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

Israeli Assault Traps Foreign Doctors as They Are Treating Waves of Wounded in Gaza

The 35 American and other international doctors came to Gaza in volunteer teams to help one of the territory’s few hospitals still functioning. They brought…

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)

For Children of Gaza, War Means No School, No Indication When Formal Learning Might Return 

Atef Al-Buhaisi, 6, once dreamed of a career building houses. Now, all he craves is to return to school. In Israel's war with Hamas, Atef's home has been…

Features Members of the US Army, US Navy and the Israeli military put in place the Trident Pier, a temporary pier to deliver humanitarian aid, on the Gaza coast, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, May 16, 2024. (US Central Command/Handout via Reuters)

What to Know about How Much the Aid from a US Pier Project Will Help Gaza 

A US-built pier is in place to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza by sea, but no one will know if the new route will work until a steady stream of deliveries…

Features Displaced Palestinians, who fled their house due to Israel's military offensive, shelter in a tent, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip May 13, 2024. (Reuters)

Palestinians Across the Middle East Mark the Original ‘Nakba’ with Eyes on War in Gaza 

Palestinians across the Middle East on Wednesday are marking the anniversary of their mass expulsion from what is now Israel with protests and other events…

Features Israeli tanks maneuver, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, near the Israel-Gaza Border May 14, 2024. (Reuters)

Israeli Forces Back in Old Gaza Battlegrounds as Doubts Over War Aims Grow 

Seven months into the war, Israeli troops are back fighting in the north of the Gaza Strip, in areas that were supposed to have been cleared months ago,…

Features  A boy looks on as Palestinians prepare to flee Rafah after Israeli forces launched a ground and air operation in the eastern part of the southern Gaza city, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip May 12, 2024. (Reuters)

Gazans Strive to Study as War Shatters Education System

Pupils sitting cross-legged on the sand take classes in a tent near Khan Younis in Gaza. Two sisters connect online to a West Bank school from Cairo. A…

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Features  Protesters stand and link arms during a demonstration in support of Palestinians, at the Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado, US May 7, 2024. (Reuters)

Campus Gaza Rallies May Subside, but Experts See Possible ‘Hot Summer of Protest’

About a dozen students arrested by police clearing a sit-in at a Denver college campus emerged from detainment to cheers from fellow pro-Palestinian protesters…

Features President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (L) and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis leave after speaking to the press following their meeting in Athens during Erdogan's official visit to Greece, Dec. 7, 2023. (AFP Photo)

Wary of Wars in Gaza and Ukraine, Old Foes Türkiye and Greece Test a Friendship Initiative

Old foes Türkiye and Greece will test a five-month-old friendship initiative Monday when Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visits Ankara. The two NATO…

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Features In this photo released by The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, shows officials burning seized drugs in Niamey, Niger, Monday, June 26, 2023. (UNODC via AP)

Cocaine Trade ... A Threat to West Africa

The volume of drugs transiting through West African countries, from Latin America to European markets, has significantly increased in the last decade, a recent…

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Features Pro-Palestinian demonstrators protest as they take part in the "Biden: stop supporting genocide!" rally in New York City, US, January 20, 2024. (Reuters)

Biden’s Israel Weapons Pause Won’t Dent Gaza Protests, Organizers Say

US President Joe Biden's decision to pause shipments of thousands of bombs to Israel over the US ally's attacks on Rafah won praise from some critical…

Features Then-Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands while giving joint statements at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, March 9, 2016. (Debbie Hill/AFP via Getty Images via JTA)

The Biden-Netanyahu Relationship is Strained Like Never Before. Can the Two Leaders Move Forward?

President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have long managed a complicated relationship, but they're running out of space to maneuver as…

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Features Charred homes and cars dotting this hilltop village surrounded by olive groves are a searing reminder of Palestinians’ vulnerability to rising violence from Israeli settlers. (AP video/Imad Isseid)

A West Bank Village Feels Helpless after Israeli Settlers Attack with Fire and Bullets

Charred homes and cars dotting this hilltop village surrounded by olive groves are a searing reminder of Palestinians' vulnerability to rising violence from…

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Features Sudanese refugees gather to fill cans with water from a water point in the Farchana refugee camp, on April 8, 2024. (Photo by Joris Bolomey / AFP)

Fighting Closes in amid 'Constant Terror' in Key Darfur City

Sudanese shop owner Ishaq Mohammed has been trapped in his home for a month, sheltering from violence in El-Fasher, the last major city in the country's vast…

