Burma junta attacks western town that resisted coup

17 May 2021 @ 8:28 am The U.S. and British embassies in Burma expressed concern about reports of fierce government attacks on a town in western Chin state, where the ruling junta declared martial law because of armed resistance to military rule. Read More

LIVE UPDATES: Calls for Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire mount as violence continues

17 May 2021 @ 4:10 am Israel launched a series of heavy airstrikes early Monday at several locations of Gaza City as the conflict moved into its second week. Read More

Spanish politician temporarily suspended by Twitter after saying 'a man cannot get pregnant'

16 May 2021 @ 9:44 pm Contreras' comments were in response to an article he shared on the social media platform about a transgender male who announced they were a father after giving birth to a baby girl. Read More

UK bracing for surge in sick kids after COVID lockdown lowered immunity to common respiratory virus

16 May 2021 @ 7:23 pm A common respiratory virus is potentially on the rise in kids in the United Kingdom because of COVID-19 lockdowns, medical professionals told The Sun. Read More

Israeli paramedics: 2 dead in synagogue bleacher collapse

16 May 2021 @ 6:34 pm The bleacher was packed with ultra-Orthodox worshippers and collapsed during prayers at the beginning of Shavuot. A spokesman for Magen David Adom told Channel 13 that paramedics had treated over 157 people for injuries and pronounced two dead, a man in his 50s and a 12-year-old boy. Read More

Netanyahu says Israel wants to 'degrade' Hamas' will, warns campaign will continue

16 May 2021 @ 4:59 pm Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday morning that his country is aiming to "degrade" Hamas so they do not attack his people again. Read More

Israeli ex-ambassador: Media equating Israel to Hamas is like claiming 'moral equivalency between US, Al Qaeda

16 May 2021 @ 12:53 pm Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer called out the global media – including in the United States – for continuing to claim there is any similarity between the actions taken by both Israel and Hamas, the fundamentalist group in control of the Palestinians. Read More

Icelandic volcanic eruption a 'wonder of nature'

16 May 2021 @ 11:33 am The glow from the bubbling hot lava spewing out of the Fagradalsfjall volcano can be seen from the outskirts of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, 20 miles away. Read More

Israeli strikes kill 26, topple buildings in Gaza City

16 May 2021 @ 10:54 am Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 26 people Sunday, medics said, making it the deadliest single attack since heavy fighting broke out between Israel and the territory's militant Hamas rulers nearly a week ago. Read More

LIVE UPDATES: Israeli warplanes rain fire on Gaza as Middle East violence intensifies

16 May 2021 @ 5:51 am Follow for the latest updates on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More