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Israeli airstrike kills 2 on Gaza-Egypt border

GAZA CITY // Palestinian officials say an Israeli airstrike has killed two Gaza residents in a smuggling tunnel along the border with Egypt. Health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra says Thursday’s pre-dawn airstrike wounded five others. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. But on Wednesday the military said its missile …

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UN seeks $2.1bn to avert famine in Yemen

GENEVA // The UN on Wednesday appealed for US$2.1 billion (Dh7.7bn) to provide food and other life-saving assistance to 12 million people in Yemen who face the threat of famine after two years of war. “The situation in Yemen is catastrophic and rapidly deteriorating,” Jamie McGoldrick, UN humanitarian coordinator in …

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