The TV channel «al Arabiya» reports that unidentified gunmen attacked on 12 August the headquarters of the rescue organization «White helmets» in the Syrian Idlib. They killed seven doctors and stole two cars. The settlement is controlled by the radical Islamist group «Tahrir al-sham» associated with «al-Qaeda».
Published in the London newspaper «al-Hayat» writes that the United States joined Turkey and Iran, calling on Kurds not to hold a referendum on independence. The head of Kurdish Autonomous region, Massoud Barzani is holding consultations with the government of Iraq regarding the date of the referendum, however, the representatives of the Kurdish leaders say that it will be held as planned on 25 September.
The Maan Agency reports that Jordan turned to Israel with a request to postpone the return of the Embassy staff in Amman. The condition for the return of the mission is to conduct careful and thorough investigation of the incident, during which a security guard of the Israeli Embassy killed two Jordanian nationals.
Egyptian newspaper «al-Masry al-yum» writes that the death toll in the train collision in Alexandria has reached 42 people. 133 were injured, ten of them are in critical condition, and there is a real threat to their lives. Hospitals Alexandria state of emergency. The families of the victims will receive compensation in the amount of 50.000 Egyptian pounds – 2.802 dollar.
The website «al-Bawaba» writes that a group of Nobel laureates joined addressed to Saudi Arabia, calls to cancel the execution of 14 Shiite activists who took part in opposition demonstrations in the East of the Kingdom. Authorities blamed the unrest on terrorists and drug smugglers.