Saudi-led coalition says foils attempted attack by drone near Abha airport

DUBAI – The Saudi-led coalition said it has foiled an attempted attack by an unmanned drone in Saudi Arabia‘s southern city of Abha, the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television channel reported on Saturday. The coalition said it has destroyed the drone as it attempted to approach Abha airport, which was operating normally, according to Arabiya.

Funeral of killed soldier to take place Sunday at 2 a.m.

A 20-year-old IDF soldier from the elite Duvdevan unit wounded on Thursday during an arrest operation in the West Bank has died, the army stated on Saturday. Sergeant Ronen Lubarsky from the central Israeli city of Rehovot and a combat soldier in the elite Duvdevan commando unit was seriously wounded when he was hit on the head by a large […]

Alan Bean, U.S. astronaut and moonwalker, dies in Houston at 86

NEW YORK – American astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon in 1969 during the Apollo 12 mission and commanded a crew on the Skylab space station in 1973, died in Houston on Saturday, federal officials said. He was 86 years old. "Alan Bean once said ‘I have the nicest life in the world,‘" National Aeronautics […]

IAF attacks targets in the southern Gaza Strip

The Israeli Air Force attacked a number of targets in the Gaza Strip late Saturday evening, according to the IDF spokesperson‘s unit. In an additional report, the IDF revealed that the targeted position was the Izzadin Kassam Brigades‘ Ein Jalut base in the southern Gaza Strip. Earlier Saturday, Hamas terrorists briefly breached the Israeli border and set off a Molotov […]

Palestinian report: IDF fired at Gazans who tried to breach border fence

The IDF fired shots at a number of Palestinians who tried to breach the border fence in the eastern Gaza Strip Sunday afternoon, according to Palestinian reports.

Egypt detains prominent opposition leader, former Sisi supporter

CAIRO – Egyptian authorities have detained prominent opposition leader Hazim Abdelazim, three security sources told Reuters on Sunday, the latest development in what rights groups say is a campaign to silence government critics. Egypt has in recent weeks arrested several prominent activists in a crackdown on critics that followed small protests against hikes in metro fares. Abdelazim was arrested at […]

Britain‘s May refuses to relax Northern Ireland abortion rules

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a showdown with ministers and lawmakers in her Conservative party after refusing to back reform of Northern Ireland‘s highly restrictive abortion rules after neighboring Ireland‘s vote to liberalize its laws. Voters in Ireland, a once deeply Catholic nation, backed the change by two-to-one, a far higher margin than any opinion poll in […]