Saudi-Pakistani ties unshakable
5th Mar 2015

Saudi-Pakistani ties unshakable

  .By Md Rasoodeen RIYADH:  Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are to enhance cooperation in all areas, with a particular focus on the energy and agricultural sectors, according to sources. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Pakistani Prime Minister … Continued

India: 5% quota for Muslims in the state scrapped
5th Mar 2015

India: 5% quota for Muslims in the state scrapped

      By Sayli Udas Mankikar,   Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): The state government has finally decided not to give 5% reservation to the Muslim community in both jobs and education. With this decision, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government … Continued

Afghanistan: 29 militants killed in Afghanistan in 24 hours
5th Mar 2015

Afghanistan: 29 militants killed in Afghanistan in 24 hours

  KABUL, (Xinhua): Afghan police backed by the army and National Directorate for Security (NDS) or the country’s intelligence agency have killed 28 militants across the country over the past 24 hours, Ministry of Interior said in a statement released … Continued

Palestine: 10 Palestinians kidnapped by Israelis  in W Bank
5th Mar 2015

Palestine: 10 Palestinians kidnapped by Israelis in W Bank

    IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Wednesday, several communities in the occupied West Bank, broke into dozens of homes and searched them, and kidnapped at least Palestinians, including four teenagers. The Israeli military said the arrests … Continued

Israeli navy fires on fishing boats
5th Mar 2015

Israeli navy fires on fishing boats

  [File photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli navy boats fired, on Wednesday morning, rounds of live ammunition on a number of Palestinian fishing boats, in territorial waters in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza City. Eyewitnesses said the navy … Continued

Syria: Dozens killed in attack on regime stronghold in Aleppo
5th Mar 2015

Syria: Dozens killed in attack on regime stronghold in Aleppo

  Dozens were killed when Syrian rebels set off a tunnel explosion targeting an intelligence headquarters in Aleppo and clashed with regime forces. The explosion caused deaths on both sides. Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the blast hit … Continued

South Korea: US ambassador attacked & wounded in Seoul
5th Mar 2015

South Korea: US ambassador attacked & wounded in Seoul

  The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, has been injured by an armed attacker in Seoul. The bleeding envoy was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Pictures broadcast by Yonhap News Agency showed Lippert, bleeding from his … Continued

Yemen: 27 Houthis killed by al-Qa’ida attacks
4th Mar 2015

Yemen: 27 Houthis killed by al-Qa’ida attacks

SANA’A, (Xinhua): The al-Qaida militants launched attacks against the Houthi group in Yemen’s al-Bayda province on Tuesday, which killed at least 27 Houthi militants and wounded dozens of others. The al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) attacked a stadium which … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 3 children in Hebron
4th Mar 2015

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 3 children in Hebron

  [File photo]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped three children on Tuesday, including a seventh-grade schoolchild, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, after searching his bag and locating a compass that he uses … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 5 Palestinians near Bethlehem
4th Mar 2015

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 5 Palestinians near Bethlehem

  [File photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Several Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a number of Israeli extremists, living in a nearby illegal colony, attacked on Monday evening, five Palestinians Palestinians in a their farmlands, near Bethlehem, and kidnapped them. Ghazal … Continued

US: Obama dismisses Netanyahu’s Congress speech as ‘theater’
4th Mar 2015

US: Obama dismisses Netanyahu’s Congress speech as ‘theater’

  US President Barack Obama has given short shrift to Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu’s Congress speech deriding an emerging nuclear deal with Iran. Obama claimed the agreement was the best option. The US president responded with apparent exasperation to Netanyahu’s … Continued

Syria: Israel detains 3 Syrians in Occupied Golan Heights
4th Mar 2015

Syria: Israel detains 3 Syrians in Occupied Golan Heights

    The Syrian Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to enforce its resolutions concerning Israel’s withdrawal from occupied Golan Heights after the Zionist state detained three Syrians in the past week, state-run news … Continued

Syria: Agreement between Walid Jumblatt & Al-Nusra Front
4th Mar 2015

Syria: Agreement between Walid Jumblatt & Al-Nusra Front

  [A picture shows the Lebanese politicians Walid Jumblatt. Al-Akhbar/Haitham Moussawi] By: Firas Choufi   Mediated by a member of the opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC), the talks between al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front (ANF) and Lebanese MP Walid Jumblatt were … Continued

