Three Jordanian Security Forces Killed in Raid on Terrorists

Gunmen killed three members of Jordan’s security forces during a raid on a terrorist cell a day after an officer died in a bomb blast, a government spokeswoman said.

The shoot-out in the city of Salt, northwest of the Jordanian capital, Amman, came after a home-made bomb exploded on Friday under a patrol car at a music festival, killing one security force member and wounding six.

The blast hit a security patrol in Al-Fuhais, 12km west of the capital on Friday evening, the interior ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

Jordanian security forces collected the bodies of three militants on Sunday out of a partially collapsed building in a city in central Jordan following a shoot, a government spokeswoman said.

Security in Iran-Iraq Border Restricts Terrorists' Moves, Says Police Chief

Tehran– Existing of complete security in Iran-Iraq borders has lessened terrorist activities in the region, Iran's Police chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari announced Sunday.

Promotion of Tehran-Baghdad security cooperation is inevitable, Ashtari said in a meeting with visiting Commander of the Iraqi Border Guards Major General Hamid Abdullah Ibrahim and his accompanying delegation.

He further referred to the presence of terrorist groups in certain joint border areas to create insecurity in the region; stressing the two neighboring countries should enhance bilateral cooperation to counter the terrorists.

Egyptian Security Forces Thwart Terrorist Attack against Church

Egyptian security forces have thwarted a suicide bomber as he attempted to position himself among members of a church congregation wearing a belt of explosives, during a religious celebration at a heavily guarded church.

According to RT, the suicide bomber was attempting to enter the Church of the Virgin Mary in Mostorod, Shubra Al-Khaim, when tight security prevented him from getting close to the crowds of Coptic Christians. Abdel Maseeh Basset, pastor of the Church, told local media that the bomb went off before the would-be killer got to the church.

UNSC Calls for 'Transparent' Inquiry into Saudi-Led Strike that Killed School Children in Yemen

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called for launching a "credible and transparent" investigation into a recent airstrike by the Saudi-led military coalition that killed dozens of school children in northern Yemen.

According to Press TV, the call was made during a closed-door Security Council meeting on Friday, a day after Saudi-led warplanes attacked a school bus in a market, killing at least 50 civilians, mainly school children, and wounding 77 others in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada.

Zionist Regime to Construct Three New Settlements in Negev Desert

 Zionist officials have approved plans for the construction of three new settlements in the Negev desert irrespective of the international outcry against the Tel Aviv regime’s land expropriation and settlement expansion policies in occupied Palestinian territories, Press T.V reported.

The so-called West Jerusalem Local Planning and Building Committee approved plans for the building of the settlements in the Negev desert on Tuesday, Palestinian’s official news agency WAFA cited a report broadcast by English-language i24NEWS television network.