At least 37 Palestinian demonstrators were injured on Friday during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the eastern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel.
Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the Health Ministry in Gaza, told reporters that among the 37 injured palestinians were 14 shot and wounded by Israeli gunfire.
He added that 10 children were among the injured.
Palestinian demonstrators resumed on Friday the weekly anti-Israel protests and rallies known as the Great March of Return which had stopped for three weeks.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in the afternoon in five different spots along with the border with Israel in eastern Gaza, waving Palestinian flags and chanting anti-Israel slogans.
Eyewitnesses said several demonstrators cut the barbed wire of the border fence, while dozens threw stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed on the border.
In response, the soldiers fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds and prevent them from reaching the border fence, injuring dozens, they added.
The health ministry in Gaza said at least 313 Palestinians have been shot dead and more than 19,000 others injured by Israeli soldiers' live ammunition since the weekly protests started in late March last year.
At least five protesters were killed and several others wounded on Friday in an attack by gunmen on demonstrators in Iraq's capital Baghdad, a security source said.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) continued on Friday its fighting against the epidemics in various areas of Yemen.
In the Red Sea coast areas, particularly in the cities of Hodeidah and Mocha, several mobile clinics were deployed by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC).
Medical sources told Xinhua that the UAE's medical efforts which are being conducted through the ERC have managed to provide health care for more than 4,200 patients in Mocha and other remote areas of the Red Sea coast.
An official of Yemen's health ministry praised the UAE's humanitarian efforts and urged all local authorities to cooperate with the ERC.
The UAE is an active member of the Saudi-led Arab military coalition that has been fighting the Iran-allied Houthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015.
The impoverished Arab country has been locked in a civil war since late 2014, when the Houthis overran much of the country and seized all northern provinces including the capital Sanaa.
The prolonged military conflict has aggravated the suffering of Yemenis and deepened the world's worst humanitarian crisis in the impoverished country.
Anti-government protesters say at least 15 people have suffered stab wounds in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, the epicenter of their movement, after political parties and Iran-backed militia groups briefly joined them, raising fears of infiltration by authorities.
Lawmakers convened a parliament session Thursday to amend laws governing compensation to include victims of military operations, according to the session agenda seen by The Associated Press.
There were over a dozen knife attacks by the late afternoon when protesters aligned with political parties and Iran-backed militias withdrew from Tahrir, three demonstrators and a witness said. There were no fatalities.
Another protester who requested anonymity said the attacks, "might have been perpetrated by the parties or someone who wants to ignite problems with the parties."
Iraqi officials have repeatedly warned of infiltrators within the peaceful protesters seeking to coopt the movement.
Lebanon's central bank says it's dramatically lowering interest rates on dollar and Lebanese pound deposits and loans as part of measures to deal with a burgeoning economic crisis.
Wednesday's decision comes as Lebanon, the world's third most indebted country, faces an unprecedented economic and political crisis amid nearly 50 days of nationwide protests.
A notice from the Banque de Liban says it slashed interest rates on dollar deposits to 5%, down from as high as 14%.
Banks had closed for nearly two weeks at the start of protests in mid-October. There was a run on the banks after they reopened and the local currency lost nearly 40% of its value. The government then resigned on Oct. 29 and a new one has yet to be named.