Pakistan: Seven dead, 5 rescued as building collapses in Wah Cantt
3rd Mar 2015

Pakistan: Seven dead, 5 rescued as building collapses in Wah Cantt

    LAHORE: Seven people were killed and five injured when the roof of a two-storey building collapsed in Wah Cantonment late on Monday night.   Seven bodies were taken out of the rubble, according to figures from rescue workers … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces detain 8 Palestinians in E Jerusalem
3rd Mar 2015

Palestine: Israeli forces detain 8 Palestinians in E Jerusalem

      (Maan Images/File)   JERUSALEM (Ma’an): Israeli forces detained eight Palestinians in East Jerusalem, including three teenagers, at dawn on Monday, a prisoner rights group said. A lawyer for Addameer, Muhammad Mahmoud, said Yousuf Abu Jumaah, Mahdi al-Sayyad, … Continued

Palestine: Israel to demolish 14 homes in Jerusalem’s E1
3rd Mar 2015

Palestine: Israel to demolish 14 homes in Jerusalem’s E1

    [Bedouin-Palestinians in the so-called E1 area continue to resist/Photo: Eddie Schlerer, AIC]   Alternative Information Center: The Israeli Civil Administration ordered Palestinians from the al-Jahalin community residing in the Khillet al-Raheb area to the east of Jerusalem to … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 3 Palestinians in W Bank
3rd Mar 2015

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 3 Palestinians in W Bank

  [Archive Photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at dawn, three Palestinians in Nablus, Ramallah, and Bethlehem, and stormed many homes, especially in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. Soldiers flood agricultural lands with wastewater … Continued

Syrian opposition rejects UN Aleppo freeze plan
3rd Mar 2015

Syrian opposition rejects UN Aleppo freeze plan

    [Photo: UN Envoy to Aleppo, Syria Staffan de Mistura with Syrian President Assad]   Syrian rebel forces in Aleppo on Sunday rejected UN envoy Staffan de Mistura’s plan for a freeze in fighting in the divided northern city, … Continued

US: Kerry denounces UN Rights Council “Obsession” with Israel
3rd Mar 2015

US: Kerry denounces UN Rights Council “Obsession” with Israel

    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday launched a staunch defense of Israel at the annual session of the UN human rights body. Israel has long had stormy relations with the Human Rights Council (HRC), which has … Continued

Libya: Parliament picks controversial General as Army Chief
3rd Mar 2015

Libya: Parliament picks controversial General as Army Chief

  Former Libyan general Khalifa Haftar was appointed as army commander for the country’s internationally-recognized government on Monday, in a decision that may complicate UN talks to end fighting in Libya. The appointment of Haftar, a former Gaddafi ally who … Continued

Yemen: US drone attack kills 3 people in Shabwa
2nd Mar 2015

Yemen: US drone attack kills 3 people in Shabwa

ADEN, (Xinhua): Three suspected al-Qaida members were killed when a U.S. drone fired missiles on a pick-up truck in Yemen’s southeastern province of Shabwa, a military source told Xinhua on Monday. “The U.S. attack destroyed a small pick-up vehicle loaded … Continued

Palestine: Over 280 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in Feb
2nd Mar 2015

Palestine: Over 280 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in Feb

[Archive photo] IMEMC News & Agencies: According to a report by Hussam Association of Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners, Israeli occupation forces have kidnapped some 285 Palestinians, 30 of whom are children under the age of 18, during February 2015 alone. … Continued

Palestine Israeli army storms W Bank
2nd Mar 2015

Palestine Israeli army storms W Bank

[Archive photo] IMEMC News & Agencies: Dozens of Palestinians suffocated by teargas inhalation during confrontations with the Israeli army, which broke into the village of al-Khader, near Bethlehem, according to local sources. Meanwhile, forces abducted shepherds and activists in the Hebron … Continued

Palestine: Two young Palestinians shot in Duheisha Camp
2nd Mar 2015

Palestine: Two young Palestinians shot in Duheisha Camp

[Al Ray archive photo] IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli troops shot and injured two young Palestinian men, Sunday morning, in Duheisha refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that clashes broke … Continued

Pakistan: Girls’ school damaged in Karachi bomb blast
2nd Mar 2015

Pakistan: Girls’ school damaged in Karachi bomb blast

KARACHI: The wall of a government-run girls’ school and two vehicles were damaged in a bomb blast here on Sunday, police said. They said an explosive device weighing about half a kg was placed near the boundary wall of Government … Continued

South Sudan: UN fears 100s of children kidnapped
2nd Mar 2015

South Sudan: UN fears 100s of children kidnapped

    The United Nations children’s agency said Sunday it fears hundreds of boys were kidnapped last month in the northeast of South Sudan, raising suspicions that the abductors were from a pro-government militia. Last week UNICEF had estimated that … Continued

