Two injured as Palestinian militants fire rockets into Israel

Palestinian militants fired rockets from Gaza into Israel on Tuesday, the Israeli military said, at same time as Israel and two Gulf Arab states signed normalisation agreements at the White House in Washington. Warning sirens sounded in the coastal cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald Trump… Read More Two injured as Palestinian militants fire rockets into Israel

U.S. offers to exempt TikTok employees, contractors from executive order

The United States has offered to exclude from President Donald Trump’s executive order transactions that involve TikTok employees and contractors performing “their regular job duties and responsibilities,” according to a court document filed late Monday, granting a reprieve from his sell-or-die demand. Trump’s August 11 order banned ByteDance from operating in the United States by… Read More U.S. offers to exempt TikTok employees, contractors from executive order

City of Louisville to pay $12million settlement to family of Breonna Taylor over extrajudicial shooting

The city of Louisville, Kentucky, will pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman shot dead by police in a botched raid on her apartment in March, to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit, Mayor Greg Fischer said on Tuesday. The settlement will be accompanied by reforms of the Louisville Metro Police Department,… Read More City of Louisville to pay $12million settlement to family of Breonna Taylor over extrajudicial shooting

Hurricane Sally closes in on U.S. Gulf Coast, threatens historic flooding

Hurricane Sally closed in on the U.S. Gulf Coast on Tuesday, threatening historic floods, the National Hurricane Center said, with more than 2 feet (61 cm) of rain expected in some areas. The second strong storm in less than a month to threaten the region, Sally’s winds decreased to 80 miles (140 km) per hour,… Read More Hurricane Sally closes in on U.S. Gulf Coast, threatens historic flooding

UAE and Bahrain sign agreements to normalize relations with Israel

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed agreements on Tuesday for normalizing relations with Israel, becoming the latest Arab states to break a longstanding taboo in a strategic realignment of Middle Eastern countries against Iran. U.S. President Donald Trump hosted the White House ceremony, capping a dramatic month when first the UAE and then Bahrain… Read More UAE and Bahrain sign agreements to normalize relations with Israel

No casualties following attack on British diplomatic vehicle in Baghdad

A British diplomatic vehicle was hit by an explosive device on Tuesday on the airport road in Baghdad but no one was injured, the British Embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad said. “We can confirm that one British Embassy Baghdad vehicle was struck by a roadside IED this morning in Baghdad. There were no casualties,”… Read More No casualties following attack on British diplomatic vehicle in Baghdad