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The GCC summit in Qatar saw Turkish President Erdogan attend as a guest, reflecting Turkey's commitment to stronger ties with the GCC. Discussions focused on regional issues and enhancing cooperation, but the lack of institutionalization remains a challenge.
Israel continues to pursue Hamas militants in Gaza, resulting in more Palestinian casualties and displacement.
Saudi FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan meets with US Senator Lindsey Graham to discuss Gaza situation and emphasize the need for a ceasefire and humanitarian relief corridors.
US welcomes Israeli investigation into strike that killed journalist in Lebanon. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch call for investigation as war crimes. Reuters investigation finds Israeli tank crew responsible. Lebanon plans to refer reports to UN Security Council.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has appointed a vice chair and four new members to its board of directors, including Lydia Polgreen, Roula Khalaf, Alan Murray, Maria Ressa, and Jacqueline Simmons. They are dedicated to press freedom and journalist safety.
Hollywood stars face consequences for supporting Palestinians as protests continue worldwide.
Rights groups and wire services have found that an Israeli attack on Oct. 13 was likely a deliberate assault on civilians, according to investigations by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Reuters, and Agence France-Presse.
British military personnel are helping the Palestinian Authority prepare to take control of the Gaza Strip, according to Defense Secretary Grant Shapps.
Media rights group Reporters Without Borders is calling for Israeli and Egyptian authorities to allow journalists to move freely across the Gaza Strip's southern border crossing into Egypt.
Israeli forces kill four Palestinians, including two teenagers, during confrontations in the occupied West Bank.
Saudi Foreign Minister and UN Secretary-General discuss the situation in Gaza and call for an immediate ceasefire.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry urges Gaza truce in talks with US senators, emphasizing the importance of protecting civilians and ensuring access to aid.
Arab and Muslim Americans express anger over Biden's failure to restrain Israel's violence in Gaza, potentially impacting his reelection and Democratic legislators at the state level.
Lebanon has lodged a complaint with the Security Council against Israel for targeting the Lebanese army. Hezbollah launched military operations in response to an Israeli airstrike. The French foreign ministry expressed regret and called for restraint. UNIFIL warned of increasing violence on the border, and the Maronite bishops denounced the opening of new fronts.
The war against Daesh is expanding into Africa and other regions outside of the Middle East, according to a US official. The coalition is now targeting the group's affiliates in sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia. The spread of Daesh in these regions requires more coordination and resources to combat their activities.
The UN warns that it is impossible to create safe zones for civilians in Gaza amid Israel's bombing campaign.
CNN producer Ibrahim Dahman lost nine relatives in an Israeli air strike in northern Gaza. His childhood home was also destroyed. Israel resumed combat operations against Hamas after accusing them of violating a temporary truce.
Intense Israeli air strikes hit the south of the Gaza Strip on Monday, killing and wounding dozens of Palestinians, including in areas where Israel had told people to seek shelter.
The Red Cross president visits Gaza and highlights the intolerable suffering of civilians in the war-torn region.
Senators demand that Israel reduce civilian casualties in Gaza as a condition for receiving US aid, signaling fractures in Congress over the treatment of Palestinians.
The Gaza war raises concerns about the long-term implications for Palestinians and Israelis, including Israel's desire to exclude Palestinians from Gaza and its lack of a strategy for the aftermath. The crisis has damaged Israel's global standing and support. The post-Oct. 7 events make a return to negotiations and a two-state solution seem impossible, but they also highlight the necessity of reanimated peace efforts. Real strength lies in moral leadership and mercy, not violence. Israel's actions in Gaza have long-term political consequences.
Saudi aid for Palestinians in Gaza continues as supplies are delivered via Egypt. Ambulances and ships carrying medical supplies and food are also being sent. Relief efforts in Yemen and support for a technical institute in Somalia were also discussed.
Israel's security chief vows to hunt down Hamas in Lebanon, Turkey, and Qatar, even if it takes years.
