Hezbollah seeks restriction on UN’s Lebanon peacekeepers

BEIRUT: The head of Lebanon’s powerful Shiite armed group Hezbollah warned on Monday evening against renewing on the same terms the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the country’s south.The... Read more »

Papua New Guinea says to open embassy in Jerusalem next week

SYDNEY: Papua New Guinea will open an embassy in Jerusalem next week during a visit by Prime Minister James Marape, a spokesperson for his office said on Monday.“Yes, that is correct,” said... Read more »

Libya suspends foreign minister after meeting with Israeli counterpart

RIYADH: The head of Libya’s Government of National Unity suspended Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush on Sunday and referred her for investigation after Israel said its Foreign Minister Eli Cohen had met her... Read more »

US slams Israeli minister’s ‘inflammatory comments’ about Palestinians, condemns ‘all racist rhetoric’

DUBAI: The US State Department has strongly condemned Israel’s national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, for what it described as “inflammatory comments” he made about Palestinians, and said that it denounces “all racist... Read more »

Israel far-right minister spars with supermodel Hadid over Palestinian rights

JERUSALEM: Israel’s far-right national security minister on Friday sparred with US supermodel Bella Hadid over his comments this week that Palestinians condemned as racist.In an interview with N12 News on Wednesday, Itamar... Read more »

Australia court jails former principal for 15 years for child sex crimes

SYDNEY: An Australian court on Thursday sentenced the former principal of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish School to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing two students, media reported.Malka Leifer was in April found... Read more »

Classic cars back on the road — in Gaza City

GAZA CITY: The vintage beige Mercedes would be eye-catching anywhere in the world, but it is especially so on the streets of impoverished Gaza City.Munir Al-Shandi, 42, is among a handful of... Read more »

Arab Israelis bury official as crime wave toll nears 160

TIRA, Israel: A high-ranking civil servant buried Wednesday in Israel is the latest victim of a crime wave that has killed almost 160 members of Israel’s Arab minority this year.Abdelrahman Kashua, who... Read more »

Dramatic Al-Nassr comeback secures AFC Champions League group stage spot

Saudi side Al-Nassr claimed a place in the group stage of the AFC Champions League in sensational style on Tuesday with a 4-2, come-from-behind win over Shabab Al-Ahli in the final moments... Read more »

Iran unveils advanced ‘Mohajer’ drone with enhanced range — state media

DUBAI: Iran has built an advanced homemade drone named MoHajjer-10 with an enhanced flight range and duration as well as a greater payload, Iranian state media reported on Tuesday.The drone has an... Read more »