Egypt: Court lists Hamas as “terrorist organization”
2nd Mar 2015

Egypt: Court lists Hamas as “terrorist organization”

    An Egyptian court on Saturday branded the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas a “terrorist” group over its alleged links with jihadists behind deadly attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood … Continued

Iraq reopens museum looted in US-led invasion
2nd Mar 2015

Iraq reopens museum looted in US-led invasion

    Iraq’s national museum [photo above] officially reopened Saturday after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15,000 pieces looted during the US-led invasion were recovered. The reopening was brought forward in what officials … Continued

Venezuela President imposes mandatory visas for US citizens
1st Mar 2015

Venezuela President imposes mandatory visas for US citizens

Caracas has announced mandatory visas for US citizens wanting to enter Venezuela. The new system is a method to “control” US interference, the government said. President Nicolas Maduro (seen above) announced on Saturday that his government was implementing a new visa … Continued

Palestine: 3 kidnapped by Israeli forces in W Bank
1st Mar 2015

Palestine: 3 kidnapped by Israeli forces in W Bank

  [File Photo]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli forces, Saturday, abducted three Palestinians, including a head of a village council, as well as summoned two others for interrogation, according to reports by security sources. According to WAFA, Israeli forces … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces destroy protest camp for 10th time
1st Mar 2015

Palestine: Israeli forces destroy protest camp for 10th time

    (MaanImages/file)   JERUSALEM (Ma’an) : Israeli civil administration employees on Friday demolished the “Jerusalem Gate” protest camp for the 10th time, a spokesman told Ma’an. Popular resistance committees spokesman Hani Halabiya said Israeli forces raided the area, dismantled … Continued

Iraq: 41 killed in bomb attacks and clashes across Iraq
1st Mar 2015

Iraq: 41 killed in bomb attacks and clashes across Iraq

[File photo] BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Bomb attacks and clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants on Saturday left a total of 41 people killed and some 102 others injured in central and eastern Iraq, security sources said. The deadliest attacks occurred in … Continued

Somalia: Two die in car explosion in Mogadishu
1st Mar 2015

Somalia: Two die in car explosion in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, (Xinhua): Two people died and four others injured in a car explosion in Mogadishu on Saturday evening. Police at the scene told Xinhua that they tried to stop the car in a police blockade in the capital’s Hodan district … Continued

Egypt sentences 4 Brotherhood members to death
1st Mar 2015

Egypt sentences 4 Brotherhood members to death

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced four Muslim Brotherhood members to death and 14 leading members to life in prison, over charges of inciting violence that led to the killing of protesters demonstrating outside the group’s headquarters in 2013. Muslim … Continued

Iraq: Bombs and rockets on Baghdad kill eight
28th Feb 2015

Iraq: Bombs and rockets on Baghdad kill eight

At least eight people were killed by bombs and rocket fire in Baghdad on Friday, police and medical sources said. They said a bomb exploded in the neighborhood of al-Saydiya, in southern Baghdad, killing three civilians while two Katyusha rockets … Continued

Yemen’s Hadi meet UN Envoy in Aden
28th Feb 2015

Yemen’s Hadi meet UN Envoy in Aden

[Photo: UN secretary-general’s special envoy to Yemen, Jamal bin Omar, delivers a speech in Aden city of Yemen on February 26. Anadolu/Fadıl Mübarek Yemen President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Thursday met the UN envoy in Aden, as political confrontations … Continued

US spy chief: Fighting ISIS not Turkish priority
28th Feb 2015

US spy chief: Fighting ISIS not Turkish priority

Turkey does not place a high priority on fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadists and as a result foreign fighters are able to travel through the country into Syria, US intelligence chief James Clapper said Thursday. “Public … Continued

Afghanistan: Death toll of snowfall, avalanches rise to 216
27th Feb 2015

Afghanistan: Death toll of snowfall, avalanches rise to 216

  KABUL, (Xinhua): The number of those who have lost their lives in the snowfall and avalanches in Afghanistan have soared to 216, chief of Natural Disaster Management Authority ( NDMA) Deam Kakar said Friday. “Our data collected so far … Continued

Palestine: Dancing children attacked by Israeli forces
27th Feb 2015

Palestine: Dancing children attacked by Israeli forces

[Photo: Tear gas filling the air as demonstrators scatter in front of the checkpoint] International Solidarity Movement: On the 24th of February in occupied Al-Khalil (Hebron), Israeli forces opened fire on dancing Palestinian youth, firing tear gas and throwing stun … Continued

