Gunmen raid Al-Arabiya office in Ramallah, threaten staff

first_imgNews May 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned last night’s raid by gunmen on the bureau of the pan-Arab television news network Al-Arabiya in the West Bank city of Ramallah and called on the Palestinian Authority to do everything possible to identify and punish those responsible.Five masked men armed with M-16 assault rifles, clubs and knives burst into the Al-Arabiya bureau at around 9:30 pm, herded the three employees present into one room, threatened them and smashed computer and office equipment.Claiming to belong to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the gunmen pointed their rifles at the heads of the employees and said: “This is a warning, the next time we will kill you.” They gave no further explanation. None of the employees was injured.The Palestinian police said they would investigate the incident. An individual claiming to be a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades called the TV station at about 3:00 a.m. today and denied that the group was behind the raid. Al-Arabiya has its headquarters in Dubai. Receive email alerts RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Organisation June 3, 2021 Find out more PalestineMiddle East – North Africa to go further Follow the news on Palestinecenter_img Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists RSF_en News Help by sharing this information September 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gunmen raid Al-Arabiya office in Ramallah, threaten staff WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News News May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Brief Communication: Newly developing rift in Larsen C Ice Shelf presents significant risk to stability

first_imgAn established rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf, formerly constrained by a suture zone containing marine ice, grew rapidly during 2014 and is likely in the near future to generate the largest calving event since the 1980s and result in a new minimum area for the ice shelf. Here we investigate the recent development of the rift, quantify the projected calving event and, using a numerical model, assess its likely impact on ice shelf stability. We find that the ice front is at risk of becoming unstable when the anticipated calving event occurs.last_img

Woman Shows ‘Holiday Kindness’ to Struggling Mother

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich.- It’s truly a warm feeling when others give back, and for one mother she received an unexpected gift just in time for the holidays during a routine trip for groceries.“I’ve never seen her in my life and it made me cry,” Ashley Ford said.Those tears were tears of joy after one women decided to show a simple act of kindness, helping Ashley Ford pay for her groceries during a random shopping trip.“I think she just saw me. I think she saw me struggling,” Ford explained.Ford is a single mother with 4 kids, and said remaining close to family is how she balances ups and downs. Although Ford has her own struggles, she said the gift that she received has humbled her to give back this holiday season as well.As for the angel that decided to help this mother out, Ford said if she ever sees her again,“I would just have to treat her like family,” Ford said.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious National scam affecting local businesses surfaces in the areaNext Future looks bright for Mich-e-ke-wis Parklast_img read more