Oil spill from power station spreads along Syria’s coast

DAMASCUS: A massive oil spill caused by leakage from a power plant inside one of Syria’s oil refineries is spreading along the coast of the Mediterranean country, Syria’s state news agency said... Read more »

Abbas, Israel’s Gantz hold new high-level talks, urged by US

JERUSALEM: Israel’s defense minister has held talks with the Palestinian president in Ramallah, the first high-level meeting between the two sides in years, officials said.Sunday’s meeting between Benny Gantz and Mahmoud Abbas... Read more »

Damascus and Tehran pledge to confront US sanctions

DAMASCUS: Iran and Syria have vowed to take “mighty steps” to confront US sanctions imposed on the two regional allies, saying their relations will strengthen under Iran’s new leadership.The announcement was made... Read more »

Israel strikes Gaza after fire balloons, border clashes

JERUSALEM: The Israeli air force attacked two sites in Gaza early Sunday morning, the army said, after Gazans clashed with forces on the border and launched incendiary balloons at southern Israel.“IDF fighter... Read more »

Robert Kennedy’s assassin granted parole in California

LOS ANGELES: The man convicted of shooting dead Robert F. Kennedy in a 1968 assassination that rocked the United States was granted parole Friday.Sirhan Sirhan, now 77, has been behind bars for... Read more »

Algeria to divert Spain gas supplies away from Morocco pipeline

ALGIERS: Algeria has said it is ready to divert all its Spain-bound natural gas exports via an undersea pipeline that bypasses Morocco, state media said, days after Algiers cut ties with its... Read more »

Biden, Bennett agree Iran should never acquire nuclear weapons in White House talks

WASHINGTON D.C.: US President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in White House talks on Friday that he was putting “diplomacy first” to try to rein in Iran’s nuclear program but if... Read more »

Terror attack on US forces in Kabul criticized by Congresswoman McCollum

CHICAGO: The Taliban shared information with the US that a terrorist attack targeting its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan was “imminent” and may explain why they were trying to prevent people from fleeing... Read more »

Israel to allow goods into Gaza in move to ease tensions

JERUSALEM: Israel said that it would be easing commercial restrictions on the Gaza Strip and expand entry of goods to the Palestinian enclave following days of heightened tensions. The announcement came after... Read more »

Palestinian wounded in Gaza clash dies ahead of new protest

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian has died from injuries sustained during weekend clashes with Israeli forces on the Gaza border, the territory’s health ministry said, ahead of fresh protests called for... Read more »