Hamas security forces circle home in Nuseirat refugee camp to capture Anas Abu Khoussa, alleged to have carried out the attempt on the life of Palestinian PM Hamdallah; would-be assassin, who may have had ties to Gaza Salafist movements, was badly wounded during siege, later dies; 2 Hamas operatives die during siege.
Elior Levy 14:18 , 22.03.18
Palestinian sources say heart specialist present at Ramallah presidential compound whenever Abbas is there, while his regular physician visits daily; Abbas is said to be regularly complaining about strong stomach pains, but aides deny rumors he's suffering from cancer.
Associated Press 09:23 , 22.03.18
Scathing remarks come as PA president blames Hamas for failed assassination of PM Rami Hamdallah in Gaza and announces intention to take 'national, legal and economic steps' against the strip; says he's uninterested in receiving information on the investigation from Hamas.
Reuters and Itamar Eichner 21:21 , 19.03.18
Terror group airs on TV a short clip lionizing members of the military wing who 'use primitive tools' to 'liberate Palestinian land stolen by the Zionist enemy'; clip shows terrorists sitting and praying while carrying out hazardous tasks.
Elior Levy 22:46 , 18.03.18
Hezbollah Deputy Secretary-General Qassem refuses comment on terror group's military capabilities, deployments or plans, not wishing to 'give gifts to enemy'; Hezbollah 'ready to confront aggression if Israel decides to carry out any foolish action,' he says; on Syrian civil war, Qassem says Hezbollah will remain in country until crisis is resolved; on upcoming elections, deputy leader says he expects increase in number of Hezbollah allies in parliament.
Reuters 22:13 , 15.03.18
Speaking to CBS, Prince Mohammed bin Salman raises fears of a regional nuclear arms race; claiming that Saudi Arabia does not want nuclear bomb, but vowing Riyadh 'will follow suit as soon as possible' if Iran builds one.
Reuters 16:18 , 15.03.18
One of the solutions offered is effective governance systems and institutional strengthening under the Palestinian Authority’s leadership; Egypt and Israel also urged to loosen blockade, despite concerns over security.
Reuters 09:50 , 15.03.18
As terror group continues to sniff out culprits behind attempted assassination of Palestinian PM Hamdallah, several workers of two cellular communications companies are arrested by Hamas for failing to cooperate in their investigation.
Elior Levy 22:28 , 14.03.18
Entering the Gaza Strip for inauguration of a new sewage purification facility, convoy of Palestinian PM Hamdallah is hit with a roadside explosive; 7 guards hurt, PM remains unharmed; Fatah blames Gaza militants for attack, says Hamas bears responsibility; Hamdallah proclaims attack will not deter Fatah from seeking to end split with Hamas.
Ynet reporters, news agencies 10:41 , 13.03.18
British-based war monitor, which tracks death tolls using a network of contacts inside Syria, says it has identified more than 350,000 of the 511,000 people who have been killed in seven years of war; civilian death toll reaches 106,390, including 19,811 children and 12,513 women.
News agencies 15:36 , 12.03.18
Hundreds of the Lebanese organization's fighters have been taking part in the Assad army's onslaught on rebel forces in the eastern suburbs of Damascus following direct orders from Iran; to avoid criticism, Hezbollah leader Nasrallah has been hiding the fighters' participation in the battles from their families.
Smadar Perry 12:37 , 12.03.18
After a fierce battle waged under cover of an unrelenting bombardment, Assad army cuts off two major towns from the rest of the area in eastern Ghouta; Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says more than 1,100 civilians have been killed in the onslaught on the biggest rebel stronghold near Damascus since it began three weeks ago with a withering bombardment.
Reuters 08:12 , 12.03.18
Day after French foreign minister seeks to discuss Iran's role in Mideast conflicts, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei blasts European countries visiting Tehran to negotiate regional presence; 'None of your business. Why are you here?’
Reuters 15:13 , 08.03.18
After more than 700 casualties within two weeks, a first humanitarian convoy arrives in eastern Ghouta, the last bastion of rebels in the Damascus region; the Syrian government refuses to stop bombing and confiscates 70% of the medical aid.
Reuters 22:17 , 05.03.18
Bahrain says it has arrested 116 militants, established and supported by Iran, in a sweep targeting alleged Shiite militants in the Sunni-ruled kingdom; militants alleged to be plotting against the kingdom.
