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 Extremist Israeli settlers today uprooted about 400 grape saplings belonging to Palestinians in the village of Turmus-Ayya, to the north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, according to witnesses.

They said a group of hardcore Israeli settlers raided the outskirts of the village and uprooted 400 grape saplings in a new attack targeting the livelihood of the local Palestinian population. The attacking settlers also destroyed an irrigation network and cut off seven olive trees...

For the fifth week in a row, Israeli police on Friday prevented hundreds of Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank from reaching Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform Friday prayer.

According to an Anadolu Agency correspondent, Israeli police stopped worshipers from the West Bank at checkpoints at the entrances to the Old City in Jerusalem.

Israeli police asked all worshippers to show their identifications to prove they are not from the occupied West Bank.


The Palestinians...

The lives of millions of Yemeni children are at "high risk" as the country moves closer to famine, UNICEF warned on Monday.

“Chronic poverty, decades of underdevelopment, and over five years of unrelenting conflict have exposed children and their families to a deadly combination of violence and disease," Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore said in a statement.

Yemen has been beset by violence since 2014, when Iran-backed Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including the...

Israeli authorities have arrested at least 400 Palestinian children in the first 10 months of the current year, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PSS) said on Thursday.

In a statement released on the anniversary of the International Children’s Day, the PSS said: "The Israeli occupation authorities have arrested 400 Palestinian children under the age of 18 since the beginning of this year [...] most of them from East Jerusalem."

"The Israeli authorities continue to hold 170...

A girl in India' Bihar was burnt alive after she refused to marry a Hindu boy.

The incident took place in District Wishali of Bihar state where three Hindu men threw kerosene oil onto 20-year old Gulnaz and set her on fire.

According to media reports, a boy called Satish had been harassing her to marry him for months.

In her video statement before her death she said that Satish had been forcing her to marry him and she clearly refused as she was a Muslim.

The girl...

Twitter suspended but later restored the account of Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov on Wednesday, without providing a reason. 

According to the microblogging site’s rules, the company aims to serve the public conversation.

"Violence, harassment and other similar types of behavior discourage people from expressing themselves and ultimately diminish the value of global public conversation.

"Our rules are to ensure all people can participate in the public...

A court-appointed steering committee has been working to locate the families of children separated by a controversial border policy. The policy was overturned in court soon after it came to light.

A court filing revealed that the parents of 545 children separated because of a US border policy cannot be found.

A steering committee appointed by the court has been trying to locate the families of separated children, as part of an ongoing process. The committee attempted to reach...

The two boys were killed in a crossfire between Myanmar’s military, known as the Tatmadaw, and the separatist Arakan Army. The incident occurred on 5 October in Buthidaung township – a hotspot for army abuses against children for non-combat purposes, since mid-2019, the UN agencies said in a statement, on Wednesday.  

The children were part of a group of around 15 local farmers, all of whom were allegedly forced to walk in front of a Tatmadaw unit to ensure the path towards a military...

The Israeli authorities issued 20 military orders preventing Palestinians from entering olive gardens in the occupied West Bank, according to a Palestinian official. 

Walid Assaf, the head of the National Committee to Resist the Wall and Settlements affiliated with the Palestine Liberation Organization, told Anadolu Agency Monday that the Israeli authorities issued the decisions preventing Palestinians from entering their own lands "despite the attacks of Jewish settlers on...

Israeli occupation forces detained nine Palestinian civilians, overnight Monday until Tuesday at dawn, from various West Bank cities, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) released in a statement.

The PPS stated that five Palestinian young men were detained from al-‘Isawiya neighborhood in the occupied East Jerusalem, they were identified as; Rida Muhammad Ubaid, Tariq Musa Ubaid, Muhammad Ibrahim Ubaid, Majd Bashir, and Muhammad Thaer Mahmoud.

From the southern West Bank...

The Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Tuesday signed four orders to seize money recently transferred by the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas resistance group to families of Palestinian prisoners and martyrs.

"The orders targeted funds transferred by both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority to Palestinians serving prison sentences in Israeli jails for terror attacks, as well as to family members of terrorists who were killed during the attacks,” the Israeli English language...

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Thursday overnight arrested 37 Palestinians, including a journalist, through raids on different cities of the West Bank.

The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) confirmed in a press statement that Israeli police rounded up 17 Palestinians from Jerusalem district.

Two of the 17 detainees were identified as residents of al-Tur neighborhood and the 15 others as residents of al-Essawiya neighborhood.

In Bethlehem district, Israeli forces...

At least seven Palestinians, including a photojournalist working with Anadolu Agency, were injured as Israeli forces use rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the protesters demonstrating against settlements building in the occupied West Bank.

Palestinians held a demonstration in the town of Kafr Qaddum, north of the West Bank, to protest the illegal Jewish settlements and Israel’s separation barrier, which snakes through the West Bank.

The Israeli army used rubber bullets...

The recent vaccine-derived polio outbreaks confirmed in Yemen and Sudan are consequences of increasingly low levels of immunity among children. Each outbreak has paralysed children in areas that have been extremely difficult if not impossible to reach with routine or supplementary polio vaccination for extended periods of time.

These outbreaks do not come as a total surprise. In Sudan, extensive population movement by nomadic communities, people displaced by conflict, frequent...

The “clearance operation” began at 3 a.m. in western Myanmar, the soldier says.

The colonel in charge told the troops in Myanmar’s 565th light infantry battalion their task was to wipe out the Rohingya villagers in the area, ordering them to “shoot all that you see and all that you hear,” Pvt. Myo Win Tun says in video testimony obtained by NBC News.

His unit carried out the order, the private says, raping women first before killing them along with children and the elderly. The...