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Israel bombs Gaza ‘underground’ complex after blast

Israel’s military carried out an air raid overnight against an underground Hamas facility in the Gaza Strip and destroyed a separate tunnel under construction that could be used for attacks, it said Sunday. No casualties were reported in either operation, which came after an explosive device was detonated near the …

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Palestinian kills 2 Israeli soldiers in car-ramming attack

JERUSALEM: A Palestinian killed two Israeli soldiers and badly wounded two others when he rammed his vehicle into them in the West Bank on Friday, the military said. The Palestinian intentionally ran over soldiers on duty securing routes near the settlement of Mevo Dotan, close to the Palestinian city of …

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Australian court keeps Queen Elizabeth’s letters secret

A historian lost her court bid on Friday to force Australian authorities to release secret letters that would reveal what Queen Elizabeth II knew of her representative’s plan to dismiss Australia’s government more than 40 years ago. The National Archives of Australia has categorized the correspondence between the British monarch, …

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Islam doesn’t belong to Germany, new interior minister says

New Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Islam did not belong to Germany, in an interview published on Friday, setting him on a collision course with Chancellor Angela Merkel who has stressed the need to integrate Muslims. Seehofer also set out a range of hardline policies on immigration, as the new …

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Iran calls Saudi prince a delusional, naive person

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is a “delusional naive person,” who has no idea of politics apart from bitter talk that emanates from lack of foresight, Iran said on Thursday hours after young prince’s remarks about Tehran during an interview with CBS made headlines. During the interview, the prince …

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Hillary Clinton fractures hand on India trip

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI: Hillary Clinton has fractured her hand during a tour of India, reportedly slipping in a bathtub at a luxury hotel in a former palace. A doctor at the private Goyal Hospital told AFP Friday that Clinton had undergone screening after suffering pain in her right hand following a …

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Russia will expel British diplomats too: Lavrov

Astana, Kazakhstan: Moscow will expel British diplomats in response to London´s move to kick out 23 Russian officials over the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday. “Of course we will,” Lavrov told journalists when asked whether Moscow will respond in kind to the …

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We don´t want a new Cold War´, NATO chief says

London: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday the alliance did not want a return to Cold War hostilities with Russia while expressing support for Britain´s strong stance on the nerve agent attack. He said the targeting of former double agent Sergei Skripal fit a “pattern of reckless behaviour” to …

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