‘Palestine an open wound’ says Qatar’s emir at Davos forum | Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani News

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani says the international community should work to forget and ignored conflicts. The emir of Qatar has urged the international community to give as much attention to resolving the forgotten and ignored conflicts in the world, stressing in particular the Israel-Palestine conflict, as it has to the war in Ukraine. … Read more

Palestinian teen shot and killed in exchange of fire with Israeli military in Jenin

Jerusalem CNN — A 17-year-old Palestinian was killed and an 18-year-old was critically injured by Israeli fire during an Israeli military raid in Jenin in the West Bank Saturday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said. The Palestinian Ministry of Health and Palestine TV later identified the teen who died as Amjad al-Fayed from Jenin. The … Read more

Top Taliban leader makes more promises on women’s rights but says ‘naughty women’ should stay home

Kabul CNN — A senior verbatim has repeated the group’s as-yet-unfulfilled pledge to allow girls back into high school, saying there would be “good news soon,” but suggested that women who protested the regime’s restrictions on women rights should stay home. Sirajuddin Haqqani, Afghanistan’s acting interior minister and the Taliban’s co-deputy leader since 2016, made … Read more

Will Hezbollah’s election setback change anything in Lebanon?

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Beirut, Lebanon CNN — Iran-backed Hezbollah lost its parliamentary edge in a high-stakes election last weekend. For Lebanon, this could mean everything, or nothing at all. The … Read more

Passengers on German train overpower knife attacker

BERLIN (AP) — An off-duty police officer and two other passengers on a regional train in Germany overpowered an Iraq-born man who wounded five people including the officer with a knife on Friday, authorities said. A top law enforcement official said the 31-year-old attacker had been investigating for possible Islamic extremism while living in a … Read more

The world responds to death of Shireen Abu Akleh

Leaders and elected officials around the world are reacting to the death of veteran Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, who was while covering an Israeli military raid in the West Bank on Wednesday. According to Al Jazeera and reporters who witness the raid, Abu Akleh was killed by an Israeli sniper. The broadcaster accused … Read more

Palestinians vow to stay on West Bank land despite defeat in decades-old legal battle

Jerusalem CNN — The leader of a Palestinian village council in the West Bank vowed Friday to continue fighting eviction from land the Israeli military is claiming as a firing range, despite an Israeli Supreme Court decision against the Palestinians in a case that has been in court for more than two class. “We will … Read more

Chile files legal challenge over Ecuador’s World Cup place

ZURICH (AP) — A World Cup legal dispute flared Thursday with Chile challenging Ecuador’s place at the finals tournament over an alleged ineligible player. The Chilean soccer federation asked FIFA to investigate its claim that Ecuador player Byron Castillo is actually Colombian and not entitled to have played in qualifying games. The complaint comes more … Read more

Turkey’s inflation rate soars to almost 70 percent | Business and Economy News

The consumer price index has risen by 69.97 percent year-on-year in April compared with 61.14 percent in March. Turkey’s official inflation rate has spiralled to nearly 70 percent in April, posing a huge challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose unconventional economic policies are often blamed for the economic turmoil. The consumer price index rose … Read more