Saudi Arabia, UAE criticise Israel over Palestinian clashes

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Saturday condemned Israel’s plans to evict Palestinians from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers, following a night of violence in Jerusalem. Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades towards rock-hurling Palestinian youth at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque late on Friday. The clashes at Islam’s third holiest… Read More Saudi Arabia, UAE criticise Israel over Palestinian clashes

Turkey criticises Israel over Palestinian clashes at Al-Aqsa mosque

Turkey criticised Israel and accused it of unleashing “terror” on Palestinians after Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades towards rock-hurling Palestinian youth at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque late on Friday. The clashes at Islam’s third holiest site and around East Jerusalem, which injured 205 Palestinians and 17 police officers, came amid mounting anger over… Read More Turkey criticises Israel over Palestinian clashes at Al-Aqsa mosque

At least fifty-five dead, scores injured following multiple explosions at school in Afghanistan

Explosions caused by a car bomb and mortars outside a school in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least 55 people and wounded over 150, mostly female students, officials said, in an attack President Ashraf Ghani blamed on Taliban insurgents. A senior security official said on condition of anonymity that most of the… Read More At least fifty-five dead, scores injured following multiple explosions at school in Afghanistan

Tensions mount as thousands head to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque following recent clashes

Israel said it was beefing up security forces on Saturday in anticipation of more confrontations with Palestinian protesters, a day after fierce clashes at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque. Tensions have mounted in the city, the occupied West Bank and Gaza throughout the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, amid growing anger over the potential eviction of Palestinians… Read More Tensions mount as thousands head to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque following recent clashes

Sri Lanka approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

Sri Lanka on Saturday approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in Sri Lanka, as the island nation battles a third wave of the virus, while suffering a restricted supply of vaccines from neighboring India. Dr. Sudharshani Fernandopulle, the minister overseeing the fight against the epidemic, said in a statement the government would order 5… Read More Sri Lanka approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

Scores injured as Israeli police clash with Palestinians at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque

Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades towards rock-hurling Palestinian youth at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday amid growing anger over the potential eviction of Palestinians from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers. At least 205 Palestinians and 17 officers were injured in the night-time clashes at Islam’s third-holiest site and around East… Read More Scores injured as Israeli police clash with Palestinians at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque

Israeli security forces shoot dead Palestinian gunmen who fired at base in West Bank

Three Palestinian gunmen shot at an Israeli border police base in the occupied West Bank on Friday, drawing Israeli fire that killed two of the Palestinians and critically wounded the third, border police said. There were no reports of Israeli injuries in the incident at the Salem base, near the West Bank-Israel border by the… Read More Israeli security forces shoot dead Palestinian gunmen who fired at base in West Bank