Revenue for the world's top arms suppliers decreased in 2022 due to production issues and supply chain disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, despite increased demand for weapons.
A US air strike in Iraq kills five militants preparing to attack US forces, identified as members of an Iran-backed militia. The Islamic Resistance in Iraq confirms the deaths and vows retaliation.
An attack on American warship and commercial vessels in the Red Sea risks reigniting investor worries about the Israel-Hamas war and impacting the recent rally in US stocks.
Pope Francis urges a new ceasefire in Gaza as Israeli forces intensify raids, expressing concern over the mounting civilian death toll and lack of essential supplies.
Tens of thousands of pro-Palestinian supporters in the UK held protests against Israel's renewed attack on Gaza.
UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed met with US Vice President Kamala Harris and other leaders on the sidelines of COP28 in Dubai to discuss climate change, regional issues, and cooperation between their respective nations.
Saudi Arabia will host the 21st General Conference of UNIDO in Riyadh in November 2025, bringing together over 1,500 participants to discuss industrial development and promote economic growth.
Bethlehem will have no Christmas tree this year as celebrations are scaled back due to the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has sent a third relief ship to provide assistance to the Palestinian people in Gaza. Meanwhile, people sheltering in the south of Gaza are facing a dire situation as Israeli airstrikes and artillery fire continue in the city of Khan Younis.
The UAE has evacuated injured Palestinian children and cancer patients from Gaza to the UAE for treatment. The evacuation process is complex and challenging, with patients having to travel to the Rafah border and obtain security clearance to leave Gaza.
World leaders discuss climate action and the need to eliminate fossil fuels at the UN climate conference in Dubai. The Israel-Hamas conflict and financial commitments are also highlighted.
Three journalists were killed in Israeli raids in Gaza, bringing the total number of journalists killed in the war to 73. The war began when Hamas militants attacked southern Israel, resulting in the deaths of 1,200 people. Ground battles and air strikes have resumed since the truce expired, causing the deaths of at least 178 people in Gaza.
Libyan authorities have freed four Hamas members who were arrested in 2016 on charges of arms trafficking to Gaza. The release was reportedly at the request of the Libyan prosecutor's office following Turkish mediation.
Senior UK officials discuss Gaza crisis and emphasize two-state solution, condemn Hamas, and provide support and aid to Jordan and Egypt.
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has a poster hanging on a wall of his office in Tel Aviv, in the wake of the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Hamas. It shows mugshots of hundreds of the Palestinian militant group's commanders arranged in a pyramid.
The situation in Gaza remains bleak and potentially catastrophic following the resumption of combat between Israel and Hamas. Israeli airstrikes have caused destruction and displacement on an unprecedented scale, with tens of thousands seeking refuge in UN-run schools and makeshift tents.
The Israeli military has released a map of evacuation zones in the Gaza Strip to protect civilians during the ongoing conflict with Hamas.
The 24th Saudi relief plane carrying 31 tons of aid, including food and shelter materials, has arrived in Egypt to be transported to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.
Jordan's king emphasizes the impact of the Gaza war on climate change threats, while Iran warns of severe consequences as the conflict continues.
The US is set to impose a visa ban on Israeli settlers involved in violence against Palestinians in the West Bank. The ban could be implemented next week, according to a senior US State Department official.
UN peacekeepers in Lebanon face the challenge of keeping their own forces safe amid hostilities along the Lebanon-Israel border.
French envoy calls for acceleration of presidential elections in Lebanon during meetings with Lebanese officials. The presidency has been vacant for over a year due to divisions between Hezbollah and opposition parliamentary blocs.
The UN World Food Programme delivered food to over 120,000 people in Gaza during a pause in fighting, but the supplies were inadequate to address the level of hunger seen in UN shelters and communities.
The article examines the history of Israeli and Palestinian generals, their ongoing conflict, and the difficulties of finding a solution.
Saudi Arabia calls for an end to military operations in Gaza and collective international efforts to end the humanitarian catastrophe in the territory. The country has been providing humanitarian assistance and hosting summits to address the Israeli aggression against Gaza.
