Neighbors mourn deaths of 21 family members in Gaza home fire | Gaza News

Neighbors mourn deaths of 21 family members in Gaza home fire |  Gaza News

Jabalia, Gaza – As soon as she heard the news that a fire had broken out in the building where her sister lived, Aya Abu Rayya ran down the street towards it, screaming, “My sister, my sister.” When she arrived, all she could do was watch as the flames consumed the building where her sister … Read more

Fire rips through Gaza residential building, killing 21 people | Gaza News

Fire rips through Gaza residential building, killing 21 people |  Gaza News

A fire erupted during birthday celebrations in an apartment in Jabalia, spreading quickly through a four-storey building. At least 21 people have been killed and several others injured after a fire ripped through a residential building in the densely-populated Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, according to local sources. Ambulances rushed several injured … Read more

Palestinian activists threaten ‘regional war’ as fury erupts against Israel — and their own leaders

Palestinian activists threaten ‘regional war’ as fury erupts against Israel — and their own leaders

Jenin Refugee Camp, West Bank CNN — Four US-made M4 Carbine rifles lean against the back of the sofa. The young men, mostly dressed in black civilian clothes, are relaxed and chatty. Neighbors pop their heads in to say hello through a door open to the street. Which is odd. Because these men are being … Read more

How Iran exploited Rushdie’s Satanic Verses

How Iran exploited Rushdie’s Satanic Verses

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. CNN — Nearly 10 years after he was driven underground, Salman Rushdie believed he was free. The author had been living under heavy security and highest secrecy … Read more