Israel Police Arrest Teenage Suspect After Jerusalem Stabbing
JERUSALEM: Israeli officers arrested a young woman after a Wednesday stabbing in a tense neighborhood of annexed east Jerusalem, police said. “In the last few minutes, police forces arrested a suspect, a minor, who was located by the police inside an educational institution near the scene of the incident,”... Read more
UAE Government Switches Weekend To Saturday-Sunday Starting 2022
DUBAI: The UAE government will transition to a four-and-a-half-day working week, with Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday forming the new weekend starting Jan. 1, 2022 for all federal departments, state news agency WAM reported. The new system will be applied in all federal government entities with working hours from... Read more
Iraqi Forces, Kurdish Peshmerga Retake Northern Village From Daesh
BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have recaptured a village in northern Iraq on Monday after Daesh terrorists took it over the previous day, security and police sources said. Elite Iraq Interior Ministry forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters managed early on Monday to control Luhaiban village, though the... Read more
Palestinian Teenager Shot Dead By Israeli Guard
RAMALLAH: A Palestinian teenager who drove his car into an Israeli security checkpoint in the occupied West Bank was shot dead on Monday by a security guard at the scene, officials said. The car-ramming occurred after 1 a.m. at the Te’enim checkpoint near the Palestinian city of Tulkarem, an... Read more
Lebanese President, PM And Parliament Speaker Express Satisfaction With Saudi-French Agreement
BEIRUT: Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has affirmed his government’s commitment to honoring its undertakings for reform. Mikati said that his joint phone call on Saturday with Saudi and French leaders was “an important step toward restoring historic brotherly relations with Riyadh.” A joint Saudi-French statement, following the joint... Read more
Israel: Palestinian Car-Rammer Wounds Guard, Is Shot Dead
JERUSALEM: A 16-year-old Palestinian rammed a vehicle into an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank overnight, wounding a security guard before being shot and “neutralized” at the scene, the Israeli Defense Ministry said Monday. Israeli media reported that the alleged attacker was killed, while a ministry official declined to... Read more
Four Iraqi Kurdish Fighters Killed In Attack Blamed On Daesh
BAGHDAD: Four Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were killed in an attack blamed on the Daesh group, a security official said Monday, the third such assault in less than two weeks. Five other Peshmerga fighters were wounded in the violence late Sunday in northern Iraq that targeted an outpost north... Read more
UN Says Daesh Committed War Crimes At Iraqi Prison
UNITED NATIONS: The head of a UN team investigating atrocities in Iraq said that Daesh extremists committed crimes against humanity and war crimes at a prison in Mosul in June 2014, where at least 1,000 predominantly Shiite Muslim prisoners were systematically killed. Christian Ritscher told the UN Security Council... Read more
Civilians Among 10 Dead In North Iraq Attack Blamed On Daesh: Officials
IRBIL: At least three civilians and seven Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters have been killed in northern Iraq in an attack blamed on the Daesh jihadist group, the forces said Friday. The jihadists attacked the village of Khidir Jija, south of Irbil, killing three civilians, a statement said. The peshmerga,... Read more
Saudi Arabia Calls On Syria To Comply With Chemical Weapons Watchdog
LONDON: Saudi Arabia has urged Syrian authorities to cooperate with the chemical weapons watchdog and implement all decisions related to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The Kingdom’s position on the matter was reiterated by the Saudi permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,... Read more