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Features A Palestinian woman walks down the stairs of a house hit in an Israeli strike, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip May 9, 2024. REUTERS/Hatem Khaled

Why the US is Stopping Some Bomb Shipments to Israel

The United States has suspended a shipment of weapons to Israel, including heavy bombs the US ally used in its campaign against Hamas in Gaza which has killed…

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Features  A picture taken on May 5, 2024 shows the Darbandikhan Dam in northeastern Iraq. Iraq has suffered four consecutive years of drought, with irregular rainfall badly affecting water resources, forcing many farmers to abandon their land. (AFP)

‘A Blessing’: Rains Refill Iraq’s Drought-Hit Reservoirs

The reservoir behind the massive Darbandikhan dam, tucked between the rolling mountains of northeastern Iraq, is almost full again after four successive years…

Features  Families of Israeli soldiers who were killed in the ongoing conflict in Gaza between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas, demonstrate outside the US embassy branch in Tel Aviv calling for the war to continue and for the Israeli army to keep on fighting inside Rafah in the south of the besieged Palestinian territory on May 7, 2024. (AFP)

Netanyahu Weighs Risks of Rafah Assault as Hostage Dilemma Divides Israelis

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces competing pressures at home and abroad when he weighs how far to push the operation to defeat Hamas in Rafah that…

Features Students wave Palestinian flags as they march towards the Old School buildings to hand letters with their demands to the College Secretary during a protest in support of Palestinian people at Cambridge University, in Cambridge, eastern England on May 7, 2024. (AFP)

Pro-Palestinian Student Protests Spread Across Europe. Some Are Allowed. Some Are Stopped 

Campus protests by pro-Palestinian activists spread across Europe on Tuesday as some called for a break in academic ties with Israel over the war in Gaza,…

Features Internally displaced Palestinians, carrying their belongings, set up tents on the ruins of their homes after the Israeli army asked them to evacuate from the city of Rafah, in Khan Younis camp, southern Gaza Strip, 07 May 2024. (EPA)

‘Unlike Anything We Have Studied’: Gaza’s Destruction in Numbers

As well as killing more than 34,000 people and causing catastrophic levels of hunger and injury, the seven-month war between Israel and Hamas has also caused…

Features Rubble is removed from the site of the Iranian consulate in Damascus after it was destroyed by an Israeli strike in April. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

War on Gaza Strains Relations between Iran, Syria

It appears that the war on Gaza has impacted Iran’s military deployment in Syria. Local sources said Tehran has started to put in place plans for the…

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Features Israeli settlers 'have effectively blocked access to vast stretches of land around Deir Jarir', says Palestinian resident. (AFP)

Guns and Sheep: Settlers Use Shepherding Outposts to Seize West Bank Land

Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank say armed Jewish settlers are increasingly seizing their lands by bringing livestock to so-called shepherding…

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Features A handout picture made available by the Odesa Regional State Administration Oleh Kiper Telegram channel shows the storage site of the "Nova Poshta" postal service following a missile strike in Odesa, Ukraine, 29 April 2024. (EPA/Odesa Regional State Administration handout)

Send Us Patriots: Ukraine’s Battered Energy Plants Seek Air Defenses against Russian Attacks

At a Ukrainian power plant repeatedly hit by Russian aerial attacks, equipment department chief Oleh has a one-word answer when asked what Ukraine’s battered…

Features  Palestinian woman Asmaa Al-Belbasi, making her way back to her shelter after buying bread from recently reopened Al-Sharq bakery, walks past the ruins of a house destroyed during Israel's military offensive, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in Gaza City April 24, 2024. (Reuters)

Bakeries Bring Bread to North Gaza but Hunger Persists

Asmaa al-Belbasi walks an hour to her nearest bakery each day to fetch bread for her children and other relatives in the north Gaza districts where aid…

Features FILE - Police in Riot gear stand guard as demonstrators chant slogans outside the Columbia University campus, Thursday, April 18, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

A Look at the Protests about the War in Gaza that Have Emerged on US College Campuses

Student protests over the Israel-Hamas war have popped up on an increasing number of college campuses following last week's arrest of more than 100…

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Features This satellite picture taken by Planet Labs PBC show the construction of a new aid port near Gaza City, Gaza Strip, on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (Planet Labs PBC via AP)

A US-led Effort to Bring Aid to Gaza by Sea Is Moving Forward. But Big Concerns Remain 

The construction of a new port in Gaza and an accompanying US military-built pier offshore are underway, but the complex plan to bring more desperately needed…