2 more Palestinians killed as tensions continue in occupied territories
At least two more Palestinians have been killed and several others injured as tensions between Israeli military forces and illegal settlers on the one side and Palestinian protesters on the other continue in the occupied territories.
Risible Trump playing with fire over Taiwan: Chinese media
Chinese state media say incoming US President Donald Trump is “playing with fire” by challenging China’s sovereignty over Taiwan, promising that Beijing would strongly respond to any reconsideration by the US of the so-called One China policy.
Health and wellness in Islam
Being active and to exercise is not only acceptable in Islam but also recommended. Part of the instructions given by the Prophet and the Imams (as) about upbringing of children is the issue of physical exercise. Swimming, for example, has been greatly encouraged in our religious literature.
Trump is a ‘change candidate,’ talented in connecting with people, Obama says
US President Barack Obama hails President-elect Donald Trump over being a "change candidate," asserting that he has a thing for “making a connection.”
Australian juveniles sue local government over prison abuse
Former inmates in juvenile detention centers in Australia’s Northern Territory have filed a class action lawsuit against the local government, demanding compensation for themselves and hundreds of other detainees who were subjected to harsh abuses by prison staff.
Israeli forces kill Palestinian man in occupied West Bank
Israeli military forces have fatally shot a young Palestinian in the West Bank amid simmering tensions between Israeli troops and Palestinian protesters in the occupied territories.
Trump deserves credit for beating Clinton against all odds: Sanders
US Senator Bernie Sanders has given credit to President-elect Donald Trump for his “extraordinary accomplishment” in overcoming all odds and beating former secretary of state Hillary Clinton for the White House.
Senior Russian diplomat found dead in Athens flat
Greek police say they have launched a murder investigation over the death of the head of the consular department at Russia's embassy in Greece.
Iranian alpine skiers clinch six medals in world para contests
Iranian male alpine skiers have exceeded expectations and collected six medals at the first edition of the World Alpine Skiing and World Para Snowboard Competitions currently underway in the Islamic Republic.
13 Egyptian security forces killed in militant attack in Sinai: Reports
At least 13 Egyptian security forces have been killed in a multipronged militant attack on a checkpoint in the city of el-Arish, the provincial capital and the largest city of Egypt’s troubled North Sinai.
US will 'shoot down' North Korean missiles: Pentagon chief
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has described North Korea’s ballistic missiles program as a “serious threat” to the United States, threatening to shoot down any such missiles aimed at targets in the country.
Turkish parliament to begin debates on presidential powers
Amid considerable criticism and backslapping, a new draft constitution envisaging expanded powers for Turkey’s president will be put to debate at the Turkish parliament.
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