0836 GMT April 26, 2018
HR advocates question US annual rights report
Human rights groups have slammed the US State Department annual report on the condition of human rights in other countries, American News Publication ‘Foreign Policy’ (FP) reported.
Abbas: Palestine against recognizing Quds as Zionists’ capital
Palestine will not let President Trump or anyone else announce Quds as the capital city of the Zionist regime, president of the State of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority said.
UK envoy draws criticism by defending Saudi crackdown on Shias in eastern town
Britain’s ambassador to Riyadh has defended the Saudi regime’s heavy-handed crackdown on the minority Shia Muslims in Eastern Province, drawing criticisms from human rights activists.
Israel killing of Palestinian kids shameful: UN Coordinator
Targeting Palestinian kids by Israeli snipers is shameful, The British media ‘Sky News’ quoted UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nikolay Mladenov as saying.
Takfiri Jaish al-Islam militants return Qalamoun town to Syrian government
Syrian forces have established full control over a town northeast of the capital, Damascus, after the militants controlling the area agreed to hand it back to the government.
Saudi air strikes on Yemen kill five civilians
According to Yemeni media, air strikes of Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia on Al-Tine, Yemen killed five members of a family.
Syrian Army recaptures southern Damascus
Syrian Army liberated Al-Zin area in southern Damascus, Arab media ‘Al Mayadeen’ reported.
Terrorists withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus
Terrorists in Syria began withdrawing from an enclave northeast of Damascus on Saturday and will go to northern Syria, state TV and a militant said, in a surrender agreement that marks another victory for President Bashar al-Assad.
Gunmen kill four Saudi officers in southern province
At least four Saudi officers have been shot dead and four others wounded after gunmen stormed their checkpoint in the southwestern border region of Asir.
Doctors: Israeli fire at Gazans causing wounds unprecedented since 2014 war
Palestinian and foreign doctors said the live fire used by Israeli troops has caused unusually severe injuries among protesters in the besieged Gaza Strip over the past month.
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