Category: Middle East

Israeli found guilty of killing Palestinian teenager

Sixteen-year-old Mohammed Abu Khudair was bludgeoned, strangled and burned alive in a gruesome killing the shocked the world. An Israeli court convicted Yosef Haim Ben-David on Tuesday of murdering the Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, rejecting…

ISIS suicide bomber kills 26 at soccer match in Iraq

A suicide attacker detonated an explosive belt in a park outside Baghdad on Friday, killing 26 people and wounding 71, said the security head in Babel province where the bomb – claimed by Islamic State –…

Thousands of Palestinian children injured in conflict

Eleven-year-old Khalid Ishtawy is among more than 2,100 Palestinian children injured during direct conflict in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem since the start of October, according to the United Nations. Khaled was shot in…

Palestinian teacher wins global prize worth $1mn

The Duke of Cambridge has paid tribute to the “incredible work” of the teaching profession as a Nobel-style award worth one million dollars was handed to a teacher from Palestine. Hanan al-Hroub, who works with…

UNICEF: 310,000 Syrian children enroll in Turkish schools

Out of the 1,400,000 Syrian children living in Turkey, 310,000 are enrolled in Turkish schools, UNICEF has announced. In a statement issued, the organisation said: “UNICEF strives to provide high-quality educational opportunities for Syrian children…

Israel holds 16 Palestinian journalists behind bars

Sixteen Palestinian journalists are currently being detained by the Israeli occupation authorities, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club has revealed. In a statement to Anadolu, the organisation said that the Israelis arrested Farouq Aliyat, the director of…

Saudi bans foreigners from selling mobile phones

Saudi Arabia is planning to ban foreign workers from selling and maintaining mobile phones and accessories. The Kingdom’s Ministry of Labour said the move is aimed at providing more jobs to Saudi citizens. The ministry…

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