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Terrorist attack in Israel at Tel Aviv Shopping Cente


According to the Israelis Haaretz and Jpost.com,  gunmen  killed four people and seriously wounded several others in a shooting attack at a food and shopping center in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.Israeli authorities described the shootings as a terror attack.

One shooting occurred inside the open-air Sarona Market around 9:30 p.m. while another was reported on adjacent Ha’arba’ah Street, the Times of Israel reported. Continue reading Terrorist attack in Israel at Tel Aviv Shopping Cente

UN: Yemen’s warring parties agree to April 10 ceasefire


According to Aljazeera and New York Times, the warring parties in Yemen have agreed to begin a cease-fire on April 10 ahead of peace talks starting April 18 in Kuwait, the United Nations envoy to Yemen announced Wednesday. Continue reading UN: Yemen’s warring parties agree to April 10 ceasefire

Disgraceful: Israeli authorities demolished 183 Palestinian buildings in February


The Israeli occupation authorities demolished around 97 homes and 86 facilities in the occupied West Bank in February 2016 alone under the pretext of “illegal construction”, according to a statistical report released Thursday by the Applied Research Institute Jerusalem (ARIJ).

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First time in history: Initial results show 19 Saudi women elected for first time (English -French)


A taboo was broken in Saudi Arabia this weekend when women voted for the first time.

Oil-rich Saudi Arabia boasts modern infrastructure of highways, skyscrapers and ever-more shopping malls.

But women still require permission from male family members to travel, work or marry.

According to official figures, 130,000 women registered to vote in Saturday’s poll, compared with 1.35 million men. Just 979 female candidates, compared with 5,938 male candidates, managed to reach the final list, and the ability of female candidates to promote their platforms was limited.

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