Dubai – Massive Fire Breaks Out At Dubai Hotel Near World’s Tallest Building

More than a dozen people were hurt after massive fire broke out at a luxury hotel in Dubai just blocks from the world’s tallest skyscraper and the site of a planned New Year’s Eve fireworks show drawing crowds of thousands. Read more

WhatsApp Worldwide Outage Leaves People Unable To Send Or Receive Messages

A large amount of users across the world experienced difficulties connecting to WhatsApp on both iOS and Android. Read more

New York – Suspected Islamic State Backer Held For NY Attack Plot

A 25-year-old man who planned to attack a restaurant in Rochester, New York, on New Year’s Eve has been arrested and charged with attempting to provide material support to Islamic State, the US Justice Department said on Thursday. Read more

Security Tight As Terror Threat Looms Over New York, Los Angeles New Year’s Celebrations

Authorities are stepping up security for New Year’s Eve celebrations across the U.S. as revelers prepare to welcome 2016 amid widespread nervousness after recent terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif. Read more

Haredi Couple From Israel Caught With Drugs In Ukraine

Ukrainian police arrested an ultra-Orthodox couple from Israel at Kiev’s Boryspil Airport after finding more than two pounds of marijuana in their luggage. Read more

Rabbi Kanievsky Instructs Paramedics: Don’t Save Terrorists

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, one of the leading haredi authorities on Jewish law, instructed members of the United Hatzalah paramedic organization not to treat injured terrorists in a meeting Thursday. Read more

Bomb Attack Thwarted In Eilat Hotel Last Month

Prosecutors filed indictments with the Be’er Sheva District Court on Thursday against two Arabs originally frm Jerusalem accused of planning a bomb attack on a hotel in Eilat. Read more

NY – Woman Whose Body Turns Food Into Alcohol Beats Drink-Drive Charge

Drunken-driving charges against a woman in upstate New York have been dismissed based on an unusual defence: her body is a brewery. Read more

Bill Cosby Accusers’ Attorneys Say Women Are Grateful For Charges

Lawyers for dozens of women who have accused Bill Cosby of sex assault or attempted molestation over the past 40 years said Wednesday that their clients are grateful that a prosecutor in Pennsylvania has finally brought criminal charges against the comedian. Read more

Jerusalem Man Indicted For Trying To Sell His Baby

A Jerusalem man was indicted for aggravated fraud on Wednesday after attempting to sell his daughter to an undercover policeman. Read more