Israeli soldier tried to arrest a Palestinian boy with a broken arm. Following the attack, the Palestinian women present at the scene courageously rushed to stop the Israeli soldier and rescued the boy.
UNICEF blasted parties to the conflict for deliberately targeting the water supply, adding that it has recorded 18 intentional water cuts in Aleppo in 2015 alone.
US congresswoman Representative Betty McCollum urged State Department officials to determine whether the killing of the teens was in violation of the Leahy Act a US human rights law that prohibits the State and Defence departments from providing military assistance to foreign military units that violate human rights with impunity.
Of the 402 children killed in Yemen since the escalation of hostilities in March 2015, 73 percent were victims of Saudi coalition-led airstrikes, a United Nations official said Monday.
Turkish airstrikes killed 41 fighters from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Iraq's Qandil Mountains and in southeastern Turkey, the Turkish military said Tuesday.
Fars News Agency (FNA) also confirmed the Israeli attacks and the shooting down of an Israeli fighter plane violating the Arab country’s air space.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has resigned from his post as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) Executive Committee. Over half of the 18-member committee also stepped down along with Abbas, AFP quoted a PLO official, Wassel Abu Yussef, as saying on Saturday, without elaborating further.
United States legitimising the use of cluster bombs – banned by an international convention – by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen. U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters: “If used appropriately, there are end-use regulations regarding the use of them. When used appropriately and according (to) those end-use rules, it’s permissible.”
Israel has pounded with artillery and launched airstrikes against 14 Syrian military positions in Golan Heights, holding Damascus responsible for failing to prevent a rocket attack on Israeli territory which the IDF pinned on an “Iran funded Islamic Jihad” group.
United Nations: The war in Yemen has pushed the country to the brink of famine, with both commercial food imports and aid deliveries held up by the fighting and millions of hungry women and children facing possible starvation. 1.5 million people are internally displaced.
Oddly, when the candidates complain about the "evil forces of radical Islam" or trouble in the Middle East, they never seem to mention Saudi Arabia. In 2011, Saudi tanks invaded neighboring Bahrain and brutally crushed that nation's budding pro-democracy movement. Two years later, the Saudis backed a coup in Egypt that killed over 1,000 people and saw over 40,000 political dissidents thrown into squalid prisons.
The U.S. knows the Saudi government has employed cluster bombs in its ongoing war against Shiite Muslim rebels in neighboring Yemen, but has done little if anything to stop the use of the indiscriminate and deadly weapons during what has become a human rights catastrophe in one of the Arab world's poorest countries.
The cease-fire decreed between the United States and Iran redefines the conflicts in the Near East and moves the war towards the Black Sea. Even though it is yet too soon to predict the way in which the rivalry between Riyadh and Teheran will evolve, and also what will become of Turkey, it is already clear that we are moving towards peace in Yemen and Syria.
One question is: Can the Islamist Revolution unleashed by Washington be contained? Or have Washington and its NATO vassals killed so many Muslims and destroyed so many countries and institutions that there is nothing left to organize against the Revolution? If this is the case, then Russia and Iran are making a fundamental strategic mistake by cooperating with Washington against the Islamist Revolution. Instead, Russia and Iran should unite with the Revolution against the hated West.
The Middle East has been in a state of chaos for years now, with each passing year bringing a new wave of instability, carnage and human suffering to the people of the region. From Afghanistan to Iraq, Libya to Syria, Western foreign policy has directly caused or exacerbated much of the chaos we see in the region today and has contributed to a growing trend of instability.
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