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Saudi Aramco says foreigners grab ‘majority’ of share offering

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Oil giant Saudi Aramco said Sunday that international investors had snatched up the bulk of shares sold...

UBS-Credit Suisse merger completed

The fallen Credit Suisse AG legally ceases to exist.

Amazon to invest $17bn in Spain  

The investment will be made in data centers in Aragon region.

Microsoft unveils ‘AI-ready’ PCs

The company's pivot to AI has been celebrated by Wall Street.

TAQA Q1 net income $571m

Net income fell $2.58bn due to one-off items recognized in 2023.

Blinken in Israel to push ceasefire plan for Gaza

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will hold talks with key Israeli opposition figures on Tuesday, a day after he...
  • On Monday, the UN Security Council adopted a US-drafted resolution supporting a six-week ceasefire plan,
  • Four Israeli soldiers had been killed in fighting in southern Gaza yesterday

Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians in West Bank

The Israeli military said it shot at a group of four people who attempted to flee in a vehicle and...
  • A general strike was called in Ramallah by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in response to the killings, along with a pre-planned rally for Palestinians jailed by Israel
  • Israel has occupied the West Bank since the 1967 war and hundreds of thousands of settlers have since moved to the Palestinian territory, in breach of international law

Blinken meets Sisi in Cairo at start of Mideast tour

Blinken said his message to regional governments was that "if you want a ceasefire, press Hamas to say yes" to...
  • Blinken said he had a "very good exchange" with Sisi
  • The two had also been expected to discuss plans to reopen the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza

Blinken returns to Mideast in push for truce

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was heading back to the Middle East on Monday to push a ceasefire plan,...
  • The US also called for a UN Security Council vote on a truce
  • Overall Israel's military offensive has killed at least 37,084 people in Gaza

Israel army says senior commander resigns over Oct 7 attack

Israel's army said Sunday that a senior commander had resigned over what he called his failure to prevent the October...
  • Rosenfeld wrote in a resignation letter released by the army: "Everyone has to take responsibility for their part, and I am the one responsible in Division 143."
  • "On October 7, I failed my life's mission: to protect the envelope," he wrote, referring to the southern Israeli communities on the border with Gaza

US destroys drones, missiles in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen

Houthi television channel Al-Massirah meanwhile said there were air strikes in the Yemeni capital Sanaa and elsewhere in the country...
  • The Houthis have been targeting vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden since November 2023 in attacks they say are in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza
  • Houthi attacks have sent insurance costs spiraling for vessels transiting the Red Sea and prompted many shipping firms to take the longer passage around the southern tip of Africa

Israel pounds Gaza refugee camp as war enters ninth month

In a new diplomatic push, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Israel and key regional partners Egypt, Jordan...
  • Efforts to mediate the first ceasefire in the bloody conflict since a week-long pause in November appear to have stalled a week after US President Joe Biden offered a new roadmap
  • Hamas has yet to respond to Biden's proposal, while Israel has expressed openness to discussions but remains committed to destroying the Palestinian group

Gaza hospital says 37 dead in strike on UN school Israel says used by Hamas

"The government of Israel has said that they are going to release more information about this strike, including the names...
  • The raid came after US, Qatari and Egyptian mediators resumed talks aimed at securing a truce and hostage-captive swap in the eight-month war
  • The Israeli military said it had "eliminated" several fighters in a "precise strike on a Hamas compound embedded inside a UNRWA school."

Israeli army claims deadly strike on ‘Hamas compound’ inside UN school in Gaza

The hospital reported an electrical generator failure earlier in the night, which risked complicating the treatment of patients. Prior to...
  • Israeli "fighter jets... conducted a precise strike on a Hamas compound embedded inside an UNRWA school in the area of Nuseirat", the army said in a statement
  • The Hamas media office said at least 27 people were killed and dozens injured in the strike and taken to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital

Qatar PM, Egypt intelligence chief meet Hamas in Doha

Qatar, with the United States and Egypt, has been engaged in months of negotiations over details for a ceasefire in...
  • The lead mediators met with the Palestinian militant group to "discuss a deal for a truce in Gaza and the exchange of hostages and prisoners."
  • CIA chief Bill Burns was also expected in Qatar to continue working with mediators to reach an agreement on a cessation of hostilities, the informed source had told AFP

Huthi missile attack severely injures sailor on cargo ship: US military

Two cruise missiles launched by Yemen's Huthi rebels struck a bulk cargo carrier in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday,...

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Biden, Kadhemi meeting to focus on US troop withdrawal from Iraq

The White House talks between the two allies come just a week after a deadly attack claimed by the Islamic...

Bomb-laden drones hit Erbil airport in northern Iraq

The attack took place at around 1930 GMT but caused no injuries or major damage Since the start of the...

Blinken meets Sisi in Cairo at start of Mideast tour

Blinken said his message to regional governments was that "if you want a ceasefire, press Hamas to say yes" to...

Blinken returns to Mideast in push for truce

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was heading back to the Middle East on Monday to push a ceasefire plan,...

Israel army says senior commander resigns over Oct 7 attack

Israel's army said Sunday that a senior commander had resigned over what he called his failure to prevent the October...

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Israel pounds Gaza refugee camp as war enters ninth month

In a new diplomatic push, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Israel and key regional partners Egypt, Jordan...
  • Efforts to mediate the first ceasefire in the bloody conflict since a week-long pause in November appear to have stalled a week after US President Joe Biden offered a new roadmap
  • Hamas has yet to respond to Biden's proposal, while Israel has expressed openness to discussions but remains committed to destroying the Palestinian group

Gaza hospital says 37 dead in strike on UN school Israel says used by Hamas

"The government of Israel has said that they are going to release more information about this strike, including the names...
  • The raid came after US, Qatari and Egyptian mediators resumed talks aimed at securing a truce and hostage-captive swap in the eight-month war
  • The Israeli military said it had "eliminated" several fighters in a "precise strike on a Hamas compound embedded inside a UNRWA school."

Israeli army claims deadly strike on ‘Hamas compound’ inside UN school in Gaza

The hospital reported an electrical generator failure earlier in the night, which risked complicating the treatment of patients. Prior to...
  • Israeli "fighter jets... conducted a precise strike on a Hamas compound embedded inside an UNRWA school in the area of Nuseirat", the army said in a statement
  • The Hamas media office said at least 27 people were killed and dozens injured in the strike and taken to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital