Middle East

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli soldier in Jenin

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli soldier in Jenin

A Palestinian has been shot dead and five others wounded by Israeli soldiers at the Jenin camp in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical sources said. The person killed on Sunday was identified as 19-year-old Mohammed Abu Khalifa, the sources said. The shooting occurred after an incursion into the camp by Israeli forces sparked clashes […]

At least 25 Palestinians abducted during Israeli raids

At least 25 Palestinians abducted during Israeli raids

At least 25 Palestinians, including a number of minors, have been detained during a series of Israeli raids throughout the occupied territories. A Fatah spokesman said on Wednesday that Talal Dweikat, a former governor of the northern West Bank district of Tulkarm, was seized from his home in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. “The Israeli occupation targets every Palestinian regardless of […]

Saudi nurse donates part of her liver to save child’s life

Saudi nurse donates part of her liver to save child’s life

A young girl, Bashyer Al-Rashidi, who suffers from cirrhosis of the liver was saved after Saudi nurse Abir Al-Anzi donated a part of her liver to her. The liver transplant took place on Dec. 28 2016, and has so far been successful. This was done after all the necessary tests were done. Abir Al-Anzi, who […]

2016 ‘deadliest year’ for West Bank children in decade

2016 ‘deadliest year’ for West Bank children in decade

Israeli forces have killed more Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 2016 than any other year in the last decade, rights group Defence for Children International (DCI) has said. The organisation’s chapter in the occupied Palestinian territories recorded the killings of 32 Palestinian children (under 18), making 2016 “the deadliest […]

Starving Yemenis resort to eating rubbish

Starving Yemenis resort to eating rubbish

Sanaa – Mahdi Abdulla’s hollow cheeks, skeletal body and pale skin all speak to his living misery. The 45-year-old Sanaa resident has no job and no money to buy food. Today, there is just one place to which he knows he can turn for help: The dump. “For several months, I have been out of […]

Why don’t we stand with Turkey, like we did with Paris and Orlando?

Why don’t we stand with Turkey, like we did with Paris and Orlando?

Night was coming on as I arrived in Heathrow airport on Tuesday. In a waiting lounge at the airport’s central bus station, the urgent and meretricious tones of the television news could be heard. A gang of homicidal thugs had massacred 41 innocent people and injured 239 at Turkey’s Ataturk airport. But then, right there, the […]

Turkish police searching for Istanbul nightclub attacker

Turkish police searching for Istanbul nightclub attacker

Turkish police continue the manhunt for an unidentified attacker who went on a deadly shooting rampage at a nightclub in Istanbul just over an hour into the New Year. Fresh details have emerged on the terror attack, with Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu saying police and intelligence officials are now piecing together the clues they have […]

Israel mulls bill to confiscate more Palestinian land: Minister

Israel mulls bill to confiscate more Palestinian land: Minister

The Tel Aviv regime plans to put forward a bill by the end of this month to annex more Palestinian land in the West Bank despite a recent UN resolution against illegal settlement activities in the occupied territories. “Before the end of January, we, together with all the coalition parties, will propose a bill for […]

Record number of refugees opt to leave in 2016

Record number of refugees opt to leave in 2016

Nearly 55,000 migrants and refugees who were not eligible for or were likely to be denied asylum left Germany voluntarily in 2016, up by 20,000 from the number who left of their own volition in 2015, according to government officials. Germany has toughened its stance on immigration in recent months, prompted by concerns about security […]