Gunman holds Lebanon bank staff hostage and demands savings | News

Gunman holds Lebanon bank staff hostage and demands savings |  News

DEVELOPING STORYDEVELOPING STORY, Banks in Lebanon have introduced informal capital controls during the ongoing economic crisis, effectively freezing savings. A man armed with a shotgun is holding staff hostage at a bank in the crisis-stricken Lebanese capital Beirut, threatening to set himself on fire unless he gets his locked-up savings, a security official said. The … Read more

Rory McIlroy says ‘common sense triumphed’ in court ruling against players on Saudi-backed LIV Golf series

Rory McIlroy says ‘common sense triumphed’ in court ruling against players on Saudi-backed LIV Golf series

CNN — Rory McIlroy says “common sense prevailed” after a US federal judge banned three LIV Golf players from a temporary restraining order that allowed them to play in the first event of the PGA Tour postseason. Last week, 11 golfers from the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series filed an antitrust lawsuit to challenge their … Read more

Huge explosions destroy Russian military air base in Crimea

Huge explosions destroy Russian military air base in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Powerful explosions shook a Russian air base in Crimea, sending towering clouds of smoke across the landscape on Tuesday in what could spell an escalation of the war in Ukraine. At least one person was killed and several others injured, authorities said. The Russian Defense Ministry denied that the Saki base … Read more

Turkey resumes gas exploration in Eastern Mediterranean | Energy news

Turkey resumes gas exploration in Eastern Mediterranean |  Energy news

Nearly two years after Turkey halted offshore gas exploration in disputed waters in the eastern Mediterranean, a Turkish drillship has set out 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 the vessel would … Read more

As Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire holds, Gaza power plant restarts

As Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire holds, Gaza power plant restarts

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — With a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants After holding out for nearly three days of violence, Gaza’s sole power plant resumed operations on Monday and Israel began reopening border crossings into the area. Israel also lifted security restrictions on southern Israeli communities after the Egypt-brokered ceasefire came into … Read more

Israel, Islamic Jihad, Say Ceasefire Agreement Has Been Reached In Gaza

Israel, Islamic Jihad, Say Ceasefire Agreement Has Been Reached In Gaza

Jerusalem/Gaza CNN — A ceasefire between Israel and Islamic Jihad over Gaza appeared to be in effect early Monday, after it went into effect at 11:30 p.m. local time (4:30 p.m. ET) on Sunday. When announcing the ceasefire, a brief statement from Israeli Prime Minister’s office thanked Egypt for its mediation efforts, but warned if … Read more

Shift in war front seen as grain leaves Ukraine; plant hit

Shift in war front seen as grain leaves Ukraine;  plant hit

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Six more ships carrying agricultural cargo held up by the war in Ukraine was given permission to leave the Black Sea coast on Sunday as analysts warned that Russia was moving troops and equipment toward southern ports to avert a Ukrainian counter-offensive. Ukraine and Russia also accused each other of shelling … Read more

Top fighter, several children killed as Israel bombs Gaza | Israeli-Palestinian conflict News

Top fighter, several children killed as Israel bombs Gaza |  Israeli-Palestinian conflict News

A senior commander of a Palestinian armed group and several children have been killed in the Gaza Strip as Israeli fighter jets bombed the besieged enclave for a second day. In a statement on Sunday, Islamic Jihad confirmed that Khaled Mansour, the commander in the southern Gaza Strip, had been killed in an Israeli attack … Read more

Russian troops begin attack on two cities in eastern Ukraine

Russian troops begin attack on two cities in eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russian forces on Saturday launched an attack on two key cities in the eastern region of Donetsk and continued rocket and shelling attacks on other Ukrainian cities, including one near Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Ukrainian military and local officials said. officials . Both towns of Bakhmut and Avdiivka have been … Read more

Israel and Gaza militants exchange fire after deadly attacks

Israel and Gaza militants exchange fire after deadly attacks

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli fighter jets fired on militant targets in Gaza on Saturday and continued rocket barriers into southern Israel, raising fears of an escalation after a wave of Israeli airstrikes on the coastal enclave killed at least 12 people killed, including a senior militant and a 5-year-old girl. The fighting … Read more