(BBC News) Fighting resumed between Israel and Hamas on Friday morning, ending a seven-day ceasefire between the two sides that had seen hostages and prisoners released, and humanitarian assistance reaching the Gaza Strip.
An hour before the ceasefire was due to end at 07:00 local time (05:00 GMT), the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported that sirens were sounding for communities close to the Gaza Strip – it then said it had intercepted a rocket fired from...
(Al Jazeera Media Network) Authorities in the United States have said that an Indian government official directed a failed plot to assassinate a Sikh separatist on U.S. soil, as they announced charges against a man accused of orchestrating the attempted murder.
On Wednesday, federal prosecutors said that Nikhil Gupta, a 52-year-old Indian man, had worked with an Indian government intelligence and security worker in a clandestine effort to kill a Sikh activist in New York.
Prosecutors did not name...
(BBC News) In a profanity-laced outburst, Elon Musk has slammed advertisers that have left X, warning they will kill the social media platform.
At an event in New York, he accused companies that have joined an ad boycott of the site formerly known as Twitter of trying to blackmail him.
"Go yourself," the billionaire said in an interview.
Some firms have paused advertising on X amid concerns over antisemitism, including a post from Musk.
The Tesla and...
(Al Jazeera Media Network) A series of attacks on military barracks and prisons in Sierra Leone over the weekend was a failed coup attempt, according to police and government officials in the West African country.
Information Minister Chernor Bah said that 13 military officers and one civilian have been arrested following the incident.
“The incident was a failed attempted coup. The intention was to illegally subvert and overthrow a democratically elected government,” Bah said on Tuesday.
“The attempt failed, and...
(Al Jazeera Media Network) The Israeli prison service freed 30 Palestinian prisoners after 10 Israelis and two foreigners were handed over by Hamas in Gaza.
Meanwhile, the heads of the U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies have arrived in Doha for talks with Qatari officials; the Egyptian spy chief is also in the Qatari capital.
(BBC News) A judge has blocked former President Donald Trump's attempt to obtain records related to the congressional investigation into January 6.
Judge Tanya Chutkan denied a motion from his team to issue subpoenas to members of the committee that looked into the Capitol attack in 2021.
In an opinion filed on Monday, she cast the motion as a "fishing expedition."
This is the latest courtroom defeat for Trump in the case alleging he plotted to overturn...
(Al Jazeera Media Network) Finland will close its entire border with Russia to travellers for the next two weeks in a bid to halt the unusually large flow of asylum seekers to the Nordic nation, which the government and its allies say is an orchestrated move by Moscow.
Finland last week shut all but one of its border posts to travellers from Russia, keeping open only the northernmost Raja-Jooseppi crossing located in the Arctic. But this crossing...
(Al Jazeera Media Network) All 41 construction workers who were trapped in a collapsed mountain tunnel for 17 days in northern India have been brought to safety, hours after rescue crews drilled through the debris of rock, concrete and mud to reach them.
Following days of multiple rescue attempts that hit obstacles just metres from reaching the men, they were eventually pulled out on Tuesday on wheeled stretchers through a 90-centimetre (three-foot) wide steel pipe,...
(Al Jazeera Media Network) At least 20 people have been killed, including 13 soldiers, and several wounded in a series of attacks over the weekend that targeted military barracks and prisons in Sierra Leone, according to the army.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, an army spokesperson said attacks across the capital, Freetown, on Sunday were carried out by “renegade soldiers” but had been repelled.
“We have launched a manhunt for all those who were involved in the...
(BBC News) New Zealand's new government says it plans to scrap the nation's world-leading smoking ban to fund tax cuts.
The legislation, introduced under the previous Jacinda Ardern-led government, would have banned cigarette sales next year to anyone born after 2008.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in New Zealand, and the policy was intended to stop young generations from picking up the habit.
Health experts have strongly criticized the sudden reversal.
"We are appalled and...