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Pakistan: Three dead, 15 hurt in Hub motor cycle blast
25th May 2015

Pakistan: Three dead, 15 hurt in Hub motor cycle blast

  KARACHI, (The News): Three people were killed and fifteen others injured when militants targeted a convoy carrying President Mamnoon Hussain’s son in Hub area of Balochistan late Sunday night, police said. “An explosive laden motorbike parked at a roadside … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 6 Palestinians from Al-Aqsa
25th May 2015

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 6 Palestinians from Al-Aqsa

[Archive photo]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Sunday, six Palestinian Muslim worshipers in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, as groups of Israeli fanatics stormed the area while chanting and carrying … Continued

Palestine: Another violent attack on Palestinian family
25th May 2015

Palestine: Another violent attack on Palestinian family

[Photo: Hashem Azzeh in his home which was attacked by Israeli settlers]   International Solidarity Movement: On the 23rd May, settlers in Al Khalil (Hebron) blocked the entrance to Hashem Younes Azzeh’s house and attacked his family. Large rocks were … Continued

Palestine: Israeli troops detain 4 children near Tulkarem
25th May 2015

Palestine: Israeli troops detain 4 children near Tulkarem

An Israeli checkpoint in Tulkarem. (MaanImages/File)   TULKAREM (Ma’an): Israeli troops on Sunday morning detained four minors from a boys’ school in the northern West Bank village of Farun near Tulkarem, local officials told Ma’an. The secretary of Farun’s local … Continued

Greece warns it has ‘no money’ to make IMF debt repayments
25th May 2015

Greece warns it has ‘no money’ to make IMF debt repayments

  Greece says it cannot make debt repayments to the IMF due next month without more aid from its foreign lenders. Athens defaulting on its debt could mean a Greek exit from the single currency eurozone. Greek Interior Minister Nikos … Continued

UK:  Britain’s foreign EU residents disenfranchised in Brexit vote
25th May 2015

UK: Britain’s foreign EU residents disenfranchised in Brexit vote

  David Cameron has given an outline of who may vote in a referendum on Britain’s EU membership. The prime minister has opted for rules that exclude most voters from the 28-nation bloc who live in the UK. Most of … Continued

Iraq: IS seize Iraqi border crossing with Syria
24th May 2015

Iraq: IS seize Iraqi border crossing with Syria

RAMADI, (Xinhua): The Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday took control of al-Walid border crossing point with the neighboring Syria in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, after clashes with the security forces, a provincial security source and an official said. … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces open fire on fishermen, farmers in Gaza
24th May 2015

Palestine: Israeli forces open fire on fishermen, farmers in Gaza

(Maan Images/File) GAZA CITY (Ma’an): Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinian fishermen and farmers in the Gaza Strip Sunday morning, with no injuries reported. Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli naval boats fired on fishing boats off Sheikh Ijlein and Nuseirat … Continued

US judge acquits white officer of killing black couple
24th May 2015

US judge acquits white officer of killing black couple

  A US police officer who stood on the hood of a car and fired into the windshield, killing two unarmed black people, has been acquitted. A judge said he could not determine that the officer alone was responsible. A … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers attack weekly protests in Ni’lin, Silwad
23rd May 2015

Palestine: Israeli soldiers attack weekly protests in Ni’lin, Silwad

[Still Image From Palestine TV Report]   IMEMC News: Scores of residents have been injured, Friday, as Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly protest against the Annexation Wall and Settlements in Ni’lin village, northwest of the central West Bank city of … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers smash doors of Palestinian stores
23rd May 2015

Palestine: Israeli settlers smash doors of Palestinian stores

[File photo: Yaffa48]   IMEMC & Agencies: Several fanatic Israeli settlers smashed, Saturday, the doors of a number of Palestinian stores and shops, in the Shuhada Street, in Hebron’s Old City, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 3 Palestinians from Jenin, Hebron
23rd May 2015

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 3 Palestinians from Jenin, Hebron

[Archive photo: elnashra.com]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, Saturday, Palestinian towns in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, and the southern district of Hebron, and kidnapped three Palestinians. Soldiers, stationed on a military roadblock near Bet El settlement, … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces suppress Bil’in weekly march
23rd May 2015

Palestine: Israeli forces suppress Bil’in weekly march

[File image] RAMALLAH (Ma’an): Dozens suffered excessive tear gas inhalation on Friday afternoon as Israeli forces dispersed the Bilin weekly march in western Ramallah using tear gas and rubber bullets, locals said. Israeli forces also reportedly targeted ambulances and farmland … Continued

UK: Bank of England confirms Brexit research after emailing error
23rd May 2015

UK: Bank of England confirms Brexit research after emailing error

  The Bank of England has said it plans to research the economic risks of Britain leaving the EU. The admission confirms an email about the project that accidentally went to the wrong address. In a statement on its website, … Continued

Mexico: Dozens killed in shoot-out involving police
23rd May 2015

Mexico: Dozens killed in shoot-out involving police

  Dozens of people have been killed in a shoot-out in Mexico. Details remain sketchy, but the clash is reported to have involved armed civilians and police officers. At least 39 people are reported to have been killed in the … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Suicide bomber strikes at Shia Muslim mosque several casualties
22nd May 2015

