Cypriot authorities have arrested a group of 12 Israelis on suspicion of gang raping a 19-year-old female tourist in the country’s Mediterranean resort town of Ayia Napa.
Twelve Israelis arrested in Cyprus on suspicion of gang raping tourist
A top leader of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement has condemned the Lebanese government's recent crackdown on businesses hiring foreign workers without permits, calling for the revocation of the measures in the Arab country.
Haniyeh urges Lebanon to end crackdown on unlicensed Palestinian workers
At least three people including a Turkish diplomat were killed in a shooting on Wednesday in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil, Kurdish security officials and Turkey's foreign ministry said.
Turkish diplomat, consulate employee among 3 killed in Erbil shooting
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said that Iran helped a foreign tanker with technical failure in its territorial waters amid questions over the whereabouts of a Panamanian-flagged ship traveling through the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran assists oil tanker with technical failure in Persian Gulf
US investigators have found an expired Saudi Arabia passport and a “pile of cash” when they raided the house of accused child sex trafficker, Jeffrey Epstein, whom they say now poses an “extraordinary risk of flight” and must be kept locked up until his trial.
US sex trafficker Epstein found to have Saudi passport
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has called for an international investigation into the death of a Palestinian prisoner in solitary confinement at a detention facility in the Israeli-occupied territories.
Palestine demands intl. investigation into detainee’s death in Israeli prison
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has slammed as “unlawful” Kuwait’s deportation of eight Egyptian dissidents linked to the Muslim Brotherhood to their country, saying the move exposes them to torture and persecution.
HRW slams Kuwait over deportation of 3 Egyptians
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says all the Russian S-400s received by his country will be fully deployed in April 2020, and that Ankara seeks to produce the missile defense systems jointly with Moscow.
All S-400 defense systems will be installed by April 2020: Turkey's Erdogan
At least 15 civilians have reportedly been killed in an airstrike by the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the terrorist Takfiri Daesh group on a residential area in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
US-led airstrike kills 15 civilians in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr: Report
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani decried the US plots to create division between Iran and Iraq, saying the American policies have backfired as the two neighbors enjoy deep-rooted ties.
Larijani decries US plots to divide Tehran, Baghdad

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