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A disabled teenager and his family were removed from an Emirates flight on Aug. 1 because he suffers from epilepsy, despite having already obtained medical clearance to fly.

Eli, the son of Euronews journalist Isabelle Kumar, was set to travel with his family from Dubai to France in the final leg of a long-haul journey from New Zealand via Australia when staff asked to see a medical certificate.

“We told Emirates every step of the way that Eli had epilepsy (and autism) but when...

Israeli officials inaugurated a Jewish heritage center on Aug. 1 in a Palestinian neighborhood of East Jerusalem, escalating an already fierce legal battle between local residents and Jewish settlers who also claim the land.

Amid high security, senior Israeli ministers and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a staunch supporter of Israel, attended the ceremony on a narrow, trash-strewn street in the Silwan neighborhood, a recent flash point for tensions between Israelis and...

She was walking on a Paris street when it happened, not far from her home. In a scene that has shocked an entire nation, a man approached her in broad daylight, struck her in the face and somehow managed to get away.

Marie Laguerre, a 22-year-old architectural student, released CCTV footage of the incident on her personal Twitter account. It shows her rounding a corner on July 24, trailed shortly thereafter by a man who is clearly saying something to her, although the video has no...

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Russian media on Thursday his regime's next priority would be retaking Idlib province, currently dominated by rebels and jihadists. 

"Now Idlib is our goal, but not just Idlib," Assad said of the northwestern province, in comments carried on Russian newswires.

"There are of course territories in the eastern part of Syria that are controlled by various groups... So we will be moving into all these regions," Assad added. 

"The military...

The death of 11 babies born to women who were given Viagra during a drug trial has led to the termination of the experiment and an anxious wait for other mothers involved.

The trial was designed to test whether sildenafil, a medication sold under the brand name Viagra, could help boost babies’ growth in the womb.

The research was carried out at 10 hospitals across the Netherlands and involved women whose placentas had been underperforming.

Viagra, which dilates the blood...

Israeli bulldozers demolished a kindergarten and a women's center in the Jabal al-Baba Bedouin community east of Jerusalem in the central occupied West Bank, on July 25.

Local sources,said that the demolition was carried out as part of Israel's plan to eliminate Bedouin communities, the largest of which is the Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, for the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements.

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants condemned the demolition of...

British police and intelligence agencies are using children as spies in covert operations against terrorists, gangs and drug dealers.

A committee of the House of Lords revealed the practice while raising the alarm over government plans to give law enforcement bodies more freedom over their use of children.

Some of the child spies are aged under 16, the committee says, adding that it was worried about proposals to extend from one month to four the period of time between each...

The survey, known as the Global Slavery Index, was started five years ago by an Australia-based rights group called the Walk Free Foundation. Based on thousands of interviews and other research, the index measures the extent of modern slavery and the steps taken to combat it, country by country.

The 2018 edition of the index estimates that more than 40 million people around the world are trapped in modern slavery — including what Walk Free called a surprisingly high number in...

Nineteen-year-old Sare, who on July 5 was violently dragged on the ground in Khan al-Ahmar by Israeli forces after they tore off her headscarf, was released after being remanded in custody for about two weeks.

The Palestinian Bedouin hamlet of Khan al-Ahmar in the occupied West Bank will remain Palestinian land, a young Palestinian woman who had been detained by Israeli authorities said in 17 July.

"I did not commit any crime to be taken into custody. I just tried to protect my...

At least 10 refugees were killed in a barrel bomb attack by regime forces in south-western Syria on Tuesday, according to local sources.

Scores of people were also injured in the attack that targeted a school housing hundreds of displaced civilians in the town of Ain al-Tinah in Quneitra’s southern countryside, the sources said on condition of anonymity due to security concerns.

On Monday, forces of the Bashar al-Assad regime announced the capture of Daraa before advancing...

Education minister believes all incendiary balloon and kite launchers should be fired upon, while the IDF chief cautions there are children and teenagers among them; 'It's against my operational and moral positions,' Eisenkot says.

The Security Cabinet met on July 15 to discuss the tensions on the Gaza border, with the discussion focusing on a response to the incendiary kites and balloons, which have been wreaking havoc in Israel, burning thousands of acres of farmland and wooded...

The unit’s employees will be tasked with hacking computers or phones of any person or private organization that is defined as a threat to cybersecurity and within 24 hours of identifying a potential threat, the unit has the authority to access the device and extract data without a court order.

In the law’s organizational aspects, it will grant the prime minister the power to appoint new employees into the unit confidentially without conducting a formal recruitment process. The unit’s...

At least two teenagers in the Gaza Strip have been killed and more than 30 other people have been injured by Israeli air raids, according to Palestinian health officials, as Israel carried out the largest daylight attack on the besieged enclave since the 2014 war.

Amir al-Nimri, 15, and Luay Kaheel, 16, died of their wounds on Saturday shortly after an air raid targeted al-Kateeba, an area in western Gaza, the health ministry said.

According to witnesses, the two teenagers who...

As many as 137 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces since 30 March 2018, in assaults on the Great Marches of Return on Gaza border; a Palestinian official has said.

A spokesman for the Health Ministry in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qudra said in a statement, Thursday, that Israeli forces injured 16,100 Palestinians; noting that 7,700 of them were treated in the field while 8,400 people were taken to hospitals in the Gaza Strip.

According to al-Qudra as many as 18 children under the...

Israeli forces have assaulted dozens of Palestinians protesting the demolition of a Bedouin village near occupied East Jerusalem and the forcible transfer of the entire community.

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, at least 35 Palestinians were wounded, including four who were hospitalised, during the events which took place on July 4 at the Khan al-Ahmar village.

Videos taken by witnesses and circulated online showed Israeli forces beating and attempting to arrest men...