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Lebanon: Nasrallah: Israel on a path towards “suicide” in Gaza
26th Jul 2014

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Israel on a path towards “suicide” in Gaza

    Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Friday praised the Palestinian resistance defending Gaza from Israel’s ongoing assault on the besieged strip, saying that Israel was failing in its war and headed on a path of suicide. “Gaza today is … Continued

Iraq: UN Secretary-General meets Ayatullah Al-Sistani for the first time in Najaf
24th Jul 2014

Iraq: UN Secretary-General meets Ayatullah Al-Sistani for the first time in Najaf

(Photo: Ayatullah Al-Sistani and Ban Ki-moon)   UN Sec Gen Ban Ki-moon’s remarks after meeting Ayatullah Al-Sistani in Najaf, Iraq Thursday: Assalam Alaikum. Ramadan Kareem. I am extremely honored to have met His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Al-Sistani today for the … Continued

Afghanistan: Suicide blast near Kabul airport kills four
22nd Jul 2014

Afghanistan: Suicide blast near Kabul airport kills four

    An explosion near Kabul International Airport has killed four people, including three foreign advisers. Police said a counter-narcotics department was the target. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Police said the explosion in central Kabul on Tuesday … Continued

Palestine: At least 23 civilians killed as Israeli escalation continues
21st Jul 2014

Palestine: At least 23 civilians killed as Israeli escalation continues

    [Child killed - Samar Photography]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC: Palestinian medical sources have reported that at least 23 Palestinians have been killed, and dozens injured, in ongoing Israeli bombardment targeting different areas of the Gaza Strip, while … Continued

Palestine: At least 60 killed In Shuja’iyya neighborhood of Gaza City, hundreds Injured
21st Jul 2014

Palestine: At least 60 killed In Shuja’iyya neighborhood of Gaza City, hundreds Injured

    [Ambulance destroyed by Israeli bombing in Shuja'iyya]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: In what Gazans have already begun to term ‘the Shuja’eyya massacre’, Israeli strikes in the crowded Gaza City neighborhood, Sunday morning, have caused the … Continued

Iraq: Deadly bombings hit Baghdad, killing Shi’a Muslims, Christians flee Mosul
20th Jul 2014

Iraq: Deadly bombings hit Baghdad, killing Shi’a Muslims, Christians flee Mosul

    Five car bombs went off in Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 25 people. The attacks occurred in predominantly Shiite districts. Meanwhile, hundreds of Christian families fled Mosul following rebel threats. Saturday’s deadliest bombing took place in the … Continued

Iran and P5+1 nuclear talks extended till November 24
19th Jul 2014

Iran and P5+1 nuclear talks extended till November 24

    World powers and Iran have agreed to extend their talks on Tehran’s nuclear program by four months. The deadline for the deal, struck last year in November, was set to expire on Sunday. After failing to close major … Continued

Turkey: Thousands condemn Israeli violence against Gaza in street protests
18th Jul 2014

Turkey: Thousands condemn Israeli violence against Gaza in street protests

  Ankara, (Today’s Zaman): Thousands of Turkish citizens took to the streets on Thursday night and Friday in various provinces to denounce Israel’s deadly ground offensive in the Gaza Strip. Israel ordered a ground offensive in Gaza late on Thursday … Continued

Afghanistan market blast kills dozens
16th Jul 2014

Afghanistan market blast kills dozens

    Officials say dozens of people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a busy market in southeastern Afghanistan. The blast underlines the country’s fragile political and security situation.   A suicide bomber on Tuesday blew up … Continued

In Vienna, P5+1 talks make no progress on Iran nukes
14th Jul 2014

In Vienna, P5+1 talks make no progress on Iran nukes

  Foreign ministers meeting in Vienna to discuss Iran’s nuclear program have failed to advance the faltering talks. The target date for a deal is now only a week away.   Seven days before the July 20 deadline to strike … Continued

Iraqi MPs postpone formation of new government as fighting continues
14th Jul 2014

Iraqi MPs postpone formation of new government as fighting continues

    Iraq’s parliament postponed until Tuesday a meeting aimed at agreeing on the formation of a new government because of a lack of consensus, parliamentary officials and a lawmaker said on Sunday. Parliament was due to meet under heavy … Continued

Iraq: Gunmen kill over 30 people, including 29 women in Baghdad
13th Jul 2014

Iraq: Gunmen kill over 30 people, including 29 women in Baghdad

  (RT News): Unidentified gunmen killed 33 people, including 29 women, as they attacked two apartment buildings in eastern Baghdad, AP reported citing the Interior Ministry, police, and hospital officials. The shooting took place in Baghdad’s Zayouna neighborhood. The gunmen … Continued

Iraq: Bomb attacks kill 19 in Kirkuk
12th Jul 2014

Iraq: Bomb attacks kill 19 in Kirkuk

  KIRKUK, (Xinhua): At least 19 people were killed and 28 wounded in twin bomb explosions in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, a police source said. A suicide car bomber blew himself at a checkpoint in Wahid … Continued

Yemen: 290 killed in clashes between army and rebels
9th Jul 2014

Yemen: 290 killed in clashes between army and rebels

  [Children who lived in Amran province sit on the street outside the presidential palace in Sana'a on July 8, seeking for shelters after they fled homes in Amran province where fierce fighting erupted between army and rebels. (Xinhua)] SANAA, (Xinhua) : … Continued

Lebanon: 28 including Frenchmen, Saudi charged with belonging to ISIS
8th Jul 2014

Lebanon: 28 including Frenchmen, Saudi charged with belonging to ISIS

  Lebanon on Monday charged 28 people, including a Saudi citizen and two French nationals, with belonging to the jihadi Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a judicial source told AFP. The men, only seven of whom are in … Continued

Iraq: Baghdadi attacks Gulf leaders in taped sermon, world powers mull response to ISIS threat
8th Jul 2014

Iraq: Baghdadi attacks Gulf leaders in taped sermon, world powers mull response to ISIS threat

    By: Sami Kleib   Al-Akhbar: There was no mention of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s speech. However, he did make a statement that Gulf leaders should not take lightly. He said: “I do not … Continued

Iraq: ISIS-declared ‘caliph’ al-Baghdadi makes video appearance
6th Jul 2014

Iraq: ISIS-declared ‘caliph’ al-Baghdadi makes video appearance

  Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terror group ISIS that is in control of much of Iraq and Syria, has issued a first video appearance since the group named him “caliph” of what they call an “Islamic State”. … Continued

Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki offers general amnesty to undermine militants
3rd Jul 2014

Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki offers general amnesty to undermine militants

  Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has offered an amnesty to supporters of a jihadist insurgency, in an apparent bid to undermine it. Questions abound over the integrity of Iraq’s military and political structures.   The Iraqi premier on Wednesday … Continued

Iraq: Indians in Mosul used for forced labour
3rd Jul 2014

Iraq: Indians in Mosul used for forced labour

    By Praveen Swami   The Hindu: Indian workers construction workers trapped in Mosul have been press-ganged to build earthworks and defensive fortifications by Islamist insurgents holding the city, a senior Kurdish security official has told The Hindu. The … Continued

Lebanese man jailed nine months for beating wife
2nd Jul 2014

Lebanese man jailed nine months for beating wife

  [This YouTube video grab shows Tamara Harisi at Beirut’s Al-Zahraa Hospital after she was brutally attacked by her husband.]   A Lebanese man charged with beating his wife has been sentenced to nine months in jail and fined about … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview 29 May 2013 and aired on 12 June 2013


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