Reuters 17:44 , 03.03.18
Attempting to combat plague of stray dogs prowling area, Beit Lahia municipality announces NIS 10 will be given to residents for each dog killed, with no limitations on number of dogs killed, methods of killing; while some comments found the campaign too cruel, others protested the idea of creating dog shelters while Gazans live in tents.
Elior Levy 10:45 , 03.03.18
First-person shooter game 'Sacred Defense - Protecting the Homeland and Holy Sites,' a low-cost spinoff of 'Call of Duty,' glorifies Hezbollah's battles in Syria; 'To finish one level and move to the next, the player will suffer. He will see how difficult it is for the resistance fighters,' says developer.
AFP 14:19 , 02.03.18
After former leading Muslim Brotherhood member Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh and former Egyptian army chief Sami Anan were arrested, Sisi faces only head of the liberal Ghad party, Mussa Mustapha Mussa, a little known candidate.
AFP 19:40 , 25.02.18
Using instructions and information from the IDF's Home Front Command, the Gaza Interior Ministry conducts drill, teaching schoolchildren how to seek shelter in case of Israeli attack; Hamas forces drill war scenarios on borders with Israel, Egypt.
Matan Tzuri, Elior Levy 19:12 , 25.02.18
Rescuers in Syria’s eastern Ghouta said bombing would not let up long enough for them to count the bodies during one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war, while the UN Security Council called for a 30-day humanitarian truce.
Reuters and The Associated Press 22:51 , 24.02.18
Fear of humanitarian collapse in Syria after more than 400 people killed in Damascus outskirts this past week; UN Security Council to vote on resolution calling for ceasefire, but instead of demanding it enter into force 72 hours after adoption, Russia pushes for resolution to call for end to hostilities 'without delay'; US Envoy to UN Haley: 'How many more people die before Security Council agrees to take up vote?'
Associated Press 10:14 , 24.02.18
Qatari Ambassador says some $800 million in assistance to Gaza since Protective Edge is 'keeping peace for both nations,' adding 'If we are helping Hamas, do you think the Israelis would allow us to go inside Gaza and come out? It's impossible. They know we are not helping Hamas.'
Reuters 23:23 , 22.02.18
American website reports the Palestinian president was rushed to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore two days after UN Security Council speech, but Fatah official says Abbas went to the hospital for routine checkups.
Elior Levy and AP 22:30 , 22.02.18
Large delegation of Hamas officials, including leader Ismail Haniyeh, in the Egyptian capital to discuss reconciliation with Fatah, humanitarian crisis in the strip, and possible prisoner exchange deal with Israel; visit is unusually long.
Elior Levy 21:48 , 22.02.18
National Security Adviser McMaster says 'public accounts, photos' showed Assad regime was using chemical warfare in Syrian civil war, time for international community to hold Syrian government to account.
Reuters 18:04 , 17.02.18
Secretary of State Tillerson visits Ankara in attempt to 'normalize' his country's relations with NATO ally Turkey; assistance provided to Kurdish rebels in Syria, American refusal to extradite cleric Gulen led to deep crisis in relations.
Associated Press 14:30 , 16.02.18
Egyptian army began widespread operation against Islamic State in Sinai Peninsula last week, which has thus far led to death of 53 jihadists, capture of 680 people; intelligence shows IS looks to Sinai for new home base, after suffering defeats in Iraq, Syria.
AFP 22:50 , 15.02.18
US Sec. State Rex Tillerson says growing Hezbollah arsenal a threat to Lebanon, US committed to ensure calm on border with Israel; Tillerson met with PM Saad Hariri as well as with key Hezbollah allies: President Michel Aoun, FM Gibran Bassil, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.
News agencies 18:01 , 15.02.18
Bolivian ambassador blames Israel for 'the catastrophic situation in Gaza,' which includes water shortages, closed hospitals and doctors who stopped performing surgeries; Israeli Ambassador Danon: 'Hamas has been holding the people of Gaza hostage in pursuit of its own nefarious goals, ignoring their most basic needs.'
Associated Press 14:18 , 15.02.18
Despite supporting UN Resolution against US recognition of Jerusalem, Washington still signs massive aid deal with Amman; Secretary of State Tillerson says Israeli-Palestinian peace plan 'fairly well advanced,' but fails to provide any details.
