Features A Palestinian child plays next to empty ammunition containers in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on May 16, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. (AFP)

Bedwetting, Nightmares and Shaking. War in Gaza Takes a Mental Health Toll, Especially on Children

Nabila Hamada gave birth to twin boys in Gaza early in the war, in a hospital reeking of decaying bodies and full of displaced people. When Israeli forces…

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Features The image provided by US Central Command, shows US Army soldiers assigned to the 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary), US Navy sailors assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion 1, and Israel Defense Forces placing the Trident Pier on the coast of Gaza Strip on May 16, 2024. (US Central Command via AP)

This Is How the US-Built Pier to Bring Aid to Gaza Worked — Or Not

The US military's pier to get humanitarian aid into Gaza has come to an end after a series of problems. The pier was pulled from the Gaza shore on June 28…

Features  Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump appears during the Republican National Convention Monday, July 15, 2024, in Milwaukee. (AP)

Multiple Failures, Multiple Investigations: Unraveling the Attempted Assassination of Donald Trump

The young man was pacing around the edges of the Donald Trump campaign rally, shouldering a big backpack and peering into the lens of a rangefinder toward the…

Features A café in Giza popular with displaced Sudanese (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Egypt... An ‘Alternative Sudan’ for those Fleeing War

With the influx of hundreds of thousands of displaced Sudanese into Egypt over the past months due to the ongoing war in their country, Egypt has turned into…

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Features Trump's pick for Vice President, US Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) arrives on the first day of the Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum on July 15, 2024 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Getty Images/AFP)

Who is JD Vance? Things to Know about Donald Trump's Pick for Vice President

Former President Donald Trump on Monday chose US Sen. JD Vance of Ohio to be his running mate as he looks to return to the White House. Here are some things…

Features Valerie Tarazi will compete in the swimming for the Palestine delegation at the Paris Olympics - AFP

Palestinian Athletes Told to Take 'Resistance' to the Olympics

Eight Palestinian athletes taking part in the Paris Olympics will be symbols of "resistance" during the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, a Palestinian minister said…

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Features Law enforcement officials near the home of 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks, identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as the person who attempted to assassinate former President Donald J. Trump, during an investigation in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA, 14 July 2024. (EPA)

What We Know About the 20-Year-Old Man Who Tried to Assassinate Donald Trump

The 20-year-old nursing-home employee from suburban Pittsburgh who tried to assassinate former President Donald Trump was a registered Republican who packed…

Features A presumed image of Mohammed Deif released by Israel last year

Mohammed Deif: Al-Qassam Brigades Leader, Phantom who Survived Multiple Close Calls

Before the current war in Gaza, Mohammed Deif, leader of Hamas’ military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, was known only to his family and a few within Hamas. …

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Features Palestinians stand near covered bodies after an Israeli air strike in the Al-Mawasi area of Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip, 13 July 2024. EPA/MOHAMMED SABER

Targeting of Deif: Symbolic Blow to Al-Qassam Brigades Deepens Leadership Crisis

Israel killed dozens of Palestinians on Saturday in an attempt to assassinate Mohammed Deif, leader of Hamas’ military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, alongside…

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Features An Israeli firefighter aircraft drops flame retardant on fires smoke after rockets fired from southern Lebanon hit an area in the Upper Galilee region in northern Israel on July 4, 2024. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

Israel-Hezbollah War... More Severe than ‘Al-Aqsa Flood’

In conflicts, both sides often set traps for each other. Yet today, in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, it appears both sides are falling…

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Features The body of 13-year-old Ghassan Gharib is carried on shoulders after he was shot dead by Israeli forces near Ramallah this July (AFP)

West Bank Palestinians Rely on Israel for Essentials, Fear Collective Punishment

Palestinians in the West Bank, unlike those in Gaza, do not want an open war between Israel and Hezbollah. They know from past experiences that such a conflict…

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Features  France's President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press briefing during NATO’s 75th anniversary summit in Washington, US, July 11, 2024. (Reuters)

Macron Tries to Assuage NATO Fears despite French Political Limbo

French President Emmanuel Macron once shook up NATO by declaring it was suffering "brain death". But his days of such boldness on the international stage may…

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Features A truck carries humanitarian aid across Trident Pier, a temporary pier to deliver aid, off the Gaza Strip, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, near the Gaza coast, May 19, 2024. US Army Central/Handout via REUTERS

How Much Has US-built Gaza Aid Pier Helped Get Aid into Gaza?

