Tag: Region Middle East

US offers intelligence on Hamas leaders to Israel

The Biden administration is proposing to share critical intelligence on the whereabouts of Hamas leadership with Israel, contingent on Israel refraining from launching a full-scale military operation in Rafah, according to a report by the Washington Post. The US aims to prevent a large-scale invasion by offering sensitive information that could help Israel target Hamas leaders and uncover hidden tunnels….

Gaza: Bodies Recovered at Mass Graves Show Torture, Mutilation, Organ Removal

Video. At least 320 bodies have been discovered buried in a mass grave at the destroyed Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Younis, just weeks after a similar mass grave containing up to 400 bodies was discovered amid the ruins of Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. Some of the bodies, which include children, medical staff and patients, appear to have been executed or buried alive.

OFAC designates Iranian cyber actors targeting the US

OFAC has designated (notice) 2 companies and 4 individuals allegedly involved in malicious cyber activity on behalf of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Cyber Electronic Command: Mehrsam Andisheh Saz Nik, formerly known as Mahak Rayan Afzar, allegedly an IRGC-CEC front company associated with a multi-year campaign targeting over a dozen US companies and government entities, including the Treasury, and 2 employees, Alireza…

‘Sniper Seen on Roof Overlooking Pro-Palestine Protest’ at Indiana University

A police sniper was reportedly photographed and filmed “overlooking” pro-Palestine protests at Indiana University on Thursday. if you criticize the state of israel they send snipers to your schools https://t.co/LyRiGCWhB4 — Mohammad (@MargBarAmerica) April 25, 2024   They won’t even do this for our border, but they’ll do it for Jewish feelings. Incredible. pic.twitter.com/FkrdF8CCHv— Lucas Gage (@Lucas_Gage_) April 26, 2024…

Kyrgyz Opposition Politician To Appeal Fraud Conviction

European lawmakers have approved a resolution that calls for the “immediate and unconditional release” of all political prisoners held in Russia, including journalists Alsu Kurmasheva and Evan Gershkovich. The resolution was part of a joint motion in the European Parliament on April 25, condemning Russia’s “undemocratic” presidential election last month and their “illegitimate extension” to territories inside Ukraine that Moscow…

Google fires more workers who protested its deal with Israel

It’s the latest sign of internal turmoil at the tech giant centered on “Project Nimbus,” a $1.2 billion contract signed in 2021 for Google and Amazon to provide the Israeli government with cloud computing and artificial intelligence services. Workers held sit-in protests last week at Google offices in New York and Sunnyvale, California. The company responded by calling the police,…

Elon Musk accuses Australia of censorship after court bans violent video

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tech billionaire Elon Musk accused Australia of censorship after an Australian judge ruled that his social media platform X must block users worldwide from accessing video of a bishop being stabbed in a Sydney church. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese responded Tuesday by describing Musk as an “arrogant billionaire” who considered himself above the law and was…

Vietnamese real estate tycoon sentenced to death in $12B fraud case

A court in Vietnam on Thursday ordered the death penalty for a real estate tycoon found guilty in a financial fraud case totalling more than $12 billion US. Vietnamese state media called it the country’s largest-ever case of financial fraud. The conviction of Truong My Lan came amid a government anti-corruption crackdown by Communist Party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong….

US astrology influencer allegedly kills partner, baby amid solar eclipse concerns

NEW DELHI: In a harrowing turn of events, Danielle Cherakiyah Johnson, identified as an astrologer and influencer known as “Ayoka,” allegedly perpetrated a series of violent acts that resulted in the death of her infant daughter. Authorities disclosed that Johnson, 34, fatally stabbed her partner, Jaelen Allen Chaney, before throwing her two children from a moving SUV onto a Los…

Norfolk Southern agrees to pay $600M in Ohio train derailment settlement

Norfolk Southern has agreed to pay $600 million in a class-action lawsuit settlement related to a fiery train derailment in February 2023 in eastern Ohio. The company said Tuesday that the agreement, if approved by the court, will resolve all class action claims within a 20-mile radius from the derailment and, for those residents who choose to participate, personal injury…

Turkey imposes trade restrictions over Gaza war after branding Israel a terrorist state

ISTANBUL: Turkey said it would impose trade restrictions on Israel starting Tuesday over the war in Gaza, covering a range of products including cement and steel and iron construction materials. The new measures come a day after Turkey said Israel had blocked its attempt to airdrop aid to Gaza. “This decision will remain in place until Israel declares a ceasefire…

Nicaragua suing Germany for genocide complicity, supplying arms to Israel

Nicaragua, a longstanding supporter of the Palestinian cause, is broadening the legal battle over the Gaza conflict at the International Court of Justice by bringing a case against Germany, a major supplier of arms to Israel. In hearings that opened on Monday in The Hague, Nicaragua argued that Germany is facilitating the commission of genocide in Gaza and violating the…

Your embassies not safe after Syria strike, Iran warns Israel

JERUSALEM: A top Iranian military adviser on Sunday warned Israel that none of its embassies were safe following last week’s strike in Damascus blamed on Israel that killed two elite Iranian generals. Regional tensions threaten to draw West Asia into a wider conflict as Israel’s war against Hamas marks six months. The remarks by General Rahim Safavi, a military adviser…

Israeli Politician Suggests Israel Will Use Nukes If America Stops Supplying Weapons Aid

Israeli MK Nissim Vaturi, a representative in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party, issued a not-so-veiled threat on Saturday suggesting that if America doesn’t supply Israel with weapons aid then Israel will use nuclear weapons. “In the event of a conflict with Iran, if we do not receive American ammunition – we will have to use everything we have…”…

Israel says its strike that killed aid workers was a mistake. Rights groups say it was no anomaly

CAIRO (AP) — Two basic mistakes, according to the Israeli military. First, an officer overlooked a message detailing the vehicles in the convoy. Second, a spotter saw something in one car – possibly a bag – that he thought was a weapon. Officials say the result was the series of Israeli drone strikes that killed seven aid workers on a…

Palestinian Authority To Request Vote on UN Member-state Status

The Palestinian Authority (PA), the internationally recognized representative of the Palestinian people, has taken the first steps in requesting an official vote of approval on its United Nations membership status, a letter from the body’s UN representative revealed on Tuesday. Based on documents seen by wire service AFP, the PA’s UN liaison, Riyad Mansour, penned a letter to Secretary-General Antonio…