Near-fist fights, censures, ousters, other controversial legislation—the Knesset’s summer session has come to an end, and Ynet takes a look back at some of the more memorable moments from the country’s legislators this summer.
The boom heard near the finish line of the men’s cycling road race was a controlled explosion; officials believe the abandoned bag destroyed may have belonged to a homeless man.
Two policewomen were wounded outside the Charleroi police station in Belgium; the attacker was shot and killed; the police are investigating, announced that both officers are ‘out of danger.’
A machete-wielding man shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is the greatest) wounded two policewomen in southern Belgium on Saturday before being shot dead, in what appeared to be the latest in a string of jihadist attacks in Europe. The attack outside the main police station in the city of Charleroi, around 60 kilometres (40 miles) south of Brussels, left one of the policewomen with "deep wounds to the face" while the other was slightly injured, Belga news agency said. Charleroi police said the attacker was shot and killed, while the two victims were out of danger.
Two dominant political movements in Yemen on Saturday announced a 10-member governing council, against the wishes of the United Nations, as U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait ended without an agreement. The announcement of the council by the armed Houthi movement and the party of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh came as supporters of the internationally-recognized president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, battled to try to capture the capital Sanaa from the Iran-allied Houthis. The Houthis and Saleh's General People's Congress (GPC), hold most of Yemen's northern half, while forces loyal to Hadi, who is backed by a Saudi-led Arab coalition, share control of the rest of the country with local tribes.
Damas Pakada, the uniformed soldier who was filmed being attacked by Israel Police officers, has completed the Officers’ Training School; his family: ‘Nothing will break him.’
Tensions with western countries, which have responded with unease to Erdogan’s severe reaction after his attempted ouster, give a possible added meaning to his visit to Russia. Turkey and Russia’s relationship has been rocky ever since a Russian fighter plane was shot down by Turkish forces near the Syrian border in November.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A former Ukrainian soldier-turned-arms dealer agrees to meet in Kiev, where he offers to sell a Makarov semi-automatic pistol for about $160. Amid haggling, he drops the price to $120. He says he also has Kalashnikov automatic rifles for less than $400 and can get heavier weapons such as rocket launchers if given a little more time.