JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused on Monday Hamas of "crossing a red line" after dozens of rockets were fired from Gaza at the Jerusalem area, vowing a harsh response.
"Israel will respond with great force," Netanyahu said in a public speech for Jerusalem Day that marks the controversial Israeli annexation of East Jerusalem following the 1967 Middle East war. (Israel-Gaza Attack)
TEHRAN -- Iran's COVID-19 death toll has risen to 75,261, after 351 new deaths were registered in the last 24 hours, the Iranian health ministry said Monday.
Meanwhile, 18,408 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed, raising the country's total infections to 2,673,219, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education said in a written briefing published on its official website. (Iran-COVID19)
ISTANBUL -- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will pay a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia starting from Monday for bilateral ties and regional issues, the ministry announced in a statement.
Cavusoglu will meet his Saudi Arabian counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud during the visit, according to the ministry. (Turkey-Saudi Arabia-Visit)
DAMASCUS -- The head of the Higher Constitutional Court Jihad al-Laham announced Monday that the approved presidential candidates can start their election campaigns as of May 16.
Speaking to reporters, al-Laham said the campaigns will start on May 16 until May 24. (Syria-Election-Campaign)