Greece: Reactions to Syriza win in elections
26th Jan 2015

Greece: Reactions to Syriza win in elections

  Reactions in Europe to the victory of anti-austerity party Syriza have suggested that Greece is on a “collision course” with the rest of the bloc. Eurozone finance ministers are to meet shortly. Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras promised to … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian injured by Israeli army near Hebron
26th Jan 2015

Palestine: Palestinian injured by Israeli army near Hebron

    [File photo: Shfa News]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Sunday evening, that a young man was injured, and another was kidnapped, by Israeli soldiers invading Beit Ummar town, north … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian stabbed by Israeli settlers in Hebron
26th Jan 2015

Palestine: Palestinian stabbed by Israeli settlers in Hebron

  [File photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, have reported that Israeli fanatics attacked, beat and stabbed a Palestinian man, from Doura nearby town. Israeli soldiers invaded various communities … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps Palestinian in Bethlehem
26th Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps Palestinian in Bethlehem

  [Archive photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, in Bethlehem, kidnapped one Palestinian, and handed another Palestinian a military warrant for interrogation. Local sources said several army vehicles invaded the … Continued

Palestine: 77 Palestinians, mostly children, displaced in 3 days
26th Jan 2015

Palestine: 77 Palestinians, mostly children, displaced in 3 days

  [PNN archive image]   IMEMC News & Agencies: The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator James W. Rawley confirmed on Friday that, in the past three days alone, a total of 77 Palestinians, over half of them children, have … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settler runs over 5-year-old Palestinian near Tulkarem
26th Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli settler runs over 5-year-old Palestinian near Tulkarem

      [Few months ago, Israeli settler ran over two Palestinian children as they walked near te West Bank city of Ramallah, killing 5-year-old Einas Khalil.]   TULKAREM (Ma’an): A settler car ran over a five-year-old Palestinian child near Tulkarem … Continued

Libya gunmen kidnap Deputy Foreign Minister
26th Jan 2015

Libya gunmen kidnap Deputy Foreign Minister

    Gunmen kidnapped a Libyan deputy foreign minister from his hotel room on Sunday in the eastern city of al-Baida where the recognized government is based, a ministry official said. The kidnappers told staff they were members of the … Continued

Egypt: Two protesters killed as Egypt marks 4th anniversary of uprising
26th Jan 2015

Egypt: Two protesters killed as Egypt marks 4th anniversary of uprising

  [Photo: Egyptians stage a demonstration in Cairo on January 23, 2015 ahead of the anniversary of Egyptian Revolution of 2011, locally known as the January 25 Revolution. Anadolu/Stringer]   A protester was killed in the Egyptian city of Alexandria … Continued

Philippines: 30 police commandos killed in clash with MILF rebels
26th Jan 2015

Philippines: 30 police commandos killed in clash with MILF rebels

  MANILA, (Xinhua, AP): At least 30 Philippine policemen were killed in a gunbattle with alleged members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the south province of Maguindanao in the biggest single-day … Continued

Iraq: ISIS lost 1 % of territory after months of airstrikes
25th Jan 2015

Iraq: ISIS lost 1 % of territory after months of airstrikes

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has lost only a tiny fraction of captured territory in Iraq after five months of US-led airstrikes, the Pentagon said on Friday. Kurdish peshmerga forces and Iraqi government troops have … Continued

Syria: 92 killed in military operations across country
25th Jan 2015

Syria: 92 killed in military operations across country

  [Archive photo]   At least 92 people were killed Friday after Syrian military operations across the country, according to a written statement made by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). Government forces attacked cities controlled by rebels, according … Continued

Ukraine: 10 killed in shelling attack
24th Jan 2015

Ukraine: 10 killed in shelling attack

  [File photo]   At least 10 people have died after heavy rockets fell on residential areas in the Ukrainian city Mariupol. The bombings come in the wake of a rejection by Russian backed rebels to participate in peace talks. … Continued

Lebanon: Clashes in E Lebanon leave 5 soldiers dead
24th Jan 2015

Lebanon: Clashes in E Lebanon leave 5 soldiers dead

    The Lebanese military said in a statement late Friday that five soldiers, including an officer, were killed in clashes with gunmen near the Syrian border. “The Lebanese army… is mourning a number of troops who were martyred in … Continued

Yemen: Thousands rally against Houthis amid power struggle
24th Jan 2015

Yemen: Thousands rally against Houthis amid power struggle

  [Photo: Yemenis gather at Ibb University shout slogans and hold banners during a protest against Houthis in Ibb, Yemen on January 24, 2015. Anadolu/Adel es-Sharee]   Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets on Saturday in the largest demonstration … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 4 teenagers in Hebron
24th Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 4 teenagers in Hebron

