Military

Israel strikes Syria, responding to errant mortar fire

(Worthy News) – The Israeli military says it has struck Syria in response to a mortar fired from the territory. The military says it “targeted the source of the fire” on Thursday but declined to say what it hit. Earlier in the day, the military said a mortar fell in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, what…

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120 arrested as hard-line religious Jews protest against Israeli army service

(Worthy News) – At least 120 demonstrators were arrested in Israel on Thursday as several thousand ultra-Orthodox Jews blocked a major intersection in central Jerusalem to protest against efforts to force them to enlist in the Israeli military like their secular compatriots. A series of such protests in recent weeks has been spurred by occasional…

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Haley to UN Security Council: Don't turn a blind eye to Iran

(Worthy News) – The UN Security Council must not ignore Iran’s aggressive behavior, its ballistic missile testing and its violation of this body’s resolutions regarding its military activity, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Wednesday. She urged the 15-member body in New York to follow in the footsteps of the United…

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Netanyahu and Putin Discuss Iran Nuclear Program, Syria in Phone Call

(Worthy News) – Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the Iran nuclear program, the Kremlin said on Wednesday. In the call, held on the initiative of the Israeli side, the two leaders also discussed the situation in Syria and the referendum in Iraq’s Kurdistan, the Kremlin…

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UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing in South Sudan

(Worthy News) – Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan’s Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country’s civil war. But when a national peace deal broke down and government soldiers ransacked the area, a handful of U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders for help. The United Nations must send…

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US strikes kill ‘dozens’ at Islamic State training camps in Yemen

(Worthy News) – The US military said Monday it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters at the group’s training camps in central Yemen, in the first such strikes in the country’s conflict. Witnesses said villagers were prevented by tribal leaders from approaching the area and retrieving the dead and wounded for fear of additional strikes.…

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Israel destroys anti-aircraft battery in Syria after it fires at IDF jets

(Worthy News) – Israeli Air Force jets attacked an anti-aircraft battery well inside Syria on Monday morning, after the surface-to-air system launched a missile at a different plane over the skies of Lebanon, the army said. A military spokesperson said that “a number” of Israeli planes were flying over Lebanon as part of a “routine…

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North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

(Worthy News) – North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected…

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