Summary of Local News Released Tuesday / 1

– A Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) plane made an emergency landing Monday night in Brussels due to a technical fault in the alarm system that was indicating smoke in the cargo compartment, Kuwait’s official news agency reported.

The jetliner, en route for London, was then subjected to technical tests in Brussels ahead of resuming its journey to Heathrow Airport, the airline said in a press release, noting that all passengers are safe.

– A Palestinian journalist and his daughter were killed Tuesday in an Israeli shelling north of Rafah in Gaza strip.

An Israeli reconnaissance plane targeted a group of pedestrians in Masbah neighborhood in northern Rafah killing journalist Bahaa El-Din Gharib and his daughter Ola, Palestinian source said.

– U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive Wednesday in New Delhi for a three-day visit, during which he will hold talks on key issues with India’s new leadership.

Kerry’s visit, which comes two months ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Washington in September, is aimed at boosting bilateral ties that appeared to have lost momentum in the final years of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime, the Press Trust of India (PTI) said Tuesday.

– The Dutch government announced Tuesday that it has decided to close its embassy in Libya due to concerns over security conditions there.

The Dutch Foreign Ministry said it asked the embassy’s five staff members to come back home, noting that they would return as soon as the security situation in Libya allows.

– Dozens of people were killed and injured in a “terrorist attack” in China’s far western Xinjiang region, home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority, state media reported Tuesday.

“A gang armed with knives and axes attacked a police station and government offices” in Shache county early Monday, Xinhua news agency said, citing local police. “Dozens of Uighur and Han civilians were killed or injured” when some moved to a nearby township, attacking civilians and smashing vehicles, the report said. “Police officers at the scene shot dead dozens of members of the mob.

– Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas received a telephone call from Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

The two sides reviewed ways of ending the ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip, Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

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