  [File photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped four teenagers after breaking into their homes. Army also installed roadblocks near various towns in … Continued

Palestine: 2,500 new illegal settlements in West Bank
24th Jan 2015

Palestine: 2,500 new illegal settlements in West Bank

  IMEMC News & Agencies: The Israeli government will approve the building of 2500 new settlement units in “Efrat” settlement in the southeast of Bethlehem, according to Khalil Tafakji, director of the Map Department in the Arabic Association for Studies. … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes barn, tent near Ramallah
24th Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes barn, tent near Ramallah

  [File photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Scores of Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the al-Mogheer Palestinian village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, demolished a barn and a tent belonging to a local villager, after the army claimed … Continued

Palestine: 3 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers nr Jerusalem
24th Jan 2015

Palestine: 3 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers nr Jerusalem

  [Archive photo]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday evening, three young Palestinian men during clashes that took place at the northern entrance of the al-Ram town, north of occupied Jerusalem, after several Israeli … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers open fire on Palestinian car near Nablus
24th Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli soldiers open fire on Palestinian car near Nablus

  [File photo]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Thursday evening, on a Palestinian car at the Huwwara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, allegedly after the driver failed … Continued

Egypt: Young student killed in protest ahead of 2011 uprising
24th Jan 2015

Egypt: Young student killed in protest ahead of 2011 uprising

    A young woman was killed in Egypt on Friday as Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi protested ahead of the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled his predecessor, dictator Hosni Mubarak. The 18-year-old was killed … Continued

Palestine: Israeli navy opens fire on Gaza fishing boats
23rd Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli navy opens fire on Gaza fishing boats

  [File Photo]     IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Thursday at dawn, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea, northwest of Gaza City, and forced the fishers back to shore. Eyewitnesses … Continued

EU: Stock markets rally, euro hits lowest level against dollar in 11 years
23rd Jan 2015

EU: Stock markets rally, euro hits lowest level against dollar in 11 years

  The value of the euro has dropped to its lowest level against the US dollar since 2003. The sudden slump followed the ECB’s announcement of a massive bond-buying program which it hopes will boost inflation. The euro dropped to … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Salman takes Saudi throne after King Abdullah dies
23rd Jan 2015

Saudi Arabia: Salman takes Saudi throne after King Abdullah dies

[Photo: Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud] Reuters, AFP, dpa, AP Salman bin Abdul Aziz has become Saudi king. His brother Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud died early Friday after suffering from a lung infection for several weeks. Shortly … Continued

Somalia: Suicide bomb attack at Mogadishu hotel claims 5 lives
23rd Jan 2015

Somalia: Suicide bomb attack at Mogadishu hotel claims 5 lives

AFP, Anadolu, Al-Akhbar: Five people were killed Thursday in a suicide car bombing at the gates of a hotel in Mogadishu near the presidential palace, on the eve of a visit to the Somali capital by Turkish President Recep Tayyip … Continued

UK: FM says anti-ISIS efforts could last years
23rd Jan 2015

UK: FM says anti-ISIS efforts could last years

[Photo: UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Iraq Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi &  US Secretary of State John Kerry at the anti ISIS press conference in London on 22 Jan, 2015. Photo: Ahmed J Versi/The Muslim News] (AFP, Reuters, Al-Akhbar): Foreign ministers … Continued

Syrian National Coalition receives $6m in US aid
23rd Jan 2015

Syrian National Coalition receives $6m in US aid

    The opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) said on Thursday it had received $6 million from the United States in the first direct US financial support for the rebel body. The money is for development and relief projects in … Continued

Yemen: President, Houthis reach agreement
23rd Jan 2015

Yemen: President, Houthis reach agreement

Reuters, AFP, Al-Akhbar: A senior official of Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Thursday that a statement by President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi aimed at defusing a political crisis was acceptable because it confirmed the terms of a power-sharing agreement signed in … Continued

Ukraine: 10 killed, dozens wounded in fresh clashes in E Ukraine
22nd Jan 2015

Ukraine: 10 killed, dozens wounded in fresh clashes in E Ukraine

  KIEV, (Xinhua): A total of 10 people were confirmed dead and dozens wounded over the past day in running battles between Ukrainian troops and independence-seeking forces in Ukraine’s restive east, reports showed Wednesday. Heavy artillery fire rocked a small … Continued

Europe: Torture rampant across Europe
22nd Jan 2015

Europe: Torture rampant across Europe

  A day after Amnesty International published a report on Europe’s collusion with the CIA’s torture program, the Council of Europe published its own shocking survey of abuse in detention centers across the continent. Guards in several European countries carried … Continued

