Gaza conflict intensifies with rocket barrages and air strikes

Palestinian militants fired more rockets into Israel’s commercial heartland on Thursday as Israel kept up a punishing bombing campaign in Gaza and massed tanks and troops on the enclave’s border. The four days of cross-border fighting showed no sign of abating and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the campaign “will take more time”. Violence […]

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Princess Latifa: UN To Question UAE About Dubai Ruler’s Daughter

Videos show Dubai’s Princess Latifa imprisoned against her will in “villa jail” The United Nations has said it will raise the detention of Princess Latifa, the daughter of Dubai’s ruler, with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Princess Latifa has accused her father of holding her hostage in Dubai since she tried to flee the city in 2018. In secretly recorded videos shared with […]

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Ruhollah Zam: Iran executes blogger who inspired protests

Authorities say journalist Ruhollah Zam, who was convicted of fomenting violence during the anti-government protests, has been executed. Human rights groups have expressed outrage at his death. Iranian authorities on Saturday morning executed once-exiled dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam over his online work that helped inspire nationwide anti-government protests in the Middle East nation in 2017. […]

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Prominent Iranian military scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh assassinated.

Iranian scientist widely seen by Western intelligence as mastermind behind Iran’s efforts to develop nuclear weapons. He  was widely seen by  Western intelligence as the mastermind of clandestine Iranian efforts to develop nuclear weapons. Iran denies Fakhrizadeh was involved in any such undertaking and that it ever tried to weaponise uranium enrichment for nuclear energy. But […]

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Lebanon eyes state of emergency after deadly Beirut blast

Supreme Defence Council recommends that military oversee security of disaster-stricken capital city as fatalities rise Lebanese President Michel Aoun called for an emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday and said a two-week state of emergency should be declared following a massive explosion in Beirut that killed at least 78 people and injured 4,000 others. The explosion […]

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