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Yemeni Forces Hit Saudi Mercenaries with Homegrown Ballistic Missile

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The missile command of Yemen’s army and Popular Committees announced that it has targeted the positions of the Saudi mercenaries in the northwestern province of al-Jawf with a domestically made ballistic missile dubbed “Qaher M2”, local sources said.
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Hamas Dissolves Gaza Government, Prepares for Elections

Palestinian Islamist Hamas group said on Sunday it has dissolved its administration that runs Gaza and agrees to hold general elections in order to end a long-running feud with President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement....
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Imprisoned pro-Kurdish leaders in Turkey nominated for Sakharov Prize

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - The European Parliament (EP) on Friday announced that the pro-Kurdish leaders Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, currently held in Turkish jails, were among the nominees for its prestigious Sakharov Prize, awarded each year in the name of freedom of thought....
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Turkey Tries To Scare Voters With Warning About Jews Ahead of Kurdish Referendum

A number of Turkish media outlets supportive of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have begun proliferating apparently false news reports claiming rival Kurdish groups entered into a secret deal with Israel to gain their independence by resettling Jews to the region....
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U.S.-backed Syrian fighters say will not let government forces cross Euphrates

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian militias will not let government forces cross the Euphrates River in their bid to recover eastern Syria, their commander said on Friday, but Russia said army units had already done so near the city of Deir al-Zor. ...
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Iraqi parliament votes to remove kirkuk governor from office: lawmakers

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s parliament voted on Thursday to remove the governor of Kirkuk from office following a request from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, according to several lawmakers who attended the vote. ...
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[Israel] Lieberman: 'Anyone over 18 must enlist'

Def. Min. Lieberman voices support of High Court's recent ruling, saying anyone over 18 must join IDF; Lieberman also talks of 'national strength,' stressing that 'those disinclined to join the army must do national service.'...
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Israel endorses independent Kurdish state

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel supports the establishment of a Kurdish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, as Kurds in Iraq gear up for a referendum on independence that lawmakers in Baghdad oppose. ...
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Kurds will find it hard to implement independence, says Iraqi foreign minister

CAIRO (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish leaders must be prepared to face the consequences if they unilaterally declare independence and find implementation more difficult than they expected, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said on Wednesday. ...
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Hezbollah Sends Reassuring Messages to Israel Amid Syria Strike, IDF Drills Near Lebanon

Hezbollah's deputy commander says in television interview on Sunday that attack on the Syrian facility was not a reason for war against Israel and there were other ways to respond....
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