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Israel shoots down rocket fired from Gaza

Israel shoots down rocket fired from Gaza

Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted a rocket fired on Friday (Dec 8) at the Jewish state from the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said in a statement. “No injuries were reported,” it added. It was the second such incident since US President Donald Trump’s statement on Wednesday recognising Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. His

Security Tightens In Israel Over Trump’s Jerusalem Situation

Israeli security forces are on high alert as thousands of Palestinians are expected to take part in a protest on Friday to express their outrage with U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Israeli police have reinforced their presence in Jerusalem, while the Israel Defense Forces have deployed additional

Trump confirms US will recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Donald Trump has defied overwhelming global opposition by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but insisted that the highly controversial move would not derail his own administration’s bid to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.   In a short speech delivered at the White House, Trump directed the state department to start making arrangements to move

Trump, Democrats meet to avert govt shutdown

Democratic leaders of the House and Senate agreed on Monday to meet with US President Donald Trump later in the week to discuss pressing issues and avert a potential government shutdown. “We are hopeful the President will be open to an agreement to address the urgent needs of the American people and keep government open,”

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s former leader, killed in Sanaa fighting

Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed by Houthi rebels near the capital, Sanaa, a development expected to have major implications for the war in the Arab world’s poorest country. The death was first announced on Monday by the Sanaa-based interior ministry, controlled by Saleh’s allies-turned-foes, the Houthi rebel movement. His killing was later confirmed to Al Jazeera by Saleh’s political

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