We tend to think of Gaza as a battlefield or a refugee camp. But the territory also boasts plenty of culture and heritage, or rather it used to.
Antisemitic incidents recorded by a Jewish charity hit an all-time high of more than 4,000 last year – almost double the previous record.
It was one year ago today that two devastating earthquakes hit southern Turkey and northern Syria.
Donald Trump has said he will appeal after being ordered to pay $83 million- or more than £65 million – to advice columnist E. Jean Carroll.
In Gaza, the United Nations says it believes more than a million people are now living in the southern settlement of Rafah on the border with Egypt.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians have been fleeing into the southern Gazan town of Rafah, as Israel keeps up its intense bombardment over central Gaza – with fierce fighting also continuing around Khan Younis in the south.
A key member of Israel’s war cabinet has warned the country could intensify military action along the border with Lebanon, if Hezbollah attacks on Israeli territory continue.
The UN says more than 570,000 people are now starving in Gaza because of the war, and the entire 2.3 million population is facing crisis levels of hunger.
The leader of Hamas is in Egypt tonight where there are hopes that a new deal on hostage and prisoner exchanges could be on the cards. But in New York the United Nations Security council has delayed a vote calling for humanitarian access for a third time, amid wrangling about the wording of the resolution.…
Israel has signalled it is ready again to pause the fighting in Gaza in exchange for hostages, and to allow more humanitarian aid in.
The US Defence secretary has returned to Israel with a message that has become increasingly vocal but too late for thousands: scale back the intensity of the war in Gaza.
Russian officials say the head of the Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, has been confirmed dead – after forensic tests on the ten bodies found after his private jet crashed on Wednesday. The timing of the crash – two months after Mr Prigozhin led a short lived mutiny, has pointed the finger towards President Putin’s…
Ukrainian troops say they’ve managed to break through the most difficult line of Russian defences in the south – which should help them advance more quickly in their mission to take back territory. Ukrainian officials have been under pressure to speed up the pace of their counter offensive – but defence minister Oleksiy Reznikov said…
Murders, rapes, kidnappings – human rights groups say M23 rebels have left a trail of war crimes behind them as they sweep through eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
A neighbour of the ten year old girl found dead at her home near Woking in Surrey has suggested she was no longer going to school and appeared withdrawn.