Thu, 07 Dec 2023

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli military struck a Hamas post near the Gaza-Israel border on Tuesday, saying the airstrike was a response to an earlier petrol bomb thrown at an Israeli military post.

A spokesperson for the Israeli military said in a statement that the strike by an unmanned aerial vehicle was launched "in response" to "a violent riot at the security fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip." During the protest, a suspect hurled a Molotov cocktail at an Israeli military post near the fence, which set the military post alight. (Israel-Gaza-Airstrike)

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RIYADH -- Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday condemned a Houthi drone attack that killed two Bahraini military personnel near its southern border with Yemen.

The ministry stressed its solidarity with Bahrain and reiterated its call for cutting off the supply of weapons to the Houthi militia in order to prevent it from violating United Nations resolutions. (Saudi Arabia-Condemnation-Houthi Attack)

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SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt -- The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) now has 109 members after its Board of Governors approved the applications of El Salvador, Solomon Islands and Tanzania on Tuesday.

The bank approved the applications of the three economies during its eighth annual meeting held in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, the AIIB said in a statement. (Egypt-AIIB-New Members)

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RAMALLAH -- The first Saudi ambassador to Palestine Naif bin Bandar Al-Sudairi arrived in the West Bank on Tuesday, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Leading an official delegation, Al-Sudairi, the non-resident ambassador to Palestine and non-resident consul general in Jerusalem, presented his credentials to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the presidency headquarters in Ramallah, it said.

Al-Sudairi's arrival comes amid Israel's efforts to normalize relations with Saudi Arabia. (Palestine-Saudi Arabia-Delegation Visit)

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