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Yemeni forces destroy Saudi Apache choppers: TV

The Yemeni army and popular committees have reportedly destroyed two Saudi Arabian Apache helicopters in Yemen’s east-central province of Ma’rib. The choppers were targeted with Tochka rockets in an operation, which also destroyed three Saudi missile launch platforms, Yemen’s al-Masirah TV reported on Friday. A large number of Saudi, Emirati, and Bahraini ...

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Egypt billionare offers to buy Med island for refugees

Cairo (AFP) – Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island off Greece or Italy and develop it to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from Syria and other conflicts. The telecoms tycoon first announced the initiative on Twitter. “Greece or Italy sell me an island, I ll ...

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Israel stages missile attack on north of Gaza Strip

The Tel Aviv regime has launched a missile attack on the north of the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli media say. According to The Times of Israel, Israeli warplanes targeted a base belonging to the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas early Thursday morning. Two missiles were reportedly fired in the attack. There ...

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Major defense drills underway in Iranian capital

Tens of thousands of Iran’s Basij volunteer forces are participating in massive defense maneuvers held in the capital city of Tehran to boost the country’s security and counter enemy threats. Several commanders of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as well as government officials are observing the exercises. The drills, code-named ...

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Four Turkish officers killed in Mardin bombing

At least four police officers have been killed in a bomb attack in Turkey’s southeastern province of Mardin, reports say. The officers were traveling on Thursday in a vehicle in the province when explosives believed to have been planted by Kurdish militants were detonated as they passed by, security sources told ...

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Drowning humanity drowns Syrian toddler

Face down on a warm beach of a devouring sea, the lifeless Syrian toddler seems to have symbolized the most horrible nightmare of the ultimate human tragedy on the face of the Earth. The water lapping around his little body, playing with his tiny red T-shirt and blue shorts, is ...

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UN warns of civilian fatalities in Yemen’s Taiz

The United Nations says nearly 100 civilians have been killed and about 130 more injured in Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes in the southwestern Yemeni city of Taiz during the past two weeks. The UN human rights office said Tuesday that  53 of these civilian deaths occurred on 20 August. It has also warned of a sharp rise in ...

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9 Syrian refugees die off Turkish coast: Official

At least nine Syrian refugees struggling to reach Greece have drowned in two separate incidents after their boats overturned in Turkish waters, a coastguard official from Turkey says. In the first incident, three people were rescued and six more went missing after a fiberglass boat, carrying 16 Syrians, sank after ...

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