two rounds on 30 June and 7…

Asharq Al Awsat (Algiers)
Arab World Ships appear near the pier established by the US in Gaza (Reuters)

US is Removing Aid Pier from Gaza Coast Again Due to Weather

The US-built aid pier will be detached from Gaza’s coast for a second time due to rough seas, two US officials said Friday, raising further questions about the…

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Arab World  Supporters of the Sudanese armed popular resistance ride on trucks in Gedaref in eastern Sudan - Photo by AFP)

Sudan's Army Says it Has Killed RSF Darfur Commander

Sudan's army said on Friday it had killed Ali Yagoub Gibril, a senior commander for the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) who was under US sanctions, during a battle…

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