MADRID - An unusually large group of about 5,000Moroccans, many of them minors or families, illegally swam into Spain's northern African enclave of Ceuta on Monday, a spokesman for the Spanish government's delegation there said. One person died in the attempt, the spokesman said ... "Spain has been very clear and detailed about the case ... .
Israel has fired artillery shells at Lebanon, after rockets were fired from the country toward the occupied Palestinian territories. The Israeli military said it had launched artillery at what it said were “the sources of” six shells that were fired from Lebanon toward the northern part of the occupied territories on Monday ... www.presstv.ir ... .
Hong Kong’s government has suspended operations at its representative office in Taiwan in a sign of escalating diplomatic tension between China’s self-governing territory and the democratically-ruled island that Beijing claims as its own ... Taiwan’s government said that while it respected the decision, it also regretted it ... .
Around127 people were missing after a vessel adrift off Mumbai's coast sank during Cyclone Tauktae, the Indian navy said as two ships and helicopters were deployed to assist in the search ... At least 21 people were dead and 96 were missing, according to reports ... .
A Tesla vehicle on "autopilot" crashed into a parked Washington state deputy's patrol vehicle Saturday, NBCNews reports ... Autopilot is a Tesla system designed to assist drivers but is not fully autonomous ... U.S ... .
The Biden administration will sell Israel a further $735 million in precision-guided weapons, despite the ongoing bombardment of civilians in Gaza. Congressional sources indicated to The Washington Post, that the deal would likely be approved by the Houses without objections ... https.//t.co/g348hB7L1T — The NewArab (@The_NewArab) May 18, 2021 ... ....
The UNSecurity Council was due to hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday amid a flurry of urgent diplomacy aimed at stemming Israel air strikes that have killed more than 200 Palestinians. A fireball accompanied by a plume of black smoke erupted over a Gaza building early on Tuesday after the latest Israeli strike, an AFP journalist reported ... .
As Israel and Gaza have pressed closer to all-out war, a new battle for the narrative is being fought among Arab states. For the first time in the many clashes between the Israeli state and the occupied territory, regional unity over who is to blame and what should be done to stop the fighting has splintered ... Read more ... And they haven’t done that.” ... .
Samoa is set to get its first female prime minister, marking the end of unprecedented political drama in the small Pacific island nation of 200,000 people. On Monday, the Supreme Court finally validated Fiame NaomiMata'afa's shock April election win, ending weeks of political stalemate and calling off a re-run ... And it worked ... .