Israeli police arrest Jordanian suspected in Eilat assault

A Jordanian man has been arrested by Israeli police after allegedly attacking two Israelis in the port city of Eilat, which borders Jordan. (AFP)
Updated 30 November 2018
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Israeli police arrest Jordanian suspected in Eilat assault

JERUSALEM: A Jordanian man has been arrested by Israeli police after allegedly attacking two Israelis in the port city of Eilat, which borders Jordan.
Police said Friday that the two victims were hospitalized with serious injuries after the Jordanian beat them with a hammer. The suspect was apprehended and police were investigating the circumstances of the incident.
The countries signed a peace treaty in 1994, but relations have been tumultuous due to occasional violent incidents and political disagreements.
Bilateral ties sank to historic lows last year after an Israeli embassy guard shot and killed two Jordanians, contending that one tried to attack him and the second was caught in the crossfire.
Jordan announced last month that it won’t be renewing parts of its peace treaty with Israel.


Iranian opposition groups protest in Brussels

Updated 15 June 2019
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Iranian opposition groups protest in Brussels

LONDON: Iranian opposition groups protested outside the Council of the European Union in Brussels on Saturday against the regime in Tehran.
The protests mark the upcoming anniversary of protests in 1981, when the People’s Mujahedin of Iran demonstrated against the impeachment of the then president Abolhassan Banisadr.
Several European politicians, including the former Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi and the former Vice President of the European Parliament Alejo Vidal-Quadras, gave speeches at the protest in support of the Iranian opposition.
The President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran Maryam Rajavi called on the “EU to designate the mullahs’ Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and their Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) as terrorist entities.”
She also said that the Iranian “regime’s mercenaries must be tried, punished and expelled.”
Rajavi also saluted “supporters of the Iranian people’s Resistance, and the Human Rights advocates who have come from various European and Arab countries.”