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20th Oct 2013

Syria: Intense fighting follows suicide attack in Damascus suburb

A suicide car bombing outside a suburb of Damascus and fighting that followed killed and injured an undetermined number of people Saturday, as the UN-Arab League envoy began a regional push for peace talks. State media said the early-morning blast … Continued

20th Oct 2013

Lebanon: Nine Lebanese pilgrims reunite with relatives in Beirut

The nine Lebanese Shia pilgrims who were kidnapped by rebels in northern Syria over a year and a half ago arrived safely to Lebanon late-Saturday, television reports showed. Relatives of the abductees broke into tears on the tarmac of Beirut’s … Continued

19th Oct 2013

Yemen: Al-Qa’ida kills 15 soldiers in suicide bombing attack on Yemeni military base

SANAA, (Xinhua): An al-Qaida suicide car bomber stormed a military base in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan on Friday, killing at least 15 soldiers and injuring dozens, a provincial security official told Xinhua. “The suicide car bombing attack was carried … Continued

19th Oct 2013

Iraq: 10 killed, 35 wounded in violent attacks

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least ten people were killed and 35 others wounded in violent attacks in Iraq on Friday, police said. Five people were killed and 16 others were wounded when a car bomb exploded in the Mishtal area in … Continued

19th Oct 2013

Saudi Arabia: Kingdom will not be part of ‘ineffective Security Council with double standard’

  By Rashid Hassan Riyadh, (Arab News): Saudi Arabia turned down a two-year stint as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Friday, a day after its election onto the body. It cited as reasons the failure … Continued

19th Oct 2013

Syria: Blast rocks Damascus suburb, casualties feared

DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): A “terrorist” explosion rocked a pro-government suburb east of the Syrian capital of Damascus Saturday morning, leaving an unknown number of casualties, the state-run SANA news agency reported. The blast targeted the suburb of Jaramana from the adjacent … Continued

19th Oct 2013

Activists urge Korea to cancel massive tear gas shipment to Bahrain

Rights activists have launched a campaign urging South Korea to cancel an imminent shipment of over 1.6 million tear gas canisters allegedly ordered by Bahraini authorities battling a two-and-a-half-year-long rebellion. An unverified document dated June 16, 2013 obtained this week … Continued

18th Oct 2013

Saudi Arabia: Journey of a lifetime ends successfully

 [HAJ MABROOR: After arriving in Makkah from Mina on Thursday, pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba  marking the end of Haj. (AN photo by  Khidr Al-Zahrani)] Mina, (Siraj Wahab): The once-in-a-lifetime journey of faith, endurance and determination for hundreds of thousands of … Continued

Iraq: 66 killed, 196 wounded in violent attacks across Iraq
18th Oct 2013

Iraq: 66 killed, 196 wounded in violent attacks across Iraq

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua and agencies): At least 66 people were killed and 196 others wounded on Thursday in separate violent attacks across Iraq, including a wave of eleven car bombings in the capital of Baghdad that left 44 people dead, police said. … Continued

17th Oct 2013

Saudi Arabia: 5,000 Saudi youths helping pilgrims

[TVTC scouts checking their maps to get acquainted with their stations and guide pilgrims] By Fouzia Khan   Jeddah, (Arab News): Over 5,000 Saudi youth skilled in 25 professions have been helping Haj pilgrims in performing the rituals this season. The … Continued

17th Oct 2013

Iran says willing to give IAEA wider powers in nuclear program inspections

Iran suggested it was ready to address calls to give the UN atomic watchdog wider inspection powers as part of Tehran’s proposals to resolve a decade-old nuclear dispute with the West. Meanwhile, Israel kept up its alarmist rhetoric on talks … Continued

17th Oct 2013

Syria: Seventy Syrian rebel groups say they no longer recognise SNC legitimacy

Rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s government in southern Syria said Wednesday the main opposition National Coalition had “failed” and announced they no longer recognize the Western-backed group. The video statement signed by nearly 70 groups comes after a group of … Continued

16th Oct 2013

Saudi Arabia: 16 open-heart surgeries performed on pilgrims

F[FAITHFUL THRONG: Pilgrims move about in the tent city of Mina on Tuesday. (AN photo by Adnan Mahad Ali)]  Mina, (Arab News): Ministry of Health’s facilities in Makkah and Madinah performed 16 open-heart surgeries to pilgrim patients as well as … Continued

15th Oct 2013

Saudi Arabia: Hajj: When tears speak louder than words

  [HIGH P0INT: Jabal Al-Rahma or Mount of Mercy on the plains of Arafat is flooded by Hajis during the peak of the annual pilgrimage on Monday. (AN photos by Abdullah Al-Mohsen)]   By SIRAJ WAHAB   Arafat, (Arab News): … Continued

15th Oct 2013

Iraq: Bomb attack kills 8 in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least eight people were killed and 12 others wounded in a roadside bomb explosion near a mosque in northern Iraq on Tuesday, police said. The roadside bomb went off near the Al Quds Mosque in southern Kirkuk, … Continued

15th Oct 2013

Afghanistan: Provincial governor killed in Logar mosque blast

KABUL, (Xinhua): The provincial governor of eastern Afghan province of Logar, Arsala Jamal, was killed and at least 15 civilians were wounded Tuesday morning in a bomb attack in a provincial capital mosque, a provincial source said. “Governor Arsala Jamal … Continued

14th Oct 2013

Saudi Arabia: Hajj: Nearly 2 million pilgrims arrive in Mina

[Pilgrims offer prayer at the historic Masjid Al-Qaif in Mina on Sunday. (AN photo by Khidr Al-Zahrani)]   By SIRAJ WAHAB   MINA: Nearly 2 million pilgrims arrived in Mina on Sunday as part of the first phase of Haj … Continued

14th Oct 2013

Iraq: 23 killed, 148 wounded in wave of violent attacks across Iraq

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 23 people were killed and 148 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq on Sunday, police and Interior Ministry officials said. A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up at a checkpoint of … Continued

14th Oct 2013

Syria: Red Cross workers abducted in Idlib

Gunmen have kidnapped Red Cross workers in Syria, state media reported. However, SANA did not give more details, including the nationalities of those held. Separately, two car bombs have exploded in Damascus. The state news agency SANA reported that workers … Continued

14th Oct 2013

Syrian National Council won’t attend Geneva II peace talks

A key group within the Syrian opposition National Coalition said Sunday it would not attend proposed peace talks in Geneva and would quit the Coalition if it participated. “The Syrian National Council, which is the biggest bloc in the Coalition, … Continued

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