Syria: Dozens dead in car bombs, shelling
30th Apr 2014

Syria: Dozens dead in car bombs, shelling

  [Archive photo] Car bombs and mortar attacks killed at least 50 people in Syrian government-held areas of Damascus and the central city of Homs on Tuesday, state media reported, as a global watchdog announced it would investigate claims of … Continued

Iraq: Suicide bomb kills 20 in Diyala
29th Apr 2014

Iraq: Suicide bomb kills 20 in Diyala

    BAQUBA, (Xinhua): At least 20 people were killed and some 30 others wounded in Iraq’s Diyala province on Monday when a suicide bomb attacked the Kurdish civilians celebrating sick Iraqi President Jalal Talabani casting his vote, a provincial … Continued

Saudi Arabia: MERS death toll passes 100 mark
28th Apr 2014

Saudi Arabia: MERS death toll passes 100 mark

    Jeddah, (Arab News): The death toll from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the Kingdom reached 102 on Sunday with 10 new deaths during the past 24 hours as authorities scrambled to reassure an increasingly edgy population. … Continued

Afghanistan: British helicopter crashes in southern Afghanistan, killing 5
27th Apr 2014

Afghanistan: British helicopter crashes in southern Afghanistan, killing 5

  LONDON, (Xinhua): A British helicopter crashed Saturday in southern Afghanistan, the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Saturday. “The incident is under investigation and it would be inappropriate to comment further until families have been notified,” the MoD said … Continued

Iraq: 22 killed in attacks across Iraq
27th Apr 2014

Iraq: 22 killed in attacks across Iraq

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): A total of 22 people were killed and 35 others wounded in separate attacks across Iraq on Saturday, police and medical sources said. A civilian was killed and ten others wounded in a roadside bomb attack at … Continued

Afghanistan heads for presidential runoff
27th Apr 2014

Afghanistan heads for presidential runoff

  KABUL, (Xinhua): Afghan presidential elections would go into the second round after the preliminary result showed Saturday that none of the candidates obtained an outright victory. “Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was ahead with 44.9 percent of the votes, followed by … Continued

Afghanistan: Dozens dead in flash floods in northern Afghanistan
26th Apr 2014

Afghanistan: Dozens dead in flash floods in northern Afghanistan

  Deadly floods have swept through three provinces in northern Afghanistan. At least 80 people have died and scores are still missing after the floods were triggered by heavy rain.   Officials said on Friday more than 40 people were … Continued

Iraq: Deadly car bombs kills 31at political rally in Baghdad
26th Apr 2014

Iraq: Deadly car bombs kills 31at political rally in Baghdad

   [This image made from video shows a car bomb at the moment of impact] Two car bombs at an election rally in Baghdad for a political party killed at least 31 people Friday, officials said, just days before nationwide parliamentary … Continued

Afghanistan: Three American doctors killed in attack in Kabul hospital
25th Apr 2014

Afghanistan: Three American doctors killed in attack in Kabul hospital

KABUL, (Xinhua): An Afghan security guard opened fire in a hospital in the capital Kabul, reportedly killing three American doctors on Thursday. “As a result of spraying bullets by a security guard of Cure Hospital in Kabul’s 6th precinct, three … Continued

Yemen: US drone strike kills several people including civilians
19th Apr 2014

Yemen: US drone strike kills several people including civilians

A US drone strike has suspected militants travelling in a vehicle in Yemen. Civilians in a nearby car were also reported killed. Military officials in Yemen reported an  American drone strike in the al-Bayda province of central Yemen early on … Continued

Syria: Car bomb kills 14 in Homs
19th Apr 2014

Syria: Car bomb kills 14 in Homs

[Car bomb in Homs: archive photo] A car bomb exploded outside a mosque after the weekly Muslim prayers in a government-controlled district of Homs on Friday, killing 14 people, Syrian state television reported. The explosion occurred as worshippers streamed out … Continued

Lebanon: Hizbullah military investigation reveals who killed Al-Manar TV crew
18th Apr 2014

Lebanon: Hizbullah military investigation reveals who killed Al-Manar TV crew

[A satellite photo shows a slain Syrian soldier (L), the late Mohammed Muntish in his car (C), and a Syrian army vehicle (R). (Photo: Al-Akhbar) Less than 24 hours after three Al-Manar reporters were gunned down in the Syrian town … Continued

Lebanon: Israel abducts five from South Lebanon village
18th Apr 2014

Lebanon: Israel abducts five from South Lebanon village

 [blog.lebanesetag.com] Israeli occupation forces crossed into Lebanon on Thursday and abducted five people from the Bastra farms of the southern town of Shebaa, state news reported. Lebanon’s National News Agency identified the kidnapped as Hassan and Ismail Qassem Zahra, Nouhad … Continued

Jordanian warplanes destroy alleged rebel vehicles on Syria border
17th Apr 2014

Jordanian warplanes destroy alleged rebel vehicles on Syria border

Jordanian warplanes hit and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, underlining Amman’s concern about incursions from areas controlled by Syrian rebels. “Royal air force jets fighters today at 10:30 am … Continued

Turkey: Thousands of Turks protest against Egypt’ mass death penalties
12th Apr 2014

Turkey: Thousands of Turks protest against Egypt’ mass death penalties

ISTANBUL, (Xinhua): Around 3,000 Turkish people staged a protest in Istanbul on Friday against the verdict of the Egyptian court sentencing 529 people to death. Protesters gathered in the yard of Fatih Mosque after the Friday prayers carrying banners against … Continued

Lebanon: Clashes kill eight at South Lebanon Palestinian camp
8th Apr 2014

Lebanon: Clashes kill eight at South Lebanon Palestinian camp

  At least eight people were killed and about 10 wounded in fierce clashes that erupted Monday between armed groups at a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, state media reported. Lebanon’s National News Agency said machine guns and rocket … Continued

Lebanon: Nasrallah confirms Hizbullah strike on Israeli forces in Shebaa
8th Apr 2014

Lebanon: Nasrallah confirms Hizbullah strike on Israeli forces in Shebaa

  Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah confirmed in an interview published Monday that the group was behind a blast that targeted Israeli occupation forces on Lebanon’s southeastern border last month. “Yes, the explosion in the Shebaa Farms that Hezbollah has not … Continued

Iran: Pakistan, Iran to hold joint naval drill in Hormuz Strait
7th Apr 2014

Iran: Pakistan, Iran to hold joint naval drill in Hormuz Strait

TEHRAN, (The News): Pakistani naval vessels arrived at the southern Iranian port of Bandar Abbas for an upcoming joint naval drill.   The report Sunday by Iranian official news agency quoted Iranian Rear Adm. Shahram Irani as saying the fleet … Continued

Iraq: Sixteen dead in attacks
7th Apr 2014

Iraq: Sixteen dead in attacks

    Attacks killed 10 people in Iraq on Sunday while six militants also died as the country grapples with its worst bloodshed in years just weeks before parliamentary elections. Among those killed were six who died in a mass … Continued

Lebanon: Registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon passes 1 million mark
4th Apr 2014

Lebanon: Registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon passes 1 million mark

The number of Syrians registered as refugees in Lebanon after fleeing war in their country has surpassed one million, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday. Refugees from Syria, half of them children, now equal a quarter of Lebanon’s resident … Continued

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