Major authors including Kamila Shamsie, Monica Ali and China Miéville backed Sally Rooney’s decision not to sell translation rights to an Israeli publisher, describing it as an “exemplary response to the mounting injustices inflicted on Palestinians”.
An official with Iran's Intelligence Ministry said an Israeli spy and a number of other spies tied to security services of different countries were arrested in the northwestern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan.
Iran’s permanent ambassador to the UN office in Geneva dismissed “baseless” accusations leveled by Israel against the Islamic Republic at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), urging the body to avoid politicization.
The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates censured the Israeli regime over its repeated attacks on the Arab country, saying such acts of aggression will not help protect the terrorist groups, which are wreaking havoc on the nation with the support of Tel Aviv and its allies.
The Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement said it intercepted and shot down an Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle as it crossed into Lebanon's airspace near the border village of Blida in the south of the Arab country.
The chief of staff of the Iranian president’s office shrugged off the Zionist regime’s threats against Iran as psychological warfare, stressing that the Iranian Armed Forces are fully prepared to protect the country.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the Israeli regime’s recent plan to construct hundreds of new settler units in the occupied West Bank, saying such structures are considered illegal under international law.
Israeli warplanes conducted fresh airstrikes against the besieged Gaza Strip, targeting several localities in the impoverished Palestinian enclave and injuring two people and causing damage, Palestinian media reported.