Reuters 09:52 , 15.02.18
Using Russian knowledge and technology, more and more countries in the Middle East and North Africa are building nuclear power plants, and not just for civilian purposes; according to Dr. Shaul Shay of IDC Herzliya, this is also the Sunni Arab world's way of dealing with the Iranian nuclear program.
Itamar Eichner 12:44 , 12.02.18
Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied on the streets Sunday to mark the 39th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, just weeks after anti-government protests rocked cities across the country; participants burn US, Israeli flags.
Reuters and The Associated Press 15:39 , 11.02.18
Tehran and Hezbollah issue new threats in the wake of Syrian downing of Israeli F-16, which was retaliating against Iranian drone that infiltrated Israel; Iranian general: 'Iran can create a hell for the Zionist regime'; celebrations in Lebanon, Syria: 'Your planes went down.'
Itamar Eichner Liad Osmo 20:15 , 10.02.18
UNRWA planning to hold ministerial-level donors' conference to bridge gap left in aid organization's budget following President Trump's decision to abruptly cut his country's contribution by $65 million; US has not indicated which reforms it desired in order for budgeting to be reinstated, UNRWA official says.
Associated Press 14:10 , 10.02.18
$2 million from United Arab Emirates and $9 million from Qatar will pay for fuel for for generators that keep Gaza's hospitals and sanitation services operating; US envoy Greenblatt calls on Israel, Qatar to cooperate in order to 'bring real relief to the people of Gaza.'
Reuters 22:35 , 09.02.18
Beirut signs first offshore oil and gas exploration and production contracts for two blocks, including Block 9 which borders Israeli waters; senior official from France's Total, which is one of three companies to sign the agreements, says 'There is no reason not to proceed' with deal.
Reuters 18:38 , 09.02.18
Fearing the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza could lead to increased tensions and violence, the head of Qatar's Gaza reconstruction committee calls on world's nations to pitch in and help the people of the strip—leading by example with a $9 million aid pledge.
Associated Press 08:53 , 09.02.18
Ex-Palestinian intelligence chief suing PA after revelations of large-scale CIA wiretapping of prominent Palestinians, both allies, rivals, of Abbas; suit may prove embarrassing for PA president in light of Palestinian anger at US since Trump's Jerusalem announcement; Abbas also facing accusations of increasingly authoritarian rule.
Associated Press 23:52 , 06.02.18
PA and Hamas fail to achieve reconciliation, meanwhile, unemployment in the strip approaches 50%, exports down sharply, electricity available only few hours a day, clean water hard to come by, raw sewage polluting streets, sea, Israeli beaches; Security officials warn 'situation can blow up in our face.'
Elior Levy and Yoav Zitun 23:28 , 05.02.18
Man shrouded in white, carrying machete, shot in leg after attempting to break into the office of Iran's president; President Rouhani may not have been in building at the time; Possibly related to economic problems recently plaguing Iran as prices, unemployment rise, savings dwindle.
Reuters 18:11 , 05.02.18
Palestinian woman who returned with her family to the West Bank after years in the US leads a campaign against sexual harassment inspired by the #MeToo movement in order to raise awareness of the phenomenon in Palestinian society.
Associated Press 17:04 , 03.02.18
The Trump administration places 6 people and 7 firms assisting Lebanese terror group to finance its activities under sanctions as part of effort to turn back Iranian influence in Middle East and elsewhere; Adham Tabaja, one of Hezbollah's top five financiers, included in sanctions list.
Reuters 20:40 , 02.02.18
Ali Akbar Velayati quoted by semi-official Fars news agency as saying that Tehran is a 'key player' in the Middle East and that 'our presence in Syria, Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon is in coordination with the governments of these countries.'
Reuters 11:50 , 01.02.18
Five demonstrators disrupt marketing workshop in the West Bank, vandalizing and throwing tomatoes at an American diplomatic vehicle; on Saturday, some 30 protesters hanged and burned effigies of Trump and Pence.
Reuters 15:32 , 30.01.18
Over a week after the beginning of Turkey's offensive in Syria's northern region of Afrin, Turkish President Erdogan threatens to extend assault on the Syrian Kurdish YPG group; watchdog says 51 civilians, including 17 children, killed in Afrin on Sunday alone.
