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Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked announced on Sunday that bodies of Palestinians killed by Israeli occupation forces would not be returned to their families for burial, Quds Press reported. “It must be clear that the bodies of terrorists will not be returned,” Shaked told journalists yesterday, in reference to Palestinians killed at the hands of Israeli occupation forces. “There can be two tracks of going about it, as I said, either another discussion, which is the preferred route, or...

Israeli forces on Tuesday detained a 16-year-old Palestinian girl during an overnight raid in the occupied West Bank. Ahed al-Tamimi was taken into custody after Israeli forces raided her home in Nabi Saleh village in the northern West Bank, her father said. “A large Israeli force raided our house at dawn and arrested Ahed while she was sleeping in her bed,” Basem al-Tamimi told Anadolu Agency. "Israeli forces have beaten everyone at the house before searching it and confiscating all...

Another baby has died in Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta district, a health official said Friday. Nine-month-old Hussein Makdeh is only one of several babies to have recently died of malnutrition in the besieged district. A main opposition stronghold on the outskirts of Damascus, Eastern Ghouta has remained under siege by Syrian regime forces since late 2012. The ongoing blockade has left the district’s roughly 400,000 residents struggling with malnutrition and paralyzed local healthcare...

Police in Eustis, Florida have arrested a 93-year-old woman who refused to leave her retirement home after being evicted for falling behind with the rent. Bodycam footage shows Juanita Fitzgerald being dragged away by officers who were also trying to calm her down. The woman appears to be crying and shouting "ow" and "no". At the same time, an officer insists that he and his colleagues are not trying to hurt her. She is eventually put into a police car and driven away, having been arrested...

A five-year inquiry into sexual abuse in Australia has released its final report, saying institutions had "seriously failed" to protect children. The royal commission, Australia's highest form of public inquiry, heard more than 8,000 testimonies from victims of abuse. The accusations covered churches, schools and sports clubs over decades.

Among more than 400 recommendations, the report calls on the Catholic Church to overhaul its celibacy rules. "Tens of thousands of children have...

Yemen, ravaged by war, hunger and disease, is seeing a spike in diphtheria cases that will inevitably erupt into a larger, deadly outbreak because so few people have been immunized, aid officials said on Wednesday. At highest risk are children, who account for many of the more than 280 suspected diphtheria cases and 33 associated deaths reported as of Tuesday, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Most of the cases and deaths involved children who had not been immunized against...

The Saudi imams of the Grand Mosques in Makkah and Madinah did not mention the situation in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque during their Friday sermons, Shehab.ps has reported. Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is regarded as the holiest place in Islam after the two Grand Mosques.

Although he did point out that the Kingdom “reiterated the legal rights of the blessed Palestinian people” and hailed King Salman and other Muslim leaders for seeking the best for Islam and Muslims, well-known Shaikh...

Israel's defence minister called Palestinian-Israeli lawmakers "war criminals" a day after he urged a boycott of Palestinian citizens of Israel living near the scene of clashes over the US president's Jerusalem declaration. Avigdor Lieberman was speaking in a televised parliamentary debate on a motion of no confidence in the right-wing government filed by the mainly Palestinian Arab Joint List alliance on Monday.

Presenting the motion, Joint List lawmaker Hanin Zoabi said Prime...

At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in the month after violence broke out in Myanmar in August, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says. Based on surveys of refugees in Bangladesh, the number is much higher than Myanmar's official figure of 400. MSF said it was "the clearest indication yet of the widespread violence" by Myanmar authorities. The Myanmar military blames the violence on "terrorists" and has denied any wrongdoing.

More than 647,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh since...

A woman suffered a miscarriage after 'sadistic' prison guards used their Tasers on her, as a new investigation opens up serious questions about deaths and serious injuries in US jails. Martini Smith, who was 20 at the the time, is one of several inmates who were stunned for not following orders. Now video has emerged which appears to back up their claims.

News agency Reuters has identified 104 deaths involving Tasers behind bars, nearly all since 2000 – 10 percent of more than 1,000...

Israel’s News 10 said Saudi Arabia and Egypt gave US President Donald Trump the go ahead to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied city. The channel said the Arab parties’ reactions and condemnations are not genuine and are misleading.

Israeli journalist and head of the Arab desk at the news channel, Zvi Yehezkeli stressed that the announcement could not have been made without coordination between Trump and his regional...

Algeria has renewed calls for the return of the skulls belonging to Algerian independence fighters which are currently being displayed in a French museum. “We are working in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to relaunch the commission responsible for monitoring and review of the case,” Mujahedeen Minister Tayeb Zitouni told El Moudjahid on the eve of the celebration of the 63rd anniversary of the outbreak of the war of liberation. “The negotiations on this issue, suspended at...

The Pentagon will allow the United States military to once again arm itself with older cluster munitions, a type of weapon that has been banned by 102 countries largely because of concerns that they disproportionately harm civilians. The change, detailed in a memo released on Friday, reverses a prohibition issued under President George W. Bush, and appears to be a concession by the United States that finding safer variants of the weapons has so far failed.

Most American cluster...

The US recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy to the disputed city, Donald Trump said on Wednesday in a much-anticipated speech. “After more than two decades of waivers, we are no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. It would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would produce a different result," said the US president in an announcement. Therefore I have determined that it is the time to officially...

Renowned Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine militant Leila Khaled was stopped by Italian border police in Rome after she disembarked a flight from Amman, according to Italian press reports. She was expected in the Italian capital as well as in the southern city of Naples to give talks on the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the PFLP, but was sent back to Amman. Italy’s Department of Public Security issued a statement insisting that the stopping of Khaled was a purely...