Palestine: Israeli court sentences a child to 2 months imprisonment
22nd Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli court sentences a child to 2 months imprisonment

    [Photo: Malak al-Khatib – Ahrar Center]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: The Israeli Military Court in ‘Ofer prison sentenced, Wednesday, a young Palestinian child identified as Malak al-Khatib, 14 years of age, to two months imprisonment, and … Continued

Palestine: Undercover forces assault child in Silwan
22nd Jan 2015

Palestine: Undercover forces assault child in Silwan

  [Photo:  Mohammad Gheith. Silwanic]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), in occupied Jerusalem, has reported that undercover soldiers of the Israeli army assaulted, on Monday, a Palestinian child, causing various head … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces demolish Palestinian home in Jerusalem
22nd Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli forces demolish Palestinian home in Jerusalem

    [Image By Wadi Hilweh Information Center – silwanic.net]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: Several Israeli military and police vehicles, accompanied by a number of bulldozers, invaded Jabal al-Mokabber town, south of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished a … Continued

Palestine: 18 Palestinians kidnapped in Nablus & Hebron
22nd Jan 2015

Palestine: 18 Palestinians kidnapped in Nablus & Hebron

  [Archive image]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, and the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and kidnapped 18 … Continued

Iran: Defense Minister: Iran to arm West Bank against Israel
22nd Jan 2015

Iran: Defense Minister: Iran to arm West Bank against Israel

    Iranian Defense Minister General Hossein Dehqan (photo) on Wednesday declared that Tehran will arm Palestinians in the West Bank against the Zionist state, according to the Iranian Fars news agency. Naqdi stressed, during a memorial service marking the death … Continued

Yemen leader expected to accept Houthis demands
22nd Jan 2015

Yemen leader expected to accept Houthis demands

  [Houthi movement’s leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi]   Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was expected to yield to demands on Wednesday for constitutional change and power sharing with Houthi rebels who took up positions outside his home after defeating his guards … Continued

Israel: Nine wounded in Tel Aviv stabbing
21st Jan 2015

Israel: Nine wounded in Tel Aviv stabbing

  Israeli police say a Palestinian has stabbed at least nine people on a bus in Tel Aviv, wounding four of them seriously. Prison warders among the traffic chased down the attacker and shot him in the leg. A stabbing … Continued

Palestine: Two homes, structures, demolished in Yatta
21st Jan 2015

Palestine: Two homes, structures, demolished in Yatta

    [Image By Palestine TV]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Tuesday, Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and demolished two homes, and several structures, including barns. Coordinator of the Popular Committee … Continued

Palestine: Israeli navy continues attacks on Gaza fishermen
21st Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli navy continues attacks on Gaza fishermen

  [Al Ray archive image]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli gunboats, on Tuesday, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats offshore al-Sudaniyya area, northwest of the city of Gaza, in a continued breach of a truce agreement reached on August … Continued

Palestine: Further Israeli demolitions in South Hebron Hills
21st Jan 2015

Palestine: Further Israeli demolitions in South Hebron Hills

  [Archive photos]   IMEMC News & Agencies: The Israeli army, on Tuesday, demolished two homes, a store and an animal barn in the village of Khallat al-Mai, south of Hebron, according to local sources. Mohammad Mehesen, coordinator of the … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes home in l-‘Eesawiyya
21st Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes home in l-‘Eesawiyya

    [Image By Wadi Hilweh Information Center – silwanic.net]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: A number of Israeli military and police vehicles, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished a Palestinian home … Continued

Palestine: 13 Palestinians kidnapped in W Bank, Jerusalem
21st Jan 2015

Palestine: 13 Palestinians kidnapped in W Bank, Jerusalem

  [Image By Wadi Hilweh Information Center – silwanic.net]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at night and Tuesday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, including two … Continued

EU to intensify counter-terrorism coordination with Arab states
21st Jan 2015

EU to intensify counter-terrorism coordination with Arab states

    The European Union said Monday it will launch “anti-terror” projects with Muslim-majority nations and boost intelligence sharing following recent attacks in Paris. Foreign ministers agreed on the need to work with Arab nations and Turkey in particular to … Continued

UN: ISIS executing “educated women” in Iraq
21st Jan 2015

UN: ISIS executing “educated women” in Iraq

    The United Nations on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, warning that educated women appeared to be especially at risk. The jihadist group is showing a … Continued

Yemen: Houthis seize Presidential palace
21st Jan 2015

Yemen: Houthis seize Presidential palace

    Houthi militants stormed the Yemeni presidential complex in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday as heavy clashes broke out inside, witnesses said. Guards at the presidential palace housing the main office of President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi said they handed … Continued

