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Inhuman zionist Saudi warplanes hit water supply facilities in Yemen
Here is a round-up of global news developments:
- Iran has freed ten American sailors arrested after entering its territorial waters on two combat vessels. Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps announced that the sailors were released in international waters. The vessels entered Iran’s waters because their navigation systems had broken down.
- Danish lawmakers are set to approve a controversial bill that would allow the seizing of refugees’ valuables to cover their accommodation costs. The measure will be debated in parliament ahead of a vote on January 26. Some ruling party politicians have criticized the move, which they believe would jeopardize the country’s international reputation.
- Spain’s new parliament holds its first session. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s Popular Party won 123 seats, but failed to gain the majority needed to form the government. The development comes as Catalonia’s parliament has set in motion the process of separation from Spain.
- Saudi warplanes have hit water supply facilities in Yemen’s Ma’rib province. On Tuesday, the Saudi military aircraft targeted a historic site in the capital Sana’a, killing fourteen civilians. Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen has killed more than 74-hundred people, most of them civilians.
- An Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip has left at least one Palestinian dead and three others wounded. Palestinian sources say Israeli forces trespassed into the besieged territory and crossed the fence east of Beit Lahiya. Israelis say the Palestinians were planning to detonate an explosive device near the so-called buffer zone.
- A blast in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta has left at least 15 people dead and several others injured. The bomb went off outside a polio vaccination center, apparently targeting the police. Officials say 12 policemen are among the dead.
- US President Barack Obama has warned against terrorist groups’ danger, including Daesh, to Americans and people around the world. Delivering his last State of the Union speech, Obama said terrorist groups must be hunted down and destroyed. Obama also renewed his presidential campaign pledge to shut the Guantanamo prison.
- Oil giant BP says it will reduce the number of its staff from 24-thousand to 20-thousand by the end of 20-17. The company announced that the decision was made in response to nose-diving oil prices. Last year, the company also slashed four-thousand jobs.