Wed, 04 Oct 2023

JERUSALEM -- Tens of thousands of Israelis rallied in several cities on Saturday evening to voice their dissatisfaction over the government's plan to make sweeping reforms in the country's judicial system.

Israeli media quoted police as saying that more than 100,000 protesters arrived at the main demonstration in Tel Aviv. Smaller demonstrations were also held in other cities. (Israel-Protest-Judicial Reforms)

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ADEN, Yemen -- Two soldiers of Yemen's government forces were killed and four others injured in an explosion in the country's southeastern oil-rich province of Shabwa on Saturday, a military official told Xinhua.

A local military officer told Xinhua on condition of anonymity that an improvised explosive device (IED) on the roadside exploded when a motorcade of military vehicles that escorted trucks carrying diesel passed by in the Ar Rawdah district of Shabwa. (Yemen-Explosion-Casualty)

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BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi military said that it killed on Saturday two Islamic State (IS) militants in an airstrike in Salahudin Province, north of Baghdad.

According to a statement from the Joint Operations Command's media office, the militants were spotted by Iraqi forces in a rocky area near the town of Tuz Khurmato, which is located in eastern Salahudin. They were killed when Iraqi airplanes attacked their position with an airstrike. (Iraq-IS-Attack)

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CAIRO -- Ahead of the upcoming Chinese New Year, Egypt received the first Chinese tourist group on Friday since the outbreak of COVID-19 three years ago.

During a welcoming ceremony for the Chinese tourist group at Cairo International Airport, Egyptian Vice Minister for Tourism and Antiquities Ghada Shalaby welcomed the Chinese tourists, expressing aspiration to see more Chinese tourist groups. (Egypt-Chinese Tourists-Visit)

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