MBS hits back at Biden after the President confronts Saudi prince about Khashoggi

In the meeting, Bin Salman, also known as MBS, denied responsibility for the killing of Khashoggi at the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate. Biden said he indicated that he disagreed with MBS, based on US intelligence assessments, according to the source. In response to Biden bringing up Khashoggi, MBS cited the sexual and physical abuse of prisoners … Read more

Israel shoots down three unarmed Hezbollah drones

The Israeli army says it intercepted three drones launched by Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement headed towards an offshore gasfield. The Israeli army has said it intercepted three drones launched by Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement headed towards an offshore gasfield in the Mediterranean. “Three hostile drones approaching the airspace in Israel’s economic waters have been intercepted,” the military … Read more

23 people die trying to cross from Morocco into Spanish enclave

Human rights groups have called for an investigation after at least 23 people died while attempting to scale a border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla in northern Africa. Authorities in Morocco and Spain said the individuals died as a result of a “stampede” with about 2,000 people trying to climb the … Read more

‘What do we do when another disaster hits?’ Afghans face crises on all fronts after quake kills 1,000 | CNN

CNN – Aid groups scrambled on Thursday to reach victims of a powerful earthquake that rocked eastern Afghanistan, killing more than 1,000 people in an area blighted by poor infrastructure, as the country faces dire economic and hunger crises. The slow response, exacerbated by international sanctions and decades of mismanagement, concerns people working in the … Read more

Brookings places retired general on leave amid FBI probe

The prestigious Brookings Institution placed its president, retired four-star Marine Gen. John Allen, on administrative leave Wednesday amid a federal investigation into his role in an illegal lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. Brookings’ announcement came a day after The Associated Press reported on new court filings that show … Read more

Crowd confronts cleric at Iran tower collapse that killed 32

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Protesters angry over a building collapse in southwestern Iran that killed at least 32 people shouted down an emissary sent by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, sparking a crackdown that saw riot police club demonstrators and fire tear gas, according to online videos analyzed on Monday. The demonstration directly challenged … Read more

‘Disturbing’: Outcry over Israeli attack on Abu Akleh’s funeral

Attacks by Israeli forces on mourners of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh have sparked condemnation, with the United Nations and the United States describing the scenes as “deeply disturbing” – although the US stopped short of explicitly condemning Israel for the violence. Thousands of people gathered in occupied East Jerusalem on Friday for the … Read more

Al Jazeera reporter killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) – Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, one of the satellite channel’s best-known reporters, was shot and killed on Wednesday while covering an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank. The broadcaster and two reporters who were with her blamed Israeli forces. The Israeli army initially suggested that Abu Akleh might … Read more

Veteran Al Jazeera reporter killed by Israeli fire in West Bank

Israeli forces have shot dead Al Jazeera’s journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian health ministry. She was hit by a live bullet on Wednesday while covering Israeli raids in the city of Jenin and was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, according to the ministry and Al … Read more

Israel captures Palestinians who killed 3 in stabbing attack

The two Palestinians were found near a quarry after a three-day manhunt following the attack in Elad near Tel Aviv. Israeli forces have arrested two Palestinians who killed three people in a stabbing attack last week and fled the scene near Tel Aviv. “The two terrorists who murdered three Israeli civilians in the deadly attack … Read more