The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has announced that the US would reopen its consulate in Jerusalem after it was downgraded by the Trump administration, and will provide an additional $75m to help rebuild Gaza. Speaking alongside the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, he also promised to ‘continue to rebuild’ the US’s relationship with Palestinians, and repeated comments from Biden that both Israelis and Palestinians should ‘enjoy equal measures of freedom, opportunity, and democracy, to be treated with dignity’
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Radwan Ghazi Moumneh has had a hand in some of the most astonishing experimental music this side of the millennium, both behind the scenes as recording engineer at Montreal studio Hotel2Tango and on stage fronting his...
Australia news live update: Sydney welcomes international travellers as NSW and Victoria borders reopen
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First flights land as New South Wales allows fully vaccinated people to enter without quarantining, while more restrictions within the state lift. Follow all the day’s news
Australia news live update: Bert Newton to be given state funeral; international border set to reopen; Victoria records 1,036 Covid cases, NSW 177
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Victoria announces state funeral for Bert Newton; international border bans set to end on Monday; Scott Morrison defends Aukus deal at G20 in Rome; Victoria records 1,036 Covid cases, NSW reports 177; Follow all the d...
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There was so much excitement and demand for haircuts on Monday that Moustafa Elrifai opened his salon in Lakemba an hour early. “When I opened my eyes today, I was crying, I swear to God. I hadn’t opened the shop in m...