Israeli Occupation Forces Detain 11 Palestinians in West Bank

The Israeli occupation forces detained 11 Palestinians in the West Bank on Sunday.

According to Palestinian news agency (WAFA), the occupation forces detained three Palestinians in Bethlehem and Nablus, and four others in Hebron, after raiding and searching their houses.

Four more Palestinians were detained in Ramallah after raiding and searching their houses, WAFA added.

The Israeli occupation forces escalated their military operations in various cities and towns across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, and stepped up arrests against the Palestinians.

Source: Qatar News Agency

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northern Iceland

An earthquake measuring 5.3 magnitude on the Richter scale hit on Sunday west of the city of Hofn, northern Iceland.

The earthquake occurred 144 km from Reykjavik, capital of Iceland, at a depth of 10 km, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

There have been no reports of casualties or material damage due to the earthquake.

Last December, a 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwest of Iceland. (QNA

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EU-GCC High Level Forum on Regional Security and Cooperation to Convene Monday

A high-level forum on regional security and cooperation between the European Union (EU) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will be held Monday in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, in the presence of Their Highnesses and Excellencies foreign ministers of the GCC countries and the EU.

Secretary-General of the GCC Jasem Mohamed Abudaiwi said the EU-GCC High Level Forum on Regional Security and Cooperation will offer an opportunity to enhance the political dialogue between the EU and the GCC countries, and strengthen further the coordination on issues related to regional and global stability and security.

Working together to strengthen bilateral relations and develop new cooperation mechanisms will contribute to unifying viewpoints between the GCC countries and the EU on many issues and files, he stressed.

Source: Qatar News Agency

University of Doha for Science and Technology Announces Amiri Scholarship Program

Doha: The University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) announced the availability of the Amiri Scholarship program designed to support outstanding students from Qatar and around the globe.

This distinguished scholarship embodies the vision and ongoing commitment of the wise leadership to foster educational excellence in Qatar and beyond.

The Amiri Scholarship stands as the most prestigious award designed to support outstanding students from Qatar and around the globe. It aims to enable them to pursue degrees in applied STEM fields of study, thus nurturing creativity and innovation. Moreover, the scholarship encourages international beneficiaries to immerse themselves in Qatar’s rich, multicultural society.

The Scholarship offers many benefits to the students including a full tuition fee waiver for a Bachelors degree program, comprehensive health insurance coverage, a monthly stipend, a complete waiver of textbook fees, provision of accommodation and transportation, and visa processing fee coverage
for international students. In addition, international students will avail of an annual economy class round-trip ticket.

President of UDST Dr. Salem Al Naemi said: “It is a privilege and an honor for us, as a national university, to be one of the selected universities that offer this esteemed scholarship. Aligned with the Qatar National Vision 2030, UDST is dedicated to offering equal educational opportunities to all students. This effort highlights our commitment to fostering a knowledgeable and innovative workforce, capable of contributing to the future of Qatar and the world at large.” To qualify for the scholarship, candidates must meet a set of criteria, with the key requirements focusing on a high school graduation certificate or equivalent, approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, with a minimum average of 90%, successful completion of final year Math, Science (Chemistry/Biology/Physics), and any other program-specific entry requirements with at least a 90% score.

Applicants must b
e recent high school graduates, either in the same year or the year prior to the scholarship application. Prospective students from government, private, and international schools, both within and outside Qatar, are invited to apply. Detailed information about test requirements, the application process, scholarship award maintenance requirements, and more can be found on UDSTs official website:

UDST encouraged all eligible students to seize this unparalleled opportunity to further their education, noting that the deadline for the scholarship applications is May 30, 2024.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Comprehensive Strike in Palestine Denouncing Israeli Massacre in Tulkarm

A comprehensive strike is being observed across Palestine on Sunday, denouncing the massacre committed by the Israeli aggression on the Nur Shams camp in Tulkarm, and the continuing aggression against the Gaza Strip for the 198th day.

The strike includes all aspects of life, with schools, universities, commercial shops, banks and factories closed. Public transportation is also witnessing a strike on all routes.

The strike comes amid calls on Palestinians to continue confrontation activities with the occupation in every city, village and camp, and to hold anger marches.

The Israeli occupation forces launched an aggression that lasted for three consecutive days against Nur Shams camp, resulting in the martyrdom of 14 Palestinians and the wounding of dozens.

In an infinite toll, the number of martyrs as a result of the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7 has reached 34,049, along with 76,901 injuries, the majority of whom are children and women.

Source: Qatar News Agency

2 Palestinians Martyred in Israeli Gunfire in West Bank

Two Palestinians were martyred by Israeli occupation gunfire at the intersection of the village of Beit Anoun, northeast of Hebron in the West Bank, on Sunday.

According to Palestinian news agency (WAFA), the occupation forces fired heavily at two young men, and prevented ambulance crews from reaching them.

Security sources confirmed to WAFA that the two young men died of their wounds, and the occupation forces were still holding their bodies.

The Israeli entity has escalated its operations in various regions of the West Bank and Jerusalem, in conjunction with its unprecedented aggression against the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7.

Source: Qatar News Agency