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Israel launches ground attack on Rafah’s Shaboura refugee camp

The Shaboura camp reportedly houses 40,000 Palestinians, many of whom are displaced from other parts of the Gaza Strip [Getty/file photo] Israeli forces on Wednesday launched ground and air attacks on the Shaboura camp in the city of Rafah, intensifying artillery shelling. The Israeli army reportedly used drones and bombed homes, The New Arab’s Arabic-language […]

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Emirati conglomerate drops plans for Lebanese TV over alleged threats

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor is a wealthy Emirati businessman [GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images-archive] A wealthy Emirati businessman has scrapped plans to launch a new television channel in Lebanon, with his company alleging he and his staff had faced physical threats. Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor’s Dubai-based Al Habtoor Group conglomerate announced on Tuesday it had

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Blinken says US to lay out ‘concrete’ post-war Gaza proposals

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed Wednesday to work to seal a Gaza ceasefire agreement, saying not all Hamas demands were acceptable but voicing hope gaps could be closed. Consulting with key mediator Qatar on the Hamas response to the plan outlined by US President Joe Biden, Blinken said the Palestinian group could have

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Qatar PM meets Hamas, PIJ officials in Doha

The meeting discussed the response of Hamas and the Palestinian factions to the proposed Gaza ceasefire and captives exchange deal with Israel [Hamasinfo.info] Qatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani met in Doha on Tuesday with the head of the political bureau of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, and the Secretary-General of

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Hezbollah rains rockets on Israel after strike kills commander

The Israeli military said successive rocket barrages were fired from Lebanon into northern Israel Wednesday, after an Israeli strike killed a senior Hezbollah commander in south Lebanon the previous day. Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has traded near-daily cross-border fire with the Israeli army since the onset of the Gaza war. “A short while ago, approximately

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Palestinian loses eye in ‘pointless attack’ by Israeli police

Rights groups have documented the random use of violence by Israeli police against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank for years [GETTY] Two Israeli border police officers are being investigated for throwing a hand grenade and seriously injuring a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank in a “pointless attack”, in a rare case of indictment

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Two Indians recruited by Russia army killed in Ukraine war

Russia’s war on Ukraine has been ongoing for more than two years [Jose Colon/Anadolu/Getty-file photo] Two Indian nationals recruited by the Russian army were recently killed in the war between Russia and Ukraine, the Indian foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The Indian embassy in Moscow has pressed Russian authorities, including the Ministry of Defence, for

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South Africa library bans ‘River to the Sea’ children’s book

The removal of a children’s colouring book about Palestine from independent book stores in South Africa has raised concerns about censorship driven by pro-Israeli lobbying in a country known for its pro-Palestine positions. Written and illustrated by Nathi Ngubane and published by Social Bandit Media in February 2024, From The River to The Sea had

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Israeli forces kill six Palestinians in deadly West Bank raid

Israeli forces raided a town near the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, killing six [Getty] Israeli forces launched a deadly raid on the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, killing six Palestinians and shelling a home. Israeli special forces besieged a home in the village of Kafr Dan, near Jenin, before shelling it, the official

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Rediscovering Britain’s Lost Love of the Orient

The author of this book poses many intriguing questions: Why was there a Turkish mosque in Britain’s famous botanical garden in the 18th century? How did Persian-inscribed cannons end up in rural Wales? And who is the Moroccan man in a long-forgotten portrait in a West London stately home? Examining the origins of paintings, drawings, carvings,

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