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France: U.S. has only a few days to avoid trade war

WHISTLER, British Columbia – The United States has only a few days to avoid sparking a trade war with its allies, and it is up to Washington to make a move to de-escalate tensions over tariffs, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday. Speaking after a meeting of G7 finance ministers in the mountain resort of Whistler, British […]

Report: Israel Air Force strikes in southern Gaza strip

Israeli Air Force jets carried out a wave of airstrikes against targets in the Gaza Strip late Saturday night after earlier mortar fire towards southern Israeli communities,Palestinian media reported. According to accounts, the IAF jets hit several Hamas targets shortly after a tank fired shells towards a Hamas observation post east of Gaza City. This is an ongoing story.   

Israeli military to probe killing of Gaza nurse

JERUSALEM/GAZA – The Israeli military said on Saturday it was investigating the apparent killing by its troops of a Palestinian nurse on Friday during protests along the Gaza border. Health officials and witnesses said , a volunteer medic, as she ran towards the border fence, east of the south Gaza city of Khan Younis, in a bid to reach a […]

Report: Saudis threaten attack if Qatar deploys anti-aircraft missiles

PARIS – Saudi Arabia‘s King Salman has threatened to take military action if Qatar installs a Russian air defense system, France‘s Le Monde newspaper reported. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar last year, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism, which it denies. Qatar and Russia signed an agreement on military and […]

Fire rages in nature reserve near Gaza border, kite terrorism suspected

Fire has consumed nearly a third of the area of the Karmiya Nature Reserve, located near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority reported Saturday. Fire kites launched from Gaza is the suspected cause of the fire. Approximately 75 acres of the 275 acre park have burned so far. Firefighters have not yet […]

Rocket Alert Sirens sound at multiple locations near Gaza Strip

Rocket sirens were sounded in southern Israel on Saturday evening, likely signalling a launch of projectiles from the Gaza Strip toward Israel. The cause of the siren is under investigation. Rocket alert sirens sounded off in Eshkol Regional Council and Kissufim Saturday evening, according to recent reports. Sirens were heard in southern Israel communities near the Gaza border. A spokesperson […]

Lebanese woman detained for insulting Egyptians in viral video

CAIRO – An Egyptian prosecutor ordered the detention of a Lebanese woman who posted a video on her Facebook page describing an incident of sexual harassment in Egypt, charging her with insulting Egyptians, state news agency MENA reported on Saturday. Mona el-Mazboh has been held since Thursday when she was arrested at Cairo airport at the end of her stay […]