Palestine’s Abbas Decrees First Elections in 15 YearsPresident of Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas has decreed on Friday parliamentary and presidential elections to be held this year, the first such votes after 15 years of rivalry between his Fatah party and the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.
Israelis Export Wines Produced in Occupied West Bank to UAEWine produced in an illegal settlement in the occupied West Bank and labelled “from the land of Israel” will soon be available for sale in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Reuters reported.
Palestinians have condemned the export deal, saying settlements are illegal under international law.
Kuwait Cabinet Resigns in Standoff with ParliamentKuwait’s cabinet presented its resignation to the country’s ruler on Wednesday, days before Prime Minister Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah was due to be questioned in parliament over his choice of ministers and other issues.
In yet another hate attack against Muslims a male assailant attacked a 11-year-old Canadian school girl and repeatedly cut her hijab (Islamic headdress) with scissors while she was walking to school with her younger brother.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Saturday that his country’s army will launch an incursion into Syria’s northern province of Idlib to destroy Kurdish militia forces that control the neighboring region of Afrin.