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Israel threat won’t deter Hamas, Fatah from unity efforts: PA

Palestinian factions have blasted Israel’s threat that it will not negotiate with a unity government including Hamas, with the Palestinian Authority (PA) saying such a hostile stance would not affect the nation’s resolve in pursuit of its goals. “Israeli remarks will not change the official Palestinian position to move forward ...

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Emirati Apache helicopter crashes in northern Yemen, two pilots killed

A Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter operated by the United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAEAF) has crashed in Yemen’s northern province of al-Jawf, killing the two pilots on board, as the Saudi-led coalition presses ahead with its atrocious aerial bombardment campaign against the impoverished Arab country. The UAE’s official WAM news agency reported on ...

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Bahrain court sentences 4 dissidents to 15 years in prison

A court in Bahrain has upheld 15-year jail terms handed down to four citizens and revoked their citizenship as the Manama regime relentlessly continues with its crackdown on human rights activists and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. On Tuesday, Bahrain’s Court of Appeal found the defendants guilty of collaborating ...

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Israel approves plans for nearly 1,292 settler units in WB

Israeli authorities have approved plans for construction of 1,292 settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a settlement watchdog NGO reports. Peace Now reported that the Israeli authorities approved the plans on Tuesday, noting that further approvals were likely on Wednesday The Israeli committee which oversees the settlement construction in ...

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Turkey’s mine collapse leaves 7 dead, 1 missing

Seven miners were killed and another was missing after part of a coal mine in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak collapsed on Tuesday, government spokesman Bekir Bozdag said. Search and rescue teams were looking for the missing worker who was trapped at the site. Turkey’s energy ministry said the coal ...

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