Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen in West Bank clash

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank in a village north of Ramallah. (AP)
Updated 30 January 2018
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Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen in West Bank clash

RAMALLAH: A 16-year-old Palestinian was killed in clashes between the Israeli military and stone-throwers in a West Bank village on Tuesday, Palestinian officials said.
The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the teen as Laith Abu Naim and said he was killed by a shot to the head. The Israeli military denied using live fire amid a “violent riot” in which dozens of Palestinians rolled burning tires and hurled rocks at troops.
Mayor Faraj Al-Nasan said an Israeli military patrol entered the village of Mughayer and that local teens started throwing stones. Al-Nasan said the soldiers were in military vehicles and there was no threat to their lives when one of them opened fire.
The military said troops responded with “riot dispersal means,” usually tear gas and stun grenades. The military said it was aware of the death and that it was investigating.
The teen’s death brought to 18 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in confrontations since President Donald Trump’s Dec. 6 recognition of contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. An Israeli man was killed in a Palestinian shooting attack earlier this month.


Iran claims it has dismantled a US cyber espionage network

Updated 54 min 59 sec ago
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Iran claims it has dismantled a US cyber espionage network

LONDON: A senior Iranian security official said Monday Tehran had recently exposed and dismantled a “large US cyber espionage network."
The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, was quoted as saying by the state broadcaster IRIB that several CIA agents were arrested after Tehran shared intelligence with its allies.
Iran has repeatedly been accused of cyber espionage and running fake social media accounts to harm its enemies and promote its own propaganda.

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