Israel vows to punish Gaza as region and world feel ripples from Hamas attack

(AP) Israel increased airstrikes on the Gaza Strip and sealed it off from food, fuel, and other supplies in retaliation for a bloody incursion by Hamas militants. Hamas pledged to kill captured Israelis if attacks targeted civilians without warnings. read more...

More than 600 Israelis  killed and 100 kidnapped in attacks from Gaza

More than 600 Israelis have been killed and 100 kidnapped in attacks from Gaza read more...

Hamas kills 100 in unprecedented, wide-ranging incursion into Israel. Netanyahu says ‘we are at war’

JERUSALEM (AP) — The ruling Hamas militant group in the Gaza Strip carried out an unprecedented attack on Israel at daybreak Saturday, firing thousands of rockets as dozens of fighters infiltrated the heavily fortified border in several locations by air, land and sea, catching the country off guard on a major holiday. read more...

Narges Mohammadi wins the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting the oppression of women in Iran

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Imprisoned activist Narges Mohammadi won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for fighting the oppression of women in Iran. read more...

Funerals held in Syria for dozens of victims killed in deadliest attack in years

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Family members of some of the victims of a deadly drone attack on a crowded military graduation ceremony that killed scores gathered outside a military hospital in the central city of Homs on Friday to collect the bodies of their loved ones, who died in one of Syria’s deadliest single attacks in years. read more...

Taylor Swift tour film tops $100m in advance ticket sales

Taylor Swift's Eras Tour concert film has become a box office blockbuster a week before hitting cinemas. Its distributor AMC says global advance ticket sales have topped $100m (£82m), adding demand "has been incredible from the moment it was first announced." read more...

Bangladesh’s anti-graft watchdog quizzes Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus in embezzlement case

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s official anti-graft watchdog Anti-corruption Commission on Thursday questioned Muhammad Yunus, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, involving charges of money laundering and fund embezzlement. read more...

Mysterious injury of 16-year-old Iranian girl not wearing a headscarf in Tehran’s Metro sparks anger

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A mysterious injury suffered by a 16-year-old girl who boarded a Metro train in Iran’s capital without a headscarf has reignited anger just after the one-year anniversary of the death of Mahsa Amini and the nationwide protests it sparked. read more...

Turkey detains nearly 1000, including alleged Kurdish militants, following suicide bomb attack

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Police detained almost a thousand people in raids across Turkey on Tuesday, including dozens with alleged links to Kurdish militants, days after a suicide bomb attack in the Turkish capital. read more...

India police search journalists’ homes and offices in the country’s latest raids on media

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police raided the offices of a news website that’s under investigation for allegedly receiving funds from China, as well as the homes of several of its journalists, in what critics described as an attack on one of India’s few remaining independent news outlets. read more...

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