Israel destroys anti-aircraft battery in Syria after it fires at IDF jets

Israeli Air Force jets attacked an anti-aircraft battery well inside Syria on Monday morning, after the surface-to-air system launched a missile at a different plane over the skies of Lebanon, the army said. A military spokesperson said that “a number” of Israeli planes were flying over Lebanon as part of a “routine reconnaissance mission” on early… Continue reading “Israel destroys anti-aircraft battery in Syria after it fires at IDF jets”

Double standards: ‘Why aren’t we all with Somalia?’

Almost 300 people were killed when a powerful bomb blast ripped through Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, on Saturday. The attack marked the deadliest assault the country has ever witnessed. Somalia has entered a three-day national mourning period for the victims, with around 300 more people also injured in the blast. Dozens are missing, hospitals are running out… Continue reading “Double standards: ‘Why aren’t we all with Somalia?’”

Rohingya: Even babies were not spared by the army

The Myanmar army has been accused of carrying out extrajudicial killings in the restive Rakhine region, with residents and activists accusing soldiers of shooting indiscriminately at unarmed Rohingya men, women and children and carrying out arson attacks. Authorities in Myanmar say close to 100 people have been killed since Friday when armed men, reportedly from the… Continue reading “Rohingya: Even babies were not spared by the army”

Erdogan: Assad is a terrorist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad a “terrorist” and said it was impossible for Syrian peace efforts to continue with him, Reuters reported. Syria”s foreign ministry fired back, accusing Erdogan of himself supporting terrorist groups fighting Assad in Syria”s civil war. Erdogan has continuously been openly critical of Assad. He… Continue reading “Erdogan: Assad is a terrorist”

Saudi-led air raids kill 68 Yemen civilians in one day: UN

Sixty-eight Yemeni civilians were killed in two separate air raids by the Saudi-led Arab coalition in one day, the UN humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Jamie McGoldrick said on Thursday. The first air strike on Tuesday hit a “crowded popular market” in Taez province, killing 54 civilians including eight children, and wounding 32 others, he said in… Continue reading “Saudi-led air raids kill 68 Yemen civilians in one day: UN”

‘I fear being shot’: A Palestinian paramedic’s account

Silwad, occupied West Bank – Working as a paramedic, Yehya Mubarak has only one thing on his mind. “My goal is to take the patient to the hospital,” the 47-year-old, who has been working with the ambulance service for 12 years, says without hesitation. However, that’s far from an easy task in the occupied West Bank.… Continue reading “‘I fear being shot’: A Palestinian paramedic’s account”

Turkey sends more troops to Qatar

A new batch of Turkish soldiers have arrived at Turkey’s military base in Qatar as part of a joint defence agreement between the two countries. Qatar’s defence ministry announced on Tuesday the arrival of the fresh reinforcement at the Al Ubeid airbase in the capital, Doha. The group, including soldiers from the Turkish Joint Forced Command,… Continue reading “Turkey sends more troops to Qatar”

China Seemingly Brokers New Afghanistan-Pakistan Talks

Chinese diplomacy apparently has succeeded in persuading Afghanistan to begin a wide-ranging dialogue proposed by Pakistan for mending strained bilateral relations. The decision came at Tuesday’s first trilateral talks Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi hosted in Beijing between his Pakistani and Afghan counterparts. Last month, Islamabad shared with Kabul what it called an “Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan… Continue reading “China Seemingly Brokers New Afghanistan-Pakistan Talks”

Russia Will Retaliate After U.S. Supplies Lethal Weapons To Ukraine

Last week, the Trump administration agreed to send lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine. The order, packaged by the State Department as an affirmation of Ukraine’s right to defend itself against Russian-backed aggression, was greeted on Capitol Hill as a logical step in confronting what many lawmakers view as Vladimir Putin’s expansionist foreign policy. Proponents of this… Continue reading “Russia Will Retaliate After U.S. Supplies Lethal Weapons To Ukraine”

Israel behind ‘Christian exodus’ from Palestine

Beit Jala, Palestine- The Israeli occupation of Palestine is the main factor behind the exodus of Palestinian Christians from the region, according to a new study. The research carried out by the Dar al-Kalima University in the occupied-West Bank town of Beit Jala, concluded that only small percentage of Christians had left Palestine because of concerns… Continue reading “Israel behind ‘Christian exodus’ from Palestine”