Israel says two rockets launched from Lebanon, fires back after strikes in Syria

The Israeli military has said that two rockets were fired into the country from its northern border with Lebanon and retaliated, marking more cross-border unrest hours after Syria accused Israel of conducting airstrikes there. “Our air defenses confronted the aggressor’s missiles and shot down most of them, and the results of the aggression are currently being assessed,” the statement added. Hours later, the sirens sounded in Israel’s Western Galilee region and the IDF reported that “two rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israeli territory.” “The Iron Dome Air Defense System intercepted one rocket,” the statement said, referring to Israel’s anti-rocket … Continue reading Israel says two rockets launched from Lebanon, fires back after strikes in Syria

World’s deepest pool opens in Dubai

Already home to the world’s tallest skyscraper and the world’s largest mall, Dubai has just opened another record-breaking attraction the deepest dive pool in the world.World’s deepest indoor swimming pool opens at Deep Dive Dubai With a staggering depth of 60 meters (196 feet), the pool, part of the new Deep Dive Dubai attraction has stolen the record from Poland’s Deepspot, which has a depth of over 45 meters. The Deep Dive Dubai pool is filled with 14 million liters of fresh water the volume of six Olympic-sized swimming pools and is at least four times bigger than any other diving pool in the … Continue reading World’s deepest pool opens in Dubai

Kuwait arrests man who posted TikTok weather rant

A man has been arrested in Kuwait after posting a video on social media complaining about the weather. The video, shared on TikTok and then later on Twitter, showed him laughing and swearing about the intense heat and dust while driving through a sandstorm. Kuwait has been enduring some of the hottest temperatures on earth this year – up to 50C (122F). The Kuwait Interior Ministry tweeted that the man behind the “offensive” video would be subject to legal action. Local media has reported that the man, an Egyptian national, will be deported from the country, according to Gulf News. The … Continue reading Kuwait arrests man who posted TikTok weather rant

About Time: Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire comes into effect

A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas has come into effect. The ceasefire began early on Friday, bringing to an end 11 days of bombardment in which more than 240 people have died, most of them in Gaza. Palestinians poured onto the streets of Gaza soon after the truce began, while a Hamas official warned its hands “are on the trigger”. Both Israel and Hamas have claimed victory in the conflict. US President Joe Biden said that the ceasefire brought “genuine opportunity” for progress. On Thursday more than 100 Israeli air strikes targeted Hamas infrastructure in the … Continue reading About Time: Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire comes into effect

Update: Israel intensifies attacks in Gaza as conflict enters fifth day

The Israeli military has intensified its assault on Gaza, as Palestinian militants continue to fire rockets into Israel on the fifth day of hostilities. Israel’s army said air and ground forces were involved in attacks on Friday but had not entered Gaza. More than 100 people have been killed in Gaza and seven have died in Israel since fighting began on Monday. Meanwhile, Jewish and Israeli-Arab mobs have been fighting within Israel, prompting its president to warn of civil war. Defence Minister Benny Gantz ordered a “massive reinforcement” of security forces to suppress the internal unrest that has seen more … Continue reading Update: Israel intensifies attacks in Gaza as conflict enters fifth day

The Carnage Continues: Hamas targets Israel nuclear site, as conflict death toll rises

The military wing of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has targeted Israel’s nuclear facility, key oil facilities and other sites across the country amid a violent escalation between the two sides.Smoke billows from the Trans-Israel pipeline oil facility in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon. Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades said Wednesday in a message seen by Newsweek that they were “directing a rocket strike involving 15 rockets for Dimona,” which houses Israel’s secretive nuclear site. Rocket warning sirens could be heard there as well as in a number of areas across Israel’s Negev region and further north including the cities of Ashkelon and … Continue reading The Carnage Continues: Hamas targets Israel nuclear site, as conflict death toll rises

