An Israel warplane launched an airstrike against a position of the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas in the northern parts of the besieged Gaza strip, hours after Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager during a protest rally in the coastal enclave.
Israeli warplane targets Gaza after killing teenager in besieged enclave
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi says he intends to resign in response to a call by the country’s top Shia cleric, who urged Iraqi lawmakers to "reconsider" their options regarding the future of Iraq.
Iraqi prime minister announces intention to resign following Sistani call
A Palestinian fighter of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement has died of wounds he had sustained in November 13 attacks by the Israeli military against the besieged Gaza Strip.
Islamic Jihad fighter dies of wounds sustained in recent Israeli strikes on Gaza
Iraq's top cleric has warned that enemies of Iraq and affiliated groups in the country are plotting to create internal strife and bring the country back to the "era of dictatorship", an apparent reference to the former rule of Saddam Hussein.
Ayatollah Sistani warns of enemy plot seeking to create civil strife, bring back 'era of dictatorship'
Yemen's armed forces downed a Saudi Apache helicopter using "new technology" and have filmed the operation, the force's spokesman said.
Yemeni forces down Saudi Apache helicopter: Spokesman
Influential Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has condemned an arson attack on the Iranian consulate in Najaf, dismissing allegations that his followers were behind the Wednesday incident.
Influential Iraqi cleric condemns mob attack on Iran consulate in Najaf
A court in Bahrain has sentenced five anti-regime activists to life imprisonment and handed down jail term to another dissident as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
Bahrain court gives life sentence to five anti-regime activists
Russia says creating a so-called investigative team within the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) only suits the ends of the sponsors, urging the member states of the watchdog to vote against funding such a biased team.
Russia urges OPCW members not to fund new Syria chemical weapons probe team
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it has flown as many as 128 prisoners belonging to Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement to the capital Sana’a after they were released by Saudi Arabia.
128 Houthi prisoners return to Yemen from Saudi Arabia: Red Cross

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