Air strikes, rocket attacks push Israel, Gaza into second day of fighting

Fourteen killed, at least 110 wounded -Palestinian Health Ministry At least 160 rockets fired towards Israel – military Israel killed Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza on Friday GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Israel struck in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets at Israeli cities on Saturday after an Israeli operation against the Islamic Jihad militant group … Read more

Ayman al-Zawahiri: from Cairo physician to al Qaeda leader

Joined Muslim Brotherhood as a teenager From a respected Cairo family Took over al Qaeda after death of bin Laden Wielded influence as ideologist, strategist Lacked bin Laden’s charisma DUBAI, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Ayman al-Zawahiri succeeded Osama bin Laden as al Qaeda leader after years as its main organizer and strategist, but his lack … Read more

EU tells members to cut gas usage amid new Putin warning

Nord Stream 1 pipeline out of action for maintenance Pipeline due to resume pumping on Thursday EU says states must act now to reduce gas consumption Germany, others have rationing and other plans in place BRUSSELS / LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – The European Union told members states on Wednesday to cut gas usage by … Read more

Biden fails to secure major security, oil commitments at Arab summit

Biden says US will remain committed to allies US hoping to integrate Israel Saudi crown prince pushes back on human rights issue JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 16 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden told Arab leaders on Saturday that the United States would remain an active partner in the Middle East, but he failed to secure … Read more

In Gaddafi’s hometown, little hope for Libya’s future

Fathi Bashagha has set up parallel government in Sirte City badly damaged by fighting in 2011 and 2016 Residents have little expectation of change SIRTE, Libya, June 26 (Reuters) – The people living in the ruins of Sirte’s 600 Block district have waited years to help removing rubble and rebuilding homes damaged by warfare, but … Read more

Dozens of migrants piled together at Melilla border fence

African migrants sit on top of a border fence during an attempt to cross from Morocco into Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla, November 21, 2015. REUTERS / Jesus Blasco de Avellaneda / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register RABAT / MADRID, June 25 (Reuters) – Dozens of migrants were … Read more

Ukraine calls for more help as it holds off Russians in the east

Zelenskiy calls for action ‘not just words’ on EU membership Ukraine seeks more artillery for battle in east UN says millions globally could suffer chronic hunger Fear thousands may die from cholera in Mariupol KYIV, Ukraine, June 10 (Reuters) – Ukrainian officials pleaded for more help from the West on Friday, including quicker deliveries of … Read more

Intense fighting reported in Ukraine’s bombed-out Sievierodonetsk

Ukrainian, Russian forces fighting street by street City under day, night shelling, says Ukraine Sievierodonetsk key to Russia’s war objective Briton, Moroccan sentenced to death in separatist Donbas Rising concern over food crisis as Russia blockades ports KYIV, June 10 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces were holding their positions in intense street fighting and under day … Read more

Two Britons, one Moroccan sentenced to death by court of Russian proxy in Ukraine

Death sentence handed down in Donetsk court Britain slams “sham ruling” Britain says men are entitled to combatant immunity LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) – Two Britons and a Moroccan who were captured while fighting for Ukraine were sentenced to death on Thursday by a court in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), one of Russia’s … Read more