JEDDAH -- Saudi Arabia has called for two urgent Gulf Arab and Arab summits in Makkah on May 30 to discuss the regional repercussions of recent attacks on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
AMMAN -- The Palestinian National Council (PNC) said the German parliament decision to consider the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as "anti-Semitic" encourages racial discrimination practiced by Israel against the Palestinian people.
TUNIS -- Fierce clashes flared up in the early morning between the forces loyal to Maj.-Gen. Khalifa Haftar and the troops of the Government of National Accord (GNA) to control the route to the airport and Salah al-Din neighborhood in the capital city of Tripoli.
VIENNA -- Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called for snap elections in the wake of a corruption scandal involving the Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, who earlier resigned as a result.
ISTANBUL -- Deputy police chief of Sanliurfa province, southeast Turkey, was martyred and other police officers were wounded in a terrorist attack by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). (end) bs