Saudi Arabia: Suicide bomber strikes at Shia Muslim mosque several casualties

  [Photo: Suicide bomber kills dozens during Friday Prayer in Qatif injured being taken away.]   RIYADH, (Agencies): A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, killing and wounding … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers uproot 20 Dunams of agricultural lands
22nd May 2015

Palestine: Israeli soldiers uproot 20 Dunams of agricultural lands

[File photo]   IMEMC News: The Palestinian Agricultural Relief has reported, Thursday, that Israeli army bulldozers uprooted around 20 Dunams of Palestinian farmlands in the Wadi al-Hamra area, in Husan town, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. It … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 9 Palestinians in W Bank
22nd May 2015

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 9 Palestinians in W Bank

[File photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, nine Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army searched dozens of homes. Israeli settlers attack a man in Hebron, while navy ships … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian boy, 10, critically injured by Israeli rubber bullet in Jerusalem
22nd May 2015

Palestine: Palestinian boy, 10, critically injured by Israeli rubber bullet in Jerusalem

  JERUSALEM (Ma’an): A Palestinian child was critically injured after Israeli forces shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet near the Shufat refugee camp on Thursday, witnesses said. Yahiya Sami al-Amudi, 10, [photo above] was walking near a checkpoint by the … Continued

Russia: Moscow offers Baghdad military aid, investment
22nd May 2015

Russia: Moscow offers Baghdad military aid, investment

  Iraq’s leader has begun a two-day visit to Russia to cement further support against “Islamic State.” The terrorists’ assault on Ramadi has proved a major setback to the government in Baghdad. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with Russia’s … Continued

US: Obama gives non-NATO ally status to Tunisia
22nd May 2015

US: Obama gives non-NATO ally status to Tunisia

  The US has designated Tunisia a major non-NATO ally, promising enhanced military cooperation. Tunisia, the starting point for the Arab Spring, faces growing security threats – especially from a destabilized Libya. President Barack Obama on Tuesday said Washington intended … Continued

Myanmar to attend crisis meeting over Rohingya refugees
22nd May 2015

Myanmar to attend crisis meeting over Rohingya refugees

[Photo: Mynewshub]   Myanmar leaders are to attend a regional conference on the migrant crisis next week. The decision comes as Malaysia begins search and rescue operations for Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded at sea. Malaysian foreign minister Anifah Aman … Continued

How women in the Muslim world are closing the gender gap
21st May 2015

How women in the Muslim world are closing the gender gap

  By Saadia Zahidi The oft-uttered phrase “the Muslim world” suggests a monolithic body. Yet the reality includes rich petro states at the cusp of dramatic change, such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, and countries such … Continued

India: Firm rejects MBA graduate’s job application because he is Muslim
21st May 2015

India: Firm rejects MBA graduate’s job application because he is Muslim

  Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): A Mumbai-based diamond export company has allegedly rejected the job application of an MBA graduate because he is a Muslim, prompting the National Commission for Minorities to take up the case of religious discrimination, news reports … Continued

Germany: Comedian can be called “hate preacher”: court
21st May 2015

Germany: Comedian can be called “hate preacher”: court

  Comedian Dieter Nuhr [see photo]  has failed in a court battle to stop a Muslim critic from calling him a “preacher of hate” because of his jokes about Islam. Nuhr argued before the state court in Stuttgart that Erhat … Continued

Palestine: 5 Palestinians, incl 4 children, kidnapped in al-Khader
21st May 2015

Palestine: 5 Palestinians, incl 4 children, kidnapped in al-Khader

[File Image Child being kidnapped by Israeli soldiers]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and kidnapped five Palestinians, including four children. Coordinator of the … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 3 Palestinians in Hebron
21st May 2015

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 3 Palestinians in Hebron

[File photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, several Palestinians towns in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and kidnapped three Palestinians. The army also invaded Raba village, near Jenin, and searched a number … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers torch 90 Olive trees near Salfit
21st May 2015

Palestine: Israeli settlers torch 90 Olive trees near Salfit

[Photo: Younes Arar]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli settlers, Wednesday morning, burned down 90 olive trees in Sarta town, near Salfit, in the southern occupied West Bank. Eyewitnesses and farmers from the town said, according to the PNN, that … Continued

Palestine: Thousands attend funeral of slain Jerusalem man
21st May 2015

Palestine: Thousands attend funeral of slain Jerusalem man

[Photo: Omran Abu Dheim killed by Israeli police]   IMEMC & Agencies: Despite Israeli restrictions, extensive military deployment around Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, thousands marched, late on Wednesday at night, in the funeral procession of ‘Omran Omar Abu … Continued

Qatar accused of continuing failing migrant workers
21st May 2015

Qatar accused of continuing failing migrant workers

  Rights organization Amnesty International has accused Qatar of promising little and delivering less in terms of labor reforms ahead of the 2022 World Cup. More than a million migrants are working in construction. In a report published Thursday, Amnesty … Continued

