Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian During West Bank Operation
RAMALLAH: Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man during clashes that erupted in the West Bank city of Nablus early Monday, the official Palestinian news agency reported. Citing medics, Wafa news agency identified the slain man as Jamil Kayyal, 31, adding that he was hit by a gunshot in... Read more
Syria State Media Says US Forces ‘Kidnapped Civilians’ Near Deir Ezzor
DUBAI: US forces carried out on Monday at dawn a “large airborne operation” near Deir Ezzor, in eastern Syria, Syrian state news agency SANA said. The American forces “kidnapped a number of civilians,” it said. There was no independent confirmation of the report.   Source: Read more
Around A Dozen People Injured In Explosion At South Lebanon Palestinian Camp
BEIRUT: A large explosion rocked a Palestinian camp in the southern Lebanese port city of Tyre on Friday night, injuring about a dozen people, according to rescue workers on scene and a Palestinian source inside the camp. The state-run National News Agency (NNA) reported an unspecified number of deaths,... Read more
Beirut Blast Investigator Demands Immediate Arrest Of Ex-Minister
BEIRUT: The Lebanese judge charged with investigating the Beirut port blast demanded Friday the immediate arrest of a former minister who has refused to appear before court, a judicial source said. The investigation into the massive explosion at Beirut port on August 4, 2020 resumed Wednesday after a two-month... Read more
Jordan Detects Its First Two Cases Of Omicron Variant
AMMAN: The Jordanian health ministry announced on Thursday evening it had identified its first two cases of the omicron variant of coronavirus. The health ministry’s statement, announced by state-run Petra news agency, said the first case is a Jordanian national who recently returned from South Africa and is currently... Read more
Palestinian Resistance Forces Claim Israeli Security Wall Around Gaza Will Not Block Them
GAZA CITY: Israel has announced the completion of an enhanced security barrier around the Gaza Strip designed to prevent militants from sneaking into the country. However, Palestinian factions have rejected Israeli claims that the wall would stop them digging tunnels. The 65-kilometer barrier includes radar systems, maritime sensors, and... Read more
Egypt To Supply Lebanon With Gas To Alleviate Power Crisis
CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati in Cairo on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, and Abbas Kamel, head of General Intelligence. Speaking after the meeting, El-Sisi stressed the importance Egypt... Read more
Yemen Army Kills Hezbollah Military Expert In Marib
AL-MUKALLA: A Hezbollah military leader fighting for the Iran-backed Houthis has been killed in clashes with government forces in the central province of Marib, Yemen’s information minister revealed on Thursday. In a tweet, Moammar Al-Eryani said that expert adviser Akram Al-Sayed died when Yemeni army troops shelled Houthi positions... Read more
US Thwarts Smuggling Attempt Of Iranian Arms In Arabian Sea Bound For Yemen’s Houthis
DUBAI: The US seized two large caches of Iranian arms, including 171 surface-to-air missiles and eight anti-tank missiles, intended for the Houthi militia in Yemen. The US justice department on Tuesday said navy troops seized the weapons from two vessels in the Arabian Sea while conducting routine maritime security... Read more
Morocco State Schools Face ‘Crisis’
RABAT: Morocco’s state schools are failing students and “deepening inequality,” a supervisory body has warned, as authorities scramble to raise the quality of teaching after years of neglect The High Council for Education (CSE) has warned of a “crisis” in public education and said that government schools “are not... Read more