Iran, Lebanon reaction to Salman Rushdie attack | News

Mixed reactions to author Salman Rushdie’s attack came out of the Middle East as he fought for his life on a ventilator in New York. An official from Iran-backed Lebanese armed group Hezbollah said on Saturday it had no additional information on the stabbing. “We don’t know anything about this subject, so we will not … Read more

Why a hostage-taker in Lebanon was hailed as a national hero

The gunman, named by authorities as Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein, is one of the millions in Lebanon whose lifesavings dissipated in the country’s devastating economic crisis that began in October 2019. Videos posted to social media showed Hussein nervously pacing around the bank in denim shorts and sandals, his hostages trying to reason with him. “Give … Read more

Salman Rushdie: Famed author remains hospitalized after stabbing attack as venue faces scrutiny over security

CNN — The venue where renowned author Salman Rushdie – whose controversial work has triggered death threats – was stabbed Friday had rejected previous recommendations to toughen security measures, two sources told CNN. Rushdie, 75, was stabbed at least twice on stage at the Chautauqua Institution before he was slated to give a lecture, New … Read more

Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to … Read more

Latest Israeli attacks exacerbate hardships of life in Gaza | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Gaza City – As life returned to the streets of the Gaza Strip following the violence between Israeli forces and Palestinian fighters, Yasser Awadallah went to his workplace which has now been reduced to rubble. Awadallah owned an aluminum workshop in a three-storey apartment building that was destroyed by Israeli bombing in the latest Israeli … Read more

Three Palestinians killed as Israel launches new raid against suspected militants in the West Bank

Jerusalem CNN — Three Palestinian men were killed during an Israeli military operation against suspected militants in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday morning, according to information from the Palestinian health ministry. Among the dead is Ibrahim Al-Nabulsi, the apparent target of the Israeli raid. The other men killed have been named by Palestinian health … Read more

Israeli forces kill al-Aqsa Brigades commander in Nablus raid | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Three Palestinians, including a senior armed resistance commander, have been killed by Israeli forces during a raid on the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, the Palestinian health ministry said. The Israeli army surrounded a building in the Old City at 5am local time (02:00 GMT) on Tuesday, where Ibrahim al-Nabulsi – the commander of … Read more

Large explosions rock Russian military air base in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Powerful explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea and sent towering clouds of smoke over the landscape Tuesday in what may mark an escalation of the war in Ukraine. At least one person was killed and several others were wounded, authorities said. Russia’s Defense Ministry denied the Saki base on … Read more

Turkey resumes gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean | Energy News

Nearly two years after Turkey halted offshore gas explorations in contested waters in the eastern Mediterranean, a Turkish drillship has departed from the port of Mersin to search for gas in the region. The Abdullhamid Han drillship set sail on Tuesday with the blessing of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who said that the ship would … Read more

Russia, Ukraine trade accusations over nuclear plant attacks

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine traded accusations Monday that each side is shelling Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine. Russia claimed that Ukrainian shelling caused a power surge and fire and forced staff to lower output from two reactors, while Ukraine has blamed Russian troops for storing weapons there. Nuclear experts … Read more