Palestinians Renew ICC Push against Israel over West Bank Village

A high-ranking Palestinian official says the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority has submitted a new complaint over an Israeli "war crime" against a village in the occupied West Bank at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said on Tuesday that the dossier “included a focus on the war crimes facing Khan al-Ahmar, specifically the crimes of forcible displacement, ethnic cleansing and the destruction of civilian property,” Erekat said, according to Press TV.

He added that the PLO had also asked ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to expedite a preliminary probe into other Israeli war crimes.

'We Cannot Let Idlib Remain a Terrorist Stronghold': Ryabkov

MOSCOW- Washington’s threats to use force against Syria are part of its ongoing blackmail policy, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told reporters on Tuesday.

"This is absolutely the policy of threats and blackmail," Ryabkov stressed, according to Itar Tass.

The diplomat noted that the Trump administration earlier signaled that should any incident with the use of toxic agents or chlorine repeat, the United States would blame Damascus. "Then a massive strike will follow, and its scale will surpass the one the US carried out with its allies in the past," he said.

Iraqi Security Forces Bust Five-Strong Terrorist Cell in Southern Kirkuk

Iraqi security forces have disbanded a terrorist group in the southern part of the country’s oil-rich Northern Province of Kirkuk as government troops, backed by allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, are trying to purge the war-ravaged Arab country of the remnants of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, according to Press T.V.

Commander of the Federal Police Forces Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat told Arabic-language al-Ghad Press news agency that his forces arrested the terrorists on charges of planting explosive devices in the Arab Koi area of the province.

Zionist Troops Shoot Dead Palestinian Teenager at Gaza's Border

Zionist military forces have shot dead a Palestinian teenager at the Gaza Strip's border, claiming he was going to “sabotage” a fence separating the besieged territory from the occupied land.

The Israeli military admitted in a statement Sunday that the Palestinian died after sustaining fatal injuries.

The deadly encounter came a day after the Israeli military clashed with anti-occupation protesters at the fence, killing one person and injuring about 400 other people.

UN Unable to Cease Saudi-Led Military Aggression against Yemen

The spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says the United Nations cannot put an end to the almost three-and-a-half  years old Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen, which has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of innocent civilians and left the country’s critical infrastructure in ruins.

“The United Nations failed to obtain the necessary permit. The Saudi-led coalition claimed as usual that we had set out conditions. The alliance even went to the extent to exaggerate that the wounded fighters we were planning to take with us for treatment in Europe were of Iranian and Lebanese origins. Such allegations were made out of political bankruptcy,” Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network cited Mohammed Abdul-Salam as writing on his official Twitter page on Sunday.