The Top 8 Headlines You Might Have Missed / Haaretz Newsline October 31

From an explosion in Syria missile base, to Israeli-loaned Soviet jet tested in Area 51; Haaretz brings you the top headlines you might have missed.

A large explosion was heard near a Syrian army missile base, foreign media reported, after a Lebanese news agency said that Israeli aircrafts were sighted over south Lebanon.

Assad's regime destroyed its chemical weapons production facilities, meeting a deadline in the disarmament program set following the Russia-U.S. deal.

One Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli troops in the West Bank, during an overnight raid on a village near the city of Jenin.

The incident comes on the heels of a series of terror attacks in the West Bank, but the Israel military has yet to declare if there has in fact been an escalation of violence.

The notorious Area 51 base in the Nevada desert was used to test a Soviet fighter jet loaned to the United States by Israel.

A bill to raise the legal age for marriage from 17 to 18 was approved by a Knesset panel for final vote.

The newly retired British chief rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks will teach as a professor at two American universities.

A severe pattern of animal abuse was exposed at a kosher slaughterhouse in Israel.

A 1,700-year-old curse was discovered recently in the ruins of a luxurious Roman villa in Jerusalem’s City of David.

An Israeli company now aims to restore sight to those who lost it after it successfully implanted a miniature device in animal eyes.