• IDF satisfied with Iron Dome’s performance during latest escalation

    Israeli military officials have expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Rafael Iron Dome air defence system during a brief but intense escalation with Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip. Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and other groups fired approximately 460 projectiles

  • Court jails man for knife-attack targeting police officer in the US' Michigan

    AT A COURT in the city of Flint in the state of Michigan in the United States on 13 November, a man - identified as 51-year-old dual Tunisian-Canadian citizen Amor Ftouhi - was jailed to life in prison after he was found guilty on charges of committing an act of violence at an international airport,

  • EU exit deal sees UK paying into EDA until at least 2020

    The UK government unveiled a proposed agreement setting out the terms of its withdrawal from the European Union (EU) on 14 November, detailing a planned transition period that will see existing defence co-operation continue until at least the end of 2020. Article 76 of the ‘Draft Agreement on

  • Hamas announces ceasefire with military in Israel

    IN A STATEMENT released on 13 November, Hamas militants announced a ceasefire with Israeli military personnel, The Independent reported. The statement added that the ceasefire had been brokered by Egyptian officials and that the group, and other militant factions would respect the ceasefire, as long

  • IED attack wounds at least six civilians in Syria's Homs

    AT LEAST six civilians were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants inside a passenger bus, detonated in al-Zahra neighbourhood in the city of Homs in Syria's Homs governorate on 13 November, Reuters reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility

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