There was no immediate word on the assailant's condition. Micky Rosenfeld, spokesman for the Israeli Police, tweeted: "Police units responded to attack at Damascus gate". Since October of a year ago, at least 237 Palestinians have been killed in the violence, according to official Palestinian figures. Hours later, a Palestinian who stabbed and wounded a soldier at a junction near Hebron was shot dead, officials said.
The Algeria meeting is expected to tackle the supply glut although many analysts remain doubtful that a deal can be reached to freeze or slash output. Please Wait while comments are loading. The IEA - which advises oil consuming nations on energy issues - forecast continuing oversupply in 2017 in its latest market assessment.
AUSTRALIAN Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Wednesday questioned President Rodrigo Duterte over his decision not to enforce the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration rejecting China's claims over most of the South China Sea. China has repeatedly criticized USA military presence in the region and suspects the military drills are part of efforts to contain Beijing. Washington has also been involved in a number of military drills in the region.
Nationwide concern mounted over the condition of 93-year-old Peres, widely respected as an elder statesman both in Israel and overseas, after his stroke on Tuesday. In January, Peres was hospitalized twice after experiencing a mild heart attack and an irregular heartbeat, and had a pacemaker implanted last week. Rivlin also said that he is following the reports from the hospital regarding Peres' medical situation.
At a campaign rally in Pennsylvania Tuesday night, Ivanka Trump appeared alongside her father, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump , to announce the details of his new maternity leave plan. As well as gay parents, her plan would discriminate against single-parent men, for instance where a mother has died in childbirth. Donald Trump responded to a tough interview of his daughter Ivanka by deriding the magazine and reporter who questioned her.
She said her focus would be on party policies for the next general election, whenever it might be, describing Ukip as the "opposition party in waiting". In 2014, James was also chosen by North West Hampshire UKIP to be its parliamentary candidate - but she stepped down a few hours after making a speech at UKIP's Spring Conference, blaming personal reasons.