Mother, 3 children die of wounds from Daesh-claimed Yemen attack

Fighters from the separatist Southern Transitional Council gather at the site of two suicide car bombings that targeted the headquarters of an anti-terror unit the day before, in the southern Yemeni port of Aden. (AFP)
Updated 25 February 2018
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Mother, 3 children die of wounds from Daesh-claimed Yemen attack

ADEN: A mother and three of her children have died of their wounds from a double suicide bombing in Yemen’s port city of Aden, medical sources said Sunday, raising the death toll to 12.
The family was among seven people who succumbed to wounds sustained in Saturday’s attack, which was claimed by Daesh.
Five other people, including security officers and a child, were killed on the spot when two suicide car bombings hit the headquarters of an anti-terror unit on a beach near the Tawahi district of Aden.
Daesh claimed the attack through its propaganda arm Amaq.
The bombings come after deadly clashes in Aden last month in which southern separatists seized much of the strategic coastal city from Yemen’s Saudi-backed government.
During the chaos in Yemen over the past few years, Daesh has repeatedly attacked Aden, where the government is based, claiming hundreds of victims and mainly targeting government forces.


Arab League pledges $100 million to Palestinians, rejects Trump’s ‘deal’

Updated 22 April 2019
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Arab League pledges $100 million to Palestinians, rejects Trump’s ‘deal’

  • Israel withheld the money over Palestinian payments to political prisoners
  • Palestinian leadership boycotted Washington after they recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

CAIRO: The Arab League has pledged to pay $100 million a month to the Palestinian Authority to plug the gap left when Israel blocked tax transfers earlier in the year.
“We confirm that Arab countries will support the Palestinian state’s budget... (to) resist the political and financial pressure it faces,” the League said Sunday following a meeting in Cairo.
Israel collects taxes on behalf of the PA, but withheld $138 million in transfers in February over Palestinian payments to political prisoners jailed for attacks against Israelis.
The Arab League’s move comes as the Trump administration prepares to unveil a much-touted “Deal of the Century” for peace between the Palestinians and Israel in the coming months.
The Palestinian leadership, which has boycotted Washington over a series of moves including recognizing the bitterly disputed city of Jerusalem as capital of Israel, says it can no longer trust the United States as a broker.
The Arab League said the deal “will not succeed in achieving long-lasting and comprehensive peace in the Middle East.”
The peace plan is being developed by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, whose close ties to right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have heightened Palestinian suspicions.
Israel seized the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.