A US-built pier designed to increase flows of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip has been beset by challenges and is now expected to be permanently…

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Features US President Joe Biden speaks during a bilateral meeting with UK Prime Minister Keir Starmer at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 10 July 2024. (EPA)

More Democrats in Congress Call on Joe Biden to End His Reelection Bid

A growing number of Democrats in Congress are calling on Democratic President Joe Biden to end his reelection bid after the 81-year-old incumbent's halting…

Features People walk past closed shops in Hocahasan district, mostly populated by Syrians, in Bursa, western Türkiye, Tuesday, July 2, 2024. (Ugur Yildirim/Dia Photo via AP)

Türkiye Host Communities on a Collision Course with Refugees

It is difficult to establish a clear timeline for the successive developments that led to the recent incidents of violence against Syrian refugees in Türkiye,…

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Features Hassan Nofal, 53, who was displaced by the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip, holds the keys to his home that he was forced to leave with his family at a makeshift tent camp in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 4, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)

House Keys Carry Symbolic Weight for Gaza Families Repeatedly Displaced by War

On his key chain, Hassan Nofal keeps the keys to two homes. One is to the house of his grandparents in what is now southern Israel, which his family was driven…

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Features Flags at NATO Headquarters ahead to press conference following NATO Military Chiefs of Defense meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 18 January 2024. (EPA)

What to Know about the NATO Military Alliance and How it is Helping Ukraine

President Joe Biden and his NATO counterparts are meeting in Washington this week to mark the 75th anniversary of the world’s biggest security organization…

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Features US Vice President Kamala Harris reacts during the 30th annual Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana, US, July 6, 2024. (Reuters)

Could Kamala Harris Beat Donald Trump in November’s Presidential Race?

She worries Republican donors, has name recognition, and Democratic Party heavyweights are beginning to line up behind her. Vice President Kamala Harris…

Features  Israeli soldiers walk in the southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 3, 2024. (AP)

Rafah Is a Dusty, Rubble-Strewn Ghost Town 2 Months after Israel Invaded to Root Out Hamas

Two months ago, before Israeli troops invaded Rafah, the city sheltered most of Gaza's more than 2 million people. Today it is a dust-covered ghost town. …

Features  French far-right Rassemblement National (RN) political party President and lead MEP Jordan Bardella (L) answers to French journalist Caroline Roux during the TV show "L'Evenement" broadcasted on French TV channel France 2 in Paris on July 4, 2024, ahead of the second round of the legislative elections. (AFP)

At 28, Bardella Could Become Youngest French Prime Minister at Helm of Far-Right National Rally

At just 28 years old, Jordan Bardella has helped make the far-right National Rally the strongest political force in France. And now he could become the country…

Features Palestinians walk through a ravaged street following Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, on October 10, 2023. (AFP)

'Bulldozed and Shelled': Gaza's Farming Sector Ravaged by War

He pointed to his greenhouse's metal frame and its white plastic sheeting strewn across the plot, inside an area designated a humanitarian zone by the Israeli…

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Features French President Emmanuel Macron leaves the voting booth before voting in the early French parliamentary election, in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, northern France, Sunday, June 30, 2024. (AP)

How France’s Macron Went from a Successful Political Newcomer to a Weakened Leader

French President Emmanuel Macron’s expected political failure in decisive parliamentary elections Sunday could paralyze the country, weaken him abroad and…

Features Iranian reformist candidate Masoud Pezeshkian raises his fist as he arrives for his campaign rally, two days before a presidential election runoff following a first round marked by a historically low turnout, at a stadium in Tehran on July 3, 2024. (AFP)

Pezeshkian: Iran’s New Reformist President

Masoud Pezeshkian, Iran's only reformist candidate in the latest presidential election, has risen from relative obscurity to become the ninth president of the…

Features Palestinians displaced by the Israeli air and ground offensive on the Gaza Strip, walk through a dark streak of sewage flowing into the streets of the southern town of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 4, 2024. (AP)

Gaza Soccer Stadium Is Now a Shelter for Thousands of Displaced Palestinians

Thousands of displaced Palestinians in northern Gaza have sought refuge in one of the territory’s largest soccer arenas, where families now scrape by with…