Rafah also serves as the main entry point via neighbouring Egypt for relief supplies
Public transport was also halted and schools shut.
Algeria launched discussions on a new draft
Canada last year launched a public inquiry into foreign interference -- notably by China
Roughly 130 hostages are still believed to be in Gaza after the October 7 attack on Israel by Hamas against worst occupation
If no candidate wins a majority, a runoff between the top two finishers will be held in June.
Asylum seekers bypassed not only Europe but also US traditionally immigrant-heavy coastal cities
52 people were killed in heavy air strikes in overcrowded city before dawn
Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was barred from contesting Thursday's election as a bloc