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UN registers sharp spike in Israeli demolitions of Palestinian houses

NEW YORK: The United Nations (UN)’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says there has been a sharp increase in the number of Palestinian houses being demolished by Israel in the occupied West Bank during the coronavirus pandemic. “The period from March to August 2020 saw the demolition …

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Trump says Bahrain joining UAE in normalizing ties with Israel

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has announced the normalization of bilateral ties between Bahrain and the occupying regime of Israel, the second Arab state to join a deal widely censured as a betrayal of the Palestinian nation and the Palestinian cause. Trump said in a tweet on Friday that Bahrain …

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Trump brags of saving Saudi Crown Prince over murder of Khashoggi

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump brags he shielded Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the gruesome murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to an explosive new book. Talking to journalist and writer Bob Woodward, Trump defended bin Salman over the assassination inside a Saudi consulate in Turkey. “I saved …

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Activists destroy statue of Napoleon’s empress

FORT FRANCE: Anti-racism activists have torn down a statue of Napoleon’s empress Josephine and another colonial figure in the overseas French territory of Martinique, the latest test of President Emmanuel Macron’s vow not to erase controversial monuments. A statue of Josephine de Beauharnais, who was born to a wealthy colonial …

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One shot and killed during BLM protest in Texas

TEXAS: : Authorities confirmed that one person had been shot and killed during a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Austin, Texas on Saturday. Footage posted during a Facebook Live showed the moment when several shots rang out in the Texas capital as about 100 people marched and chanted, “Fists …

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UN says all must respect safety of civilian flights

NEW YORK: The United Nations has stressed that all countries must respect the safety of civilian air travel, referring to the recent harassment of an Iranian passenger plane by a pair of American warplanes. “As a matter of, of principle, the safety of civilian air travel should be respected by …

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US orders China to close Houston consulate as tensions soar

WASHINGTON: The United States has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston and accused it of ramping up spying operations, dramatically escalating diplomatic tensions between the feuding superpowers. Wednesday’s announcement infuriated Beijing, which vowed to retaliate as the two countries squabble over a slew of issues ranging from trade …

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