US president holds press conference, discusses Russian-American tensions, NSA surveillance leak. Putin like ‘bored schoolboy in back of classroom,’ Obama jokes
Billionaire media figure offended by saleswoman who told her she couldn’t afford $38,000 handbag, cries racism. Swiss tourism ministry apologizes
From August 18, parents of all children between 4 months and 9 and a half years will be asked to inoculate kids amid evidence that polio virus is present in sewage systems throughout the country.
Palestinian news agency Maan cites Egyptian source who says IAF drone bombed ready-to-launch rockets in Egyptian territory, killed five militants
Zanzibar police issue arrest warrant for extreme imam after two young volunteers burned with acid in street. Girls dressed modestly, hid Jewish background, say relatives. Religious figures point finger at fanatic Muslim sect
Health Ministry decides to expand vaccinations after evidence of virus found in Ramla, Lod. All children under nine to be vaccinated, starting August 18
Activist Ezra Nawi says he has been a victim of petty faultfinding and repeatedly fined for minor offenses in a region where law enforcement is notoriously loose.
Palestinian news agency Maan reports Israel shut southern airport on Thursday due to Egyptian intel of Sinai militant groups with anti-aircraft rockets