US Congress: Rashida Tlaib Introduces Nakba Resolution | Israeli-Palestinian conflict News

Congressman says the measure is intended to recognize forced displacement of Palestinians during the establishment of the Israeli state. Washington, DC- US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has said she has tabled a resolution to recognize the Palestinian Nakba, a term used to describe the forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians leading up to the … Read more

Shireen Abu Akleh’s brother denounces violent actions by Israeli police at her funeral

Jerusalem CNN † The brother of murdered Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh called the violent intervention of the Israeli police at her funeral Monday “unacceptable and unjustifiable”. “They could have easily blocked the road if they didn’t want the funeral to leave the hospital, but the attack was deliberate and brutal,” Tony Abu Akleh … Read more

Hezbollah allies expected to lose seats in Lebanon elections | Election news

Beirut, Lebanon – The Lebanese movement Hezbollah and its allies could face setbacks in the parliamentary elections, according to partial results, with several anti-establishment candidates winning seats in the first elections since the economic crisis and the deadly explosion in Beirut in 2020. Among the 47 winners announced Monday by Home Secretary Bassam Mawlawi were … Read more

Baghdad streets covered in sand as powerful dust storm hits Iraq

Baghdad’s streets were covered in sand on Monday, May 16, after a powerful dust storm that suspended flights in the Iraqi capital and forced schools and offices in the area to close. According to local reports, 2,000 suffocation cases were reported by the Iraqi Ministry of Health as a result of the dust storm. Earlier … Read more

sanaa: First commercial flight departs from Sanaa, boosting peace prospects in Yemen

SANAA: Yemen’s flag carrier launched its first commercial flight in years from the capital Sanaa on Monday, raising hopes of renewing a UN-brokered truce in the seven-year-old conflict that saw a Saudi Arabia-led coalition set up against the Iran-affiliated Houthis and endanger the security of the Middle East. Water cannons sprayed the runway at Sanaa … Read more

Israeli police to investigate ‘events’ surrounding funeral of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh: Minister

“Unfortunately, serious violent events occurred during the funeral among the participants that worsened the situation on the ground,” Israeli Public Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev said in a statement to CNN. “The investigative team, appointed by Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai and led by Brigadier General Anna Ben Mordechai – an experienced commander familiar with the area … Read more

‘Why should I leave?’: Palestinian Bedouin reject eviction | Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Outside the city of Hebron, already an example of the intrusion of Israeli settlements into Palestinian territory, lies what appears to be a modest group of Palestinian Bedouin homes. But here, in Masafer Yatta, local families are vying to end what would be one of the largest single displacements of Palestinians in decades as Israeli … Read more

‘Nothing can stop us’: Al Jazeera flags bomb attack at Gaza office | Israeli-Palestinian conflict News

Gaza City Israeli airstrikes destroyed the Al-Jalaa building that housed Al Jazeera’s office and the Associated Press office on May 15 last year. Dust and debris rose into the air when the 11-story building, which also housed a number of residences and other offices, was razed and smashed to the ground. The bombing sparked great … Read more

Nakba Day: What Happened in Palestine in 1948? † Israeli-Palestinian conflict News

Every year on May 15, Palestinians around the world commemorate the Nakba, or catastrophe, which refers to the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948. After gaining British government support for the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine, on May 14, 1948, as soon as the British mandate expired, Zionist forces declared the establishment of … Read more

Lebanon elections: polling stations opened after high-stakes parliamentary vote

Beirut, Lebanon CNN † Polling stations opened on Sunday morning in crisis-ravaged Lebanon for high-stakes parliamentary elections. The elections are Lebanon’s first since a popular uprising in 2019 claimed the downfall of the ruling elite and blamed traditional parties for widespread corruption and mismanagement. Several new political groups have emerged from the protest movement and … Read more