Reuters 08:56 , 29.01.18
Women forced to watch a match outside stadium after authorities say they were order by Hamas not to allow them to enter; 'We were surprised by the presence of Hamas security guards who closed the gates in our faces and did not allow us to go inside to cheer.'
AFP 23:48 , 28.01.18
US warned of ‘dire consequences on life-sustaining assistance to children, women and men’ in MidEast of withholding $65M earmarked for UNRWA, an agency for Palestinian refugees that has come under scrutiny by State Department for increasing number of refugees in program.
Reuters 08:34 , 25.01.18
Double car bombing near mosque in Benghazi, Libya, leaves 33 dead, dozens wounded, including senior security officials; first bomb went off outside mosque, second car bomb went off as rescue services, security forces arrived on the scene.
Reuters 21:31 , 24.01.18
US Treasury's assistant secretary for terrorist financing urges Beirut 'to take every possible measure to ensure Hezbollah is not part of the financial sector,' stressing 'the importance of countering Iranian malign activity in Lebanon.'
Reuters 09:46 , 24.01.18
UN agency for Palestinian refugees launches 'Dignity is Priceless,' which aims to raise $500 million to ensure the agency’s core services are unaffected by US decision to cut $65 million of annual funding to the organization; 'I can't imagine coming to an UNRWA school and say to the students, "Sadly we failed,"' says UNRWA head.
Associated Press 09:09 , 23.01.18
More Mideast News
Turkey launched airstrikes against Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria, claiming they are extension of Turkish-Kurdish terror group PKK; campaign complicates Syrian civil war, threatens relations with Washington; US, Russia, Syria all condemn Turkey's move; YPG vows retaliation.
Reuters 22:33 , 20.01.18
While Israel blames Hamas for precarious humanitarian situation in Gaza, saying it prefers spending $260 million on rockets rather than water, health, Gaza residents bemoan threatened cuts in US aid, which may affect UNRWA.
Associated Press 00:04 , 16.01.18
Mohamed Hamdan, also known as Abu Hamza, said to be 'slightly wounded' in attack at the Lebanese city of Sidon, according to Hezbollah's al-Manar TV station; blast, which took place in a residential area, destroyed Hamdan's silver BMW; Hamas, Fatah blame Israel.
Reuters, AP 18:59 , 14.01.18
Gaza's Interior Ministry calls on Cairo to investigate the incident, in which 33-year-old Abdullah Zeidan from the Shati refugee camp was shot in the chest by Egyptian forces; Palestinians claim he did not cross naval border.
AFP 15:30 , 13.01.18
Chief prosecutor orders 'urgent' investigation into report by American paper quoting senior Egyptian intelligence official telling TV presenters to downplay President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as capital to sway public opinion in his favor; Times articles 'undermines Egypt's security, public peace, hurts public's interest,' prosecutor says.
Associated Press 14:41 , 12.01.18
Head of Iran Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi says his country may reconsider cooperation with International Atomic Energy Agency if President Trump fails to certify by mid-January it is complying with the nuclear deal; 'Ready for all possible outcomes, all options on the table,' says government spokesman.
Reuters 18:02 , 08.01.18
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini warned that English studies opened the way to Western 'cultural invasion'; teaching of English usually starts in middle school, around ages of 12 to 14, but some primary schools also have English classes; many Iranians mocked the ban on social media.
Reuters 23:00 , 07.01.18
Former Iranian president criticized successor, saying Rouhani's government 'believes they own the land and that society is ignorant to that' and asserting 'What Iran is suffering from today is mismanagement and not lack of economic resources.'
Ynetnews 15:18 , 07.01.18
Iran's Revolutionary Guard is dispatched in effort to curb ongoing anti-government protests that so far left 21 dead and hundreds arrested; Turkey announces support in Iran's battle against the 'rebellion.'
Reuters, Liad Osmo 21:35 , 03.01.18
Ayatollah Khamenei offers first comments on anti-government street protests, says his country's enemies are using money, weapons, intelligence to sow discord; Syria echoes statements, blames Israel, US for destabilizing region; PM Netanyahu denied allegations.
Reuters 13:52 , 02.01.18
Militants, including some associated with al-Qaeda, are bussed away with their families from the area bordering the Israeli Golan Heights in an agreement between Assad and the rebels, returning control of the strategic area to forces supporting the Assad regime.
