GCC members call for Arab unity against terror, Iran meddling at Riyadh summit

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said on Sunday the Kingdom is keen to maintain the entity of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and strengthen its current and future role. “In order to More »

King Salman to launch Tarif district restoration program

:: King Salman will patronize the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district on Sunday. It is part of a program aimed at the development of the ancient Ad More »

Saudi elected as Arab Parliament speaker

:: Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council member Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami was elected as the speaker of the Arab Parliament at a special session on Saturday. His election is a seen as More »

Saudi Cabinet welcomes creation of supreme council with Algeria

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday reviewed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s tour of Arab countries and the Kingdom’s participation at the G20 Summit in Argentina. The Cabinet welcomed the Kingdom’s decision More »

Rouhani threatens to block all Gulf oil exports if Iran can’t export oil

:: Iran has threatened to block the waterway in which oil exports are shipped on Tuesday, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterating that the United States will not be able to stop More »

 

Tag Archives: PALESTINE

Israel predicts win for UN resolution condemning Hamas

:: Israel’s UN ambassador is predicting that a US-sponsored resolution condemning the militant Islamic group Hamas, which controls Gaza, for launching rockets into Israel will be approved by the General Assembly. Danny Danon told reporters Tuesday that he believes “we

Palestinian shot dead after allegedly injuring Israeli soldiers in car-ramming

:: A Palestinian was shot dead while allegedly attempting to carry out a car-ramming attack on Monday that injured three Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military said. The military said one of the soldiers sustained moderate

Six Palestinians killed in Israeli air raid in Gaza

:: Israel’s army said an exchange of fire erupted on Sunday during an operation in the Gaza Strip, while Palestinian officials reported six people killed, including a local commander of Hamas’s armed wing. “During (Israeli military) operational activity in the

Palestinian shot dead trying to stab Israeli soldier – military

:: Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab one of them in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the military said. The incident occurred at a bus stop along a main highway near the large Jewish settlement

Jerusalem Palestinian eyes seat in Israel’s city hall

:: A civil engineer from East Jerusalem is running for a seat in city hall with a campaign that demands equitable municipal services while side-stepping the long struggle over sovereignty. A third of Jerusalem residents are Palestinians, in areas Israel

Gaza: Staff at UN agency for Palestinians strike over job cuts

:: Staff at the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees went on strike in the Gaza Strip on Monday to protest against job losses and US funding cuts. The one-day strike closed more than 250 UNRWA schools in Gaza, as

Israel gives Bedouin villagers until end of month to leave

:: Israeli authorities issued a notice to residents of a Bedouin village in a strategic spot in the occupied West Bank on Sunday informing them they have until the end of the month to leave. The fate of Khan Al-Ahmar

Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli fire in Gaza border clashes

:: A Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli fire in clashes near the border in southern Gaza late on Wednesday, the health ministry in the enclave said. The ministry said Mumin Abu Ayeda, 15, was shot along the heavily-guarded

Thousands of UN employees in Gaza protest job cuts

:: Thousands of employees of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees protested in Gaza on Wednesday against forced redundancies as a result of US funding cuts, announcing a one-day strike next week. More than 5,000 people attended the march

US notifies Palestinians: PLO mission in Washington to be shut down

:: The United States has decided to close the Palestinian mission in Washington in the latest move against them by President Donald Trump, who has been trying to force the Palestinians to negotiate, a Palestinian official said Monday. “We have

Palestinians say Trump’s $25m hospital aid cut ‘act of political blackmail’

:: The Trump administration said Saturday that it is cutting $25 million meant for East Jerusalem hospitals and putting the money toward “high-priority projects elsewhere.” The move follows the State Department’s late August announcement that the administration is slashing more

Palestinian faction Fatah: No state in Gaza, and no state without Gaza

:: Hamas senior official Izzat al-Risheq said on Friday that the movement offered its vision on the ceasefire deal and reconciliation, after the Palestinian factions ended their consultations in Cairo. He added that Hamas listened to the ideas and observations

UN chief proposes options to protect Palestinians

:: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday presented four options aimed at boosting the protection of Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories, from sending UN rights monitors and unarmed observers to deploying a military or police force under UN mandate. The proposals

Palestinian toddler, mother killed in Israeli strikes in Gaza

:: A Palestinian toddler and her mother were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza early Thursday, officials in the strip said, as Israel hit a series of sites in retaliation for dozens of rockets. Enas Khammash, 23, and her

Israel strikes Gaza after rockets fired from Palestinian enclave

:: Israel launched air strikes on Gaza late Wednesday after dozens of rockets were fired from the enclave into its territory, with injuries reported on both sides. Earlier, Al Arabiya news channel correspondent reported that more than 50 rockets and

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi released from Israeli prison

:: Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi left prison Sunday after an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers outside her home, an episode captured on video that made her a symbol of resistance for Palestinians, a prison service spokesman said. Assaf

Israel army kills Palestinian teen in Bethlehem: ministry

:: Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager during a raid in the occupied West Bank overnight, the Palestinian health ministry said on Monday. Arkan Mizher, 15, was shot in the chest during clashes in Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem,

Israel court charges Turkish woman accused of aiding ‘terror’ group

:: An Israeli military court on Sunday charged a Turkish woman accused of passing on hundreds of dollars to a “terrorist” organisation, security sources said. Ebru Ozkan, 27, was detained at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport on June 11 as she

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