Israel / Middle East

50 Rockets Fired at Israel After IDF Eliminates Gaza Terror Leader

The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday ordered schools closed in southern and central Israel, including the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, as terror groups in the Gaza Strip began firing dozens of rockets at cities and towns throughout the country in retaliation for the assassination of Palestinian Islamic Jihad senior commander Baha Abu al-Ata.

Israeli police sappers inspect a hole in the highway in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod on November 12, 2019, following a rocket attack from Gaza City in retaliation to the Israeli strike that killed a commander of Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad. - Israel's military killed a commander of …

Iraqi Protester Set Fire to Lawmaker’s House

Iraqi protesters burned down the home of Zainab Khazraji, a member of the Iraqi parliament, on Tuesday night. Local media reports said there was no apparent reason for targeting Khazraji and no political message was sent along with the vandalism.

Iraqi security forces confront demonstrators on Martyrs' Bridge (Jisr Al-Shuhada) in the capital Baghdad on November 7, 2019, amid ongoing anti-government protests. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP) (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images)

FBI: Two Twitter Employees Spied on Users for Saudi Arabia

Federal prosecutors have charged two former Twitter employees with spying on behalf of Saudi Arabia after an FBI investigation found that the workers accessed private user information and dug into the accounts of critics of the Saudi government.

The Associated Press

Iran: Lawmakers Seek Ban on TV Confessions After Torture Allegations

A group of Iranian parliamentarians introduced a motion on Monday to ban televised confessions from political prisoners, acknowledging criticism that many of the confessions are extracted with torture. The proposed rules stipulate jail sentences for every party involved in producing public confessions.

The Associated Press