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Iran set for test launch of new space rocket
Iran

Iran set for test launch of new space rocket

Arab News says Iran said on Wednesday it intended to conduct a test launch of its new solid-fueled rocket, despite a series of catastrophic failures and growing evidence that Israel may be sabotaging Tehran’s aerospace program.

Israel defends decision to hold march marked by racism and violence
Israel

Israel defends decision to hold march marked by racism and violence

The Independent says Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett has defended the decision to hold an annual march which celebrates his country’s takeover of east Jerusalem, after this year’s proceedings were marked by violence and anti-Palestinian racism.

Saudi Arabia reports 530 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death
COVID-19

Saudi Arabia reports 530 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Arab News says Saudi Arabia reported 530 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health. As a result, the total number of cases in the Kingdom over the course of the pandemic grew to 766,726.

Captagon trade spirals to top $5 billion in 2021: report
Captagon trade

Captagon trade spirals to top $5 billion in 2021: report

Arab News says trade in the amphetamine-type stimulant captagon in the Middle East grew exponentially in 2021 to top $5 billion, posing an increasing health and security risk to the region, a report said.

Five killed in Tel Aviv in third attack in a week
Israel

5 killed in Tel Aviv in third attack in a week

France24 says five people were killed in gun attacks Tuesday near the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, emergency responders said, in the third fatal gun or knife spree in the Jewish state in a week.

New push to prevent violence in Palestine
Main Headlines

New push to prevent violence in Palestine

Arab News says a diplomatic push is underway to prevent a repeat of last year’s Ramadan violence in the occupied Palestinian territories that led to a fourth conflict between Israel and Gaza.