Carnage In God’s Name: Rockets target Tel Aviv after Gaza tower destroyed

Palestinian militants say they fired 130 missiles at the Israeli city of Tel Aviv after an Israeli air strike felled a tower block in the Gaza Strip. The 13-storey building was attacked an hour and a half after residents and local people were warned to evacuate, Reuters news agency reports. Israel’s military says it is targeting militants in Gaza in response to earlier rocket attacks. At least 31 people have died in some of the worst violence in years. The international community has urged both sides to end the escalation, which follows days of unrest in Jerusalem. Militants had already … Continue reading Carnage In God’s Name: Rockets target Tel Aviv after Gaza tower destroyed

Update: 24 Palestinians killed in Israeli air raids on Gaza

At least 24 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air raids on the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian health ministry, after Hamas launched rockets from the coastal territory towards Israel. Israeli forces continued to bombard the territory well into Tuesday morning, targeting sites in Khan Younis, al-Bureij refugee camp, and al-Zaitoun neighbourhood. At least three civilians were killed at dawn, after an Israeli warplane targeted a house in al-Shati’ refugee camp. A spokesman for the civil defense in Gaza, Raed al-Dahshan, told Al Jazeera that among the three was a woman and a disabled man. The Gaza health … Continue reading Update: 24 Palestinians killed in Israeli air raids on Gaza

9 Killed in Gaza explosion as Israel, Palestine tensions rise

On Monday, Hamas militants fired over 50 rockets into Israel after hundreds of Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli police at a flashpoint religious site in the contested holy city. The rockets drew Israeli retaliation in the Gaza Strip.Fire burns and smoke rises after an Israeli forces strike in the Gaza Strip, Monday. Health officials stated at least 20 people, including nine children, were killed in an explosion in Gaza, though it was unclear if a rocket was to blame for the blast. However, some rockets were near enough to set off alarms in Jerusalem, around 60 miles north … Continue reading 9 Killed in Gaza explosion as Israel, Palestine tensions rise

Developing Story: Syria claims it intercepted Israeli airstrikes in Latakia

Although there is no official confirmation yet, state media say explosions near the Mediterranean port city were caused by air defenses engaging “enemy targets.” Syrian air defences on Wednesday allegedly engaged an Israeli air offensive in northwestern Syria, the state-run SANA news agency reported. The Israeli attack struck targets in the town of Haffeh, which lies east of the port city of Latakia. The operation also targeted Masyaf in Hama province. Syrian state TV reports one civilian was killed and six were injured from the operation, including a woman and her son. Israel has frequently struck Iranian military targets in … Continue reading Developing Story: Syria claims it intercepted Israeli airstrikes in Latakia

Scary: Iraq bans terror prank TV shows

Two Iraqi TV shows that sparked outrage by pranking celebrities with fake suicide vests and staged kidnappings have been suspended. Regulators said that the programmes – Tony’s Bullet and Raslan’s Shooting, breached broadcast rules. In one episode of Raslan’s Shooting, an actress passed out in fear after having fake explosives strapped to her. Viewers criticised the shows as cruel and tone-deaf, given the constant threat of militant violence in Iraq. Islamic State has lost its territory in Iraq but continues to attack civilians and the military. Another episode of Raslan’s Shooting showed Iraqi international footballer Alaa Mhawi blindfolded and begging … Continue reading Scary: Iraq bans terror prank TV shows

Three Israelis wounded in West Bank drive-by shooting

Three Israelis were wounded Sunday in a drive-by shooting in the occupied West Bank, medics and the army said, with Defence Minister Benny Gantz blaming “terrorists” for the attack. Cars queue at the entrance to Nablus in the occupied West Bank after Israeli soldiers closed a main road following a drive-by shooting The shooting at a bus station at Tapuah junction south of Nablus bore the hallmark of Palestinian militants. “A suspicious vehicle arrived at the junction and fired towards Israeli civilians who were present at the scene,” the army said in a statement. “IDF (army) troops responded with fire towards … Continue reading Three Israelis wounded in West Bank drive-by shooting