Monday, December 5, 2022

Middle East

8k Yemeni children killed, injured in Saudi-led war since 2015: Report

A human rights organization has reported that the ongoing Saudi-led war on Yemen has left at least 8,000 minors dead and injured in the war-torn country.

Turkish president signals ground offensive in Syria, Iraq

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signaled a possible ground offensive in northern Syria and Iraq. It comes after Ankara’s forces launched cross-border air raids on what they call locations used by Kurdish groups they blame for a recent bombing in central Istanbul.

Turkish army hits targets in Syria, Iraq after Istanbul blast

The Turkish military has conducted a series of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, targeting several towns and villages in in the war-torn countries.

Over 9k Palestinian minors detained by Israel since 2015: NGO

Israel has arrested more than 9,300 Palestinian minors in the past eight years, a local non-governmental organization (NGO) confirmed.

Four Syrian soldiers killed in Israeli raid in coastal districts

Four Syrian military servicemen have reportedly lost their lives in an Israeli military attack targeting several sites in the war-torn country’s central and western regions.

Dozens of Yemeni newborns die every day due to war: Health ministry

An official with Yemen’s Health Ministry has confirmed that at least 80 newborn babies lose their lives on a daily basis due to the lack of required medical equipment in the war-hit country.

Netanyahu agrees to legalise West Bank settler outposts

Benjamin Netanyahu, currently tasked with forming a new Israeli government after his coalition won elections earlier this month, has pledged to legalise dozens of illegal settler outposts in the occupied West Bank.

Oil tanker hit by drone off gulf of Oman

An oil tanker said to be associated with an Israeli billionaire has been targeted by a bomb-carrying drone off the coast of Oman, an official has told The Associated Press.

Israel inks agreement on gas field shared with Lebanon

French oil giant TotalEnergies has announced it will soon launch gas exploration operations off the Mediterranean Sea along Lebanon’s coast. It follows a US-mediated deal last month that put an end to a decades-long maritime border dispute between Lebanon and Israel.

Palestinian man fatally shot in West Bank

Israeli troops have killed a young Palestinian man in the West Bank city of Salfit. The killing follows the deaths of three Israeli settlers in a stabbing and car-ramming attack

UN agency for Palestinians says needs $50-80mn to ‘keep running’

The head of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees has announced that the body’s “assets have become obsolete”, and that it needs $50-80m to keep services running until the end of the year.

US to open investigation into al Jazeera journalist killing

The United States has informed the Israeli authorities that it decided to open its own investigation into Israle's killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, several Israeli and US media outlets reported, citing unidentified sources.

Israeli troops fatally shoot a Palestinian woman in WB

Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian woman in Ramallah, injuring a young man amid an ongoing crackdown on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

8 killed, 81 injured in Istanbul blast, suspect in custody

A suspect is in custody following the explosion that killed at least eight people and injured more than 80 in Istanbul on Sunday, Turkey’s Interior Ministry announced on Monday.

US intelligence report reveals UAE efforts to meddle in American political system: Report

A classified US intelligence report states that the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a close ally of the United States in the Middle East, has engaged in an extensive effort to influence American political decisions.

130k Palestinians facing home demolition threat: Report

As many as 130,000 Palestinians, who live in the areas occupied by the Israeli regime following a war in 1948, face the threat of demolition of their homes and other structures, according to a new report.

Hezbollah says US blocked Iran oil delivery to Lebanon

A high-ranking official with the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has stated that the United States prevented crisis-hit Lebanon from receiving the fuel shipment from Iran to ease power outages amid deepening economic crisis.

Hezbollah: US Democrats, Republicans both back Israeli crimes

Hezbollah’s Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has stated that both Democrats and Republicans in the United States have always supported the Israeli regime’s crimes and killing of Palestinians.

Palestinian man killed by Israeli troops in West Bank

Israeli troops have killed a 29-year-old Palestinian man, identified as Rafat Ali Ayyaseh, during a military raid in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, according to local reports.

10 killed in air raid on fuel convoy near Iraq-Syria border

An airstrike on a convoy carrying fuel across the Iraqi border into Syria killed at least 10 people late Tuesday, members of paramilitary groups operating in the area confirmed.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen in Nablus

Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian teenager while escorting settlers to Joseph's Tomb on the outskirts of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

UN opens hearings over Israeli rights abuses

A United Nations independent commission of inquiry has begun public hearings on the human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Canadian soldier, US citizen die in Iraq

The Canadian Armed Forces announced that one of their members has died in Baghdad due to reasons not related to military operations earlier this week. In a separate incident, an American citizen died in the Iraqi capital city under unclear circumstances, an informed source confirmed.

Bahrain says to further develop cooperation with Israel

Bahrain has announced it will continue to build up its partnership with Israel as former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies are about to form a new government.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen in WB

Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian teenager and seriously wounded another during an attack near a town in the north-central part of the occupied West Bank.

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