A jihadist group says it launched two rockets that struck the Israel Red Sea resort of Eilat early on Wednesday. The rockets landed in unpopulated areas and caused no casualties.
Syrian state media said Damascus had to trigger its air defenses to shoot down Israeli missiles heading for the airport. But an independent war monitor said the missiles were heading for an Iranian arms cache.
The rocket attack in Kabul came days after President Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban a reciprocal ceasefire to mark the Islamic Eid al-Adha holiday. The "Islamic State" claimed credit for the assault.
Despite calls for boycotts, Israel's cultural center has been chosen to host next year's song contest. Tel Aviv was picked over the contested city of Jerusalem, which both Israelis and Palestinians claim as a capital.
Ahead of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, organizers have required a promise from the Israeli government to grant visas irrespective of political affiliation. The demands clash with the country's current policies.
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