Iraq Releases Militia Commander
Iraq released a militia commander arrested on terrorism-related charges after authorities found insufficient evidence against him. Qasim Muslih, who operates mostly in Iraq's western Anbar province, was arrested on May 26.
Damien Tarel Trial
Damien Tarel, the man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron, will appear before a judge in a fast-track trial on Thursday. Tarel, 28, told investigators the strike was not planned. Macron later described the act as an isolated incident and said violence and hate were a threat to democracy.
West Bank Clash
During a raid in the West Bank on Thursday, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian militant and two Palestinian security officers. An Israeli security source said the special forces entered the city of Jenin to detain gunmen suspected of having recently attacked Israeli troops.
India COVID-19 Death Toll
An Indian state has raised its COVID-19 death toll sharply after discovering thousands of unreported cases, raising suspicions that India's overall death toll is significantly higher than the official figures.
Yemen Peace Process
The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said on Thursday it has stopped carrying out attacks near Sanaa or any other Yemeni city, adding that it wants to prepare the political ground for a peaceful settlement.