Palestine: Many injured effects of tear gas inhalation
27th Feb 2015

Palestine: Many injured effects of tear gas inhalation

[File photo] IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday evening, the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and clashed with local youths; many residents suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation. Ahmad Salah, coordinator of … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers storm Al Aqsa Mosque again
27th Feb 2015

Palestine: Israeli settlers storm Al Aqsa Mosque again

[File photo] IMEMC News & Agencies: Extremist Israeli settlers again stormed the courtyards of Al Aqsa Mosque on Thursday morning, from the Mughrabi Gate, under tight security protection from Israeli police. Media coordinator at the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem, Firas … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers spray-paint racist graffiti on Nablus school
27th Feb 2015

Palestine: Israeli settlers spray-paint racist graffiti on Nablus school

[Photo of the vandalized school in Urif. (MaanImages)] NABLUS (Ma’an): Settlers on Thursday spray-painted racist graffiti on the walls of a Palestinian school in the village of Urif south of Nablus, a Palestinian official said. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settler … Continued

Palestine: 5 Palestinians kidnapped near Ramallah, one near Jenin
27th Feb 2015

Palestine: 5 Palestinians kidnapped near Ramallah, one near Jenin

[File photo] IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, five Palestinians near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and one near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after the soldiers stormed several homes, and searched … Continued

Kerry: Netanyahu “was wrong” on opposing Iran nuclear talks
27th Feb 2015

Kerry: Netanyahu “was wrong” on opposing Iran nuclear talks

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was wrong to oppose negotiations with Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program. “He was wrong. And today he’s saying, ‘Oh, we should extend that interim agreement,’” Kerry … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers attack Palestinian shop in Hebron
26th Feb 2015

Palestine: Israeli settlers attack Palestinian shop in Hebron

  By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: A group of approximately 20 Israeli colonizers, illegally squatting in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, attacked on Wednesday a Palestinian shop causing excessive property damage. Soldiers kidnapped … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers uproot 100 Olive saplings in Hebron
26th Feb 2015

Palestine: Israeli settlers uproot 100 Olive saplings in Hebron

[File photo] IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, uprooted a hundred olive saplings recently-planted in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, said a local activist organization. According to the Palestinian Voluntary Action … Continued

Palestine: 3 Palestinians kidnapped in W Bank, one in Gaza
26th Feb 2015

Palestine: 3 Palestinians kidnapped in W Bank, one in Gaza

  [File Photo]     IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday at dawn, three Palestinians in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, stormed and searched several homes; many Palestinians injured. Palestinian child kidnapped near the border … Continued

Palestine: Israeli extremists open fire on Palestinian homes in Bethlehem
26th Feb 2015

Palestine: Israeli extremists open fire on Palestinian homes in Bethlehem

[Archive photo. Radio Bethlehem 2000] IMEMC & Agencies: A number of armed Israeli extremists opened fire, on Wednesday at dawn, targeting a number of Palestinian homes in Nahhalin village, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, causing damage but … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers burn mosque near Bethlehem
26th Feb 2015

Palestine: Israeli settlers burn mosque near Bethlehem

    [Photos: Ma’an News]     BETHLEHEM (Ma’an):  Extremist Jewish settlers set fire overnight Tuesday to a mosque in the southern West Bank town of al-Jaba west of Bethlehem, locals told Ma’an. As worshipers arrived around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday to … Continued

Yemen: Houthis seize special forces base in Sanaa
26th Feb 2015

Yemen: Houthis seize special forces base in Sanaa

[Photo: Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled Sanaa to the southern city of Aden earlier this week, deploy supporters and private guards around presidential palaces in Yemen’s southern Aden province on February 24. Anadolu/Majid Shuaibi] Armed men from Yemen’s Houthi group took … Continued

Iraq: US says 30% of ISIS-held territory recaptured in Iraq
26th Feb 2015

Iraq: US says 30% of ISIS-held territory recaptured in Iraq

Iraq has recaptured roughly a third of its territory from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday. Kerry’s statement comes as Kurds in neighboring Syria advanced further against the militant group, … Continued

Syria: Death: the only reliable news in Aleppo
26th Feb 2015

Syria: Death: the only reliable news in Aleppo

[Archive photo] Suhaib Anjarini (Al-Akhbar): Battles are raging in the Aleppo countryside, but the residents of the city itself have stopped following the news of the fighting. There are many reasons behind this apparent indifference, including the news of more … Continued

 

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