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Body of dead Israeli woman released by Australian denier

The body of an Arab-Israeli woman who was brutally raped and murdered last week in Melbourne, Australia, was released by Coroner's Court of Victoria to begin the journey home for burial, reported Monday. Hebrew media reported that the funeral of Aiia Maasarwe is expected to be held on Wednesday in her hometown Baqa al-Gharbiya in northern Israel. Hundreds of people …

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Trump wall – all you need to know about US border in seven charts

A standoff over funding for President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall has resulted in the longest-ever shutdown of the US government. Mr Trump argues $ 5.7 bn (£ 4.5bn) is needed to address a "humanitarian and security crisis" at the southern border and has warned the shutdown will continue until he gets the cash. Democrats say the wall is a …

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Israel confirms another attack on Iranian targets in Syria

At the beginning of Monday, the Israeli military said it had begun to attack Iranian military targets in Syria in another clear sign of Israel's growing will to recognize specific attacks in the country after years of ambiguity. "We have begun to beat the Iranian Qud's target in Syrian territory," the military said in a statement, referring to the branch …

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Britain's Prime Minister may reveal Brexit's "Plan B"

The Irish "backstop" – a back-up option aimed at keeping the Irish / Northern Irish border open about Britain and the EU failing to enter into a trade agreement during a 21-month transition period after the March 2019 expiry date – has been one important obstacle in the Brexit negotiations. It is controversial because it would mean that Northern Ireland, …

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Report: 26 people own as much as the poorest 3.8 billion

Global rich inequality expanded last year as millionaires increased their fortunes by $ 2.5 billion a day, the campaign against poverty reduction Oxfam said in a new report. While the poorest half of humanity saw their wealth decrease by 11% wealth increased by 12%. Mega-rich have also become a more concentrated gang. Last year, the top 26 richest people owned …

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Israel confirms attacks on Iranian forces in Syria

(JERUSALEM) – In an extra statement, the Israeli military confirmed on Monday that it attacked Iranian military targets in Syria, hours after performing a rare daylight flight near Damascus International Airport. The statement was issued hours after the Israeli missile defense listened to an incoming missile over the Golan Heights in the wake of the airport riot. "We have begun …

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The Muslim region of the Philippines votes on new law of independence | Philippines News

Manila, Philippines – Almost three million Filipinos from the country's Muslim majority southern region decide on a new law that would place them under a substantially more autonomous regional government. Monday's trial at Bangsamoro Organic law can make or break the decades-old peace process between the national government and the mor-Islamic liberation (Front), which began as a secessionist armed movement …

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May to focus on Irish backstop in her Brexit 'plan B'

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May will try to find Tory Brexiteers and DUP MPs to back her withdrawal deal by resolving Irish sources backstop, Cabinet sources say Last week, Mrs May said she would focus on cross-party talks to get a Brexit deal accepted by Parliament. But she is now seeking to win approval from her own benches, with the …

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Ex-Deputy to Argentine Bishop says the Vatican knew about wrongdoing

The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop near Pope Francis had taken naked souls, exhibited "obscene" behavior and had been accused of maladministration with seminars, told his former first general, The Associated Press, who undermined the Vatican's allegations of allegations if sexual abuse was only made a few months ago. Francis accepted Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta's …

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