Thu, 02 Dec 2021

TRIPOLI -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said it provided food assistance for thousands of refugees in Libya's capital Tripoli.

"In Libya, UNHCR joined forces with WFP (World Food Programme) to provide emergency food aid for thousands of vulnerable food-insecure refugees and asylum-seekers who have been impacted by conflict as well as the socio-economic impacts of the Coronavirus lockdown," UNHCR tweeted Saturday. (Libya-UN-Food Assistance)

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JERUSALEM -- The Israeli Ministry of Health has detected an abnormal increase in the number of cyberattack attempts against hospitals and medical organizations in the last two days, the ministry and the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) said in a joint statement on Sunday.

The Israeli cybersecurity company Check Point Software Technologies later said that an average of 627 cyberattack attempts per hospital or organization was recorded in Israel on Friday and Saturday, 72 percent higher than previous weekends. (Israel-cyberattack-Hospitals)

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RIYADH -- Saudi Arabia started on Sunday to ease precautionary measures against COVID-19.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announced the operation of all airports at full capacity, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Meanwhile, the kingdom will continue to monitor the immunization status of travelers. (Saudi-COVID19)

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JERUSALEM -- Air forces of eight countries began the international "Blue Flag" air combat exercise in Israel on Sunday, the Israeli military said.

The annual exercise is taking place at the Ovda Air Force Base in southern Israel, with the participation of air forces from the United States, Germany, Italy, Britain, France, India and Greece, an Israeli military spokesperson said in a statement. (Israel-Air force-Drill)

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