Associated Press 18:54 , 30.12.17
Thousands of Islamic regime's supporters march in Tehran, Mashhad in annual rally marking quashing of 2009 uprising; additional support rallies planned in 1,200 cities nationwide; anti-regime protests enter third day, with students protesting outside Tehran University; protest rails against economic conditions, costly involvement in Gaza conflict; dozens of protesters—who chanted 'Death to Rouhani'—arrested.
New agencies 14:36 , 30.12.17
Anti-government protests continue for second day, spreading from the northeast to the capital Tehran; protesters bemoan Iran's costly involvement in regional conflicts - providing financial aid to Assad, Hezbollah, Hamas, Houthi rebels - while at home the country suffers from an economic crisis.
Reuters 18:21 , 29.12.17
At least 9 people killed, 8 of them Coptic Christians, when gunman on motorcycle opened fire outside church in Cairo suburb, says Egyptian Health Ministry; separate attack on store in same suburb killed 2 Copts, Coptic Orthodox Church spokesman says; attack latest in wave targeting Christians in Egypt that has left more than 100 people dead.
Associated Press 14:51 , 29.12.17
US-led coalition international coalition fighting hardline Sunni militant group says most of remaining terrorists are being hunted down in desert regions in eastern Syria, Western Iraq; Russia: Main battle with Islamic State in Syria is over.
Reuters 14:44 , 27.12.17
Palestinian reconciliation deal 'falling apart. Only a blind man can't see that,' says Hamas leader in Gaza Sinwar; deal plagued by acrimony recently with Fatah saying Hamas missed milestone to complete Gaza handover, Hamas denying charge; Palestinian PM Hamdallah also said Hamas did not transfer money as agreed, Hamas retorted Hamdallah's government did not pay salaries in Gaza as agreed.
Reuters 20:20 , 21.12.17
Sabih al-Masri, Arab Bank chairman and influential businessman whose investments in Jordan are cornerstone of country's economy, was taken for questioning and barred from leaving Riyadh, reportedly as a way to pressure Jordan's King Abdullah not to attend Istanbul Muslim summit on US Jerusalem recognition.
Reuters 20:52 , 16.12.17
Giant rally staged in Gaza City lines streets in green as terror group celebrates 30 years since its founding; buses bring in men, women and children, brandishing green Hamas flags to al-Katiba Square as speedboats carrying green and Palestinian flags skim the coastal enclave's waters.
Associated Press and Ynet 14:27 , 14.12.17
Russian president makes surprise visit to Hmeymim air base in Syria's Latakia Province, meets with Syrian President Assad; 'The task of fighting armed bandits here in Syria has for the most part been solved and solved spectacularly,' Putin tells Russian troops at the base, adding 'if the terrorists again raise their heads, we will deal such blows to them they have never seen.'
Reuters 12:51 , 11.12.17
Thousands march all over Middle East in protest of President Trump's decision to recognize J'lem as Israel's capital; 20,000 march in Amman while 5,000 march near Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon; demonstrations also take place further in Asia, in Malaysia, Indonesia, India's Kashmir region.
Roi Kais 16:06 , 08.12.17
One month after surprise resignation that rocked the country, and generated mass speculation about his motives and his extended sojourn in Saudi Arabia, Saad Hariri makes surprise Cabinet announcement that he intends to retain the top seat.
Associated Press 16:59 , 05.12.17
Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was ousted from power in 2011, was killed by his former allies, the Houthi rebels, who helped Yemeni military units loyal to Saleh overrun the capital Sanaa in 2014; alliance with Houthis frayed amid suspicions Saleh was leaning towards coalition backing rival Hadi.
Associated Press 16:50 , 04.12.17
Terror group accuses PA of making 'no effort to lift the sanctions and ease the sufferings of the people of Gaza' after transfer of civil authority in the strip postponed by 10 days; PA dismisses charges as 'irresponsible.'
AFP 23:52 , 02.12.17
Contrary to Iranian claims support given to Houthi rebels in Yemen was merely moral, consultation, intelligence blog reveals two senior officials of Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force operate smuggling operation delivering munitions from Yemen to Hamas, Islamic Jihad in Gaza through Red Sea.