US pledges aid for countries housing stranded Rohingya
21st May 2015

US pledges aid for countries housing stranded Rohingya

[Photo: Atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar leading to becoming refugees, The world looks on]   The US has announced its intentions to assist Indonesia and Malaysia in implementing their program to shelter Rohingya refugees. A US delegation is also … Continued

Yemen: UN to launch Yemen peace talks in Geneva
21st May 2015

Yemen: UN to launch Yemen peace talks in Geneva

[Photo: Saudi air force bombing civilian areas]   The UN has announced the launch of Yemen peace talks. The Houthi movement’s leader has said his group will attend, but doubts loom over the participation of Yemeni President Hadi’s exiled government. … Continued

Iraqi forces repel IS attacks, as they prepare for major offensive
20th May 2015

Iraqi forces repel IS attacks, as they prepare for major offensive

  RAMADI,  (Xinhua): Iraqi security forces on Tuesday repelled the Islamic State (IS) attacks in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, while military preparations continued for a major counter-offensive to recapture the provincial capital city of Ramadi that fell in the … Continued

Palestinian sentenced to 8 months prison over Facebook posts
20th May 2015

Palestinian sentenced to 8 months prison over Facebook posts

  (MaanImages/File) JERUSALEM (Ma’an): An Israeli court on Tuesday sentenced a Palestinian man to eight months of imprisonment with an additional six months suspended for activity on social media. The Jerusalem detainees’ families committee said that the Israeli magistrate’s court … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 11 Palestinians in W Bank
20th May 2015

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 11 Palestinians in W Bank

[File photo: alresalah.ps]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, eleven Palestinians, including two children, after breaking into their homes, and searching them, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in the northern … Continued

Yemen: Families flee Saudi bombing of Sana’a
20th May 2015

Yemen: Families flee Saudi bombing of Sana’a

  Yemen’s Houthi rebel-held capital Sanaa has been pummeled by Saudi-led airstrikes, two days after the expiry of a truce. Aid agencies say they have little time to deliver “desperately needed” food and medicines. Dozens of families fled homes in … Continued

Mexico: 15 missing in Guerrero state
20th May 2015

Mexico: 15 missing in Guerrero state

  At least 15 people have gone missing after an armed group briefly took control of the town of Chilapa in southwest Mexico. The town is at the center of a turf war between two rival drug gangs. Fifteen people … Continued

Indonesia: Hundreds of migrants brought ashore
20th May 2015

Indonesia: Hundreds of migrants brought ashore

[Photo: A Rohingya refugee woman holding a child cries as she stands on a drifting boat]   More than 350 migrants have come ashore in Indonesia after drifting for several weeks at sea with little food and water. Most of the … Continued

Pakistan: Drone strike in North Waziristan kills four
19th May 2015

Pakistan: Drone strike in North Waziristan kills four

SHAWAL, (The News): A fresh drone strike in Shawal area of North Waziristan killed four people late on Monday.   According to sources, two missiles fired by the drone at a house also injured several others, besides demolishing the house. … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces demolish 3 Palestinian stores in Silwan
19th May 2015

Palestine: Israeli forces demolish 3 Palestinian stores in Silwan

JERUSALEM (Ma’an): Israeli forces on Tuesday demolished three commercial stores belonging to a Palestinian in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem. Locals said that the demolitions were carried out after municipal inspectors decided early Tuesday morning that the stores … Continued

US court allows YouTube to show ‘Innocence of Muslims’
19th May 2015

US court allows YouTube to show ‘Innocence of Muslims’

  A US appeals court has ruled that YouTube should be allowed to show an uploaded film that sparked outrage in the Arab world. The video, “Innocence of Muslims,” depicted the Prophet Muhammad in a negative light. The 9th US … Continued

Colombia: Massive mudslide in NW Colombia kills dozens
19th May 2015

Colombia: Massive mudslide in NW Colombia kills dozens

  More than 50 people have been killed and many more injured in northwest Colombia after flooding and a landslide, triggered by heavy rains. A local mayor said the death toll from the disaster could potentially double. At least 52 … Continued

US: 9 killed in gang fight in Texas
18th May 2015

US: 9 killed in gang fight in Texas

  HOUSTON, (Xinhua): A fight between rival motorcycle gangs turned deadly Sunday at a restaurant in the U.S. state of Texas as nine people were killed and 18 others wounded, local media outlets reported. The brawl broke out at the … Continued

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes resume after 5-day ceasefire
18th May 2015

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes resume after 5-day ceasefire

  Following a five-day humanitarian armistice, Saudi-led coalition airstrikes against Shiite rebels have resumed in Yemen’s port city of Aden. United Nations envoys have called for an extension to the ceasefire. According to Yemeni security officials, the coalition airstrikes hit … Continued

Iraq: US contests Islamic State claim of full control in Ramadi
18th May 2015

Iraq: US contests Islamic State claim of full control in Ramadi

  ‘Islamic State’ (IS) militants have claimed full control of the western Iraqi city of Ramadi. The loss of the key military base in the city would represent the biggest defeat for the Iraqi government since last summer. In a … Continued


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