Israeli-Palestinian leaders begin ‘serious discussion’ on core issues

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began a “serious discussion” on core issues, on Tuesday, US envoy George Mitchell said. “Today the parties have begun a serious discussion on core issues,” Mitchell told reporters after 100 minutes of direct talks held around between Netanyahu and Abbas in Sharm Al Shaikh an […]

Kuwaiti neurosurgeon plants battery in child’s spine

Manama: On Wednesday, a Kuwaiti neurosurgeon succeeded,  in planting a battery in the spine of a young patient suffering from Cerebral Palsy (CP). The operation was conducted on a five year-old patient, who suffered from chronic muscle tension caused by Cerebral Palsy (CP),Dr Hassan Khaja, a neurosurgeon at Bin Sina Hospital told . Kuwait News […]

Drone attack kills eight in North Waziristan,Pakistan

Eight died in a US drone attack when missiles hit a house in north-western Pakistan, local security officials say. The raid was targeted a militant hideout in Shawal district , North Waziristan region on the Afghan border, they said. It is the 10th drone strike this month in the region.Hundreds of people have been killed […]

30,000 Iraqis are being held without trial: Amnesty

Tens of thousands of detainees held without trial in Iraq, many of whom were recently transferred from US custody, remain at risk of torture and other forms of ill-treatment, Amnesty International says in a new report (57-page report “New Order, Same Abuses; Unlawful Detentions and Torture in Iraq“) published today.The study has found that the […]

US-Saudi Arabia to sign $60bn arms deal

Saudi Arabia reportedly plans to purchase $60bn worth of US made advanced fighter jets and other advanced weapon systems  in  the largest ever arms deal in US history. This deal is expected to support at least 75,000 US jobs. US officials were reported to have said, “to reduce the threat from Iranian rockets”,  so under […]