Donations pour in to rebuild Gaza bookshop

LONDON: Cash and book donations have flooded in to help rebuild one of Gaza’s largest and oldest bookshops, a two-storey building completely leveled by Israeli attacks. The Samir Mansour bookshop was hit... Read more »

Outgoing Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu gets his first smartphone

BEIRUT: Israel’s former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now owns a smartphone for the first time in 12 years, Israeli media reported on Monday.Unseated as premier in early June, Israel Today said Netanyahu... Read more »

Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant shut down over ‘technical fault’

TEHRAN: Iran’s only nuclear power plant has been temporarily shut down over a “technical fault,” the country’s atomic energy body said in a statement.The Bushehr plant and its 1,000-megawatt reactor, on Iran’s... Read more »

America-Israel relations reach crossroads

WASHINGTON: Their countries at crossroads, the new leaders of the United States and Israel have inherited a relationship that is at once imperiled by increasingly partisan domestic political considerations and deeply bound... Read more »

Israel launches official probe into deadly festival stampede

JERUSALEM: Israel’s government approved Sunday the establishment of an independent state commission of inquiry into a deadly disaster at a Jewish holy site in April that left 45 people dead.Prime Minister Naftali... Read more »

Congo ends oil production-sharing agreements with Israeli investor Gertler

KINSHASA: Democratic Republic of Congo has ended production-sharing agreements for two oil concessions with companies controlled by Israeli investor Dan Gertler, the hydrocarbons ministry said in a letter seen by Reuters on... Read more »

Israel says Iran’s Raisi extreme, committed to nuclear program

JERUSALEM: Israel on Saturday condemned Iran’s newly-elected president Ebrahim Raisi, saying he was its most extreme president yet and committed to quickly advancing Tehran’s nuclear program.“Iran’s new president, known as the Butcher... Read more »

Israeli airstrikes on Gaza test patience of Hamas military wings

GAZA CITY: Gazans had hardly recovered from the sound of the explosions during the 11-day war between Israel and the Gaza Strip when they returned less than a month later. The Israeli... Read more »

Iran votes in presidential poll tipped in hard-liner’s favor

DUBAI: Iranians voted Friday in a presidential election dominated by a hard-line protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after authorities disqualified nearly all of his strongest competition, leading to what appeared... Read more »

Israel arrests 10 Palestinians after Jerusalem clashes

JERUSALEM: Israeli police Friday arrested 10 Palestinians during clashes at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, with nine people injured as protesters hurled rocks and officers fired rubber bullets, police and medics said.An AFP... Read more »