Israeli police beat mourners at funeral of slain Palestinian journalist

JERUSALEM, May 13 (Reuters) – Israeli police officers charged at Palestinian mourners carrying the coffin of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday, before thousands led her casket through Jerusalem’s Old City in an outpouring of grievance and anger over her killing. Packed around Abu Akleh’s coffin, dozens of Palestinians, some waving Palestinian flags … Read more

Application deadline for $500 monthly Chicago cash assistance program is Friday

Application deadline for $500 monthly Chicago cash assistance program is Friday Friday is the final day Chicago residents can apply for the city’s $500 monthly cash assistance program. CHICAGO – Friday is the final day Chicago residents can apply for the city’s $500 monthly cash assistance program. The Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot program was created … Read more

Chicago teens find success investing in the stock market

Chicago teens find success by investing in the stock market Getting into the stock market can be a daunting task for most adults, but a group of teen boys on Chicago’s Northwest Side is figuring it all out — and finding some success. CHICAGO – Getting into the stock market can be a daunting task … Read more

Al Jazeera journalist killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Deadly shooting occurred during Israeli raid Israel says troops exchanged fire with Palestinians Journalist’s wounded colleague blames Israel for death Israel says Palestinian gunmen likely shot her JENIN, West Bank, May 11 (Reuters) – A prominent Palestinian-American Al Jazeera reporter was shot dead during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, with … Read more

Russia says Israel supports neo-Nazis in row over Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference after his meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Moscow, Russia, April 26, 2022. Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 3 (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign ministry accused Israel on Tuesday of supporting neo-Nazis in Ukraine, further … Read more

Israel demands apology after Russia says Hitler had Jewish roots

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a joint news conference with Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh (not pictured) following their talks in Moscow, Russia April 27, 2022. Yuri Kochetkov/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Israel summons Russian ambassador for ‘tough talk’ Israeli minister says Lavrov how ‘unforgivable’ Russian … Read more

When can I apply for $500 monthly Chicago cash assistance program?

Cook County to launch basic income program Thousands of financially struggling residents across the suburbs will be able to apply to take part in a guaranteed income pilot program that will be funded by $42 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds. CHICAGO – Chicago residents can start applying on Monday for Chicago’s $500 monthly cash … Read more

Palestinians clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site, 57 injured

Clashes recur at Al Aqsa compound during Ramadan Israeli police say people hurled rocks, fireworks Violence stirs fears of slide to wider conflict JERUSALEM, April 22 (Reuters) – At least 57 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli police within the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem on Friday, medics said, as violence persisted during the … Read more

Bionic limbs lift Gaza amputees’ self-esteem

GAZA, April 19 (Reuters) – A “smart” prosthetic hand that mimics human anatomy and motion has allowed Ahmed Abu Hamda to play with his children and regain self esteem, part of a new project in Gaza Strip, where conflict with Israel has left hundreds of Palestinians without limbs. Since March, a Qatari-funded hospital in Gaza … Read more

Israel downs Gaza rocket, admonishes Jordan as Jerusalem tensions simmer

JERUSALEM, April 18 (Reuters) – Israel shot down a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Monday, the Israeli military said, the first such attack in months as tensions over a flashpoint Jerusalem shrine drew angry pro-Palestinian rhetoric from Jordan and US mediation efforts. No Gaza faction claimed responsibility for the launch, which followed warnings … Read more