Vigils were held for three college students of Palestinian descent who were shot in Vermont, prompting calls for authorities to recognize the violence as a hate crime.
No attacks on US troops in Iraq and Syria since truce between Israel and Hamas began, according to the Pentagon.
US President Joe Biden's approval rating is slipping due to his handling of the conflict between Israel and Gaza. He needs to prioritize a peace process to have a chance at reelection.
Vigils were held for three college students of Palestinian descent who were shot in Vermont, prompting calls for authorities to recognize the violence as a hate crime.
Saudi Arabia continues its ongoing campaign to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza.
Gaza's archaeological treasures are at risk due to the Israeli bombing campaign, with over 31 mosques destroyed and more than three churches severely damaged. Museums in Gaza, which contain around 12,000 artifacts, have also been targeted and damaged.
China's top diplomat to hold UN meeting on Israel-Hamas conflict, aiming for a cease-fire and an end to the fighting.
Experts say the Gaza truce is unlikely to be extended, with Israel preparing to resume its offensive.
A 4-year-old American girl who witnessed her parents being killed by Hamas fighters in Gaza has been released along with 16 other hostages as part of an Israeli-Hamas prisoner exchange.
Elon Musk will meet Israeli President Isaac Herzog and families of Israeli hostages held by Hamas in Gaza to discuss combating rising antisemitism online. Musk's visit coincides with a four-day truce in the Israeli war with Palestinian Hamas militants in Gaza.
While the Gaza crisis dominates headlines, other significant events are happening around the world, such as the rise of the xenophobic extreme-right in Europe and conflicts in various regions. Superpower rivalry has hindered global cooperation and efforts to address global challenges. Global leaders must prioritize international issues to achieve stability and justice.
Israeli airstrikes put Damascus airport out of service again, just hours after flights had resumed following a previous attack.
Jordan's Lower House legal committee is reviewing agreements with Israel and exploring the possibility of prosecuting Israeli leaders for alleged actions against Palestinians.
A tanker linked to an Israel-affiliated company was seized off the coast of Yemen by unidentified armed individuals, raising concerns about maritime security in the region.
There is a need for more sustained humanitarian access inside Gaza, because that is where people need the help.
Hamas announces the death of senior commander Ahmed Al-Ghandour, the highest-ranking member of the group known to have been killed in the war with Israel. The truce between Israel and Hamas appears to be back on track after the release of a second group of hostages and prisoners.
The body of a Tanzanian student killed in Israel is being returned home after going missing following the Hamas attack last month.
Filipino protesters demand an unconditional ceasefire in Gaza and an end to Israel's occupation of Palestine in a rally in Manila.
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh calls for an end to Israeli aggression in Gaza and the West Bank, urging for the opening of all crossings for humanitarian aid and the return of Palestinians to their homes. The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates calls on the UN Security Council to respond to the humanitarian appeal and stop the war in Gaza.
Over three dozen Palestinian prisoners returned home to a hero's welcome in the occupied West Bank on Friday following their release from Israeli prisons as part of a cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas.
British Foreign Secretary David Cameron criticizes casualty figures in Israel-Hamas war and calls for respect for international humanitarian law. He also condemns actions of Israeli settlers in the West Bank. Cameron emphasizes the importance of long-term safety and security for both Israel and the Palestinian people. A few days pause in fighting has been initiated to enable hostage exchanges and provide more aid for civilians in Gaza.
Humanitarian aid organizations are calling for a permanent ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and have criticized the current truce as insufficient. They emphasize the urgent need for immediate and total ceasefire and the opening of more entry points for aid into Gaza. They also highlight the extensive damage and urgent needs in Gaza, including housing, education, fuel, electricity, and healthcare.
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a four-day truce in the Gaza war, during which hostages will be released in exchange for prisoners.
Hezbollah fires rockets at Israeli military posts in response to airstrike that killed five senior fighters.