Roi Kais 11:53 , 02.12.17
After handing over control of the strip's border crossings to the Palestinian Authority on Nov 1, Hamas is due to hand over civil control on Friday; but hopes have given way to doubts: 'I am afraid reconciliation will fail like the last times,' says one Gazan. 'We don't ask for a lot—we just want to live like the rest of the world.'
AFP 16:46 , 28.11.17
In another effort to secure control for its ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia's fighter jets reportedly bomb ISIS-held buildings in eastern Syria; last week, following a summit meeting between Russian Pres. Putin, Iranian PRes. Ruohani and Turkish Pres. Erdoğan, Putin announced that 98 percent of Syria has returned to Assad's control.
Roi Kias & AFP 10:03 , 27.11.17
Terrorists opened fire and tossed grenades at about 500 worshipers at the Al Rawdah mosque. A stampede broke out as hundreds rushed to the door. Later, survivors say, the terrorists methodically checked their victims for any sign of life, with those still breathing getting a bullet to the head or chest.
Associated Press 21:04 , 25.11.17
Lebanese prime minister says he would not accept the Iran-backed terror organization's positions that 'affect our Arab brothers or target the security and stability of their countries,' stressing the need to enforce Beirut's 'disassociation' policy to stay out of regional conflicts.
Reuters 18:30 , 25.11.17
Egyptian President el-Sisi reportedly orders widespread military, security operations to capture terrorists who participated in attack on Sinai mosque; at least 305 people killed in attack, including 27 children, with 128 people hospitalized; terrorists were seen carrying Islamic State flags.
Roi Kais and Liad Osmo 14:39 , 25.11.17
Egyptian reports say terrorists detonated charge in Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, before opening fire on worshipers; attack apparently aimed to harm members of security forces who were at mosque; out of 305 reported murdered, 128 wounded, most are civilians.
Reuters, AP, Ynet reporters 17:09 , 24.11.17
Saudi Prince bin Salman lashes out at Iran's Supreme Leader in NYT interview Thursday, escalating war of words between the rivals; while Iran and Saudi Arabia have repeatedly clashed in int. arena, Israeli-Saudi ties have been on the rise, with Saudi officials recently visiting Paris Grand Synagogue.
Roi Kais & Reuters 09:50 , 24.11.17
Deputy Hamas chief al-Arouri, tasked with creating, administering organization's civilian, military infrastructure appointed West Bank 'shadow gov't' that oversees area from countries such as Lebanon, Jordan without fear of arrest by Israeli, PA forces; Hamas uses charitable organizations, youth clubs as front for operations.
Elior Levy 21:33 , 23.11.17
Russia's Putin meets Iran's Rouhani, Turkey's Erdoğan in Sochi to discuss Syria's postwar prospects; 'We've reached new phase,' says Putin, while underlining need for compromises, including on Assad's part; Putin and PM Netanyahu spoke about Syria on Tuesday, with Netanyahu reiterting the dangers of having Iran gain a foothold in Syria.
Associated Press 20:10 , 22.11.17
The Lebanese prime minister, who announced his resignation from Saudi Arabia two weeks ago, returns home for the first time since; he's expected to join President Aoun and Parliament Speaker Berri at the army's Independence Day parade and later declare his 'political stance.'
Associated Press 08:47 , 22.11.17
Syrian president leaves his country for first time in 2 years to meet with Russian patron; Putin congratulates Assad on 'accomplishments' in war on terror, says Syria nearing completion of mission; Assad says now is time to move forward to reach political settlement.
Roi Kais 10:04 , 21.11.17
Talks revolve around confronting Iran and Shi'ite ally Hezbollah who the Arab allies claim are interfering in their internal affairs; 'What Iran is doing against some Arab countries calls for taking more than one measure to stop these violations, interferences and threats,' says Arab League official.'
Reuters 16:59 , 19.11.17
A source close to the Saudi king told the British Daily Mail in an exclusive interview that King Salman plans to step down and name his son, Mohammad bin Salman, as his heir; Bin Salman recently arrest more than 40 princes and senior ministers for alleged corruption—a move that shook the kingdom to its core.
Ynet 22:58 , 16.11.17
Holding back tears, Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister about a week ago while in Saudi Arabia, says he would return to his country within days; adds he will return to his post only if Hezbollah agrees to remain neutral on regional conflicts.
Associated Press, Reuters, Roi Kais 22:37 , 12.11.17