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Gazan health ministry: Palestinian youth killed by IDF sniper

Gazan health ministry: Palestinian youth killed by IDF sniper

Othman Rami Khilas, a 15-year-old Palestinian, was killed by IDF sniper fire near Gaza city, the Hamas-affiliated Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza reported Friday. Khilas was taken to Shifa Hospital in Gaza where he died. Twenty-five other Palestinians were wounded, one critically.

Trump envoy greets Mexico leftist after election landslide

Trump envoy greets Mexico leftist after election landslide

MEXICO CITY – US President Donald Trump wants to strengthen and improve ties with Mexico after "bumps" in the road, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday, following the leftist‘s landslide victory this month. Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son-in-law of Trump, was in the delegation led by Pompeo, which earlier met outgoing […]

BREAKING NEWS: Rocket siren sounded in southern Israel

BREAKING NEWS: Rocket siren sounded in southern Israel

Rocket sirens sounded across the southern region of Israel late Friday evening, signalling a launch of projectiles from the Gaza Strip toward Israel. The incessant mortar fire from Gaza has led to rocket sirens going off in at least sixteen communities in southern Israel. According to a report from the IDF Spokeperson‘s Unit, sirens sounded in the Sdot HaNegev Regional […]

US accuses Russian spies of 2016 election hacking; summit looms

US accuses Russian spies of 2016 election hacking; summit looms

WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury on Friday charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed US accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the presidential election to help Republican Donald Trump. The indictment, which alleges a wide-ranging conspiracy involving sophisticated hacking and staged releases of documents, raises the stakes for a summit […]

French Ambassador: Israel should protect Gaza border ‘without killing‘

French Ambassador: Israel should protect Gaza border ‘without killing‘

"There are extremely violent protests in France [as well]", said  French ambassador to Israel Hélène Le Gal in an interview with Maariv when asked what would France do if it had to deal with similar security concerns as Israel does, "and yet nobody is killed." The interview was published on Friday ahead of Bastille Day (July 14‘th). La Gal discussed […]

China floods wreak havoc, block roads and railways; more rain due

China floods wreak havoc, block roads and railways; more rain due

SHANGHAI – Heavy rain and thunderstorms are wreaking havoc across China, with floods along major rivers destroying bridges, blocking roads and railways and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate, state media reported on Saturday. State television said 241 rivers in 24 provinces had flooded in the last few days, causing direct economic losses of 25.9 billion yuan ($3.87 billion). Weather […]

Britain‘s May looking forward to explaining Brexit stance to Trump, spokesman says

Britain‘s May looking forward to explaining Brexit stance to Trump, spokesman says

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May is looking forward to sitting down with Donald Trump to talk him through her Brexit negotiating stance after the US president criticized her plans in an interview, her spokesman said on Friday. Trump told the Sun newspaper that a free trade deal with Britain might be impossible if London goes ahead with May‘s […]