British Foreign Secretary David Cameron meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and visits communities affected by Hamas attacks in southern Israel.
Jordan's draft 2024 budget forecasts state spending at $17.5 billion, supported by IMF-backed reforms. Growth is expected to be around 2.6 percent, and the budget includes increased allocations for capital investments.
Arab and Muslim ministers are calling for an extension of the four-day humanitarian truce in Gaza to be turned into a permanent ceasefire. They are also calling for the opening of a safe humanitarian corridor to deliver aid to the besieged strip.
The director of Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City and several senior doctors were arrested by Israeli forces on Thursday.
The recovery and reconstruction of Gaza following the recent conflict will be a complex and challenging task, similar to the experiences of other Arab cities devastated by conflict in recent years.
Two Syrians were killed in Israeli strikes near Damascus targeting Hezbollah. Flights to and from Damascus and Aleppo airports have been suspended since October 22 due to damage from strikes.
Jordan's King Abdullah and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi welcome temporary humanitarian truce in Gaza and emphasize the need for a permanent cease-fire and continuous delivery of aid. They reject policies of starvation and displacement of Palestinians.
Saudi Arabia demands an end to Israeli military operations and bloodshed in Gaza during a G20 virtual summit, emphasizing the dire humanitarian crisis and calling for a long-term peaceful solution.
Indonesian musicians are performing a series of free shows in Jakarta to raise funds and awareness for Gaza. Sixteen bands and musicians are participating in the initiative, with proceeds from ticket sales and merchandise being donated to the Palestinian Embassy in Indonesia. The concerts have received overwhelming support, with more than 87 percent of tickets already sold.
Actress Susan Sarandon has been dropped by talent agency UTA after speaking at a pro-Palestine rally, where she encouraged support for Palestinians during Israel's war in Gaza. Sarandon's comments drew backlash, and she is the latest celebrity to face consequences for supporting Palestine.
Hostilities flare on Lebanon's southern border as Hezbollah militants launch missiles at Israeli army positions just hours before a truce is declared in Gaza. Israeli forces strike Hezbollah targets in Lebanon and drop phosphorous bombs, causing fires.
Saudi Arabia welcomes the four-day truce in the Gaza war and appreciates the efforts made by Qatar, Egypt, and the US to achieve the temporary ceasefire.
Syria's two main airports, Damascus and Aleppo, have been closed for a month following Israeli strikes that damaged the runways.
Israel's government has enjoyed preferential treatment in the US despite its war crimes and violence. The Israeli lobby has dominated the US Congress through funding election campaigns and targeting voices that challenge Israel's propaganda.
The EU has confirmed that no money from its financial aid to the Palestinians has reached Hamas, following an investigation into the use of development assistance.
Fuel shortages and worsening sanitation in Gaza are creating a perfect storm for disease outbreaks, warns UN.
A drone strike in Iraq kills one person in a vehicle belonging to a pro-Iran group. The responsible party for the strike is unknown.
The Israeli military has not yet found the alleged Hamas command center at Al-Shifa Hospital, but has released videos of weapons allegedly seized inside the hospital.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to continue war against Hamas, even if a temporary cease-fire is reached.
The current Israel-Hamas conflict has sparked intense emotions and global outrage, leading experts to question why this issue remains so divisive. The conflict's religious and political dimensions, as well as the issue of land, contribute to its complexity and global relevance.
Life in Gaza is marked by destruction, displacement, and daily hardships as the war between Israel and Hamas continues. Hospitals are overcrowded, and food aid is insufficient. Volunteers cook lentil soup for displaced people to provide some comfort.
Bangladeshis are showing solidarity with Gaza by donating money and resources, demonstrating a deep connection and a moral obligation to stand with the Palestinians in their fight for justice.
Russian President Putin calls for a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and suggests involvement of BRICS states and regional countries in reaching a settlement.
Bahrain's Gulf Hotels Group is expanding into Saudi Arabia to tap into the growing tourism market, aligning with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 to transform the country into a global tourism destination.
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