Philippines: 11 killed, 4 injured in N Philippines wall collapse
20th Jan 2015

Philippines: 11 killed, 4 injured in N Philippines wall collapse

    [Archive photo]   MANILA, (Xinhua): Eleven people were killed and four others were injured as a concrete wall of an under-construction warehouse collapsed in northern Philippines of Bulacan on Monday afternoon, a local official said. The incident occurred … Continued

Pakistan: Federal Minister accuses Saudi of destabilising Muslim world
20th Jan 2015

Pakistan: Federal Minister accuses Saudi of destabilising Muslim world

    [Photo: Federal Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination (IPC) Riaz Hussain Pirzada. — Photo courtesy: na.gov.pk website]   By Mateen Haider   ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Federal Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination (IPC) Riaz Hussain Pirzada has accused the Saudi government of creating … Continued

UN condemns Boko Haram attacks
20th Jan 2015

UN condemns Boko Haram attacks

    For the first time, the UN Security Council has condemned Boko Haram’s attacks as a whole. The Islamist group poses a threat to the region, the council has warned, urging African nations to act. Ahead of a key … Continued

Palestine: Journalist, two brothers kidnapped in W Bank
20th Jan 2015

Palestine: Journalist, two brothers kidnapped in W Bank

  [Archive photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at dawn, a journalist near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and two brothers in Bethlehem. Soldiers also invaded Hebron, attacked and injured one Palestinian. Media sources … Continued

Palestine: Eight kidnapped by Israeli forces across W Bank
20th Jan 2015

Palestine: Eight kidnapped by Israeli forces across W Bank

  [Archive photo]     IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli forces have so far, on Monday, kidnapped at least eight Palestinians from towns and cities across the West Bank, while summoned others and raided homes of families. Israeli authorities also … Continued

Syria: Israeli airstrike kills 6 Hizbullah fighters, Iranian Gen
20th Jan 2015

Syria: Israeli airstrike kills 6 Hizbullah fighters, Iranian Gen

  [Photo: Hizbullah supporters gather in Beirut’s southern suburbs for the funeral of Jihad Mughniyeh, a Hizbullah fighter who was killed in southern Syria by an Israeli airstrike. Al-Akhbar/Haithaim Moussawi]   Israeli airstrike on the Syrian city of Quneitra near the … Continued

Yemen army, Houthis clash near Presidential palace
20th Jan 2015

Yemen army, Houthis clash near Presidential palace

    The Yemeni army and Houthi fighters waged artillery and gun battles near the presidential palace in Sanaa on Monday, in the most intense clashes since the Houthis, also known as Ansarullah, took control of the capital in September. … Continued

Zimbabwe bus crash kills 25, injures 46 seriously
19th Jan 2015

Zimbabwe bus crash kills 25, injures 46 seriously

  [Photo: Rescue personnel work at the site of bus accident on a major highway near Harare, capital of Zimbabwe (Xinhua/Wan Da)] HARARE, (Xinhua): At least 25 people were killed and 46 others seriously injured in a head-on crash between two public … Continued

Pakistan: Seven shot dead in Karachi
19th Jan 2015

Pakistan: Seven shot dead in Karachi

    KARACHI: At least seven people including Deputy Director Land Lyari Development Authority and two policemen were shot dead in the fresh wave of violence in the city on Sunday.   Unknown gunmen opened fire on a double cabin … Continued

Pakistan: US drone attack in North Waziristan kills six
19th Jan 2015

Pakistan: US drone attack in North Waziristan kills six

  By Zahir Shah Sherazi   PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least six people killed and four others were injured in a drone strike in northwestern Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region on Monday, sources told Dawn. More casualties are feared in the … Continued

Mali declared Ebola-free
19th Jan 2015

Mali declared Ebola-free

  The sixth West African nation to record cases of Ebola has been declared free of the virus. The epidemic, which has killed thousands in the past year, appears to be on the decline. The Malian government along with the … Continued

Cameroon: Suspected Boko Haram fighters abduct dozens
19th Jan 2015

Cameroon: Suspected Boko Haram fighters abduct dozens

    Suspected fighters from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have kidnapped dozens of people during raids in northern Cameroon, officials say. Many of those abducted are said to be children. Some 80 people were abducted on Sunday during … Continued

Palestinian killed by police during funeral in Negev
19th Jan 2015

Palestinian killed by police during funeral in Negev

  [Rahat protest – Still from Arabs48 Video]   IMEMC & Agencies: The Arabs48 news website has reported that a Palestinian man was killed, on Sunday evening, during the funeral procession of Sami al-Ja’ar, 20, who was killed by the … Continued

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